Rob Ford has personally responded to a WestonWeb editorial by saying that Transit City is not dead but is being refocussed underground. According to the Mayor, his first priority is to build a subway on Sheppard Avenue. His second is the Eglinton line, and it will open by 2020. Ford says that he has asked the TTC to present plans that will achieve these goals.
This appears to be the first time that Mayor Ford has commented on specific Transit City priorities and on the Eglinton line in particular.
Mayor Ford’s correspondence finally brings some good news for Weston residents. We will have to see whether or not the line will reach Weston and where stations will be located, but at least we are included in transportation planning.