The new Scarborough subway extension will cost almost $2 billion and thanks to a property tax hike to foot part of the bill, Toronto ratepayers will fork over cash for the next 30 years to pay for it.
However, details surfaced on Wednesday about a new report that suggests the extension of the Bloor-Danforth line to the Scarborough Town Centre has no real benefits.
The report was funded by the Neptis Foundation and obtained by the Toronto Star.
It is written by an independent transit consultant who suggests the line will only be about 5 minutes faster than the existing Scarborough RT and won't attract many new riders.
It recommends spending that money to combine the Sheppard subway route, planned LRT line, and Scarborough RT, instead of building a short subway line.
It also recommends more frequent GO transit service on all routes.
TTC Chair Karen Stintz tells the paper there is a business case to build a subway out to Scarborough Town Centre and it's time to build transit, not talk about it.