SETAC wrote to Ward 6 City Councillor Mark Grimes to advocate for transit improvements in Ward 6, and to express support for his recent motion. In his response to SETAC, Councillor Grimes reaffirmed his commitment to improve transit in Ward 6 during the current term. The recent motion is a key component of this commitment:
This week during Council I asked TTC staff to once again consider moving the Humber Loop to Park Lawn to offer more immediate solutions to our transportation problems. The new location of the loop will make connections between TTC’s key routes more seamless and will also make the 501 route accessible to more residents of both Mimico and Humber Bay Shores. I have also requested the TTC to consider the feasibility of extending the dedicated right-of-way west of Humber Loop to Park Lawn and will work with local Councillors to extend the current dedicated right-of-way from St. Joseph’s Hospital to Exhibition Place with more connection options. Additionally, I will make the pedestrian connection between Mimico Creek Trail to the Mimico GO station a priority this term.
SETAC looks forward to meeting with Councillor Grimes and working with him to prioritize and improve transit in South Etobicoke.