Friday, August 02, 2013
They Awoke, And Their Subways Had All Crumbled To Dust
Remember, nobody...not the Feds, not the Hudak Tories, not the Wynne Liberals...promised a penny of the funding required to actually transform the SRT replacement from an LRT to a train running underground...though they all sure did proclaim their love for Subways enough. And the T.O. city council vote returns everything to the status-quo if other people's money doesn't show up. So the debate of the last month was sound and fury signifying nothing. Which is as it should be. Going door to door in Scarborough-Guildwood, subways didn't seem a top-of-mind issue, possibly because the project doesn't do a thing for most of the riding: any of those stops on its proposed route are still a fifteen minute bus ride away. And even if you see a Fall electipn on the horizon (which I don't), or a Spring election (maybe), who's to say that the same strategy the various parties used this time out...talk up Subways in principal while putting no actual money on the table...won't work a second time?