"The MoveOntario 2020 plan also considers additional proposals to extend the Yonge–University–Spadina line's Yonge segment from Finch station north along Yonge Street to Highway 7 in Richmond Hill, Ontario, as well as extending the Scarborough RT line from McCowan station northeast to the neighbourhood of Malvern.
The MoveOntario 2020 plan proposes to extend the Yonge branch of the Yonge-University-Spadina line north to Richmond Hill. Until recently, York Region Transit had proposed to build a busway in the middle of Yonge Street from Finch Station, the existing terminus of the subway, north to their Richmond Hill Centre transit terminal in Richmond Hill, a major hub for VIVA express bus service. However, the region has recently shifted its focus onto a subway extension instead of an intermediate busway as of 2008, and was lobbying for its construction as soon as 2009. This did not happen. Presently, demand on the existing subway is at the point, in which there is not enough spare capacity for this extension south of Lawrence Avenue, however a new signal system promoted by the TTC will allow headways to be reduced from the current 150 seconds to as little as 90, provided costly modifications are carried out at Bloor-Yonge station, the busiest hub in the system. The current plan calls for station stops at Drewry/Cummer, Steeles Avenue, Clark Avenue, Royal Orchard Boulevard, Langstaff Road and Highway 7 (Richmond Hill Centre). An underground bus terminal will be built at Steeles Avenue primarily for the TTC, and the existing terminal at Richmond Hill Centre will be maintained. Langstaff station will mainly serve a massive parking lot to be built in the adjacent hydro corridor, similar to Finch, and the remaining stations will have on-street connections to buses.
According to MoveOntario 2020, a Scarborough RT extension plan outlined a northwest extension from McCowan to the Malvern neighbourhood.
Since 2008, Metrolinx chair Rob MacIsaac has spoken of starting construction of the Downtown Relief Line or "Queen Line" in 2020. Toronto council has also expressed support for this plan.
In addition to Rob Ford's announcements of expansion plans in 2011, he suggested the idea of building a new subway line along Finch Avenue West, a substitute for the cancelled light rail line under the Transit City plan, within ten-years' time."