I mean it's not a horrible station placement, definitely far more useful than the basket case that is Highway 407 station. However for those who live in the far back of your image, many would rather take the 100 Flemingdon Park bus rather than walk 400+ metres (especially in winter). The area is rather wind swept due to the high rises, I would presume most people would not want to walk any significant distance in the dead of winter, to or from the station. I am also sure that the 100 Flemingdon Park bus will terminate at the new bus terminal at "Science Centre" station with a routing something like this:
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It's a bit odd but from what I've seen travelling across the city for years is that people are more likely to take a connecting bus than walk to a station in the more suburban parts of the city. This is very prominent in winter and on trips originating at any given station, there will be a larger cachement area with people walking to the station but far fewer people would walk from the station. Is there any possibility that the parking lot to the immediate west of the "Flemingdon Park" station has any chance of redevelopment? I know it's for the Science Centre but I generally don't see it used apart from school buses before the pandemic.
Good post and good points. I didn't give any thought to the existing 100 bus. I think you're right, this will completely change when the OL opens. Aruably there will be no need to go all the way down to Broadview anymore, so maybe the south end of the route could loop around Laird and Wicksteed instead. The current 56 Laird bus would then be completely obsolete.