Parking woes could be coming to Scarborough
There's another issue brewing when it comes to Scarborough transit, this one is about parking.
When construction of the Eglinton LRT, the subway extension and upgrades at Kennedy Station begin in 2016, the TTC will be closing all 900 parking spots at Kennedy.
Almost another 1,300 closures are planned in the area - 900 spots at Warden's north parking lot, 70 to 90 at Ellesmere and Lawrence and 300 spots at Victoria Park.
This has Councillor Michelle Berardinetti is asking, "Where are these commuters going to go?"
In a letter posted on her website Saturday, the Scarborough councillor says with the spots vanishing at Kennedy, its essential to keep these other lots open. She says it will have a huge impact on her ward and others in the area.
"It is essential that the TTC retains these lots during the construction of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Kennedy Station, and the SRT/subway as the impact of cars diverting from Eglinton Avenue onto St. Clair Avenue and Lawrence Avenue will be severe (in Scarborough)," she writes.
"On top of that, people will be looking to now take TTC considering there will be so much construction," she tells Newstalk 1010. "People will not have a place to park. How are they going to get on the TTC and get to where they want to go?"
According to Berardinetti, the TTC agrees that these spots should stay open. It will be putting forward a report on these lots on Nov. 18. She says a Scarborough Community Council meeting is planned for the next day.