Downtown Relief Line

Excuse my bar-napkin drawing of the new subway line, obviously inspired by the downtown relief line post at spacing.

The city has decided to look at putting in a new subway line on the East end, presumably after the transit city plans are all done. Neither plan offers transit improvement to those living downtown. My inner cycling advocate has trouble seeing either plan coming to fruition within their proposed time frames.

Every Torontonian considers "downtown" to be something different. It's generally something like "South of Bloor and between Bathurst and Sherbourne." To me, there is no dividing line, but the areas most well served by subways are definitely more urban. Hopefully running a subway line up through the East end will help to intensify the area. Still, it is unlikely that it will ever be consistently worthwhile to go east of Bay st. during my lifetime.

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