Close to Half Find
Construction Downtown an Inconvenience
Continuous construction difficult to get around, weekend
In a random sampling
of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 757 Toronto voters, close to
half say “continuous construction downtown makes it difficult to get around”
(45%), whereas fewer than a quarter take the position that “continuous
construction downtown is a sign the city is thriving” (23%). One quarter say
construction downtown doesn’t affect them (26%).
Three quarters disagree with long term traffic and sidewalk
Three quarters of
Toronto voters disagree contractors and developers should be able to close off
traffic lanes and sidewalks for long term projects (76%), while only about one
sixth agree they should be allowed to do this (15%).
One half say closures should not exceed a weekend at most
One half of voters
(51%) say traffic and sidewalk closures should be allowed to last for a day or
less (16%) or a weekend (35%). A further 3-in-10 think a week or two is
“Torontonians are as
fed up as Mayor Tory is with these constant lane closures and sidewalk
diversions. One has to ask, will Toronto ever be finished?" said Forum
Research President, Dr. Lorne Bozinoff.
Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at
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