Comment 31338

By Meredith (registered) - website | Posted May 27, 2009 at 23:55:56

I wouldn't be surprised if some of the debate was so vociferous, and had to be seen as taking a lot of time and thought, because this affects the wealthiest neighbourhoods in the city (Leaside, the Bridle Path, and Rosedale) - all of whom, if they drive, will generally use Mt. Pleasant to Jarvis as the quickest route downtown.

Those who actually live downtown will be minimally affected, and suburbanites I can't see as being particularly vocal about in-town driving beyond "it's always terrible" compared to where they're from.

Even if the concept is a slam-dunk, the process can't be seen to be or else some very wealthy folks will get upset. Those who want their votes and support will be lining up to make this a hot-button issue and blow it way out of proportion.

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