Lower Don plan design winner

… announced tonight. Details here. Who knows what it will look like if and when it’s actually built.

Lots to discuss. The designer (see p6 of the .pdf) seems to want to run an LRT down Queen’s Quay, then Commissioners, as far as I can tell. There is going to have to be a Queen’s Quay East streetcar eventually, but I would have thought it would make more sense to run it along Lakeshore east of Cherry – there are three lanes with a median, and it could be squeezed in – and up to Woodbine. This would give the southern east end (Leslieville, the Beaches) a more reliable route downtown than the Queen car.