STOP Spokesperson Neiland Brissenden attended a Metrolinx working group
meeting on November 8, 2022 at the Learning Enrichment Foundation on Industry
Street. Invitees also included representatives from the Mount Dennis
Eco-Neighbourhood Initiative, the Mount Dennis Community Association, the
ENAGB Indigenous Youth Agency, York Humber High School, York South Weston
Tenants Union, Little Jamaica, the Eco Neighbourhood Champion, Councillor
Nunziata’s office, Michael Ford’s office, as well as observers from the City of Toronto,
Metrolinx and ARUP.
At the meeting, when challenged, ARUP designers confirmed that it was
completely feasible to bury the ECWE under the Eglinton Flats and the Humber
River. This was previously stated by a Lead Engineer from ARUP at the
Metrolinx ECWE open house this past July. Another meeting where Metrolinx
faced much opposition to the 1.5km elevated LRT rail line and criticism about
lack of community consultation.