The city of Markham has released an interim report on Land Use and Built Form Study on the Yonge Street corrider surrounding each station.
Here's the documents if you wish to read further into it; lots of great details and has a detailed vision of how Markham wants the neighbourhoods to look like including examples to other developments in Toronto. https://pub-markham.escribemeetings.com/filestream.ashx?DocumentId=43413
Some key information and images;
Finally a positive story by TVO
OPINION: The idea that the pandemic should make the province rethink its plan to build more subways in Toronto is flawed. Subways were a good idea before COVID-19 — and they’ll be a good idea after it.www.tvo.org
YNSE report on the agenda for tomorrow's York Region Committee of the Whole.
And, in case the above link doesn't work because the agenda is updated, PDF in Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XtSPZ84qEQ-DAgxBAvMTC0OUWjv_Z7XO/view?usp=sharing
I mean, it’s said with a disparaging tone - but I think that’s a reasonable criticism, and I’m glad York Region has to pay its share of the operating expenses.Also, it's not on the Metrolinx or TTC agenda so I doubt he'll see it but this should make Steve Munro and his crowd smile with delight and put some champagne on ice:
It will also take some wind out of the sails of the people who like to crow that suburbanites shouldn't be allowed to steal subway seats from tax-paying Toronto citizens. With York Region actually paying a share, that argument becomes moot.
I mean, it’s said with a disparaging tone - but I think that’s a reasonable criticism, and I’m glad York Region has to pay its share of the operating expenses.
This is a mischaracterization of the concerns over subway extensions into York Region.I just also resent being treated as a second-class rider for daring to use TTC every now and then.
This is a mischaracterization of the concerns over subway extensions into York Region.
Put bluntly, people just want to know that York Region is paying it’s fair share for TTC service operating deep into its territory. This is especially the case because the TTC (and the people of Toronto, who fully funded its operating expenses till recently) weren’t particularly interested in expanding into York Region - this was a decision handed down by the Provincial government.
When I worked in the TTC in 2017, this attitude was pervasive amongst some staff as well. I remember someone called on the edge of Toronto, having no idea how to go onwards to Brampton and the person on the phone was unsympathetic, and didn't even provide a BramTrans phone number.With all due respect, it's not a mischaracterization. Whether it's here or social media or in real life, irrespective of subway extensions, I've heard many prominent Toronto "urbanists" talk about people from Thornhill and Richmond Hill as "regional riders" who should be taking GO instead of taking up seats on the TTC. Examples abound (for the sake of "bringing receipts" I'll name Jen Keesmaat and Adam Giambrone, for starters) but suffice it to say I am quite confident this attitude exists and has existed for a while. The operating costs issue with expansion no doubt takes it to another level but it would exist either way in regards to 905ers using the TTC, regardless of the fact that these people are going to jobs in Toronto and spending money at restaurants and other businesses in Toronto etc.