Could a penny-pinching Queen’s Park force the Eglinton Crosstown above ground?
Last week, economist and former federal financial official Don Drummond delivered some unwelcome news for Ontario residents: a balanced budget is an impossibility (at least any time soon) without massive cuts across the province—up to 30 per cent in some government ministries. So with the province intent on reducing spending, what kinds of things might they target? Aside from big tickets like health and education, writes John Lorinc on Spacing Toronto, Toronto’s transit infrastructure might attract some attention. Indeed, it’s not hard to imagine provincial bean counters asking themselves why they should pay a premium to bury the entire Eglinton Crosstown line when there’s ample room to run it above ground without impacting traffic. Oh right, it’s because the mayor says so. We suspect that kind of reasoning is going to get a lot harder to support. Read the entire story [Spacing] »