On the heels of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT (ECLRT) project in Toronto, the Ontario PC Government announced $28.5 billion dollars in funding for new projects aimed at improving transit infrastructure and bringing the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) transit users and commuters much needed options.
According to the Globe and Mail, the provincial government is, in part, proposing to:
- Extend the length of Toronto’s downtown relief line connecting Ontario Place, to the west of downtown, and the Ontario Science Centre in the northeast (proposed capacity of 400,000 passengers a weekday; budgeted: $10.9-billion; end date: approx. 2027)
- A reimagined Scarborough subway extension, adding two stations and extending the line to Sheppard Avenue (budget: $5.5-billion; end date approx. 2029/2030)
- An extension of the Yonge subway to Richmond Hill (budget: $5.6-billion; end date post relief line)
- An extension of the Eglinton Crosstown to Pearson airport (budget: $4.7-billion)
With so many other communications projects in the Transportation sector already firmly under Cartel’s support and guidance, including the ECLRT Projects, the GTA transit expansions are of great interest to Cartel. We will be following the developments on this plan closely.
--Scott Goodwin, Regional Sales Manager, Ontario