Facebook Friday: Downtown Relief Line (DRL)

The latest news on the resurfacing of the Downtown Relief Line (DRL) subway proposal has kickstarted discussion on the Facebook DRL group. Created and maintained by Urban Toronto message board moderator Jason Paris, the group features a flurry of comments by everyone from dedicated transit advocates to regular Torontonians expressing excitement about the idea and frustration about overcrowding and delays on the existing lines.

The group’s self-stated goal is to “help make our elected representatives fight for better transit for ALL of Toronto,” and its wall is splashed with an outpouring of emotion and satisfaction that “Toronto is growing up.” The discussion board contains suggestions for all kinds of alternate names for the line, like “the Downtown Loop” or, simply, “the Downtowner.” In addition, you can find links to articles in publications large and small that feature the latest news, and a handful of images, maps and renderings of the DRL.

[To post a comment about the DRL, please head over to yesterday’s post.]

Image by Sly Lockhart