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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Sustainability Cost Curves: Applying the Methodology to Transportation in Toronto

Metropolitan Toronto’s transportation sector is currently undergoing (or in the final planning stages of) several major infrastructure overhauls. Figure 1 demonstrates the sustainability cost curve for transportation initiatives in Toronto. The key activities considered in yielding this sustainability cost curve included: 90-minute transfers between Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) buses, streetcars and subway trains; extensions to the 407 ETR (Express Toll Route) highway system; the Union Pearson Express (UP Express) airport rail link service; the Richmond Hill subway extension; the TTC Downtown Relief Line (DRL); the proposed international airport in Pickering; the SmartTrack Regional Express Rail, a ‘surface subway’ planned to connect major hubs in the GTA; electrification of the GO Transit train system; the Rapid Transit Network Plan aimed at expanding York Region’s VIVA transit network; the Toronto-York Spadina TTC Subway Extension (Vaughan Subway); Mississauga-Brampton Light Rapid Transit (LRT) Projects; GO Transit relief projects to increase train frequency and ridership; and finally, additional alternative transportation options for Metropolitan Toronto.

Figure 1: Sustainability Cost Curve (Transportation - Toronto)

Figure 1: Sustainability Cost Curve (Transportation - Toronto)

Please note this is a draft version. For development purposes only.