The King Streetcar probably won't be around anyways by time M+G is competed. It's doubtful that all three towers will be completed by 2025.
High capacity modes replace lower capacity modes all the time. Just as the Yonge and Bloor subways replaced streetcars, there's no reason to keep a surface streetcar line when a subway replicates its route. Subways were designed for dense urban areas not served by existing rail lines and operate best when stations are close enough to walk to. The Mirvish project and others like it strengthen the need for more subway lines downtown, and to provide the needed relief they have to be proper urban subways, not glorified commuter rail.First, there has to be a plan and money for an underground DRL. Add to that, there will still be a demand for surface transit in order to meet the need for frequent stops. With more population and more people living in the area, the requirement will be for the expansion of transit, not replacing one mode for another.
While I'm sure that this 1 condo development will add a certain amount of strain on public transit in the area, that hasn't been a deterrent to entire masterplanned communities a magnitude larger being developed. I don`t remember anybody being vocal against the development of Cityplace, Liberty Village or Regent Park, despite the fact that those added tens of thousands of new residents to areas where transit service wasn't slated for improvement.
First, there has to be a plan and money for an underground DRL. Add to that, there will still be a demand for surface transit in order to meet the need for frequent stops. With more population and more people living in the area, the requirement will be for the expansion of transit, not replacing one mode for another.
I don't see how people can possibly oppose M+G because of transit/infrastructure while still being supportive of the other major office and residential developments in the city. Sounds like skapegoating to me.
local stop demand under a subway line with frequent stops is extremely low, the Yonge line local demand is met with a bus every 15 minutes (and is rarely even remotely close to being full), there is simply no way that once a subway with somewhat frequent stops running under king is built will there be demand for a 30 meter streetcar to run down the street at any frequency that makes maintaining the service worthwhile.