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Join the SmartTrack St. Clair – Old Weston GO Station team LIVE to have your questions answered. 

Please join us on December 01, 2021 to learn more about the future SmartTrack St. Clair – Old Weston 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 St. Clair – Old Weston 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: St. Clair-Old Weston GO Station Virtual Open House – December 1, 2021

Agenda

6:30: Meeting Begins/ Opening Remarks  

6:35: SmartTrack St. Clair – Old Weston 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 21, 2021 - 16:08

We're concerned about the disturbance train bells will cause local residents when trains enter and exit the new station as req'd by Transport Canada. Metrolinx (Laura Durie) said on June 21, 2018 it was "working with the federal government towards bell alternatives." What alternatives to bells are now being considered? Please provide an update.

Anonymous's avatar

We hope that given the negative experience of local residents with excessive overnight construction on the Davenport Diamond project, that Metrolinx will work to find ways to minimize overnight construction on this coming project.

Anonymous's avatar
Nov 7, 2021 - 08:53

“Stockyards” would be a better name as the station is in the Stockyards neighbourhood, and would avoid name duplication with St. Clair (TTC) and Weston (GO) stations.

Anonymous's avatar
Nov 9, 2021 - 23:13

Will the construction of this station be coordinated with the City of Toronto’s Gunns Road extension, which will cross under the rail corridor, to reduce disruption?

Anonymous's avatar
Nov 21, 2021 - 21:41

Will Metrolinx replace the sound wall currently separating the Brickworks laneway from the train tracks? Will it be the same quality or superior to what's there currently?

Anonymous's avatar

This area is lacking in public parkettes, greenspace, public seating, and aesthetic features. A new station is a great opportunity to improve on the livability and enjoyment of this neighbourhood.

Anonymous's avatar

Home owners of condo townhouses on Keele and St-Clair will have land expropriated. The train will practically be in their backyard.

Anonymous's avatar

How is the progress on plans to extend the West Toronto rail path to the St. Clair/Weston smart track station?

Anonymous's avatar
Nov 21, 2021 - 23:20

How will the station be designed to ensure easy and accessible pedestrian access from the 512 St. Clair streetcar?

Anonymous's avatar
Nov 23, 2021 - 14:47

Will both Go trains and UP Express stop here? Will they both be running every 15 min? And will the platform have two different heights for both trains?

Anonymous's avatar
Nov 24, 2021 - 11:23

I live in the area and traffic has been increasing year over year on streets cutting from Dupont to Davenport such as Osler and Symington. St. Clair and Old Weston is already a nightmare close to rush hour and the Junction Rd./Cawthra/Old Weston area is constantly at or over capacity (depending on time/trains/if any construction in the area).

Anonymous's avatar

With the amount of development in the neighbourhood, we need additional green space in the area. With the City of Toronto's priority to greening, pollinators, supporting native plant habitats, and treecover, this is an opportunity to turn segments of the space into green or garden space accessible by the community. Are there plans for this?

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Or are there other plans for bike paths?

Anonymous's avatar
Nov 21, 2021 - 21:34

What measures is Metrolinx taking to limit automated announcement broadcasts at this station so to minimize disturbance to local residents?

Anonymous's avatar

The current plan by the city of Toronto is to not extend the West Toronto Railpath past Caribou, but instead have a spur onto the narrow and badly surfaced road of Osler. Are there any new plans to create a seamless connection with this station?

Anonymous's avatar

We live in behind the new station. What measures are being done to limit glare from platform lights into resident properties lining Brickworks Lane?

Anonymous's avatar
Nov 25, 2021 - 15:37

When are we expecting to be able to ride this puppy?

W. K. Lis's avatar

Will solar panels be installed on the roofs of ALL the GO Stations? Will wind turbines be installed on the GO Station properties?

According to current reports, renewables were the world’s cheapest source of energy in 2020. Cheaper than coal or natural gas.

Anonymous's avatar

Will left-turn lights (full-time) be implemented at Old Weston and St. Clair to accommodate for increased traffic? Are lights or new thoroughfares being considered for the area?

Anonymous's avatar

When are the residents affected by the construction of the Davenport Road extension going to be given a clear and concise timeline for property acquisition?

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Anonymous
Nov 25, 2021 - 19:18

Can the station please use solid materials and architectural expression that creates a sense of place, beauty, and identity? Toronto has had enough of glassy minimalism. We need more sophisticated, distinct, and beautiful design. I'm not complaining about contemporary design, I'm complaining about bland design.

Anonymous's avatar

It would be great to see the station connect with existing bike lanes and cycling infrastructure so we can safely access it.

Anonymous's avatar

extremely tall buildings are being allowed.
Presumably these residences will not have parking since the rationale is that these sites are to facilitate use of public transit and get cars off the road.

Anonymous's avatar

There needs to be an emphasis in the design on pedestrian connections to St. Clair Ave W. I live south of St. Clair, and the current proposed layout only has the far end of the station at St. Clair. I'm concerned that pedestrian accessibility from St. Clair will be marginalized and treated like an afterthought.

Anonymous's avatar

- how loud and how often will the trains go by?
- do the bells ring every time a train passes?
- what will be done about the increase in traffic?
- will you be replacing and increasing the sound barrier between our houses and the train?