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The Etobicoke Guardian’s Rahul Gupta interviewed Mike Olivier for an article on the pressing transit needs of South Etobicoke.
“Traffic is only going to get worse and we’re going to have to move a lot of people,” said Olivier who. along with SETAC, successfully petitioned the city to study relocating the Humber streetcar loop, along with creating a dedicated right-of-way, from St. Joseph Hospital to Exhibition Place.
“It’s not just Humber Bay Shores (that) is the issue,” he said. “All the way to Long Branch we currently rely on a Third World transit line.”
Olivier understood Metrolinx’s decision to reject Parklawn given the tight timeline of the RER expansion, which the province has promised to complete in less than 10 years. But he said expansion improvements currently underway at Mimico GO won’t end up helping the residents of Humber Bay Shores.
“The local politicians see the need and so do the residents so where there’s the political will, there should be a way,” he said.