We make sense of the report with billions of dollars' worth of implications for Toronto's transit future. (You can suggest your annotations too!)
Dang, Toronto’s transit planning is confusing. Unfortunately, the language in staff reports that’s used to inform decision-making doesn’t always help, either. Sometimes it can be verbose, or you need lots of institutional knowledge to appreciate the context and underlying issues they’re referencing.
So we here at Torontoist have annotated the recent staff report on the municipal-provincial SmartTrack and LRT negotiations, which go to council for debate and approval next week.
If you’ve ever wanted to know what the next steps will look like, or what the “stage gating” process is all about, or why the City agreed to pay $95.4 million for GO-related renovations to Georgetown, then these are the annotations for you. And if you want to suggest your own annotations—we know we have a lot of really knowledgeable readers—then go for it! We’ll check them out and potentially add them, and we’ll add more annotations of our own.
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Click on highlighted portions to see the Torontoist annotations on the right hand side.