Yes, but not every downtown subway line has to serve a single station. The DRL is meant to relieve the Yonge and Bloor lines and serve neighbourhoods that lack mass transit. Most of the riders will be going downtown, not to Union, so a Union connection isn't really necessary. Costs aside, if a King or Queen St alignment would attract more riders, that's the option that should be chosen.That routing of the DRL makes no sense. Serving King and Queen and Adelaide at the same time?
The whole point of the DRL is to provide relief to the subway system, and yet in that proposal, despite the complex routing, the DRL does not connect to Union and to the GO Trains, and such connection will only become more important as GO improves service.
Most people coming downtown on the subway are going to the financial district, the Eaton Centre, the universities, shopping, etc, not Union Station. A line going along King or Queen could serve these passengers just as well as a line going to Union.Union is not in downtown?
I don't have the figures for this, but I would imagine the Queen/King corridor has a much higher job/commercial density than the rail corridor and will for quite some time. One benefit of a Queen/King line would be people from the rest of the city might actually go there for work/recreation. Outside of the CN Tower/Skydome, not much is along the rail corridor.Development is occurring along the rail corridor and the harbourfront, not along Queen.
Orange includes all developments of 400 units or greater.
Very soon, there will be more people living along the rail corridor than along Queen.
The development on Queen is good... and part of the reason why it is good is because it is lowrise. It fits into the stable neighbourhoods but unfortunately doesn't add all that much density. And King is just as close to the rail corridor as it is to Queen, which makes that argument moot.Cdl: Maybe, but there are a lot more developments under 400 units - you can't just discount them. The King East and West areas have dozens and dozens of developments that don't seem to be shown on that map. Besides, a subway is needed for existing demand just as much as for future demand.
Exhibition Place, National Trade Centre, Harbourfront, ACC, Skydome. The only attraction in the core that can compare to these locations is the Eaton Centre.I don't have the figures for this, but I would imagine the Queen/King corridor has a much higher job/commercial density than the rail corridor and will for quite some time. One benefit of a Queen/King line would be people from the rest of the city might actually go there for work/recreation. Outside of the CN Tower/Skydome, not much is along the rail corridor.