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OTTAWA — The Harper government is set to promise up to $1 billion a year to Canada’s biggest cities for transit projects in this year’s federal budget, municipal sources suggest.
The Liberal government’s pledge of 15-minute service across the GO Transit rail network is going to have a slow start, with many trains coming much less frequently at first, The Globe and Mail has learned.
He’ll have to find some more money but Mayor John Tory (open John Tory's policard)’s SmartTrack transit plan has received another little push down the track from Premier Kathleen Wynne.
The engineering firm will manage the last 30 per cent of the project, now slated to open two years late at the end of 2017.
The Toronto Transit Commission has hired the engineering firm Bechtel to take over project management of the troubled Spadina subway extension in a contract worth up to $80-million.
Newmarket’s employment number may be slightly rosier than York Region suggested last month but the town still attracted fewer jobs over the past five years than any other York Region municipality.
Just as the city has become an extension of its inhabitants, so has public transit. Riding the TTC can be like spending time in a stranger’s living room, kitchen and sometimes even their bathroom.
We’re up there, but Whitchurch-Stouffville is not the fastest growing place in Canada. Close. But our puberty-like growth spurt during the past decade isn’t even the largest in the GTA. That distinction, honourable or otherwise, falls to Milton, the Halton region community on the edge of the Niagara Escarpment, which may be best known as the home town of all-world astronaut Chris Hadfield.
Sanitary and storm sewers will be installed along the south side of Davis, between Keith Bridge and just east of Prospect Street, during that time. The road will also be widened.
The provincially funded reconstruction of Davis Drive is expected to cost about $261 million. That’s the number floated in a project status report issued recently by the York Region Rapid Transit Corporation.