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SmartTrack-GO Station Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, October 19, 2017

Dear Constituent:

I hope you and your family had an enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday.

I am writing to let you know that I am hosting a Town Hall Meeting for the new SmartTrack – GO Transit station planned for Finch – Kennedy (proposed with no parking lot).  I invite you and your neighbours to this public meeting to learn more about the new station and to get your feedback. Everyone is welcome to attend.

City of Toronto staff will be present to provide an update on the project progress, to provide an overview of planned environmental studies, and to see your input on proposed concept plans and key elements of the project.

Please see below for the Town Hall Meeting details:

Date:               Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Time:               7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location:        North American Muslim Foundation (NAMF)

4140 Finch Avenue East, Scarborough, ON.

 

I have a number of serious concerns with the City’s plans for this new transit station. At this Town Hall Meeting I will be directly questioning City staff on the following issues and I encourage you to add your feedback:

 

  • The City’s initial proposal for the station included a 250 space parking lot. The City is now saying there will be NO parking lot at the station. This is mistake. Suburban residents north of the 401 must have the ability to drive to the station to take transit downtown. Without a parking lot, commuters will pass on taking transit.
  • The SmartTrack project is not living up to its promise. Mayor Tory promised 22 new stations built in 7 years, by 2022. The City will only see 6 new stations built by the “mid-2020s” and we know that will be later. This is unacceptable.

I was interviewed on CP24 yesterday on the failures of SmartTrack. Please see the video below and remind your neighbours to come to our Town Hal l Meeting on October 19th.

 

  SmartTrack consultations underway in Scarborough

Councillor Jim Karygiannis says he has reservations about the number of planned parking spots along the proposed

For more information about this project, please contact:

Councillor Jim Karygiannis (Ward 39, Scarborough-Agincourt)

416-392-1374 | councillor_karygiannis@toronto.ca

 

The SmartTrack project team can be reached at:

SmartTrack@toronto.ca 416-338-2848

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