SmarterTracks GTHA - Ontario Line 2

Aug. 23, 2019

"Yes and no; it's not my intention for anyone to use it to travel between Durham and Mississauga; GO would still be the mode of transit for that - It's more about local travel within Durham, Toronto, and Mississauga, but with the option of travelling between one centre and another - Also; the areas with lower densities and sparse populations could be bypassed stopping only at major interchanges such as GO lines, other subways, and LRT lines, and at key destinations - The travel time through these "express" portions of the line, with stops averaging 4,000 metres apart, would be roughly half that of sections with more traditional stop spacing of about 800 metres"

Phil Prentice in response to Andre Sorensen on Facebook - Aug 23'19
Aug. 23, 2019

Here are my Ontario Lines: Ontario Line generally following the originally planned alignment for the Relief Line; Ontario Line 2 from Mississauga to Durham along King Street and Kingston Road providing local service within the major centres in Durham, but stopping only at key interchanges between Durham and the city; and The Waterfont Line connecting with Ontario Line 2 near King and Lake Shore West to the Portlands and Woodbine Station on 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