Scarborough subway toronto

Scarborough really doesn't want the one stop subway station

Scarborough residents really don't seem to want the proposed one stop Scarborough subway.

Scarborough Transit Action recently polled locals and the results are in. 85 per cent surveyed were blissfully unaware that the existing Lawrence East station would be closing and replaced with the $3.36 billion dollar station.

Concerns continue to mount that Scarborough's ridership needs won't be met with about half of respondents suggesting the new stop will do little to accommodate them.

According to Scarborough Transit Action, “the Lawrence East Smart Track station will not make up for the elimination of rapid transit access for the 10,000 riders who currently use the Lawrence East RT station," and result in more crowding on surrounding bus routes and longer wait times.

The group is pushing for the city to abandon the controversial station and move ahead with the seven-stop LRT route that will connect to Malvern.

Earlier this year, city council once again voted to approve the station, recently given the honour of one of 'the world’s most high-profile wastes of capital' by The Guardian.

It's part of Mayor John Tory's SmartTrack plan to install 22 new stations that will reconfigure the city's transit system to better accommodate the swell of daily commuters around the GTA.

Construction for the station could begin as early as next year.

Lead photo by gardenofasylum

Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

Adorable sick coyote siblings rescued after caught eating from a bird feeder in Toronto

People in Toronto wondering what's inside 1962 time capsule outside a Loblaws

Queer community centres refuse to be threatened as lockdown continues in Toronto

Here's what Toronto's new artificial island looks like right now

Toronto tenants accuse property manager of freezing them in their apartments

People in Toronto travelling to other regions for haircuts despite pleas not to region-hop

The TTC is shutting down subway service between 8 stations all weekend long

Some parts of Ontario are already asking to be put back into full lockdown