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Canada Feds to help Ontario fund 4 major transit routes in Toronto

18:26  11 may  2021
18:26  11 may  2021 Source:   globalnews.ca

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The federal government is set to help Ontario fund four major transit routes in Toronto, sources tell Global News.

A Toronto subway train arrives at Bay station. © Benson Cook / Global News A Toronto subway train arrives at Bay station.

The sources, who weren’t authorized to speak publicly, billed the announcement as the largest single announcement of transit funding in Canada’s history.

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The four projects are the Ontario Line, the Eglinton Crosstown, the Scarborough Subway and the extension of the Yonge Line into York Region.

The sources said the official announcement could come as soon as Tuesday.

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The Ford government had been calling on the federal government to help with its transit plans for Toronto and the GTA for years. The province had been asking for the feds to cover at least 40 per cent of the budget.

The details of the announcement are not yet known.

There will also be funding announced for Hamilton's LRT on Thursday.

Canadian bus companies have plans to fill the gap left by Greyhound .
Nature and capitalism both abhor a vacuum. There's a coalition of companies ready to fill Central Canada's Greyhound-shaped hole — and talk of a new coast-to-coast bus network. But some of that transformation might need government help.In the case of your correspondent, part of that journey as a tender 17-year-old was on the exotically named Grey Goose Lines, which dropped me on a lonely highway somewhere east of Atikokan, Ont., for a summer job as a junior forest ranger.

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