The Globe says there will be big changes to transit in Mount Dennis because John Tory’s SmartTrack plan is bleeding out.
Tory seems to be giving up on his troubled original plan. The ill-conceived election proposal called for a hard—perhaps impossible—turn in Mount Dennis, so the tracks could follow Eglinton Avenue out to the airport corporate area. The track would have being built on columns across Eglinton Flats park, and at least 50 homes would have been demolished. It would also have been very expensive.
According to the Globe and Mail, the subway line will now end in Mount Dennis, where it will connect with the Eglinton LRT; the LRT will be extended out to the airport area, instead. There are few details at this point, but the map and the plan for two lines seem to indicate that the problematic part of the Mount Dennis section of rail will no longer be required.