Eli Ridder | Report

Metrolinx, a provincial crown corporation overseeing transit infrastructure, is expected to announce on Wednesday that a GO Transit station will be built at Woodbine Racetrack, The Avro Post learned on Tuesday.

The Toronto Star reported late last year that a station was proposed for near the Rexdale entertainment site, a seven-minute drive from Humber College’s North Campus.

When questioning Metrolinx officials about adding a PRESTO vendor to the Humber campus Tuesday afternoon, it was suggested to The Avro Post that a Woodbine station could be announced the following day.

Star transit reporter Ben Spurr noted an event taking place Wednesday at Woodbine featuring an announcement by Minister Jeff Yurek and the Metrolinx chief executive, though there were no further details in a government press release.

Spurr said this suggests the announcement will confirm a station at Woodbine. Spurr’s analysis combined with a spokesperson’s suggestions indicates the station is likely to come to the equestrian-based entertainment complex.

The new Woodbine stop would be added as part of a massive GO service expansion, and would replace the existing Etobicoke North station two kilometres to the east, Metrolinx said in December.

In regards to questions over the PRESTO vendor on Humber campus, Metrolinx spokeswoman Amanda Ferguson dismissed the question and listed a series of other places for students to access the reloadable transit passes.

Image of Woodbine Racetrack from promotional material via Airlift Limo.

Written by Eli Ridder

Eli Ridder is a freelance journalist. He founded The Avro Post in October 2017. He writes for Breaking911 and Guelph Politico, among others. Feel free to connect at ELIRIDDER@ICLOUD.COM or at ELIRIDDER.CA

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