Tab for streetcar spur line grows sevenfold to $105-million

Oliver Moore and Elizabeth Church

The Globe and Mail
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“The cost of installing a short stretch of streetcar tracks on Leslie Street has ballooned to $105-million from the 2009 estimate of $14-million after the TTC approved the project without realizing the state of utilities in the area.

Plans to authorize the contract are to be discussed Wednesday at the monthly commission meeting, but the sevenfold increase in price has already sparked backlash from a usually pro-transit voice at City Hall.”

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