Rethink elevated parts of Eglinton Crosstown West Extension, residents, city tell Metrolinx
Construction on the Eglinton Crosstown West extension started this April, but residents' groups and the City of Toronto are calling on Metrolinx to rethink the plan's impact on local green space before it's too late.
Have been in france, Spain, and Portugal for about a month now. Massively extensive metro system that include significant above ground portions, these people want subways just because they want it out of sight and out of mind while driving in their cars, but guideways are much less expensive than tunneling and much quicker to complete
“… underground transit is the most expensive to build and maintain, requires more energy than above-ground options to operate, and should only be used when a large number of people are being transported or there's no other alternative.”
Tunnelling nine storeys down, under the Humber river, seems like a poor choice compared to an elevated viaduct through a park.
There are huge elevated roads all over the Don River and parks starting from Throncliffe to Riverside. No one gives a shit about the eye sore of these bridges because it's roads and people own a cars. But since it's transit, yeah let's bury this thing and suddenly care about the parks. Such hypocrites.
Just when you thought NIMBYism and stupidity couldn't get any worse in this city...
These NIMBYs almost always look the same - retired / empty nesters with more time than they know what to do with.
They're welcome to pay the extra billion to fulfill that out of their own pockets.
the rethinking part shouldn't be "move it underground". it should be "how do we integrate the infrastructure to be an amenity to the park". it means instead of industrial looking elevated railway, it could have design aspirations and amenities below that enhance the park, using the several under the Gardiner parks as examples. Metrolinx should be allotting some of the cash saved by going above ground back to the community and the park by upgrading it.
Sure, bury it and add the tens of millions of dollars of extra costs on their property tax bills. Let’s see if they will still want to change it.
Hogwash. I live along the elevated portion of this future line at Scarlett and Eglington and have participated in the virtual town hall meetings. I am also on my condos board and a member of the local Facebook groups and I can comfortably say that there has been literally no opposition or complaints about it in any of the meetings. Us locals understand how expensive and impractical burying it would be at the Humber which is also a flood plain area.
Not an issue. Next.
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