Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says he would fund two major public transit projects to ease congestion and cut commute times in the Greater Toronto Area.
During a campaign event this morning in Thornhill, Ont., Scheer said a Conservative government would prioritize funding for the Ontario Line and Yonge Subway Extension projects.
The 7.4-kilometre Yonge Subway Extension is to link Toronto to Markham, Vaughan and Richmond Hill, while the 15-kilometre Ontario Line is projected to boost capacity by 30 per cent on an east-west and north-south route.
Scheer was joined by Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti and Richmond Hill Mayor David Barrow.
The Conservatives said despite a $187 billion infrastructure spending commitment, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has not delivered on much-needed infrastructure projects, and warned that important projects would be delayed if he’s re-elected.
The Ontario Line is estimated to cost $10.9 billion and is scheduled to be complete by 2027, while the Yonge Subway Extension is estimated to cost $5.6 billion and should be operational right after the Ontario Line opens.