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Millwood (CN Leaside)


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?

Millwood (CN Leaside)

This station has been evaluated as follows:

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

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

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EnviroTO's avatar
Feb 23, 2016 - 23:21

The area north of this site would need a better street grid and intensified use for this location to make sense. This site is just far enough from Thorncliffe Park to not be that walkable, and would likely be underutilized if the Relief line did reach Eglinton.

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Steve Munro's avatar
Mar 3, 2016 - 17:55

There is no such thing as "CN Leaside". It's a CPR station on their mainline. The "CN" connection spur to the north was replaced by a bike path over a decade ago, but nobody at Metrolinx seems to have discovered this.

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robmausser's avatar
Mar 28, 2016 - 16:28

The bike path was created with a provision that the land can be re-purposed at any time by Metrolinx.

Its still owned by Metrolinx and zoned for transit use as such.

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Franky's avatar
Mar 4, 2016 - 12:17

It's an awkward location that will have decent connections to the downtown via the crosstown and regular bus service to the Yonge or Danforth lines. I can't see a justification for this station.

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LetsGo75's avatar
Mar 5, 2016 - 17:58

Agree with all. The DRL will best serve this location with a more centrally located station.

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