Opinion / Commentary - Relief Line / Ontario Line

Jun. 21, 2019

"In 2021 the #EglintonCrosstownLRT will wizz you along to standing room only on #Line1 https://youtu.be/gwDXKms8DUs #SmarterTracks"

Phil Prentice on Twitter - Jun 21'19
Jun. 2, 2019

"Here are my proposed changes to Ford's proposed Ontario Line:
- Cancel the Ontario Place leg of the Ontario line
- Extend the Ontario Line along the original Relief Line route towards Dundas West Subway Station
- At almost half the cost of a traditional subway, add a second line (Ontario Line 2) along King Street thus replacing the King Streetcar
- Extend this line to Exhibition GO with driverless shuttlebuses servicing Ontario Place, the waterfront, and the convention centre grounds
- This Ontario Line 2 could eventually be extended west to Sherway Gardens and Port Credit, and east along Kingston Road towards Guildwood GO, Pickering, and the rest of Durham
- Use driverless shuttlebuses along this east leg to service Harbourfront, the Portlands, The Beaches, Bluffers Park, and other key destinations along the route"

Phil Prentice - Jun 2'19
Apr. 12, 2019

"Cons - The termination of the Ontario Line at Ontario Place is a hint that he has very big plans for the park; let’s hope it’s not condos, a casino, or any other form of commercial development (deep down I know that's exactly what he's planning to do) – It should remain fully public recreational space – I would even go as far as to letting him have his Ferris wheel

Phil Prentice - Apr 12'19
Apr. 12, 2019

"A great move on his part – The subway light with smaller more frequent cars could result in other subway lines being built sooner than later – This could be a good option for a spur line in place of the proposed Relief Line West – Even better; I would call it “Ontario Line 2” and run it along Weston Road through Dundas West subway station, along King Street replacing the King Streetcar, and then east along Kingston Road towards Pickering (no; I am not advocating for a subway all the way to Pickering; unless they can prove that this “alternate” technology is much faster than our standard subways, the trip would be long and torturous) – However; should this new subway light be faster than our better way subways; it would also be a good option in place of my proposed MBTD Express LRT"

Phil Prentice - Apr 12'19