EST. 1903 - Presenting global influential leaders from business, labour, education & government through events
Ewan, John A.
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Instances of railway accidents. The issue of railway crossings. How such crossings would be funded. The speaker's presentation of where railways have spent immense sums of money in extinguishing grade crossings, in many cases most willingly; illustrative examples from the Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, and Chicago. Models of funding. The speaker's suggestion to begin a policy of the elimination of grade crossings all over Ontario. Action taken by city council. Making a big beginning by making sure that the waterfront from Church to York Street, including both those streets, is absolutely free from railway tracks. The speaker's faith in the City Solicitor's Department where there is much enthusiasm for the viaduct and for the elimination of grade crossings. Divided sentiment. The speaker's hope that from this time forth, every murder at a grade crossing will arouse an immense public opinion in this town.