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TTC letter warns homeowners their houses might be expropriated for Scarborough subway

Subway extension’s path not official, yet residents get notices that their houses might be taken. One warns: ‘I’m not going, they’re going to kill me to take me out of here.”

Scott Cole of Scarborough has received a letter warning of possible expropriation of his house to make room for the new Scarborough subway. Cole, however, says he doesn't want $2 million or even $3 million -- he's staying.
Scott Cole of Scarborough has received a letter warning of possible expropriation of his house to make room for the new Scarborough subway. Cole, however, says he doesn't want $2 million or even $3 million -- he's staying. 
Vivek Bhatt of Scarborough got a registered letter warning him that his house might be expropriated for the Scarborough subway.
Vivek Bhatt of Scarborough got a registered letter warning him that his house might be expropriated for the Scarborough subway.  

Residents on a quiet Scarborough street, some who have lived there for four decades, have received letters from the TTC warning them their houses might be expropriated to make room for the new subway extension.

“I’m not going, they’re going to kill me to take me out of here,” Scott Cole said Monday, after receiving a letter on May 25 from the “Toronto Transit Commission” informing him that the bungalow he’s lived in on Stanwell Dr. for 26 years might be subject to a “Property Acquisition Process.”

There has been no official approval of the subway alignment — running north-south under McCowan Rd., which the homes back onto — that would affect these homeowners, but they’re now convinced it’s a done deal.

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