My Proposed Toronto Beltline Subway

Nov. 11, 2019

Approximately 80% of my proposed Toronto Beltline Subway is already planned, or being planned, as subways or LRTs; or already exists as subways:

Toronto Beltline Subway

Existing Subways
- Bloor-Danforth (Line 2) between Pape and Kennedy Stations - 15%
- Sheppard East between Sheppard-Yonge and Don Mills Stations - 10%

Proposed New Subways and Subway Extensions
- Ontario/Relief Line between Exhibition Place and Pape Stations - 15%
- SSE between Kennedy and Scarboorugh Centre Stations - 10%

Proposed New LRTs
- Sheppard East LRT (Don Mills to McCowan portion) - 10%
- Jane LRT (Dundas West to Sheppard portion) - 20%

All that is required to make this a reality is to build subways instead of LRTs along Jane Street and Sheppard East instead of LRTs, and to build a subway along Sheppard West to close the final gap

The Missing Links
- Sheppard West Subway - 15%
- Ontario/Relief Line Extension (Exhibition Place to Dundas West Station) - 5%

Apr. 14, 2019

"Making the Final Connection between the Sheppard Subway (Line 4) and the new Scarborough Subway Extension with a subway will provide riders with options; it will help get vehicles off the 401, and have a greater impact on ridership on Line 4 than anyone can imagine (despite what evidence-based planners may have guesstimated)"

Phil Prentice in response to Amar Lad on Facebook - Apr 14'19
Mar. 26, 2017

"The city already has a good base for rapid transit to and from the city – The SSE and Relief Line will enhance this – What will be needed next is improved transit for travel within the rest of the city"

Phil Prentice - Mar 26'17
Dec. 17, 2016

"European cities lend themselves to hub and spoke transit because of travel patterns developed over numerous centuries - We don't have the opportunity of doing that in Toronto because of the grid pattern established by the colonialists - Even with a belt-line most won't be able to get away from having to make an average of two transfers per trip; but it will make a tremendous difference for those working or living within close proximity of a rapid transit line"

Phil Prentice