Joint Statement by Ministers of Transportation on the Province's GTA Transit PlanPublished on November 13, 2019
Following a decision by City of Toronto Council on the province's Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Transit Plan, Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation, and Kinga Surma, Associate Minister of Transportation GTA, issued the following statement:
"Today's vote marks a pivotal moment in the history of Toronto transit. After years of discussions, the City of Toronto and the Province of Ontario have endorsed one single unified plan for subway expansion in Toronto.
Finally, commuters will get the transit they deserve - an integrated, modern and efficient network that expands across the region.
We applaud Mayor Tory and Council for saying "Yes". Yes, to the province's transit plan - a plan that will transform Canada's largest city and the lives of its citizens for the better.
With an agreement that balances city and provincial priorities, we begin a new era of cooperation and partnership that will make our government's vision for subway expansion a reality.
Our government's goal has always been to get transit built faster, reduce gridlock and promote economic growth. That is why we are building four new or expanded subway lines: the brand-new Ontario Line by 2027; the Yonge North subway extension by 2029-30; the Eglinton Crosstown West extension by 2030-31; and the three-stop Scarborough subway extension by 2029-30.
For the first time in a very long time - on projects of this magnitude - it's happening.
We're building transit for the future."