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Dundas West (Barrie)


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?

Dundas West

This station has been evaluated as follows:

  • High: Policy Alignment.
  • Medium: Market potential, construction affordability, ease of construction.
  • Low: Connectivity and ridership, travel time savings, development potential.                                                        

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

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Parkdale Phil's avatar
Mar 3, 2016 - 23:25

I feel this station makes sense only if it serves both the Kitchener and the Barrie lines. Connectivity to the TTC seems better than the "low" ranking, with the 505 and 506 streetcars and the Lansdowne bus. Also, it seems that there is land available for a station, and at the same time there is a lot of development nearby, especially around Sterling Road, both residential and commercial (including plan for new art museum).
That said, this seems too close to Bloor, and surely the Kitchener Bloor/Dundas West stop would not move, so it seems much preferable to have a Bloor stop on the Barrie line also, with a fairly short walk in between.

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Franky's avatar
Mar 4, 2016 - 11:47

This location is too far from any transit or density to generate any usage.

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Will's avatar
Mar 4, 2016 - 15:03

I agree with the comments before mine. Bloor and Queen West seem like better options. The QW stop would also serve 3 lines (Kitchener, Barrie and Milton)

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Prisciak's avatar
Mar 17, 2016 - 16:46

If a Bloor/Danforth subway connection is made, this stop is too close. Even on it own, the potential usage does not merit a GO connection, but perhaps a Smart Track stop instead.

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A Q's avatar
Mar 18, 2016 - 08:59

seems like a random pinpoint just to get your station list upto 50 !!
A Bloor St connection and one at Queen-Liberty village would serve much greater ridership.

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ktunio's avatar
Mar 21, 2016 - 20:16

A ideal location to connect north line with west line providing missing transit connectivity between areas to the north such as Aurora and New Market with areas to the west such as Brampton, Guelph, etc.

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