• Notice of Objection to the one-stop Scarborough Subway Extension
    Notice of Objection to the one-stop Scarborough Subway Extension
  • Transit riders protest at Lawrence RT station
    Transit riders protest at Lawrence RT station
  • STA at the January 19 Executive Meeting at City Hall
    STA at the January 19 Executive Meeting at City Hall
  • STA at the January 19 Executive Meeting at City Hall
    STA at the January 19 Executive Meeting at City Hall
  • STA submitting the Ombudsman complaint on January 19
    STA submitting the Ombudsman complaint on January 19

 

 

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If the Scarborough Subway Extension is the best plan for our neighbourhoods, prove it.

 

City council believes that Scarborough Subway Extension is the best transit option for our neighbourhoods. We're asking them to prove it.

Mayor Tory and Toronto councillors,

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This decision will go to council in December 2017

Item AU:10.7 has been deferred until the next Council meeting in December or if the Mayor  calls a special meeting to decide whether or not to request the Toronto Auditor General conduct a value-money-analysis of the Scarborough Subway.

The Toronto Auditor General Beverly Romeo-Beehler, has rejected our request for an audit of the subway claiming “it is not her role to reopen council decisions.” We agree this is not her role.  However an audit would not reopen council decisions. It would simply determine if council’s decision was based on sound fiscal principles. Read more

Read Toronto Star article: Push to see value-for-money analyses of Scarborough Subway rejected

Read Edward Keenan’s article: Scarborough subway debate lacks vital information

The Toronto Auditor General (AG) report on the TTC Briefing Note will go to the Audit Committee this Friday, October 27th, 2017.

Read our blog post on the AG report here

Read Toronto Star article: TTC didn’t deliberately mislead council with Scarborough transit briefing note: auditor general 

Read the AG report here

Public consultation for Smart Track has begun and we’re not happy with the proposed Lawrence East station.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read about how Lawrence East Smart Track station will leave more riders on buses here

Smart Track public consultation website here

Send your comments to:

Mayor John Tory
mayor_tory@toronto.ca
416-397-2489

SmartTrack@toronto.ca
www.smarttrack.to

newstations@metrolinx.com
www.metrolinx.com/newstations

The Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) for the Scarborough Subway Extension has been completed. The Minister of Environment and Climate Change has issued a notice to proceed.

Read the full Transit Project Assessment report here 

Read our Notice of Objection to the assessment report here

Read the minister’s response to our Notice of Objection here

Our Notice of Objection was submitted to Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Chris Ballard on August 31, 2017

On August 23rd, 2017, we submitted a complaint to the Provincial Auditor General regarding the Scarborough Subway Extension and Kirby and Lawrence East GO stations

Read Toronto Star article: Scarborough activists file auditor general complaint over transit spending here

Read CBC article: Scarborough Subway critics want Ontario’s auditor general to investigate here

Find a copy of our complaint here and our follow up letter here.

Evidence based decision making just isn’t present in Toronto region transit decisions as this September 18th article in the Star makes clear. This is why we fight!

On August 17th, 2017, Scarborough Transit Action released our survey results for the Lawrence East SRT 

You can read the entire report here

Here’s what transit riders have to say about the losing their RT station if the one-stop subway is built:

Public frustrated there will only be one-stop on the Scarborough Subway Extension

Read Toronto Star article here.

Read Urban Toronto article here.

MANY THANKS TO THE INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS WHO SIGNED OUR LETTER TO THE PREMIER REQUESTING A SIDE-BY-SIDE COMPARISON OF THE ONE-STOP SUBWAY WITH THE SEVEN-STOP SCARBOROUGH LRT:

TTCriders

1LoveMalvern Transportation Working Group

Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre

Caring Alliance

Climate Fast

CodeRedTO

Council of Canadians (Toronto chapter)

CUPW Local 602

De La Salle College “Oaklands”

Graduate Students’ Association at Scarborough, University of Toronto Scarborough

Greenspiration

Matrix Management Corp.

Reena Foundation

Scarborough Civic Action Network

Scarborough Residents Unite Neighbourhood Association

Socialist Project

The Caring Alliance

The Council of Canadians

Toronto Environmental Alliance

Transport Action Canada

University of Toronto Graduate Students Union

Cheri Di Novo, Urban Transit Critic NDP

Read Premier Wynne’s response here.

Read the response from the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change here.

Read Jennifer Pagliaro’s article in the Star here.

ON MARCH 28TH, THE CITY REJECTED THE REQUEST TO DO A SIDE-BY-SIDE COMPARISON OF THE ONE STOP SUBWAY WITH THE SEVEN STOP SCARBOROUGH LRT.

In response, we sent a public sign-on letter to Premier Wynne and Minister Glen Murray to ask them to do the side-by-side comparison of the two projects so the public can get all the facts and a true comparison of our transit options can be made.   The province is allowed to do this study when there is a “potential for a negative impact on a matter of provincial importance that relates to the natural environment.”

SCARBOROUGH RESIDENTS SPEAK UP ABOUT THE LRT OPTION AT STA’S AND SCARBOROUGH RESIDENTS UNITE PANEL DISCUSSION ON MONDAY, MARCH 27th

 

COUNCILLORS PAUL AINSLIE AND GLEN DE BAEREMAEKER TO DISCUSS TRANSIT OPTIONS FOR SCARBOROUGH

YOU’RE INVITED

Mayor Tory should scrap the $3.35 billion, one-stop subway extension to Scarborough Town Centre and build a twenty-four stop LRT network including the the seven-stop Scarborough LRT and the seventeen-stop Eglinton East LRT.

The vote on the one-stop Scarborough Subway Extension goes to Council on March 28th.

MORE FACTS ABOUT THE $3.35 BILLION, ONE-STOP SCARBOROUGH SUBWAY EXTENSION:

  • It’s not too late to scrap the one-stop subway. The decision-making process is only at the very early (5%) design stage.
  • Replacing the five-stop SRT with a one-stop subway extension will put more people on buses.
  • Ballooning costs of the one-stop subway ($2 billion to $3.35 billion) has eaten all the money for the seventeen-stop Eglinton East LRT.
  • Ridership projections for the one-stop keep dropping. Low ridership will drain money from the rest of the TTC.
  • If we move ahead with the shovel ready, seven-stop Scarborough LRT and the Eglinton East LRT now,  there will be a connection to the provincially funded Sheppard East LRT. If we build a one-stop subway there will not.

    THE SCARBOROUGH SUBWAY : A CAUTIONARY TALE

TORY’S EXECUTIVE IGNORES RISING COSTS AND PLUMMETING RIDERSHIP OF THE ONE-STOP SCARBOROUGH SUBWAY EXTENSION.

On February 28, the long-awaited Scarborough Subway Extension report was released and the findings were bad news for Scarborough transit riders. STA Co-Chair Brenda Thompson was there and asked Mayor Tory the tough questions: 

Join us on Monday, March 13th when we tell the Mayor to do the right thing and build the seven-stop Scarborough LRT and eighteen-stop Eglinton East LRT instead.

Toronto Star’s coverage of the Executive meeting here

CBC coverage of the meeting here 

Scarborough Mirror here

Can’t make it to the town hall? Sign our petition here

TELL MAYOR TORY TO SCRAP THE ONE-STOP AND START BUILDING TRANSIT FOR TRANSIT RIDERS.

Join us at the Executive Committee meeting down at City Hall (100 Queen Street West) on Tuesday, March 7th  @ 9:30 a.m. Register to speak to item EX23.1 at 416-392-4666 or send an email to the Executive Committee exc@toronto.ca

Sign our petition here.

Read the report here.

Read the Toronto Star editorial: More evidence the subway extension makes no sense  here.

Read the Globe and Mail editorial: Scarborough Subway, a boondoggle on rails, here.

Stay up-to-date with our work in the STA in the News and Get Involved tabs.

The Scarborough subway extension report has been DELAYED a second time.

Sign our petition here.

Stay up-to-date with our work in the STA in the News and Get Involved tabs.

STA has filed a complaint over the misleading briefing note that was used to sway Council’s July vote on the one-stop subway vs. 7-stop LRT.

We all know Mayor Tory and pro-subway councillors used this briefing note to push for the subway over a 24 – stop LRT network, so why won’t they admit they requested it? We are calling for an investigation of the process and for an independent, third-party review of the LRT option. Torontonians deserve to know the objective truth.

The Toronto Star has published an article about our complaint: Read it here.

2017 Budget: Bad News for Transit Riders

Brief points about impacts on the 2017 budget for Scarborough transit riders:

  • In July, City Council voted to cut the TTC budget by 2.6%. In order to meet the resulting budgetary shortfall, TTC fares are increasing for the 6th straight year in a row by 10 cents for tokens and metropasses starting January 2017.
  • TTC service cuts across Toronto including the following Scarborough routes: 129 McCowan North, 43 Kennedy, 57 Midland, 133 Neilson, and 68 Warden.
  • All Scarborough city councillors voted in favour of Mayor Tory’s budget cuts to the TTC.
  • Still no funding for the Eglinton East LRT and the Sheppard East LRT is still on hold.

Things you can do: