A DRL, maybe, but an Eglinton line, probably not. Eglinton would have gotten a stubway used by like 50K people per day, and it would have been a subway to nowhere (a *real* nowhere, not a mall surrounded by one of the largest blobs of towers in the city). The difference, of course, that might permit Eglinton to be different and have a pro-subway influence over the years is that Mel Lastman is not associated with Eglinton. Sheppard is not being extended partially to spite his Melgalomania. It's quite petty and Scarborough, not Mel, suffers.
Elements of Transfer City - individual lines - could succeed, but the plan as a whole can only fail and has been failing this city ever since announced.
Kennedy to Pearson can hardly be called nowhere.
The Sheppard Line 100% completed is an excellent line. It connects North York Center to STC and I would make it go further west to Etobicoke.
I live at Sheppard Keele and a lot of people in my area would love to go to Scarborough Center but its too far. I'm sure people from Scarborough would like to go to Yorkdale or North York center but without rapid transit, its inconvenient.
A city like Toronto can do MUCH better than this. When you can't go to every MAJOR PARTS of your city because of lack of rapid transit, its pretty pathetic. You can in New York or Chicago. Last time I checked we were in their league.
We're not a second rate city. We have so much potential and we're much bigger and powerful than we think we are. We should never accept the lack of vision from short sighted politicians. Like I said somewhere on the board, we vote for the candidate who is pro-subway. If Miller gets reelected, than we have no right to complain.
I find it unnaceptable that we have only 3 KM more than Montreal and its including the RT. There is over twice less citizen in Montreal than here.
We have the population to justify those 3 lines.
If we drop the Jane Lrt, wouldn't that finish the Sheppard line?
Jane will be VERY expensive with all the tunneling it requires.