Dec. 18, 2016

Omission of the McCowan and Lawrence Station

"I don't agree with the omission of the McCowan and Lawrence Station from the proposed extension of the Bloor-Danforth Line to Scarborough Centre - The McCowan and Lawrence Station would have had a greater impact on resolving Scarborough’s transit issues than the proposed SmartTrack Station at Kennedy and Lawrence – The McCowan and Lawrence Station was omitted over concerns over cannibalizing and impacting the success of Tory’s SmartTrack, when in fact, it’s the other way around – Tory’s SmartTrack is a waste of money – What Metrolinx was planning with GO RER was perfectly fine – It would have increased speed and frequency of service, while Tory’s SmartTrack with it’s added stations will actually slow GO down – Subways should have been expanded to provide more of a local service, while GO should have been reserved for faster and more efficient regional service – Now GO will provide a slower service than it might have "

Phil Prentice