Metrolinx/TTC Follies - One-stop Subway

May. 23, 2019

"#ScarboroughCentre will no longer be choked with buses as would inherently be the case with John Tory's plan for a one stop Subway extension - Major bus routes will now be shorter, with bus traffic spread over three terminals instead of just one #ScarbTO #SmarterTracks"

Phil Prentice in response to Brian Connolly on Twitter - May 23'19
May. 26, 2017

"The original intention of GO RER was to improve frequency of service and speed GO up - The 3-stop extension of the Bloor-Danforth subway line would have provided a significant improvement in service for Scarborough - The added SmartTrack stations to the GO lines will slow GO down for all passengers travelling north of the new stations; and the omission of the 2 subway stops negates any improvement that the 3-stop subway extension would have provided"

Phil Prentice - May 26'17
Mar. 15, 2017

"So tell me then; what is a subway without stops? "

Phil Prentice
Jan. 12, 2017

"A mobility hub at Sheppard would prevent those from points north and east from having to travel all the way in to Scarborough Centre - Once the subway is built and the area is developed it will be a nightmare trying to drive in and park at Scarborough Centre"

Phil Prentice
Jan. 11, 2017

"It’s delayed because they cannot accommodate a major new mobility hub where originally proposed at McCowan Road and Triton Road – The proposed “Big Bend” is not the correct alignment or location for a station either – The correct solution is to build a simpler stop at Scarborough Centre and build a new mobility hub at McCowan and Sheppard – McCowan and Sheppard has the space for a major mobility hub including a storage and maintenance yard, a huge new parking facility, and future subway connections between Scarborough, North York, and Markham – Scrap SmartTrack and use the funds to build a proper 3 or 4 stop subway extension; not this white elephant"

Phil Prentice