1.11.13 - “[B]uild the Sheppard Loop with Scarborough”
The Ontario Government has begun the procurement process for this project and allocated funding for this line in its 2022 budget, however construction has not started. Therefore the promise is partially kept.
“The [Ontario] government’s capital plan is one of the most ambitious in the province’s history, with planned investments over the next 10 years totalling $158.8 billion, including $20.0 billion in 2022–23. This plan is getting shovels in the ground to build highways, hospitals and other critical assets, laying the foundation for a stronger Ontario. Key highlights in the capital plan include: […] $61.6 billion over 10 years for public transit, including: […] Advancing planning work for the Sheppard Subway Extension that will connect the existing terminus at Don Mills Station (TTC’s Line 4) with the future Scarborough Subway Extension, delivering smarter, better and faster transit.”
The Ontario Government has begun the procurement process for this project, therefore the promise is underway.
“Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to identify teams interested in designing and building the Stations, Rail and Systems (SRS) package for the Scarborough Subway Extension project”
The Ontario government says there is currently no money set aside for the project.
“In its budget, released on Thursday, the Ontario government said there is no money set aside for extending the Sheppard subway line. […] Although the Sheppard subway extension is drawn on the map, officials said there’s only money to do design work—and none, yet, to build it.”