The city of Toronto is responsible for this line going underground. Everybody knows Doug Ford is against on street transit but nothing tells me that he is against elevated and only prefers underground. When the options for Eglinton West was being evaluated before Doug Ford became premier, the city of Toronto did a hit piece against the elevated option with so much bias. We all know the city of Toronto is in love with on street LRT but it doesn't mean they should disregard other superior options. Other cities have elevated transit and they are not ugly like how it is made to be. Amsterdam which looks better than Toronto has elevated transit all over the city and city still looks good. If the city of Toronto had went with the superior elevated option we wouldn't be building the majority of this line underground. I'm sure Doug Ford would have went with elevated over underground as it will have been grade separated and will be cheaper than underground. Due to the bias of the city of Toronto we will now be getting the more expensive option.
I'm sure Doug didn't look at any reports, his and Rob's fixation with subways is well know and has gone back many years.