Comment 113577

By mdrejhon (registered) - website | Posted August 21, 2015 at 00:38:23 in reply to Comment 113575

The Gage GO idea is part of the GO special feature Part #3. This station is unplanned/unfunded, but the city purchased land next to the railroad there -- The land is already a cat in the bag; we are now already protected for that possibility, should it happen. A temporary basic asphalt platform (without shelter) can cost well under $1M (1/50th the cost of West Harbour); something that could be potentially locally raised. We don't need underpasses/overpasses, since Gage Rd can be used as the pedestrian crossing.

As a sneak preview for Gage GO advocacy:

  • It is additionally noteworthy Toronto is possibly doing the Olympics 2024 bid. I've got mixed feelings about Olympics, but if Toronto gets it, #hamont has to be included.
  • The Olympics Agenda 2020 now encourages the usage of pre-existing venues where possible, reducing the pressure for Sochi/Beijing style gigabudgets.
  • It is also noteworthy Tim Horton's field (with south end zone bleachers) is bigger than London's smallest of six olympic soccer stadiums. So we're already 'ready' at a low budget.

Keep tuned.

Comment edited by mdrejhon on 2015-08-21 00:50:19

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