The long awaited proposal to build a new subway line towards Toronto’s downtown core has got a vote of support on Wednesday June 1, 2016. The Ontario’s Liberal government announced it would spend $150 million on planning and design work for the TTC’s downtown relief line which would connect Downtown Toronto with the  Line 2 subway east of the Don River. The proposed relief line would start from Pape station south to Gerrard St E, to Queen and Pape, to King and Sumach, to Queen and Sherbourne, to Queen Station.

Expropriation will most likely be required in order for this project to be completed. Early this week, the TTC has already begun sending out notices to 20 people warning them that the city may need to expropriate their properties in order to extend the scarborough subway extension.

It is estimated that the project would take approximately 13 years to build. I have noted that East York will be the next big spot in Toronto! This would help build my case.