The residents of Highland Park and Westboro have won a victory using a unique strategy to keep light rail from their homes and save a park.
The Byron Linear Tramway Park was threatened by a proposed main line of the new LRT Phase 2. But residents got together to put a farmers’ and craft market smack dab in the way of the planned line.
It gave the park a use beyond being a popular dog walk and bike path.
Of course, the LRT should never have been considered for there. Carling Avenue was the right spot but transit oriented development would produce more revenue for developers and the city through Westboro and Highland Park.
Good on the residents. An innovative strategy paid dividends.
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