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Don Yard


Many considerations factor into the assessment of new sites including:

Connectivity and Ridership Drivers

  • How many trips will start and end at this station?
  • Does the station connect to other transit lines and have the potential to improve service?
  • Does the station connect to key destinations?

Travel Time Savings

  • What are the time savings associated with the new station?

Market Potential

  • How well situated is the station in relationship to future market demand?

Development Potential

  • Can the station support future development and intensification?

Policy Alignment

  • Does the Station Area conform to Regional land use policy?

Construction Affordability

  • What is the cost to construct the station?

Ease of Construction

  • Can the required facilities be constructed in this location?

Don Yard

This station has been evaluated as follows:

  • High: Market potential, development potential, policy alignment.
  • Medium: Connectivity and ridership.
  • Low: Travel time savings, construction affordability, ease of construction.

What are your thoughts on this analysis? Have we missed anything?

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Franky's avatar
Mar 4, 2016 - 11:08

Although this station has merits on it's own, it's too close to the Unilever site and would slow down the trains too much for it's value. The next station along the line would be a better choice.

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LetsGo75's avatar
Mar 5, 2016 - 17:55

East Bayfront connection and transfer to GO Richmond Hill line (depending on future routing/combinations)

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