City Council voted to build a one stop, $3.4 billion, one-stop subway in Scarborough. They voted against a cheaper seven-stop LRT that would serve “more residents for less money”.
InsideToronto has an excellent run-down.
Toronto Council voted to replace the fully-funded light rail line that was part of Transit City, with a three-stop subway. In January of this year, city staff presented a revised plan, for a one-stop express subway from Kennedy Station to Scarborough Town Centre, and a 17-stop extension of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT.
If City Council had voted for LRTs, for the same money, Torontonians could have had 25 stops on two lines, completed sooner, without interfering with traffic, according to a scathing article in the Star.
The city will also be paying $15 billion to maintain the subway—maintenance costs that would have been covered by the province if they had voted for an LRT.