Then let's stay on-thread: York Region has been 100% consistent in its growth management and transit planning (notwithstanding long-term master plans showing potential subway expansion northwards.) They didn't once change their plans, they built their projects as planned, on-time and on-budget. They didn't ask staff to build an LRT through a ravine, nor did the Mayor of Markham scrap their BRT plans as "fancy buses."And don't just point fingers at Toronto - look at the whole Hurontario LRT affair and how that played out (or the joke that is Durham). The malaise is fairly regional in scope. You got to wonder how things would work if there is a GTHA level of regional government.
That, as you point out, make them the exception. And yet, every 10 pages like clockwork we get, "they should build their own subway!" Or, per Cobra, "their politicians are DESPERATE!"
No good deed goes unpunished. Better to keep funding whatever half-assed project Ford or Tory dreams up - because Toronto is so legitimately important and far behind that it hardly matters what you build as long as you build - than rewarding municipalities for proper execution of policy and planning.
If we're going to "point fingers," let's admit that York Region has been a rare exception instead of (not saying YOU) blaming them for trying to get even more transit.
(And as BMO points out, Toronto may have been dealt "a poor hand," but the COTA gives them far more (UNTAPPED) power to handle their own affairs than everyone else. Once they max out those opportunities, they can complain more fairly about being treated like the "boy in short pants." In the meantime, Mississauga can't impose a Land Transfer Tax etc. so, pick your battles.)