In Vaughan, the feeder network on the 407 Transitway should be significant as well. The GO buses are used and will certainly help feed the Spadina line. VCC is the only question mark, but then we're only talking about a measly 0.9km.
I'm so confused. May someone please prepare a scorecard listing who was and wasn't being sarcastic?
I'm in favour of the Spadina extension to VMC. I'm probably a little biased in the sense that it would take me a whopping 2 minutes to walk to work from the VMCC Station. Regardless I am quite familiar with the VMC area and the planning that is taking place for it, on both public and private levels. The City is updating the Corporate Centre Secondary Plan as part of their Official Plan Review and it is totally based around the Spadina extension. There is also the Steeles West Corridor Secondary Plan (OPA 620) that provides a framework around Steeles West Station. Planning is also going on around the 407 Transitway Station as there is lots of land to the west of Jane that will not sit as empty fields or giant parking lots forever.
My point was these will all take time to come to fruition. There will be the inevitable changes to them as private landowners will seek to develop their own plans. How it all turns out is impossible to know at this point, and basing subway expansion on how VMC turns out in 20 years is wasting a lot of time on other subway expansion projects, like Yonge to RHC, Sheppard west to Downsview and east to SCC, B-D to SCC (and either Sheppard or B-D further east to Centenial perhaps), and DRL. As well, proper LRT on Eglinton and Hurontario, and streetcar ROWs to and within East Bayfront, West Don Lands and Lower Don Lands.
Just saying, there's much much much more to being a global city than transit, as people say. I think that Toronto could make it, maybe even up to the likes of Paris or maybe even Tokyo, but transit would only be a secondary factor, if that. You should be basing transit on the benefits to the city's development and living conditions, not it's "global-ness."
In actual news, tenders have been issued for the Sheppard West and Steeles West TBM launch box construction contracts... maybe we'll see real construction this year.
if only we could build a time machine and fast forward to the year 2020...
The substation box over the bus terminal looks very out of place. I hope that just got added last minute and hasn't been figured out yet. I could also do without the sketchup renderings. Makes it look like a first year arch. school project.