The provincial government is planning to shelve existing plans for the relief line subway and replace it with a rail service that would span Ontario Place to the Ontario Science Centre — and it claims it can build the much longer line years earlier than the current plan.

The replacement for the relief line, which the province is dubbing the “Ontario Line” and estimates would cost $10.9 billion, formed the centrepiece of transit plans announced by Premier Doug Ford at GO Transit’s Willowbrook Yard in South Etobicoke Wednesday.

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