March 23, 2017
The Toronto Star
Toronto Councillor Josh Matlow asks TTC CEO Andy Byford a question during the Scarborough transit debate at city hall on July 13, 2016. (Chris So / Toronto Star)
In light of new facts which indicate a more than 50% increase in the projected costs of the one-stop Scarborough subway, a light-rail alternative to the Scarborough subway appears more viable than what city staff and pro-subway councillors have previously argued.
Councillor Matlow, who has championed a movement to reassess the viability and value of building a one-stop subway extension, has stated that “Time and time again city council has either willfully ignored the facts before them or have not been provided complete and accurate information on a decision that affects so many lives and spends billions of tax dollars” . Matlow also raised questions about the rising cost projections of the project, the construction timelines and a Metrolinx report which indicates that a Scarborough LRT line could be built earlier and is further along in the design process.