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John Tory’s SmartTrack will probably cost a lot more to build than he’s willing to admit

$2,550,000,000

—The amount John Tory would need to spend on tunnelling alone in order to deliver his promised SmartTrack transit plan, according to an unusually meticulous Globe analysis. Tory has said that the whole scheme will cost $8 billion, but with more than a quarter of that amount going toward putting tracks underground, it’s likely that the total would end up being much higher. How much higher? Nobody knows.

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