And the White Elephant of the Year award goes to...drum roll, please...the 407 station! Ceremony to be held on the concourse level, after-party on the maintenance level. Valet parking provided for only 600 cars, so arrive early.
That's pretty much like 407 on proposed Hurontario LRT right? No words of development around there, just parking and bus stops in addition to a station.The sad thing is that the area bound by 407, the hydro corridor, 400, and Jane could handle significant development which could make this station at least partially useful. Sadly it seems the plan is for a surface lot and eventually some MTO/GO maintenance yard.
Really? I just skimmed through it and didn't catch the cost of the station.And the White Elephant of the Year award goes to...drum roll, please...the 407 station! Ceremony to be held on the concourse level, after-party on the maintenance level. Valet parking provided for only 600 cars, so arrive early.
The hydro corridor is on the south side and the TRCA lands are up against Jane. There is still a good 15 to 20 hectares of land which could be developed... about the size of an area bound by University, King, Yonge, and Front. If you look at the site on Google Maps you can see how far south the buildings can extend by looking at the Toronto Star building on the other side of the 400. In the places where there is currently flat fields and north of the hydro corridor is developable.Yeah, I was at a meeting discussing this at some point and there is far less developable land around there then you might think. There's the hydro corridor and I believe some of the adjacent land is TRCA-protected....
Final cost of construction for the worst-subway-stop-location-ever-concieved is $134 million. Honestly it'd be an easier pill to swallow if this were made to be the only direct YUS subway/407 transitway connection and the Longbridge Stn was scraped. It's really not warranted.Really? I just skimmed through it and didn't catch the cost of the station.
I think it serves exactly the purpose it's intended to serve. It was never meant to serve Jane street directly. It was and is a commuter parking lot subway station, nothing more nothing less. At least they didn't go and build some fancy overpriced unecessary station building.
It's one station on the line that I'm actually ok with.
I'm not quite sure what the details of the Transitway are, but I don't think it's fair to label it as "a station that will see so little use for the next 30-50 years, if ever." But even if it is to get traffic, there's not really any excuse to build a station that huge and extravagant.Wow, how can so much money be spent on a station that will see so little use for the next 30-50 years, if ever.