Route change to be studied for Scarborough subway extension

The City of Toronto’s planning department has been asked to review a potential new route for the Scarborough subway extension (2016 Top100 Projects #11).

According to an article from the Toronto Star, the new route has been proposed by the Glen Andrew Community Association. Lorne Ross, the former planning commissioner for Scarborough who works with the association, is the person who has created the proposed change.

The change would include a bend in the route that would have the subway curve west under Triton Ave. rather than continue north to Scarborough Town Centre.

Supporters for studying the new route, including Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker and Liberal MPP Brad Duguid, could prevent the city from expropriating any land for the subway’s construction as well as reduce traffic delays. However, critics suggest that properly studying the new route could cause delays and cost overruns for the project.

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