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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?


This station has been evaluated as follows:

  • Medium: Policy alignment.
  • Low: Connectivity and ridership, travel time savings, market potential, development potential, construction affordability, ease of construction.                          

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

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sappletown's avatar
Feb 29, 2016 - 13:53

A station here would go a long way to serving this community. The Etobicoke North GO station doesn't do the job now. The Islington TTC bus and 52 Lawrence TTC bus is a popular route because they are the fastest way to these communities from more central jobs and schools. The road infrastructure is in place already (Resources Road) to facilitate the station. I suspect that a station here wouldn't draw too much ridership from the Etobicoke North station.

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Franky's avatar
Mar 4, 2016 - 12:09

This community does not have any good links into the city. There is plenty of high density buildings in this area that could make use of this connection. This should be a go!

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Will's avatar

Mar 5, 2016 - 19:12


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