Why do you always leave out that Fords idea would have come at the expense of the Finch West LRT line. Etobicoke is a transit wasteland compared to Scarborough and it seems we were once again content with telling Etobicoke residence that Scarborough is more important; it happened in the 80's and Ford was ready to do it again. The Finch West LRT is under construction today because we realized Etobicoke needs it and we can build it, and Etobicoke will be a much better place for it. You can keep on revising history though and act like Fords plan was without flaw.Your right, that was a BS attempt at compromise - it was actually more of an insult.
Ford wanted Eglinton Grade separated.
Ford wanted STC connected to the rest of the system.
Ford wanted a Sheppard subway to STC at a later date.
This achieved maybe 1/5 of 1/3 of what Ford wanted. And it was only made after they had already threatened Fords plan.
The transfer LRT was a garbage plan. Essentially, the only travel pattern was for people to transfer to B-D, and then again at Y-B. It caused more traffic at the busiest station in the system. The Ford Eg-Scar LRT would have distributed the load better between Y-B and Y-E, and would have been the impetus for a DRL to at least Eglinton. Those that killed the grade-separated Eglinton plan were the most anti Relief Line people in the City - whether they actually knew it or were just too blinded by their Ford rage to notice.
This isn't like the 90's where we could only afford one line and ended up barely building 1. No, we could afford the FW, EC, and SLRT, and hell we could merge the EC and SLRT together while preserving the FW; but no Ford was fueled by his made up "War on the Car'' decided to put the car on a pedestal and the opinions of those who won't use the EC. The guy even said we should bury the FW, that is a level of insanity we are operating on here.