Toronto is finally building a direct transit line from its downtown core to Pearson Airport, and it only took hosting the Pan Am Games to get it done. It will cost you only about half the price of a taxi cab to get on it.
The Province of Ontario and its transit agency, Metrolinx, announced today the final details of the Union Pearson Express, including the price of a one-way trip on the rail line: $27.50.
The line is expected to open in the spring of 2015, shortly before the Toronto area plays host to the Pan-American Games, and the estimated 250,000 visitors that come with it.
And with that great responsibility comes great power. Toronto has, for too long, been without a direct transit line to its main international airport.
As Metrolinx CEO Bruce McCuaig told the Globe and Mail, major commercial centres need a direct link to their airports.
"When you look at other world financial centres, having a direct link [from] the airport to the downtown is a pretty basic building block,”Read More »from Toronto's downtown-to-airport UP Express is costlier than residents bargained for