I was playing devils advocate. Even if it DID cost the same as SSE, it serves more people and has a better value.but now you are asking if it will cost same as SSE.
That was my argument there. But it won't cost as much.
The transfer at Kennedy is really not a deal breaker in my opinion. Not like the one at Don Mills for the Sheppard LRT.
Because Kennedy will be a transit hub, with GO-RER, Line 2, Line 3 (if kept SRT) and the Eglinton Line.
So a lot of people will be transferring anyways to various modes of transportation, not all taking Line 2.
If GO-RER has fare integration and 7 minute frequencies like promised, youre going to see a lot of people transferring from Line 2 at Kennedy to a 6 minute ride right downtown on an electric GO train, and the lack of a transfer point on the subway extension is going to seem pretty silly, because people will be transferring at Kennedy anyways.