SmarterTracks West and Central Toronto

Aug. 3, 2016

This is Phase I of my SmarterTracks plan for rapid transit in the West and Central areas of Toronto [this map excludes most of Scarborough (you can find my plans and proposals for Scarborough at www.SmarterTracks.com)] – This plan is based on the city's latest plans and proposals which have not been finalized as of this time - Phase I of my plan for the West and Central areas of the city does not differ from the city's plan other than adding an LRT connection between the Crosstown East LRT at Toronto Pearson Airport and the Finch West LRT at Humber College, a driverless shuttlebus connecting the two adding LRT stops with Woodbine Centre and the Woodbine Racetrack, and calling for a much more aggressive timeline - The driverless shuttlebus should be built by private industry

Aug. 3, 2016

Hi All – Attached is the map that I will be using as a base for my SmarterTracks plan for rapid transit in the West and Central areas of Toronto [this map excludes much of Scarborough (you can find my plans and proposals and other information on rapid transit for Scarborough at www.SmarterTracks.com)] – This map shows all existing rapid transit, rapid transit under construction, and includes the latest proposals by the city for transit up to 2031

Aug. 2, 2016

Hi All – Attached is a map that I will be using as a base for my SmarterTracks plan for rapid transit in West and Central Toronto – I will use this as Phase I for my plan for rapid transit in the west and central portions of the city – P.S. I just noticed that I don't even need to include Scarborough's rapid transit network; they don't have any!

Aug. 2, 2016

Following are the plans I will be proposing for the first few phases of my SmarterTracks for the GTA:

Phase I - 8 to 10 Years

 - Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension (Completion - Late 2017)

 - Relief Line East

 - Eglinton Crosstown LRT (Completion -2021)

 - Crosstown East LRT Extension

 - Three or Four-stop Scarborough Subway Extension

 - SmartTrack East (included but not necessary with Three or Four-stop SSE)

 - Finch West LRT

 - Crosstown West LRT Extension (SmartTrack West)

NOTE:  I have since added an LRT connection between the Crosstown East LRT at Toronto Pearson Airport and the Finch West LRT at Humber College, and a driverless shuttlebus connecting the two added LRT stops with Woodbine Centre and the Woodbine Racetrack

Phase II - 10 to 12 Years

 - Relief Line West (Between Union Station and Dundas West Station)

 - Relief Line East Extension (Between Pape and Danforth and Don Mills and Sheppard)

 - Toronto-Richmond Hill Yonge Subway Extension

 - Waterfront Transit Reset (Streetcar/LRT?)

 - Markham Road LRT

 - Scarborough Centre Driverless Shuttlebus

 - Kipling Avenue LRT

 - Etobicoke South (Sherway Gardens) LRT - South-west to Sherway Gardens, and then west to Dundas Streets East and West and University of Toronto Mississauga Campus (I have dropped the concept of an Etobicoke South (Sherway Gardens) Subway Extension in favour of an LRT as part of Phase II and an Etobicoke-Mississauga Centre (Square One) Subway Extension as part of Phase III

 - Highway #27 LRT Extension (Connecting Humber College with Toronto Pearson Airport)

Phase III - 12 to 15 Years

 - Relief Line West (Between Dundas West Station and Weston GO)

 - Sheppard Avenue West Subway Extension (Connecting Don Mills and Sheppard with Scarborough Centre)

 - Sheppard Avenue BRT

 - Toronto Zoo Driverless Shuttlebus

 - Etobicoke-Mississauga Centre (Square One) Line 2 Subway Extension

Phase IV - 15 to 20 Years

 - Scarborough-Markham McCowan Subway Extension

 - Ellesmere Road LRT

 - Scarborough Express LRT/MBTD Express LRT East (Between Lawrence GO and Sheppard Avenue East and Kingston Road)

 - M-T Express LRT/MBTD Express LRT West (Between Mississauga and Toronto Pearson Airport)

 - B-T Express LRT/MBTD Express LRT West (Between Brampton and Toronto Pearson Airport)

Phase V - 20 to 25 Years

 - Finch East LRT

 - Crosstown East and Ellesmere Road LRT Phase II Extensions

 - S-P/A Express LRT/MBTD Express LRT East Extension (Between Sheppard Avenue East and Kingston Road in Scarborough and Pickering/Ajax)

 - West TBD

Phase VI - 25 to 30 Years

 - Completion of my proposed Toronto Beltline Subway (along Sheppard Avenue West and Jane Street south to connect with the Relief Line West at Weston GO)

 - MBTD Express LRT Completion (Between Lawrence GO in Scarborough and Toronto Pearson Airport)

 - West TBD

Aug. 1, 2016

I am ready to begin work on SmarterTracks West (my proposal for rapid transit west of Yonge Street) - I will start by looking at the city's latest plans and other recent plans and studies - The first few phases will emulate the city's latest plans with my own tweaks and adjustments; then I will apply my own concepts as the plans develop - Following are the phases I will be proposing - I know the timelines are aggressive - We have some catching up to do and, even though I know the costs will be ridiculously high, my timelines are set to make up for some of the lost time:

Phase I - 8 to 10 Years

 - Relief Line West

 - SmartTrack West LRT

 - Finch West LRT

 - Jane Street LRT

Phase II - 10 to 12 Years

 - Kipling Subway Extension

 - Richmond Hill Subway Extension

 - Etobicoke South (Sherway Gardens) Subway Extension - South-west to Sherway Gardens, and then west to Dundas Streets East and West and University of Toronto Mississauga Campus

Phase III - 12 to 15 Years

 - Etobicoke-Mississauga Centre Subway

Phase IV - 15 to 20 Years

 - MBTD Express LRT West (Mississauga and Brampton)

Phase V - 20 to 25 Years

 - TBD

Phase VI - 25 to 30 Years

 - TBD