How we got into this transit mess: a timeline

How we got into this transit mess: a timeline

On Torontos tortured transit file, the twists and turns have multiplied since Rob Ford won 47 per cent of the vote to become mayor on Oct. 25, 2010. He had promised to scrap the citys light rail plan, Transit City, and put all new transit underground.

Specifically, Ford promised to build a Sheppard subway extension from the Spadina line to Scarborough Town Centre and down to the Bloor-Danforth subway terminus at Kennedy. He said he didnt need taxes to do it because the private sector would fund the project.

This week, Ford backtracked. He suggested he was open to parking fees to help pay for subways a position he dismissed during the campaign as part of a war on the car.

Heres how we got here:

Dec. 1, 2010: Mayor-elect Ford calls a news conference to say Transit City is over.

Ford meets with TTC boss Gary Webster and outlines the new landscape. Webster agrees to