Sunday, November 22, 2009

PDP #134: The St. Clair Shuffle

I've lived in Toronto for three and a half years, and yet I've never seen a streetcar on St. Clair Avenue West running past St. Clair West station. The reconstruction of the street has, it seems, been a parade of bureaucratic errors. I've heard about instances where the streetcar right-of-way was completed, only for it to be torn up again for watermain repair, and so on. A project that was initially supposed to be finished in a couple of years is dragging on and on.

Today, the reconstruction is done as far west as Old Weston Road. Beyond that, there are parts where the rails haven't even been laid yet. Until they are finished, which is scheduled for spring 2010 sometime right now, this stretch of St. Clair west of Old Weston will continue to be slow-moving, bumper-to-bumper.

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