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Ontario government to introduce subway upload legislation Thursday

May 3, 2019 news

Mayor John Tory said Wednesday that the city has not been briefed on legislation that is expected to enable the first phase of a provincial upload of the subway system, but said the city remains engaged in “constructive” discussions about the process with provincial officials.

The provincial government announced Wednesday that it will introduce legislation tomorrow to upload responsibility for several major transit expansion projects in Toronto.

The legislation is the first phase of a planned upload of Toronto’s subway system to provincial control. It would make the province responsible for new subway construction projects, including the downtown relief line (dubbed the Ontario Line by the province), the Scarborough subway extension of Line 2, the Yonge-north subway extension and the Eglinton-West LRT project.

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