TTC and CodeRedTO presentations from Agincourt Event May 3rd


On the evening of May 3rd, CodeRedTO hosted a very successful public information session about light rail expansion in Scarborough, at the Agincourt Library. There were  over 40 attendees and an hour of questions, and despite strong opinions everyone was civil and friendly, and always willing to listen to others’ opinions and concerns. So first and foremost, thank you Scarborough for being such great people!

Presentation by David Nagler of TTC (PDF)

The TTC’s Community Relations Team Lead, David Nagler, gave a great presentation about the facts on LRT and what is planned for Sheppard East, such as stop spacing and roadway design as it currently stands. He also gave us permission to post his presentation here for those who would like to review.

Click the image at right to download the 2MB PDF version of his presentation.


The presentation from CodeRedTO included both facts confirmed by the TTC and our own opinions, all the while stressing that residents should learn the facts and make up their own minds. Our presentation featured:

  • CodeRedTO presentation in PDF formatHow did we get here?
  • How do we fix it?
  • A Comparison of the TTC Fleet in 2012, 2016, and 2020
  • A real door-to-door travel time example for a real address in Scarborough
  • Detailed new maps
  • Responses to some of the most commonly-expressed concerns about light rail
  • …and more!

Click the image at right to download the CodeRedTO presentation in PDF format.

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