The streetcar circuit is a big deal in Toronto, mainly because it offers up an abundance of transportation opportunities for the citizens at hand. When it comes to bringing in new routes, there hasn’t been an introduction in over 16 years – but that’s changing. There is a brand-new streetcar route that was built at 514 Cherry Street, and it connects the West Done Lands to Liberty Village (which is a very sought after condo community, of sorts). Those of you who absolutely love making use of the Toronto transit system have a lot of stuff to be happy about!
The very first trip took place at around 10 AM this summer, going North up Cherry Street before turning West on King Street E – the first ride itself as available free of charge. In a way, it’s pretty much been able to take part in history; so it’s a good thing you didn’t need to pay! They had an abundance of different streetcars out for display, all of which played an integral part in the advancement of modern Streetcar technologies. There was every single generation of streetcar that you could think of being put out for all to see.
The service on this route is expected to hover around 8-9 minutes in between pickups, and that’s dealing with peak times (in regards to the number of people commuting). Although the route is somewhat small, it’s the first step that city officials are taking towards a brighter and better Toronto. The lakefront itself could use some revitalization, and this is clearly an opportunity to help in that sense. Being able to access Liberty Village with ease (from West Don Lands) not only allows local commuters a chance to get around seamlessly, but it makes the entire city a much more convenient place. If they’re able to add more and more streetcar routes (and, hopefully, at an accelerated pace), we should see a pretty big jump in the convenience of public transportation within the city.