Back when John Tory was elected as mayor in 2014, he proposed a SmartTrack transit plan in hopes that it will improve transit conditions in the city. After a news conference held in Liberty Village this morning, it appears that Tory's transit plan will soon reach a new milestone, as he and Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca announced the locations of four new stations for Metrolinx's GO regional express.
The new stations will be set up in the west end of the city:
- Bloor St W and Landsdowne Ave,
- St. Clair Ave and Keele St,
- Spadina Ave and Front St,
- and Liberty Village.
The original SmartTrack plan proposed building 13 new stations, using existing stations on the Stouffville and Kitchener lines. Tory announced revisions to this plan, cutting down the 13 new stations to 6. The St. Clair W and Liberty Village stations were part of the original SmartTrack plan, while the remaining two are completely new locations.
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