Ah yes, Metrolinx bulldozing a park in a neighborhood already screaming about a new electric transit service seems sensible . . .
Metrolinx has sent many conflicting signals about property that will be affected as opposed to "taken". They are evasive about land they might occupy (having to tear down the current trees, etc) in order to build on their corridor. When they show finished versions of the line these do not reveal what will occur for construction. There was a recent event at Small's Creek (east of the OL territory) where a crew came in at midnight
to cut down trees in an area they had previously said would be protected. They wanted it for an access road to the corridor. It turned out that this was for a separate contract (new signalling cable) that the project team assuring the residents all was safe didn't know about. It is fairly common to discover that spokespeople for Metrolinx do not know all of what the organization is up to. They might have the best of intentions, but it is precisely this type of event that makes any "promise" or "plan" Metrolinx might produce utterly untrustworthy.
On the subject of electric service, when the total number of trains is planned to go up by a factor of 9x and the combined headway will be <60 seconds all day between GO and OL operations, people have every reason to distrust Mlx who have still not published any noise projections for the area in question. "Trust us, it will be quieter" rings hollow.
The compound effect of the evasions, the lack of detailed plans, and what I will generously call "staff who don't know what they are talking about" undermines Metrolinx' credibility on any issue.