The Yonge North Subway Extension looks like it will be moving forward in what will be a boon of public transit action for Richmond Hill and Markham.
A preliminary agreement between the Ontario government and York Region was signed yesterday for a six-stop subway extension from Finch Avenue to Highway 7.
We are one step closer to delivering on our plan for more rapid, reliable and seamlessly-connected transit in the GTA.— Caroline Mulroney (@C_Mulroney) May 28, 2020
Our Preliminary Agreement with York Region will help significantly expand the subway network with the delivery of the Yonge North Subway Extension. pic.twitter.com/q0Hv1p1H8n
The extension is estimated to cost around $5.6 billion, 40 per cent of which the province is hoping the federal government will provide.
The entire project including planning, design and construction would be the responsibility of the province and overseen by Metrolinx with a completion date of 2030.
When asked yesterday if the province would scale back any of the its transit projects due to the pandemic, Premier Doug Ford said "absolutely not."
"Infrastructure is critical. And there’s no better way to get people back to work any time. You go back to the Depression, it's infrastructure," he said.
by Lisa Power via blogTO