This is where things get interesting. From what I understood (and I could be wrong about this), the plan for the Don Valley Layover Facility didn't allow for VIA trains to use the CP Don Spur, so I'm willing to bet that part of the decision for this move is that VIA begged GO to move it elsewhere.FWIW, I do believe electrification will be going forward here in the future.
There's another proposed rail service which may require it.
The thing is though, electrifying the CP don sub does almost nothing for the Richmond Hill line unless the leaside spur is reactivated... so maybe?
... nah I'm just inhaling a ton of hopium.
... but why? That frankly makes even less senseI don't think that's correct. They were going to electrify the Richmond Hill Line at the Rosedale Siding