Despite the dubious rational for expanding the Spadina line into Vaughn, I do give the city full marks for aggressively creating transit friendly and high density along the corridor.
That's just capital costs. They're not contributing any of the operating costs, which will be the highest per passenger for the portion of the subway in Vaughan.It's not really that dubious. The extra cost is $900 million and York Region is paying two thirds of that (Toronto, by comparison, is only covering 40% of its 6.2 km portion), so why not connect Toronto's rapid transit to York Region's rapid transit?
The tower is an elegant, simple design. Andrew Hoffman of CentreCourt assured me today that they are going to build it as rendered; clean, no million mullion mess. I really want to believe them, I want that to be true.
The entire crew today at the launch event—Shamez Virani (CentreCourt), Rob Gentile (Buca), Mitch Goldhar (SmartREIT), Maurizio Bevilacqua (Mayor of Vaughan), Andrew Hoffman (CentreCourt), Don Schmitt (Diamond Schmitt), and I'm very sorry about I don't who the last person in the party is, she was the only one out of this group who did not speak—gave a confident, good humoured, no attitude presentation. I finally gave me the feeling that Vaughan's downtown might actually work, given a little time.
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That's just capital costs. They're not contributing any of the operating costs, which will be the highest per passenger for the portion of the subway in Vaughan.