There is an interesting article written by our councillor Mike Layton in today’s Toronto Star about the plans for the Air-Rail Link that will be cutting past Liberty Village upon completion. When the air-rail link was originally proposed, there was a call for it to operate as a public transit line with at least 10 stops in the communities along the way. However, instead of coming forward with a plan to fulfill this need, the province instead proposed an air-rail link which, at this time, would stop at only two stations — one in Weston and one at Bloor.
Layton sees this as a missed opportunity, one that could fulfil the needs of many more Torontonians. Should it instead become an above-ground electric subway-style service for the west end, it would undoubtedly serve the needs of many more people.
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Communities across Toronto have called for additional stops at Humber, Woodbine, Etobicoke North, Jane Street, Eglinton Avenue West, Carleton Village, the Junction and Liberty Village.
Read the article here.