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How should Toronto connect the East and West arms of the planned waterfront transit with downtown?

  • Expand the existing Union loop

    Votes: 172 73.2%
  • Build a Western terminus

    Votes: 10 4.3%
  • Route service along Queen's Quay with pedestrian/cycle/bus connection to Union

    Votes: 23 9.8%
  • Connect using existing Queen's Quay/Union Loop and via King Street

    Votes: 15 6.4%
  • Other

    Votes: 15 6.4%

  • Total voters
    235

EnviroTO

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While I agree that Toronto should raise property tax, I don't agree they should use that to expand transit; that money is needed for capital and operating needs for parks, long-term care, shelters, housing, culture, recreation, libraries, cycling, public realm/streetscapes and more.

Transit should be funded via road tolls, which the City agreed to do, passing it, only to have it vetoed by the province.
Metrolinx took over transit of regional significance. Local buses, streetcars, bike lanes.... that is for the city. If the city can't pay for the local services required to service the port lands they aren't setting development charges and property taxes appropriately.
 
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Word is (others have more info), a test bed is to be setup on Cherry St ROW to tryout grass for QQE and Portland. Long over due and need to look at QQW as well.

QQE will go south on the New Cherry St and turn east on Commissioner St To a loop north of Commissioner before the bridge

No money for Cherry South Bridge and development of Polson years off, best to do Commissioner at this time so say TO and Waterfront Toronto.

Cost of Union still going up by delaying this project

Design at 30%
 

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Word is (others have more info), a test bed is to be setup on Cherry St ROW to tryout grass for QQE and Portland. Long over due and need to look at QQW as well.

QQE will go south on the New Cherry St and turn east on Commissioner St To a loop north of Commissioner before the bridge

No money for Cherry South Bridge and development of Polson years off, best to do Commissioner at this time so say TO and Waterfront Toronto.

Cost of Union still going up by delaying this project

Design at 30%
Thanks for the update. Design at 30% after more than a decade. See you all in 2289 for the grand opening!
 

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Word is (others have more info), a test bed is to be setup on Cherry St ROW to tryout grass for QQE and Portland. Long over due and need to look at QQW as well.

QQE will go south on the New Cherry St and turn east on Commissioner St To a loop north of Commissioner before the bridge

No money for Cherry South Bridge and development of Polson years off, best to do Commissioner at this time so say TO and Waterfront Toronto.

Cost of Union still going up by delaying this project

Design at 30%
This is generally correct, more info will be distributed very soon - there were a couple of advisory group meetings earlier in the week. It is also suggested that the Cherry St line should go south of the current loop and connect with QQE.
 

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