Comment 72956

By mystoneycreek (registered) - website | Posted January 11, 2012 at 07:21:33 in reply to Comment 72949

Barton and Tiffany could work.

I'm interested in hearing creative opinions on this. Because in the end, if there's a design that works, if there's funding available, this conundrum must be solved. And something is going to have to give. Either land is going to have to be expropriated, or some inventive approaches are going to have to be implemented. (I am not confident that this is a 'sure thing' coming from City Hall, so put on your thinking caps, people!) But odds are that there's going to be a clamour against it, because it's going to affect someone. But to just shrug and say 'We'll jump off that bridge when we get to it' strikes me as what tends to go on at Council waaaaaay too much. Surely we're better than that.

There's that large area behind Fortinos, between King and Main and the 403. I'm not sure what it is exactly, but it could be an option.

I doubt it. Firstly, it's in a gully. Secondly, it's not big enough. And isn't that whole Dundurn/Main/King/403 area a bad enough situation as it is...?

The CP Yard on Aberdeen could be an option as Mahesh mentioned, along with something further west in the Rifle Range Rd area?

I'm assuming you're talking about the stretch on either side of Main, here?

http://tiny.cc/62ljb

I don't have a grasp of its size, how it's zoned, whether it's large enough for what's required, but it's actually a site that Mahesh brought up to me months ago.

I'm with Ryan - we build the system where it will have it's best chance to succeed, and then locate the yard in a proper location.

I'm going to modify my reaction here for the sake of propriety and decorum: We can't simply shrug and say 'We'll jump off that bridge when we get to it'. That strikes me as what tends to go on at Council waaaaaay too much, the kind of behaviour that's bemoaned athletically on this very site.

Surely we're better than that.

Comment edited by mystoneycreek on 2012-01-11 07:41:33

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