Minister's Statement On Toronto Transit Projects
Today, Transportation Minister Bob Chiarelli issued the following statement in response to the Metrolinx Board recommendation on transit projects in Toronto:
"Earlier today the Metrolinx Board recommended a plan to get shovels in the ground on four new public transit projects in Toronto. This plan would see us deliver on all four projects by 2020, with Eglinton Crosstown and Scarborough RT moving forward later this year.As I have stated before, our government respects the will of the city's democratically elected councillors. This plan reflects input from the City of Toronto based on the position adopted by Council. In terms of next steps, the plan will now be brought forward to Cabinet.
The McGuinty government has made a firm, $8.4 billion commitment to these projects. Our focus is on getting shovels in the ground and delivering much-needed public transit projects for the residents of Toronto."