Yonge St. corridor can’t handle more development

Transit in the Yonge St. corridor is at a crisis point. The Yonge subway line, opened in 1954 to serve a city of just over 1 million people, cannot handle today’s population of more than 2.8 million in Toronto and a further four million in the suburbs.

Just how badly the Yonge subway line’s capacity is exceeded today is clear in morning rush-hours, when trains are so packed riders often must let several trains go by before being able to squeeze in. The Eglinton LRT, when finally completed, will pile yet more riders onto this under-built, inadequate subway.

Read the rest of the July 6, 2016 article at the Toronto Star website