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Join the SmartTrack Bloor-Lansdowne GO Station team LIVE to have your questions answered.  

Please join us on December 09, 2021 to learn more about the future SmartTrack Bloor-Lansdowne GO Station. Representatives from Metrolinx and the City of Toronto will present information and be available to answer your questions about the SmartTrack Stations Program. The panel will include experts from the Bloor-Lansdowne GO station team. 

Metrolinx and the City of Toronto will provide a brief presentation followed by a question-and-answer session. Our virtual platform will allow you to vote on the questions you’d most like answered, and the order our experts take them in will be based on popularity (total votes). We encourage you to submit and vote on questions now. You may also submit questions during the meeting. 

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SmartTrack LIVE Event: Bloor-Lansdowne GO Station Virtual Open House – December 9, 2021

Agenda

6:30: Meeting Begins/ Opening Remarks  

6:35:  SmartTrack Bloor-Lansdowne GO Station Project Update  

7:00: Questions and Answers  

7:50: Wrap up & Closing Remarks  

8:00: Meeting End 

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Anonymous's avatar
Nov 9, 2021 - 23:18

How will a convenient and seamless pedestrian connection be implemented to the nearby TTC Lansdowne subway station?

Anonymous's avatar
Nov 26, 2021 - 17:30

Will a multi-use path connecting north to the Davenport Diamond Greenway and south to Dundas and the West Toronto Railpath Extension be built concurrently with the station? Will there also be pedestrian and cycling connections west across the tracks to Sterling Road?

Anonymous's avatar
Nov 19, 2021 - 17:00

Will this station be built in accordance with the electrification of the Barrie line?

Anonymous's avatar
Nov 26, 2021 - 22:18

What will be the connectivity to the West Toronto Railpath? Having a simple connection to it would make it easier for people from adjacent neighborhoods (e.g. Roncesvalles, Junction) to access the station by bike

Anonymous's avatar
Nov 21, 2021 - 23:23

Much of the northern section of the Barrie corridor has been built for the provision of a 3rd track for future express service (example is Rutherford GO station). Will this station have a provision for a future 3rd track, even if it passes the station without a platform?

Anonymous's avatar
Nov 21, 2021 - 21:01

What alternatives to bell ringing from the trains are being explored by Metrolinx? The increased train traffic from SmartTrack will create a further disruption to local area residents.

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Anonymous
Nov 19, 2021 - 13:20

Some residential units at 284 St Helen's will directly be facing the station to the south, and some will be facing the platform to the east. What is the design plan to ensure noise, safety and privacy for these neighbours? Will the public have direct access to 284 St Helen's?

Anonymous's avatar
Nov 30, 2021 - 14:00

What are the plans for installation of a noise barrier wall along St. Helens Ave. between the track/platforms and the residences spanning Dora Ave. to Bloor? Considering the timeline for electrification has been delayed to after the station is scheduled for completion, there will be idling diesel trains next to these residences.

Anonymous's avatar

The short sighted UP Express bandaid that is stubby diesels with barely more capacity than the King Streetcar,
is at least quiet.
Go Trains are horrendously loud.
What trains will run on this and with what sort of dB ratings?

Anonymous's avatar
Nov 30, 2021 - 14:04

This event has been poorly advertised and most people in the neighbourhood aren't even aware of the pending station construction and associated issues (bell ringing, idling diesel trains, etc.). What is the Metrolinx communications strategy that will ensure the neighbourhood is well aware of what is happening?

Anonymous's avatar
Nov 19, 2021 - 13:26

Will there be a 'kiss and ride' design for this station? If so, how will traffic be managed on St Helen's for commuters who might be dropped off at this station by a car?

Anonymous's avatar

Given the development on Sterling Road, I think it would be important to provide a direct access to Sterling Road (for both directions of travel)

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Anonymous
Nov 30, 2021 - 14:03

There has been a lack of consistent and clear information regarding the cessation of bell ringing in dense, urban areas. We have previously received information that a pilot was underway, but the most recent information from Phil Verster is that no such pilot has commenced. What is the status of the pilot program and will this be addressed soon?

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Anonymous
Nov 19, 2021 - 13:21

Some residential units at 284 St Helen's will directly be facing the station to the south, and some will be facing the platform to the east. What is the design plan to mitigate noise, and to ensure safety and privacy for these neighbours? Will the public have direct access to 284 St Helen's?

Anonymous's avatar
Nov 28, 2021 - 18:43

Will any sort of allotment be made in current construction for a potential underground connection to Lansdowne Station, perhaps even via future residential construction that is likely to come on the north side of Bloor?