On Wednesday, July 24th, TTC Chair Karen Stintz brought forward a motion "That TTC CEO Andy Byford initiate discussions with appropriate Metrolinx staff to determine the feasibility of using the Georgetown and Lakeshore East Transit GO Transit corridors for the Downtown Relief Line, as part of the Downtown Relief Line environmental assessment."
I am pleased that this motion was passed by TTC Board members, and that since its passing it has received positive media attention.
I will continue working to ensure that the Western portion of the Downtown Relief Line is a priority for the TTC and Metrolinx and that the residents of Downtown West, Ward 18 in particular, are served by an electrified, local train service as soon as possible.
I hope I can count on your support.
Toronto City Councillor
Ward 18, Davenport
In my recent response on the Scarborough Subway debate, I said:
"I am now working to turn Council's attention to the downtown relief line and addressing the local circumstances and preferences of downtown west.