Originally Posted by WaterlooInvestor
There is one question I'd like to ask when looking at commuting paterns. How is Wilmot (Baden, New Hamburg, New Dundee) not included in Kitchener's CMA? In my opinion, it's clear that it should be included. If that happened, we'd already officially be Canada's 10th largest metro, and have the extra attention that brings.
Wilmot (TP) / Toronto (C) 45 35 0
Wilmot (TP) / Mississauga (C) 85 70 15
Wilmot (TP) / Guelph (C) 95 45 55
Wilmot (TP) / Hamilton (C) 20 15 10
Wilmot (TP) / North Dumfries (TP) 95 70 30
Wilmot (TP) / Cambridge (C) 425 320 105
Wilmot (TP) / Kitchener (C) 1,910 910 1,000
Wilmot (TP) / Waterloo (C) 995 405 585
Wilmot (TP) / Wilmot (TP) 2,120 1,020 1,100
Wilmot (TP) / Wellesley (TP) 55 40 20
Wilmot (TP) / Woolwich (TP) 135 80 55
Wilmot (TP) / Stratford (C) 150 75 80
Wilmot (TP) / Perth East (TP) 45 30 15
Wilmot (TP) / East Zorra-Tavistock (TP) 35 20 10
Wilmot (TP) / Woodstock (C) 50 40 15
Wilmot (TP) / Blandford-Blenheim (TP) 30 10 30
Wilmot (TP) / London (C) 40 10 35
Patience WaterlooInvestor. Even without insignificant Wilmot, we'll still be hitting the 500,000 mark pretty soon. But yes, I agree with you. At less than 100,000, if over 30% of your labour force commutes to the urbanized core, doesn't that make you part of that CMA? I think Statscan needs to review their CMA boundaries. There's a lot of new development around Baden and New Hamburg right now as they are becoming popular exurbs. They are definitely not large enough to attract any substantial amount of inbound commuting, so I'm assuming many of these new residents are commuting into the tri-cities.
Back to the topic again, when I went to the last meeting, my group discussed the idea of a car free King Street from Victoria to Cedar, as the LRT would have difficulty sharing the road with cars along that narrow stretch. When one of the planners read it out to everyone people just laughed and said it'll never happen. A lot of other groups proposed running it along Duke or Charles Streets, where it wouldn't have exposure to the main street of retail. Any thoughts?