For anyone who is a public transit user that tries to get to Fairview Mall in Toronto, this post for you. I voiced my opinions to the powers to be and got no response.
When the Sheppard line was constructed, it was generally expected that Fairview Mall would be connected to Don Mills Station. Unfortunately that wasn’t the case, as many public transit commuters found themselves traveling across busy parking lots to get to the main entrance.
The alternative entrance that is closer (but still not connected) can only be used for metropass holders. Occasionally, during rush hour there may be a ticket collector standing at the door to collect the fare. But its always a guessing game, and chances are you have to go through that obstacle course each time you want to get on the bus. And if its winter, you will have to endure its harsh blows as you travel across the parking lot.
This inconvenience seems as though they prefer to cater to their driving guests. Fairview mall, not only has overground and underground parking, it also conveniently placed a 5 or 6 story large parking buildingwhen Don Mills station opened! Those who want to leave their cars parked for the purpose of using the subway are not allowed to do so.
If this is any concern to you, please contact the powers to be, Cadillac Fairview and Councillor Dave Shine of Willowdale (Ward 24) via phone 416-395-6413 and e-mail
We definitely need a tunnel connecting Fairview mall and Don Mills station!
I will update you when I get a response!