- May 1, 2007
- Reaction score
- The Junction, Toronto
The TTC also didn't want to build the station at Glencairn immediately upon constructing the extension to save money. It wasn't just the opposition of some NIMBYs.Good points. Speaking of NIMBYism, the lack of a subway stop on Yonge between Eglinton and Lawrence can only be attributed to neighbourhood opposition to the creation of a potential "intensifiaction" node around Glencairn. In the case of the Spadina line northerly from St. Clair, I remember the endless debates as to whether the route should go under Bathurst at the Cedarvale bridge vs the already cleared Spadina Expressway route. In that case economics won out, not the logic of putting the subway under an already high-density corridor.
Too bad the Spadina line didn't go under Bathurst. Rather than being isolated in the middle of an expressway, the line could have been better used with greater development potential.