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SOUTH ETOBICOKE-MISSISSAUGA INTEGRATED PUBLIC TRANSIT PROPOSAL
FOR SOUTHERN ETOBICOKE, CITY OF TORONTO May 2016 Rev.
Copyright 2008-2016: Paul Chomik, P.Eng.
The Humber Bay Transit Hub Proposal includes a new GO Station (see Report pages 2-3, 10)
Reasons for locating a new GO Station at the Humber Loop:
- Taxpayer money should not be used (WASTED) to purchase VERY EXPENSIVE Christies (Employment) land from wealthy private developers, when public lands are already available.
- By the time the new GO Station and platforms are built, the City and Province will have integrated fares between Streetcar and GO trains, so that residents can travel two Streetcar stops from Park Lawn to Humber Loop and use the GO train for a single, integrated (fair) fare.
- A new Pedestrian friendly tunnel can connect pedestrians from LSBW to the new GO Station – the existing tunnel was created for TTC workers long before the Humber Bay condos were ever envisioned.
- According to Google Maps, it is less than 850 metres from Park Lawn Rd to Humber Loop along LSBW, making it a 5 to 10 minute walk home in nice weather.
- A new Pedestrian/Bike path can be created to run from Mystic Point to Humber Loop over public lands (see picture).
- If, in the future, additional LRT/Streetcar routes are added along The Queensway or Sunnyside, these will better connect with a GO Station at Humber Loop and not at Christies, Park Lawn Rd.
- Placing the new GO Station at Park Lawn Rd is not convenient (and all up hill) for condo residents in the Palace Pier condo area.
- Metrolinx have stated they will NOT have a GO Station at Mimico and Park Lawn – it’s one or the other, since they are too close. Humber Loop, however, is at the minimum acceptable distance from the existing Mimico GO Station to meet the Metrolinx minimum distance criteria between stations.
- There is no need to “study” the Park Lawn Rd area or “negotiate” with developers for Christies land – start building the new GO Station (no parking lot) at Humber Loop without delay.