There's a connection to the main CP line so the article is wrong. If you look at the aerial photos on maps.live.com you can clearly see it - it connect to the main CP line near Bayview & Nesbitt, and runs beside the DVP until Riverdale Park.I have a question.
In the article, it says: "CP, which owns the track and operates GO's Milton line, hasn't even figured out how the train headed north out of Union Station will make the switch to an eastbound track, south of Lawrence Ave. near the Don Valley, said spokesperson Michel Spenard. The two aren't linked."
What does that mean? When I saw the CP holiday train this winter, they backed the train up the Don Valley and across the bridge over the Don River (there was a picture the next day in the Toronto Star). Are they saying that track is not connected to the CP main line? Wouldn't there be a connection near at the Millwood Road bridge over the CP tracks? How else would they have got the holiday train to other parts of the country if there was no connection?
Did they remove the tracks from the days when there was service to Peterborough which ended in 1990?
To those that are critical, look at it this way - Peterborough is by far the biggest city in Southern Ontario without rail service. It should be served by rail.
Obviously MoveOntario2020 should have been funded, but the fact that it wasn't doesn't reduce the merits of restoring intercity rail.