Scarborough Transit

Scarb RT Train

Photo: Jeff Roulston

How to replace the aging Scarborough RT was front and centre throughout the summer.

A series of plans were discussed and debated, including an LRT stretching from Kennedy to Sheppard, an underground Bloor-Danforth subway extension to Sheppard and a subway extension to Scarborough Town Centre using the existing RT alignment. Last week, the federal government announced a new funding commitment.

The debate will no doubt continue at City Council in the fall. In my mind, any and all significant decisions about transit planning should be based on sound evidence, international best practices and solid, realistic financials. We also need to act and act quickly – there have been too many delays on the transit expansion file. That is the framework that I will be using when this issue returns to City Council.

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