Vaughan mayoral candidate Mario Racco, who was involved in landing the deal to bring the subway to the Jane/Highway 7 area, has the brilliant idea that this should be extended to Major Mackenzie Drive. According to an article in The Liberal, “he now thinks Vaughan Mills, Canada’s Wonderland, and a planned hospital mean it should be extended to Major Mackenzie Drive.”
Once again, we have more politicians who are little more than kids running wild in a toy store wanting to have what they see on display.
As if Racco is not enough, check out Markham Ward 2 candidate Marlene Gallyot: She would like to see the still-hypothetical subway extension on Yonge extended to Major Mackenzie Drive as well.
I remind all once again that the capacity requirements in this area do not warrant spending on subway-capacity infrastructure. For the same price of building subway from Steeles to Highway 7, we could build an LRT line as far north as Elgin Mills Road. This includes an underground same platform level connection with a subway extension to Steeles, as well as a 1 km tunnel under Yonge for the portion north of Major Mac that does not have space for a surface line! Watch for an updated version of my York Region proposals coming soon.