The plan for a one stop Scarborough Subway extension is a go.
Toronto City Council voted for the $3.4 billion subway instead of resurrecting the seven stop light rail option brought forward by Councillor Josh Matlow.
After a lengthy debate, the final vote was 27 to 16 in favour of a one stop extension to be built between Kennedy station and Scarborough Town Centre.
Prior to the Scarborough debate, City staff revealed the ballooning costs of the one stop project, stating its at $2.9-billion now, with additional future costs moving it to about $3.4 billion. Those costs prompted some Councillors to push for the LRT alternative.
Council also voted in favour of a study looking into the extension of Line 2: Bloor Danforth to Sherway Gardens, and Line 4: Sheppard from Don Mills to Scarborough Town Centre.