It would be a shame if they messed with Lawrence West. Its glass and orange framed structure is distinctive and quite pleasant to spend time in with its warm choice of materials. It should be made a heritage structure like Yorkdale Station.One other thing: if this comes to pass, it'd likely mean the first significant demolition/disfigurement of one of the architect-designed 1978 Spadina Line stations...
You mean you'd even get rid of Erickson's Yorkdale station? IdiotJust get rid of it!
- Finally close CFB Downsview
- Align Dufferin north of the 401 with Dufferin to the south
- Add a 401 east to Bathurst St exit
- Cover the Spadina subway in the Allen ditch
- Bring the ditch up to grade
- Build hi-rises at the Subway stations and parks in-between
- The money from the real-estate would likely pay for it all
The Allen through Yorkdale is at or above grade and it is not until it is well on the way to Lawrence West that it starts to head lower than the surrounding land. Any lowering of the Allen around Yorkdale is going to have issues with the overpasses over the 401, over Yorkdale Rd and over Ranee.You mean you'd even get rid of Erickson's Yorkdale station? Idiot
Allen Expressway = Sheppard Subway... Cut short for different reasons, but both semi-useless in their current states.Why did they build the Allen in the first place? I live on Wilson a block away from it and have used it maybe thrice since moving here, and one of the times it was a parkinglot. Doesn't seem to be any better then Dufferin or Bathurst.
The only difference is that if both were made useful, one would be a parking lot in downtown dumping thousands of cars on a comparatively limited capacity Victorian grid, while Sheppard would still be moving people as fast as ever from downtown North York to central Scarborough.Allen Expressway = Sheppard Subway... Cut short for different reasons, but both semi-useless in their current states.