That sounds a bit vengeful.... but I would say the same thing a bit more clinically. Wherever we build transit in the GTA, density has to follow. That doesn’t imply towers, but at minimum it implies a buildout to the full Avenues 8-story scale. That ought to be applied all along Bloor-Danforth from Kennedy to Kipling. Similarly the zoning for multiple-family dwellings must be increased, allowing smaller but still multi-family structures anywhere within a few blocks of a subway station.Normally I am not for this kind of decision making - but it would please me greatly to see that stretch of homes expropriated for a big fat elevated transit line.
I live in such a a single family home neighbourhood with a short walk to the subway, and all I see being constructed around here are monster homes. That has to stop. Triplexes, ok. One option is to impose surtaxes or development super fees on any new housing construction in that proximity zone that doesn’t offer multiple units, owned or leased. Or just raise tax assessments. Change the economics so that the people who say “I have money, so it’s my right to buy close to the subway” are outbid by people who say “I will use the same land to house more people”.
So yeah, that kinda dooms the present neighbourhoods close to Eglinton (just as it dooms the Kingsway, and others near Bloor/Danforth). Building transit and then surrounding it with suburbs is a bigger waste than overbuilding a line where a more modest form of transit would do.