Doug Ford raises eyebrows with expensive subway plan that would link Toronto to nearby regions - 2018-06-21
Incoming Ontario premier Doug Ford says he envisions a future where Toronto's subway line expands all the way into Pickering, a suburban community northeast of the city that is already served by GO regional rail and far from the existing subway network.
"We're going to build rapid underground transit that's going to extend not only in Toronto," he said in Pickering on Thursday. "So folks in Pickering eventually will be able to hop on a subway and get [to] downtown Toronto. People of Markham and the outlying areas, over time, will be on a subway, to make sure that we get traffic moving."
Mr. Ford's campaign pledge to extend the Yonge subway line farther north would run it up the western boundary of Markham. But no transit agency is currently exploring expansion to Pickering, a project that would cost many billions of dollars. Mr. Ford's own platform made no mention of it.