Keep in mind that along the Sheppard Line (in a future context), all its potential connections will head downtown anyway. There will be the connection to Line 2 at McCowan and to the Stouffville line at Agincourt (Kennedy) in the east.There is one small side effect though. Sending Ontario line to Sheppard will divert traffic away from Sheppard Line which is already not as busy as it should be. Ontario line would be a faster way to reach Downtown than Sheppard Line --> Yonge Line.
The Yonge extension was only suppose to go to Steeles. But suburban politicians were crying that they wanted the subway in their riding to get re-elected again.Politics and lobbying. The Yonge University extensions should have only gone to Steeles first. I agree and let's get all of this done now.
The province's latest Transportation Plan shows the Ontario Line being extended well beyond Sheppard to TTC Kipling via the 407. Though Sheppard (and better yet Finch) would be a good start.(OL) Science Centre station will be designed to allow for an elevated northern extension to meet line 4 at Don Mills in a future stage
or they would continue the cut and cover tunnel from finch to steelsNorth York Centre was an infill station, an infill station that was planned for a long time, and tunnels were built with it in mind. The actual extension to Finch was a multi phase project that extended the line from Eglinton (first to York Mills, then to Finch).
The only 1 stop extensions were A) Wilson to Sheppard West (this was built so that the subway could meet up with the future Sheppard Line), and B) Kennedy and Kipling, which were made to provide a connection to future suburban LRTs, not to mention both of those extensions were above ground/cut and cover under a former rail ROW, so they were cheap to make. Extending the line to just Steeles would likely involve buying a TBM just to use it for 1 stop (granted it shouldn't have been but oh well).
You know what - I’m this case I’ll take it. At least he’s championing a transit line as opposed to a highway.
(Still won’t forgive him for the supportive housing shenanigans.)