The Air-Rail Link Debate

There is an interesting article written by our councillor Mike Layton in today’s Toronto Star about the plans for the Air-Rail Link that will be cutting past Liberty Village upon completion. When the air-rail link was originally proposed, there was a call for it to operate as a public transit line with at least 10 stops in the communities along the way. However, instead of coming forward with a plan to fulfill this need, the province instead proposed an air-rail link which, at this time, would stop at only two stations — one in Weston and one at Bloor.

Layton sees this as a missed opportunity, one that could fulfil the needs of many more Torontonians. Should it instead become an above-ground electric subway-style service for the west end, it would undoubtedly serve the needs of many more people.

Communities across Toronto have called for additional stops at Humber, Woodbine, Etobicoke North, Jane Street, Eglinton Avenue West, Carleton Village, the Junction and Liberty Village.

Read the article here.

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