Laura Albanese, our MPP, wrote a quite scathing letter to Bruce McCuaig, the CEO of Metrolinx, demanding that the John Street Bridge be opened.
Apparently, Metrolinx doesn’t answer letters even from MPPs; Albanese says her last correspondence was “never followed up on with a formal response”.
I know, at the end of the day, it’s a bridge and arguably, an ugly, oversized one. But to me, it stands as a symbol of all that is wrong with Metrolinx: it is expensive, consultative, and sold with breathless unfalsifiable jargonese.
But at the end of the day, after millions of dollars and hours of puffery, it’s a bridge built for Metrolinx, not for us.