Failed transit plans are kind of a thing in Canada's largest city. If by 'thing' you mean perverse, long-running joke. Ontario Premier Doug Ford unveiled the latest one on Wednesday, and he promised it would be cheaper and faster and better than the last one. Which was supposed to be cheaper, faster and better than the previous one. Of course.
What should transit in a world-class city—as Toronto loves to bill itself—look like? Why can't Toronto get there? What happened to the last plan and the plan before that and the plan before that? What are the chances this latest plan actually becomes reality, and what could happen to an overcrowded city if it doesn't? Momin Qureshi has been on the ground, and underground, in Toronto for more than a decade at 680 News, and he walks us through the past, present and possible future.
GUEST: Momin Qureshi, city hall reporter, 680 News