Comment 30588

By jason (registered) | Posted April 29, 2009 at 08:35:21

I'm not a fan of the perimeter road at all. You can still see the land that was expropriated by the city along Strachan, just north of the CN tracks. Thankfully, it's being turned into a greenway, with a cycling/walking path that will link north end neighbourhoods, the General Hospital, Jackie Washington Park to Bayfront Park. A freeway through there would have devastating effects on the neighbourhood. Not to mention, cities like Boston and Portland that cut off neighbourhoods or downtowns from their waterfronts with freeways have since spent billions to get rid of those roads and bring back the greenspace/waterfront access.

Toronto keeps saying it wants to, but never will. We should be thankful that we didn't go down that ill-fated road in the 50's and 60's. Our North End and Harbourfront neighbourhoods are some of the most urban,scenic neighbourhoods in southern Ontario. Plus, we saved ourselves the hundreds of millions in construction, and then demolition of a highway.

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