SmarterTracks TO - Ontario Line 2

Sep. 7, 2021

Proposal by Phil Prentice - Graphics for map and station names by Henry Lin

Sep. 7, 2021

"This Ontario Line 2 would serve Liberty Village very well
#LibertyVillage #LibertyVillageTransit"

Phil Prentice on Twitter - Sep 7'21
Aug. 30, 2021

@Y B - "I don't think there's anything 'wrong' with different lines serving the same purpose" "it provides redundancy and options" - Exactly!!!

Aug. 1, 2021

"I attended a public meeting held by Metrolinx a few years back - When my daugher who lives in the Junction asked what Metrolinx was doing to help her commute, she was greeted by a blank stare - She lives and works in areas of the city devoid of good transit options - She has a fair walk at each end of her 16km multi-transfer commute regardless which public transit options she chooses - Her quickest option prior to Covid was to pack her 2 1/2 year old and bike it

The Ontario Line and all of Metrolinx's other plans for transit over the next 10 to 15 years do nothing to change this - The future GO station at St. Clair-Old Weston will shave a few minutes, but she still has to backtrack when she gets to Union Station - The one improvement that might have made a difference if it were included as a stop on the Kitchener GO Line (which it is not) is the Spadina GO Station

Transit measured by operation at capacity is not good transit - This city is growing at a rapid pace; the city's current needs, let alone it's future needs, are still not being met"

Phil Prentice in response to Red Bulmer on Facebook - July 31'21
May. 16, 2020

"Of course; the catch is the cost - The line as shown is approximately 40 kms - In round numbers, at say $700 million per km, my guesstimate would be about $28 billion - It would have to be done in stages - The first stage, Dundas West Station to King and Yonge would be 8.5 kms at a cost of roughly $6 billion (about half the cost of Ford's Ontario Line) - The way Trudeau is spending right now, we could build ten of them"

Phil Prentice on Facebook - May 16'20