Public Meeting for the LRT West Lakeshore at LAMP on Thursday

If you didn't notice in the events calendar there is another public meeting to discuss the proposed West Lakeshore LRT route.

Time: February 12, 2009 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Location: LAMP
Street: 185 Fith Street in New Toronto

Please come out and inform yourself about this initiative, and get any questions or concerns you have answered. If you would like to voice your thoughts we have started a discussion in the Forum section.

More information can be found at:

Below are some images that provide some background:

Entire View

Long Branch to Park Lawn

Dedicated LRT aready exist from Humber Loop to Roncevalles

Roncevalles to Dufferin

Dufferin to Exhibition

Exhibition to Union Station

Proposal includes new rail cars

Please voice your opinion in the discussion created on this site.

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Comment by Kevin Reidy on March 28, 2009 at 4:47pm
If the project goes ahead
No track reconstruction is needed as happened on St. Clair. Thus construction time would be shorter.
Do we need a left turn lane at every signalized intersection or just as the major roads such as Islington and Kipling? If we don't need all these left turn lanes then then fewer expropriations are needed (and the cost is lower.)
If businesses are going to be displaced can we find a way to relocate them in the immediate vicinity? There are a number of empty storefronts on the Lakeshore. (Not all of them would necessarily be suitable. Perhaps the property owners have plans to redevlop.) You have to guarantee that if a business did relocate, it would have some security that it wouldn't be displaced in a few years.
How much parking would we lose? Are the lost spaces concentrated in a few areas such as New Toronto where the road allowance is narrower or is it spread all along Lakeshore Blvd.? Are we counting spaces in front of Humber College in these totals? These are not spaces in front of stores.
What are the traffic impacts on our side streets? With left turn restrictions to and from Lakeshore Blvd. traffic would increase on certain side streets as there would be fewer ways in and out. Would this be a significant increase?
How would the turn restrictions work in Long Branch? Unlike New Toronto, streets on either side of Lakeshore Blvd. do not meet up.
Is the completion date of 2015 as mention in Lakeshore Villages realistic? The other Transit City projects should have a higher priority. (There are 6 other lines plus the downtown section of this line.) There are also new streetcar lines to be built in the Portlands area when redevelopment occurs and a possible subway extension to Vaughan. Yes, there is infrastructure money available but it only goes so far. Building a Transit City line a year is going to take us well beyond 2015.

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