Comment 119114

By RobF (registered) | Posted June 07, 2016 at 12:53:07 in reply to Comment 119036

Don't know about the geology ... certainly those factors arise. Sewell was Alderman for ward that included Queen St E on both sides of the Don River at the time (until Logan or Carlaw ... I can't remember exactly off the top of my head). He (and I think) Karl Jaffary were opposed. There was real resistance in the City for anything deemed to be for commuters (car or transit) and a strong push to decentralize office growth to North York Centre, Scarborough Centre, and Downsview (of all places). Aside from opposing the Queen St Subway progressives in the mid-1970s also opposed an Eglinton line in favour of rapid transit on Sheppard, because they thought it would be more likely to redirect growth pressures from downtown neighbourhoods. Different time, different thinking on the political level ... that was my point.

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