Tunnelling the LRT would be better for transit riders, better for drivers, better for taxpayers, and better for our community in Etobicoke.
I have been advocating on this issue since early 2016. I have consulted extensively with our community and co-hosted a Transit Town Hall and a community consultation in Etobicoke with Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca on this issue. I have also met on multiple occasions with Mayor Tory, the Premier, and Minister Del Duca to advocate for tunnelling.
In addition, I wrote Mayor Tory in May 2016 to ask the Mayor to halt the sale of lands that were set aside for transit along the North side of Eglinton Avenue and wrote to Metrolinx CEO John Jensen in May 2017 to request that the City of Toronto and Metrolinx study the full range of grade separation options for the Eglinton West LRT, including tunnelling. I also advocated for tunnelling at a recent consultation hosted by City of Toronto staff about the Eglinton LRT at Martingrove Collegiate on November 13.
On December 5, 2017 Mayor Tory passed a motion at City Council directing staff to study tunnelling and/or grade separations for the Eglinton West LRT.
Mayor Tory’s announcement would not have happened without our advocacy, so I would like to thank all of you for your advocacy and support. I would also like to thank Mayor Tory for considering our input and for taking this important step.
I will continue to do all I can to ensure both the City of Toronto and Metrolinx tunnel the Eglinton LRT.
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