SmarterTracks GTHA - Ontario Line 2

Jun. 2, 2019

"Since these "light" subways are almost half the cost of a traditional subway, it makes more sense to have Ontario Place served by a Waterfront line, and extend this waterfront line to meet up with my proposed King Street Line at High Park, and continue one line to Sherway Gardens and Port Credit from there"

Phil Prentice in response to Yared Mehzenta on Facebook - Jun 2'19
Jun. 2, 2019

"I don't like the idea of branching two lines off the Ontario Line - It needs to be the other way around - Two high capacity lines feeding one line in the downtown core would render it obsolete in no time - The downtown core has the ridership to support two high capacity lines, so one line along Queen and another along King makes sense"

Phil Prentice in response to Yared Mehzenta on Facebook - Jun 2'19
Jun. 2, 2019

"Good point; choices have to be made, and I'm not actually sure what makes Ontario Place a more important destination than Liberty Village and Parkdale"

Phil Prentice in response to Yared Mehzenta on Facebook - Jun 2'19
Jun. 2, 2019

"So my thinking is: Extend the Ontario Line along the original Relief Line intended route towards Dundas West Subway Station, and add a second line (Ontario Line 2) along King Street thus replacing the King Streetcar - This line could be extended to Exhibition GO with driverless shuttlebuses servicing Ontario Place, the waterfront, and the convention centre grounds - It 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, with driverless shuttlebuses servicing Harbourfront, the Portlands, The Beaches, Bluffers Park, and other key destinations along the route"

Phil Prentice in response to Alex Glista on Facebook - Jun 2'19