From time to time, people suggest to me that the world would be a better place if only we had more subway lines. Many politicians love subway lines, but paying for them is quite another matter [see the following post on Sheppard]. The one thing people tend to forget is that not all subway lines have stations close together the way they are on much of the Yonge-University and Bloor-Danforth lines. The new scheme shows itself in the Yonge line north of Eglinton, the Sheppard line, and the proposed line to York University.
If you want me to design a subway under your street, I will use modern 21st Century design criteria.
Let’s look at what might have happened 60 years ago if we had done this on the original Yonge and Bloor lines. Continue reading