Beaches Mirror: Councillor, group want Leslieville stop on Downtown Relief Line

June 5, 2013

Fletcher, Friends of Leslieville asking for subway at Queen St. E. and Carlaw Ave.

Beach Mirror

By Rahul Gupta

A community group representing Leslieville is pushing the city to create a priority plan for the emerging neighbourhood in anticipation of a future subway station, which is part of the proposed downtown relief subway line (DRL).

Though it will be years before the DRL is completed, if it is built at all, Friends of Leslieville (FOL) is calling on the city’s planning department to designate the emerging neighbourhood as a planning priority. The designation would benefit transit-friendly development centred around a potential Queen East subway station located at the intersection of Queen Street East and Carlaw Avenue.

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