Why would the Mayor of Markham think that anyone cares or would even notice that he claims to have supported the "relief line"?
Metrolinx's analysis betrays his remarks suggesting that the Yonge North extension can be built before any Yonge relief line.
Please note that he is also the Chair of the York Region Transit Corporation. So it is appropriate for him to make transit related statements in that capacity.I'm amused how much it annoys 416ers every time he speaks (maybe because many are confused why the "Mayor of Markham" cares about the "Subway to Richmond Hill") and, personally, I think it would make more sense for him to stand alongside the mayors of Vaughan and RH, and maybe even the Regional Chair. Still, he doing what he's elected by his constituents to do - promoting Markham's economic development and such - so I don't much see the point getting hot and bothered either way.
Please note that he is also the Chair of the York Region Transit Corporation. So it is appropriate for him to make transit related statements in that capacity.
I think most are aware that Richmond Hill is only north of Highway 7 - leaving only the proposed Line 1 terminus just north of the Langstaff GO in Richmond Hill. Three of the five proposed stations are in, or partially in, Markham, while a fourth (Richmond Hill Centre) is very close to the Markham border with Richmond Hill. The removed Royal Orchard station would also have been partially in Markham - which is still being discussed in recent YRT presentations.(maybe because many are confused why the "Mayor of Markham" cares about the "Subway to Richmond Hill")
I would not be able to get on the subway at Eglinton.Lets say this extension opened today. What good and bad things would transit riders face tomorrow?