Bay Street LRT stop still up for debate
The fight for a Bay Street LRT stop isn’t over. City council narrowly voted to push off a decision on adding another platform to the $1-billion light rail transit line to a special March meeting about the project. The chamber of commerce requested the downtown stop last fall, arguing it would be among the best-used platforms and a boon to would-be developers and businesses eyeing the area. The idea initially earned the support of the city’s LRT subcommittee of politicians and community stakeholders before being voted down at a subsequent meeting of councillors. The back-and-forth political argument is actually over whether to ask project manager Metrolinx to study the idea. The agency has to make a decision on the final route and number of stops soon if it wants to submit the project’s amended environmental assessment to the province on time.