By having the federal government come to the table in this historic partnership, we are moving full steam ahead on building these four priority subway projects in the GTA that our residents need today and for future generations.
Our PC government has never wavered from its election promise to provide people with access to better, more reliable and more seamless rapid transit.
To that end, our PC government was pleased to announce that the federal government has committed their 40 per cent share of our four priority subway projects:
- The all-new Ontario Line
- A three-stop Scarborough Subway Extension
- The Yonge North Subway Extension, and
- The Eglinton Crosstown West Extension
Under the leadership of Premier Ford, this marks the largest transit expansion in Canadian history.
The combined subway projects will support over 16,000 jobs during the construction period, and by 2041, will have a total daily ridership of over 620,000 with almost 400,000 people within walking distance of a new transit station.
“Our government, under Premier Ford’s leadership, is delivering on our bold plan to provide people with access to better, more reliable and more seamless rapid transit. We are getting people where they need to go, when they need to get there,” said Caroline Mulroney, MPP for York-Simcoe and Minister of Transportation.
Ontario’s bold $28.5 billion transit plan for the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), which already included a commitment of nearly $17 billion from the province.
“This federal investment marks our united front to build a truly connected transit system that will generate significant benefits to the local, regional, provincial and national economy over the decades to come.” said Kinga Surma, MPP for Etobicoke Centre and Associate Minister of Transportation (GTA).
Confirming the funding partnership with the Government of Canada has been a top priority for the Province, especially given the significant benefits to the local, regional, provincial and national economy that our Plan will generate over the next 10 years and beyond.