Ontario can’t keep growing if economy doesn’t keep up
Article points out two huge employment zones – Markham and the area around Pearson – that are not served well by transit.
The megazone encircling Pearson Airport boasts about 300,000 jobs. That makes it bigger than business districts in Montreal, Calgary or Vancouver, yet it is a transit black hole that remains off the radar of provincial planners. The Pearson megazone is the second-biggest source of jobs in Canada, yet it lacks a single subway stop.
SmartTrack isn’t really a cogent transit plan, but one good thing about it is the attempt to provide something of a transit link to these areas.