The rail overpass just over 100 metres to the east of Leslie would have been a problem. This is the Richmond Hill GO line. Metrolinx had decided at one time that they were going to extend the tunnel until at least Don Mills, maybe even as far as Victoria Park if I remember correctly. Metrolinx wanted to skip building a station at Leslie because it would have cost $400 miliion to build a deep station there and not enough people live in the area to justify that expense.. It also meant that Laird would have to be a deep station as well. The people that live in the condos up on the hill weren't too happy about that, so Metrolinx relented.Can someone explain if it was structurally feasible to elevate the LRT over Leslie?
Metrolinx knows that grade separation at Leslie would have been the preferred solution, but they weren't going to fork out $400 million for a deep station. What we have today is the result.