Ugh? i been up there and there are bus routes everywhere, or is transit only Subways + LRTs now in Toronto..lol
The 49 actually has a lot of demand for it (at least during peak periods). A lot more demand than the TTC seems to think it has because I see those buses regularly packed both departing and arriving full at Kipling station, so clearly there's not enough service being provided there.Exactly. Create demand for transit, and more buses will be added to the Bloor West 49 and the East Mall 111. Both of those routes are every 10 minutes at rush hour currently.
A lot of drama for something that can be fixed easily by upping the frequency of the buses.The 49 actually has a lot of demand for it (at least during peak periods). A lot more demand than the TTC seems to think it has because I see those buses regularly packed both departing and arriving full at Kipling station, so clearly there's not enough service being provided there.
The 111 is in the exact same predicament of being regularly packed during the rush hour, but again not enough service is being provided there either.
Having bus routes "everywhere" is one thing, but having proper service is another. So no, @Automation Gallery transit really isnt present in the area in the way that you think it is. Take for example the Humber Bay Shores area, transit is might be seen as being "everywhere" there because the 501, and 66 are right next door. Is enough service being run on both those routes to meet demand? Most definitely not.
Most of Etobicoke's condos are becoming the home for those who want that "middle ground". Close to highways to be able to drive to their job in the 905, but still relatively close to downtown to enjoy that lifestyle, too. Most of Humber Bay Shores is full of these "reverse commuters", and my hunch is that a lot of this area would be filled with the same.Is that really true of new condo owners and apartment dwellers on the East Mall though? I’d be surprised.
This isn't an employment zone though - it's mixed use. This is a significant office loss, but it's crappy, mostly empty suburban space far away from transit. I'm not too concerned.
Now whether this level of residential density should be being put this far from transit.. that is another matter.
there are two bus routes that go through the intersection that both lead fairly directly to Kipling.. but they only come every 10 minutes.
By Toronto standards that is very poor transit service. With this and 2 Gibbs that may increase.. but still, not the sort of transit service that it may be smart to be locating 1,100 units next to. The vast majority of owners in this area likely drive to work.
Oh it's not just the 111, ever since this kids ride free policy has been implemented service has deteriorated on many routes due to crush load capacity, but I digress.I'm in the Valhalla buildings, 111 service during rush hour is currently awful because kids fill up bus to get to school at the corner, and the TTC hasn't adjusted it yet. Now I just walk to the 49