I find it funny when people complain about the SRT transfer to the subway, little do they know the province intends on creating another replica of the exact same transfer procedure with the Ontario Line and Eglinton Crosstown.People don't complain about short transfers: the bus-subway transfers at most stations are super easy thanks to cut-cover sections and fare-paid bus terminals. I've never heard anyone complain about transferring to the Don Mills bus at Don Mills Station either.
No one ever complains about having to Transfer at St. George, Bloor-Yonge, or Sheppard-Yonge, but there are complaints of the transfers at Union, Dundas West (to GO), Main Street (To GO), Spadina, and Kennedy. Why? Because those transfers are insanely cumbersome. When building a network, you can't expect people to transfer unnecessarily.
Take a trip that requires the use of the SRT: bus -> SRT -> Line 2 -> Line 1/Other Bus/Streetcar. That's at least 3 transfers. It adds time, complexity, and risk to one's trip.
Actually, the Ontario/Eglinton Line transfer will probably been even worse since the Eglinton line is even deeper.