The proposed SmartTrack Go train station for Finch/Kennedy in Scarborough, called the Finch East station, will be the station right between the existing Milliken (near Steeles Aveenue) and Agincourt (near Sheppard Avenue). Finch is a very busy route and the station would connect people to the more east-bound Finch express buses.
There are, as always, concern over implications for building in this location. The current location includes a medical building, a small shopping plaza, a small Chinese grocery store, Purolator center and a storage space business.
SmartTrack Finch East Go station at Kennedy/Finch. Google map superimposed with one from UrbanToronto.
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OneCity proposal for the TTC, Toronto, Canada. Will this reduce congestion? I think not.
Admiration is what I feel about Karen Stinz, Glen De Baeremaeker, two City of Toronto councilors, and their OneCity TTC proposal. While I might not agree with their complete plan, they have collectively invested time and effort into making commuting in Toronto better, and have a financial plan to pay for it. This is a damn sight better than Rob Ford, who shouted for subways but had no hope in hell of getting there.
Scarborough LRT vs Subway station map, Toronto, Canada
Confusing is the watchword for the Scarborough LRT. Metrolinx, the provincial organization with the mandate for regional transit has put in a plan called “Transit City”, and has allocated funding for a Light Rapid Transit, or LRT on Sheppard Avenue East. Environmental assessments, financial funding, purchase of rolling stock has been completed and construction work on the line has already started. In comes Rob Ford, the new Toronto mayor, who wants to put a subway on Sheppard instead. All the Transit City plans, decades in the making, are put on hold. Major Ford’s vision is to have the Sheppard line funded by the private sector, based on increased densities, namely condominium development, along the Sheppard line. Today I have no clarity on what will or should happen. There is a vacuum of information on the current plans for the Scarborough LRT.