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Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

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Sorry for not making myself clear before: "Prioritizing" Eglinton Crosstown is meaningless, as construction for the line is well under way (plus it's paid for by Metrolinx, not the City).
It's just sloppy methodology to not distinguish between projects that are in the planning stage (where an actual decision could be made) and projects that are well under way. Furthermore, if this is meant to inform city council, then it should have been limited to projects that the city has a say over.
In short, the question should have been something like: "which of these transit projects that are currently being planned is the most important to you?"

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Priorities for Torontonians:
1. DRL
2. Crosstown
3. Scarborough
4. Smart Track

Priorities for politicians:
1. Smart Track
2. Scarborough
3. Crosstown
4. DRL

Priorities for the GTA (and downtown Toronto businesses who pay substantial taxes to the feds) would probably be ordered closer to GO RER, Smart Track, DRL, Crosstown, ..., ..., ..., ..., ..., Scarborough Subway. From a federal perspective, the GTA+H+KW is the more relevant grouping to appease.

This federal budget took care of a big chunk of shovel ready SOGR projects. I suspect the next one will throw a ton of cash at the nearly shovel ready GO RER plan. Wouldn't be surprised if partial DRL funding was in the federal pre-election budget in 3 years IFF the provincial government is still cooperative.

Whether Scarborough Subway survives the next municipal election really depends on Scarborough MPPs. I don't think Doug will actually try for Councillor or Mayor again. Mike might run for councillor but won't make any noise about Scarborough.
 
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haha sounds like the tagline for a blockbuster movie, or something the voiceover guy says at the start of a trailer.

*From the producers who brought you the Die Hard and Jason Bourne film series, comes a world, where with limited funding, prioritizing is necessary.*

*
Starring Tom Cruise as Mayor John Tory, Rosie O'Donnell as Premier Kathleen Wynne, Bill Murray as Metrolinx CEO Bruce McCuaig and just about every random assortment of screen actors ever put together, comes the most highly anticipated action-thriller of 2016*

*D-R-L*
 

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The short & redundant DRL is a total waste of money!
What about the Yonge Line North extension though?...
 

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No... if the "short" DRL (to Pape Station) is only phase 1. The DRL should continue with phase 2 (to Eglinton) followed by phase 3 (to Sheppard), etc..
In a perfect world they're build all three sections at once =/

Considering how long a subway takes to build, waiting for one section to finish before another starts will see the line finished in like 30 years =/
 

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In a perfect world they're build all three sections at once =/

Considering how long a subway takes to build, waiting for one section to finish before another starts will see the line finished in like 30 years =/
I secretly hope that the RL to just Eglinton is revealed to not provide enough relief, so we can go to Sheppard all in one phase.

Not like tunneling under Don Mills is that expensive. This isn't downtown Toronto.
 

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I secretly hope that the RL to just Eglinton is revealed to not provide enough relief, so we can go to Sheppard all in one phase.

Not like tunneling under Don Mills is that expensive. This isn't downtown Toronto.

We know from TTCs DTRES that the relief line to Eglinton provides virtually zero additional Yonge relief. The part of the the relief line that provides meaningful Yonge relief is the section between Eglinton and Sheppaed.
 

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To save money and time. there is a lot of space for an above ground alignment north of Eglinton, and especially north of Sheppard if it were to be extended to Finch, Seneca, or Steeles.
 

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To save money and time. there is a lot of space for an above ground alignment north of Eglinton, and especially north of Sheppard if it were to be extended to Finch, Seneca, or Steeles.
If this was an LRT, maybe.

Elevated can be quite costly too, and to reach Eglinton we will already need to have tunnel boring machines in the ground anyway. Rather than throwing them out for scrap metal, we could just have them tunnel all the way to Sheppard.
 

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