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Scarborough Residents Frustrated With Subway Plans

Extension plans for TTC Line 2 subway to Scarborough Centre, Toronto
May 11, 2017 3:50 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
If you thought everything would be sunshine and roses for Scarborough transit riders after Toronto City Council approved extending the Toronto Transit Commission's Line 2 Bloor-Danforth subway to ... read more

Replacing the Scarborough RT: A Tortuous Timeline

April 4, 2017 4:17 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Last week Toronto City Council voted (again) to support the detailed planning and design of the Scarborough Subway extension as a replacement for the aging Scarborough RT. The vote was the latest ... read more

Scarborough Subway Extension Inches Closer To Reality

Extension of TTC Line 2 subway to Scarborough Centre
March 29, 2017 9:52 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Rob Ford would be happy to know that Scarborough is a bit closer to getting "what it deserves", since Toronto City Council has again voted to proceed with a subway to Scarborough Centre. (The late ... read more

Scarborough Subway: New Report Outlines $3.35 Billion Project

February 28, 2017 2:16 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In a new report, City of Toronto Staff have revealed an updated $3.35 billion cost for the preferred alignment of the Scarborough Subway Extension (SSE). Running along the McCowan corridor, ... read more

Scarborough Subway: The Trojan Horse Alignment

Big Bend and Sheppard Subway meeting at STC
January 16, 2017 5:28 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
In October 2016, a local ratepayers group named the Glen Andrew Community Association released a proposal outlining a new potential alignment for the Scarborough Subway extension. Rather than ... read more

Toronto to Share Costs for SmartTrack, Other Transit Projects

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November 9, 2016 2:02 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
This week, Toronto Mayor John Tory's signature SmartTrack transit plan started heading down the line from drawing board to reality. Although the plan is now less "smart" than when Tory originally ... read more

Toronto City Council Plays 'Fantasy Transit Network' Once Again

Mayor John Tory
July 14, 2016 3:28 pm | by David Brake | Comments
Yesterday, Toronto City Councillors voted for a transit network plan that would have much to recommend it—if there were any likelihood that it would be built. The Mayor and City Staff did not ask ... read more

Toronto Council Backs Key Aspects of City's 15 Year Transit Plan

Scarborough funding map
July 13, 2016 10:09 pm | by David Brake | Comments
After an at-times rancorous day-long debate dominated by debate over the Scarborough subway, Toronto's Council voted by sizeable majorities for several of the key planks of the City's transit plan ... read more

Toronto Must Find Ways To Pay For New Transit Infrastructure

Relief Line map
June 24, 2016 4:42 pm | by David Brake | Comments
A flurry of new reports, aimed at the June 28th meeting of Toronto's Executive Committee, are making clearer the costs of the City's ambitious transit network plan and they make grim reading when ... read more

Tory Backs Scarborough Subway Despite Low Ridership Numbers

June 2, 2016 3:05 pm | by David Brake | Comments
New ridership projections unveiled this week  for the Scarborough subway extension are about half of previous estimates, though both Mayor John Tory and Chief Planner Jennifer ... read more

Transit Line Studies Advance With New Round of Consultations

City Planning's 15-year transit plan, image courtesy of the City of Toronto
May 19, 2016 4:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With multiple transit plans underway at the City of Toronto, Metrolinx, and the TTC, City staff have planned a number of consultations to provide updates and gather public feedback. Dates have ... read more

Transit Plan Inches Towards Reality at Executive Committee

The new 15-year transit, image courtesy of the City of Toronto
March 10, 2016 4:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In a marathon meeting on March 9th, Mayor John Tory's Executive Committee endorsed City Planning's comprehensive 15-year transit plan, bringing an impressive web of subways, LRTs and ... read more

Toronto Unveils 6 and 15 Year TTC and GO RER/SmartTrack Plans

ttc transit LRT TYSSE 2022 crosstown finch
February 16, 2016 7:17 pm | by David Brake | Comments
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Scarborough Transit Plan: Nuanced Planning Over 'SUBWAYS'

The new Scarborough transit network, image courtesy of the City of Toronto
January 22, 2016 12:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The three-stop 'subways, Subways, SUBWAYS' expansion into Scarborough, that—through an illogically Fordian war of attrition—fought its way through City Councill to become the City's preferred ... read more

BILD Taking City to OMB Over Scarborough Subway

Scarborough RT, TTC, City of Toronto, image by Bryan Bonnici
November 27, 2015 4:34 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The controversial Scarborough subway transit file is about to get a lot messier. The Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) is taking the City of Toronto to the Ontario ... read more

Public Feedback Sought for Toronto Rapid Transit Proposals

SmartTrack, City of Toronto
June 26, 2015 3:37 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
The City of Toronto, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), and Metrolinx have been busy this month co-hosting a series of public consultations spread across several dates between June 13-25. The ... read more

The Great Scarborough Transit Debate: A Third Option

Scarborough SmartTrack Spur, Toronto
June 5, 2015 4:45 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
UrbanToronto offers some weekend reading for you: two takes on Scarborough's rapid transit future. Andrew Johnson offers us a SmartTrack Spur that could save time and money. read more

Does Scarborough Need A Subway Extension? (No, It Doesn’t)

A full-build out of transit projects in Scarborough, map by Sean Marshall
June 5, 2015 4:45 pm | by Sean Marshall | Comments
UrbanToronto offers some weekend reading for you: two takes on Scarborough's rapid transit future. Sean Marshall offers us a rethink of the LRT plan that could save time and money. read more

Scarborough Subway Planning Advances with Corridor Selection

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January 29, 2015 7:09 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
The Scarborough subway is advancing into the planning phase after City Council approved its construction in October of 2013. The subway is set to run roughly from the existing Kennedy Subway ... read more