A bridge for Metrolinx, not for us

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.

Letter from Albanese



Author: Adam Norman

I am raising my two children in Weston.

3 thoughts on “A bridge for Metrolinx, not for us”

    1. Hey, despite what the “eye of the beholder” thinks regarding the foot bridge, it’s there. Let’s just get it to function already and then judge it’s relative value given the circumstances. (Thanks for posting the story & correspondence, Adam.)

      1. Is there more to this story than just who will maintain the structure?
        Might there be other real concerns, like having to employ first responders more times than we’d like to imagine around that bridge??

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