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- The Ontario government announced it will be providing $55 million in funding to Metrolinx for a Richmond Hill subway extension. “I think it’s really important in this region to both build for today, which we are doing, but also plan for tomorrow and that’s what this is all about,” Vaughan MPP and transportation minister Steven Del Duca told reporters. Apparently those plans involve bringing more commuters aboard to further overload the Yonge-University-Spadina line.
- Meanwhile, Premier Kathleen Wynne was on hand in Vaughan today to mark the completion of track work on the Yonge-Spadina subway extension. The extension, which will provide the province’s first inter-regional subway system, comes at a cost of $3.1 billion, and will include six new stations north of Downsview Station. The extension is expected to be fully operational by late 2017.
- God bless the High Park Zoo’s capybaras, who may still be alive after 13 days on the lam. Ben Lovatt, a Toronto animal lover, says he spotted one of the runaway capybaras Sunday night in the southeast end of High Park, but the animal was spooked away before anyone could catch it. Lovatt plans to return tonight to lure the capybara in with berries. #Pray4Capybaras