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City and Province sign agreement on transit

2/14/20 8:29 PM

Today (February 14), the City of Toronto and the Province of Ontario signed the preliminary Toronto-Ontario Transit Partnership Agreement https://www.toronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/94f1-02-12-2020-Final-Prelim-Agreement-Ontario-Toronto-Transit-Partnership-AODA.pdf.

This agreement was signed by Chris Murray, City Manager, Michael Lindsay, Special Advisor to Cabinet – Transit Upload, and Shelley Tapp, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Transportation. The agreement formalizes a series of terms https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2019/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-138948.pdf approved by Council on October 29, 2019 http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2019.EX9.1. This agreement is the first in a series of agreements between the Province and City related to several transit initiatives.

Both governments are committed to working together to expand transit in Toronto. This agreement relates to the multi-billion-dollar investment in transit initiatives over the next twenty years. In particular:
> The Province of Ontario’s four priority transit projects: The Ontario Line, Line 2 East Extension (three-stop expansion of Line 2 into Scarborough), Yonge North Subway Extension and Eglinton Crosstown West Extension.
> TTC state of good repair enhancements, modernization/upgrades and other expansion to the TTC subway system.
> The Bloor-Yonge Capacity Enhancement Project.
> The stations program for GO Expansion/SmartTrack in Toronto.
> Commitment to ongoing Province-City engagement and collaboration to support delivery.

City of Toronto News Release issued on February 14, 2020

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