C.W. Jefferys Student: Subway construction short-term pain for long-term gain

By Sakeena Harris
Student, C.W. Jefferys C.I.

Distracting bulldozers and crooked walkways. These are some of the things you will notice at the intersection of Keele St., and Finch Ave. W., because of the subway construction that is taking place there.
From my own personal experience, it is rather annoying to have to pay extra attention when you are crossing the road even when the light is red and the symbol says to walk. 
The walkways are crooked, and it is hard for cars to see where they are supposed to turn and stop for pedestrians.
For students like myself, it is also very annoying to have a drink in my hand while walking by the construction site on a windy day because there is a lot of dust, sand and dirt flying everywhere. This is not very fun when you have you open pop can in your hand.
Aside from the students, there are also adults who are not benefiting from the construction, as it tends to cause a lot of traffic especially at rush hour and in the morning when everyone is trying to go the same way at the same time.
This present construction causes a lot of disruption, however, in the end, it will be worth it as our neighbourhood will have a brand new subway station.
In the end, the kids of my generation will be able to tell our children and our grandchildren that we saw the Keele-Finch subway station being built.

This article is the first in a series on the subway construction by students of Fiyola Khan, teacher and coordinator of the subway construction education project at c.w. jefferys c.i.