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The error of our subways; While the rest of the world gets it right, Toronto is trapped in a transit wasteland
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Toronto Star - Toronto, Ont.
Author: Hume, Christopher
Date: May 7, 2006
Start Page: D.11
Section: Ideas
Abstract (Document Summary)

"Connections are key," [Ed Levy] says. "The connection between Yonge and Downsview is the missing link. If we had built that, we'd have a genuine network. Building the subway east of Yonge was a bloody shame."

Even more than the "missing link," says Levy, we should have built a "pre-metro" on Eglinton Ave.; specifically, an advanced light-rail vehicle system, partially underground, partially above, that could be expanded into a full subway when necessary.

"Land-use patterns outside the city will never encourage transit," Levy makes clear. "It's much too spread out. That's why public transit doesn't have a role to play outside the city. You need high density."

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