As of September 2, 2018, YRT will no longer provide service directly into the York University Keele Campus. The 2018 changes to transit services are now available online and they have two things in common. They are either more expensive, take longer or both.
What will happen now? RioCan’s Senior Vice President of Development said RioCan will work with all the stakeholders to finalize the new proposal. That means they will call another charrette with the residents association, the city and its partners. After consultation with all the groups, an updated proposal will be submitted to the city for review.
Long-time resident Fred Winegust is concerned too many parking spots will be lost during construction.
He pointed to a parking survey that found 88 per cent of the people using the plaza take cars to get there.
If it’s inconvenient to shop, people will go elsewhere, he said.
More than 300 people responded to Fred Winegust’s survey about SpringFarm Marketplace (Sobey’s Plaza) in the Clark and Hilda avenues area.
Ward 5 Thornhill Councillor Alan Shefman was also impressed by the response. “It provides a community voice with strength behind it,” he said.