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New GO Stop at Park Lawn

This petition had 1,678 supporters

As City Councillors for Wards 5 & 6, Etobicoke-Lakeshore, we were pleased to see that Park Lawn is being considered as a location for a potential new GO station in the Metrolinx "New Station Analysis" report.

We cannot stress enough how inadequate public transit service is in Etobicoke-Lakeshore. Transit in our wards is inefficient, unreliable, and often inaccessible to many users.

Both Ward 5 and 6 have been experiencing a period of intense residential growth and there has never been a more critical demand for better transit infrastructure than right now. By the time construction of residential developments in the Park Lawn and Lake Shore Blvd. W area are complete, there will be approximately 28,000 residents living within a few square kilometres. Much of this density was approved at the Provincial level by the Ontario Municipal Board, with no consideration of the pressures this would place on our municipal infrastructure.

Traffic congestion is already at an all-time high and we anticipate it will continue to deteriorate over the next few years. We cannot expect people to leave their cars at home if we do not provide reliable public transit options close to home. By investing in a new stop at Park Lawn, in addition the Mimico GO station, you will provide thousands of residents the ability to get out of their cars and get where they need to go quickly, while at the same time helping to take the pressure off our already over-burdened infrastructure.

Today: Councillor Mark Grimes and Councillor Justin DiCiano is counting on you

Councillor Mark Grimes and Councillor Justin DiCiano needs your help with “Bruce McCuiag : A GO Stop at Park Lawn”. Join Councillor Mark Grimes and Councillor Justin DiCiano and 1,677 supporters today.