TTC CEO Andy Byford to study short-turning streetcars, Humber Loop (Etobicoke Guardian, Feb. 12, 2014)

We owe thanks to David Juliusson for letting us know of a Feb. 12, 2014 Etobicoke Guardian article by Tamara Shephard, relating to transit in south Etobicoke.

[Click on link in previous sentence to access the article.]

David Juliusson has referred, in a recent email, to the plan, discussed in the article, to redevelop the Mr. Christie’s Bakery site for residential homes, and has brought attention to the following text:

  • “I do not support moving the Mimico GO station anywhere,” Grimes said. “There is talk, ‘Can we get a GO station at Humber Bay Shores.’ Once the Mr. Christie site gets developed, that will be our first ask as a community: a new GO station.”

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The article is entitled:  “TTC CEO Andy Byford to study short-turning streetcars, Humber Loop”

The subhead reads: “South Etobicoke community transit meeting talks Mimico GO station, TTC fares”

Opening paragraphs read:

Short-turning TTC streetcars regularly leave Lakeshore residents waiting 30 minutes or more for the next one.

That was the major complaint among the 120 or so Etobicoke residents who came out Tuesday, Feb. 11 to ask questions of TTC CEO Andy Byford, TTC Chair Karen Stintz and Metrolinx’s Director of Policy and Planning Daniel Haufschild.

“As much as it will be great to get bigger streetcars and all the mod cons (modern conveniences), it’s the frequency of the streetcars that is the problem,” Keith Hart, a New Toronto resident since 1978, told Byford after the TTC CEO’s presentation mentioning the rollout starting this year of 204 new, longer, fully accessible, air-conditioned streetcars.

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2 replies
  1. Torontois
    Torontois says:

    I’m happy to say that this meeting was opened up to questions from the floor. Very interesting questions resulted. Andy Byford was a standout in his direct approach to attacking TTC problems.


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