10.SUPPORT FOR COMPLETION OF THE EGLINTON SUBWAY LINE.
(a)(Councillor Frances Nunziata, Ward 27, York-Humber
(August 31, 1998)
I am attaching a copy of a motion that I would like to present at the September 16th York
Community Council meeting.
Please add this item to the agenda.
Moved by:Councillor Nunziata
Seconded by:Councillor Mihevc
WHEREAS the former Metro Toronto Council endorsed and approved the construction of
the Eglinton and Sheppard Avenue subway lines, which also were to receive financial
support from the Ontario Government; and
WHEREAS the subsequent withdrawal of a significant portion of funding by the Harris
Government for completion of these two lines resulted in the Eglinton subway line
extension being shelved, at a cost to taxpayers of approximately $150 million; and
WHEREAS the Eglinton subway line would be a catalyst for job creation and economic
development in the York community and is in the best transportation interest of the City of
Toronto as a whole; and
WHEREAS if the Province should decide to provide funding to the City, Mayor Lastman
has requested a report from the TTC on cost estimates of three major subway expansions,
none of which include the Eglinton subway line expansion;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the York Community Council unanimously
requests, that the City of Toronto Council endorse and reaffirm support for completion of
the Eglinton subway line as the number one transportation priority if and when any financial
support is offered to the City by the Provincial Government for major development or
(A copy of the newspaper clipping dated August 30, 1998 "Subways top Mel's wish list"
and a copy of Councillor Nunziata's letter (August 31, 1998) to Mayor Mel Lastman, were
forwarded to all Members of Council with the agenda of the York Community Council
meeting of September 16, 1998 and copies thereof are on file in the Clerk's Department,
York Civic Centre.)
(b)Councillor Bill Saundercook, Ward 27, York Humber,
Chair, York Community Council
(August 31, 1998)
Could you please put the following item on the agenda for the next York Community
Council Meeting. Thank you.
WHEREAS the Eglinton Subway would have created thousands of jobs in the former City
of York; and
WHEREAS cancelling the Eglinton Subway meant the loss of many developments, and the
decrease in the overall economic revitalization of many areas in York; and
WHEREAS the Eglinton Subway was recommended in the recent past as a compatible
means of linking the TTC system to Mississauga Transit and linking the TTC to an airport
transit corridor on the Milton/Georgetown GO Transit line; and
WHEREAS studies have shown that passenger demand currently exists along Eglinton
Avenue West to support rapid transit, with projected ridership in the year 2011 at 15,000
rides per hour; now
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the York Community Council endorse and expresses
its continuing support for an Eglinton Rapid Transit Line; and
FURTHER, that this motion be sent to the Federal and Provincial Ministers of
Transportation, and the Toronto Transit Commission.