The councilor for the region that will one day be served by the Spadina subway extension says the whole project is 20 years too late. On Friday, the Toronto Transit Commission confirmed that the six-stop construction of the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE) from Downsview Station to Vaughan is $150 million over budget and may not open until 2017. The project’s original budget was $2.5 billion and it was supposed to open in 2015. The cost overrun will be split between Toronto ($90 million) and York Region ($60 million). Coun. Anthony Perruzza represents York West (Ward 8) where the TYSSE is being built. “I would have very much liked it to have been open sooner,” Perruzza said.
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With 16 candidates running for the vacant seat in a crowded Eglinton-Lawrence race, it was Christin Carmichael Greb who came out on top. Polling 3,949 votes, Carmichael Greb defeated Karen Stintz’s former aide Jean-Pierre Boutros (2,428),…
Scarborough author Barbara Ferreira wrote a children’s storybook that shows how the Toronto transit system can be a magical ride through a child’s eyes. Her book, Riding the Rocket, features a little boy named Sean…
The TTC board voted in favour of a five-cent fare hike on Thursday to help fill a $28 million gap in the budget.
The chair of a panel exploring options for improved transit service along Sheppard Avenue East has refuted the mayor’s argument in favour of subways. Councillors are due to choose between the subway option or the light rail transit (LRT) option, later today.
Toronto city councillors Karen Stintz and Josh Matlow co-hosted a town hall meeting Tuesday night as part of a campaign swirling around the future of light rail transit in the city. Residents, representing both sides of the subway vs. LRT debate, packed a meeting hall at the North Toronto Memorial Community Centre.
Gary Webster disagreed with the mayor and now he’s out of a job because of it, Councillor Janet Davis says. The Toronto Transit Commission today voted 5-4 to terminate Webster — its chief general manager and a 36-year veteran of the TTC — because, she said, he would not side with Mayor Rob Ford on his transit plan.
TTC chair Karen Stintz extended an olive branch to Mayor Rob Ford in Toronto’s transit battle at city hall earlier today. Ahead of today’s special meeting, Stintz and 23 other councillors had lined up to counter the mayor’s underground transit plans in favour of building more light rail above ground with the money already set aside.
After residents were unhappy with missing service along Kingston road after a Variety Village stop was added, the TTC brought back the 12B bus last weekend.