The Ford family has become synonymous with the promise of subway construction, so it’s no surprise Doug Ford kicked off his first official day of the provincial election campaign with a familiar topic: the Scarborough subway.
The Progressive Conservative leader also promised Wednesday to upload responsibility to the province for the Toronto Transit Commission’s subway infrastructure, but the city would still be responsible for day-to-day operations, as well as bus and streetcar lines, and would keep the revenue.
Ford announced he plans to return the highly controversial one-stop Scarborough subway plan back to its “original” form, adding two more stops.
“We’re going to go back to the original plan … the original plan was fully funded by the feds, the province and the city. We’re going to make sure we have a plan for the future of the people of Scarborough,” Ford explained.