The motion did mention that a lot of development is being built at Steeles. There's a secondary plan with lots of upzoning. Centrepoint mall development will be big. Significantly more proceeds from tocs at Steeles station in the coming years.To conclude: It's not that Cummer doesn't deserve a station or that.no one would use it if were built. It's that too many circumstances conspire against it making sense at this point. (A TOC at Steeles could be used to justify Cummer but it would have to happen soon and as far as we know, there isn't one in place so back to square one).
The Province of Ontario fully funded Steeles Station and agreed to allocate the proceeds from transit-oriented community charges for developments surrounding the proposed Cummer Station to the City of Toronto. However, due to extensive existing development approvals, there won’t be sufficient funds flowing from these charges to fund an entire new subway station. Development surrounding Steeles Station is however at a much earlier stage and there are expected to be significantly more proceeds from transit-oriented communities available in coming years to fund Steeles Station. The Province of Ontario has many remaining opportunities to recover costs through transit-oriented communities along Yonge Street from the proposed Cummer Station towards Yonge/Steeles.