With luck and a lot of political will, sweeping changes will completely revamp transit—and life—in Toronto. Karen Stintz and Glenn DeBaeremaeker have a new proposal, called OneCity, that would add 6 subway lines, 10 LRTs and 170 km of new transit lines—and completely change the Air Rail Link.
The Toronto Star says that the new plan would bring great changes to Weston:
- An LRT along Jane from Steeles to Bloor—an idea originally in Transit City.
- Extending the Eglinton LRT to the airport instead of having it stop in Mt Dennis
- Adding three stops to the Air Rail Link to make it public transit
- Renaming the ARL the “Etobicoke Express”
The new lines would be funded with $180 a year in extra property taxes. Rob Ford has already expressed his disapproval, saying “If they want to hijack the process and hike taxes I’m not supporting that.”