The Provincial Takeover of Subway Planning in Toronto Underway

Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced a new plan for subway expansion in Toronto today.
April 10, 2019, 2pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"The provincial government is planning to shelve existing plans for the Relief Line subway and build a subway spanning Ontario Place to the Ontario Science Centre — and it claims it can build the much longer line years earlier than the current plan," reports Ben Spurr in an article that might be behind a paywall for some readers.

"The replacement for the Relief Line, which the province is dubbing the 'Ontario Line' and estimates would cost $10.9 billion, formed the centrepiece of transit plans announced by Premier Doug Ford [on April 10, 2019]," adds Spurr.

Premier Ford also offered information via Twitter:

The announcement is a component of an ongoing plan by the Ford administration for the province to wrest control of the TTC subway network away from the city, despite the best efforts of local officials to reform the city's approach to public transit.

More potentially paywalled coverage is available from Jennifer Pagliaro.

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