Subways to nowhere
After debating at length whether the Toronto suburb of Scarborough would get a three-stop subway extension or a light-rail line, councillors decided on the former Tuesday. While the merits of building a subway line over a light-rail one are, in this instance, contentious, the move at least bucks a trend in Toronto, a city where subway plans are often scrapped—not formed on short notice (not to mention at a higher cost). The endless bickering, however, is nothing new. Here, then, are five previously planned Toronto subway lines—all bigger than the hotly debated Scarborough extension—that never reached the end of the tunnel.