Today, Toronto’s Mayor and Ontario’s Premier announced that their governments will work together to build subways in Toronto. Unfortunately, those subways will now stop short of Weston-Mt Dennis.
David Miller’s Transit City plan would have had surface light rail stops at Black Creek, Weston Road, and Jane Street. Mayor Ford’s Eglinton light rail subway will not make it as far, and will terminate at Black Creek instead of passing through Weston on the way to Martingrove. The new, shorter line will cost $8.4 billion, and will be paid for by the province.
Weston is not the only area to lose LRT. The Finch Avenue line will not be built either.