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Eglinton Crosstown West Extension LIVE - January 26, 2022

 

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As we continue to evolve the virtual engagement format, we are adding a call-in option for tonight’s event. To ask your question by voice, join the Zoom meeting here or use the following information to dial in:

  • Phone number: 647-374-4685
  • Meeting ID: 899 8464 5597
  • Meeting Passcode: 842732

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Agenda

6:30PM - 7:00PM: Project Update

7:00PM - 7:30PM: Questions and Answers 

Presentation Materials

Meet the Speakers

David Panici

David Panici

ECWE Project Sponsor, Metrolinx

Maridalia Guerrero Pena

Maridalia Guerrero Pena

ECWE Project Manager, Metrolinx

Hayat Muhammad

Hayat Muhammad

Traffic Manager, WEC

Fernando Triana

Fernando Triana

Project Director, WEC

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Anonymous's avatar
Jan 24, 2022 - 11:22

What are the noise and vibration impacts to neighboring properties due to both the construction and operation of the ECWE? Will Metrolinx be incorporating mitigation measures to address potential vibration exceedances?

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Metrolinx
Feb 14, 2022 - 17:13

The light rail vehicles will be running approximately 12-14m underground encased in concrete tunnels. Noise and vibration from electrified service is primarily caused by wheel on rail contact. We can address that impact at the track level through the design of the project by using the following:

  • Continuously welded rail – eliminates joints that cause clanking
  • Resiliently supported rail ties – plastic pads between the rail and track bed
  • High-grade rail fasteners and rail dampers – compress tracks parts to absorb vibration

An updated noise and vibration assessment is underway and early results indicate that we will be using some of these mitigation methods to keep the vibration levels below the limit of perception (0.10mm/second). We will keep talking with the community as the design progresses to ensure the right combination of tools are used for this project for compliance and to address additional community concerns.

Anonymous's avatar
Jan 25, 2022 - 22:26

When will Metrolinx understand that the residents of Mount Dennis want the LRT but we want it underground, as originally planned, not above-ground? Save our parks, wildlife and mental well-being. We don't want to see our parks become a concrete jungles, especially when climate crisis is real and now!

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Metrolinx
Feb 14, 2022 - 17:04

There have been many discussions on how to deliver rapid transit along Eglinton West over the years. The mixed alignment moving forward for  provides highest ridership increase, travel time savings, and increases rapid transit access to the most jobs; it outperforms all other options in offering the best network connectivity and travel experience for people living and travelling along the corridor. We are now looking for ways that the elevated guideway can allow us to make public realm improvements – both active/open spaces under the guideway and adjacent to it. 

We understand these are beautiful areas and places of pride for the community and a place where people come from all over the city to play and walk and take in the beauty. The elevated guideway will be built on the boulevard next to Eglinton Avenue West therefore no infrastructure will be built in the parks itself. We know that some trees will need to be removed to safely build and operate the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension, but we will strive to keep that to an absolute minimum. A full inventory of trees within the project area, including Fergy Brown Park and Pearen Park, and an assessment of their health is underway now. Once that report is complete, we will share the results with the community. In the meantime. we continue to move forward with replanting and revegetation initiatives, including an event on October 20, 2021 with the TRCA where 400 new trees were planted along the Humber River. By planting trees now, they will have ten years to grow before the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension even opens, which will help preserve and strengthen tree cover in the community. Metrolinx will continue to work with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and the City of Toronto on new planting initiatives next year.

Anonymous's avatar
Jan 25, 2022 - 21:59

Biologists recently conducted environmental surveys along the ECWE route. Some of the species at risk reported; Barn Swallows, Chimney Swifts, Little Brown Myotis bats and Small-footed Myotis bats live across the study area. Bat boxes and nest cups are not a solution when the creatures habitat have been destroyed. Metrolinx public relations suggestions can’t replace or recover species lost to short-sighted budget shortcuts. How can Metrolinx bypass the Endangered Species Act, laws & policies while destroying designated greenbelt parkland?

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Metrolinx
Feb 22, 2022 - 17:51

Metrolinx has been working to minimize impacts to the natural environment as much as possible. We have obtained a permit from the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) in accordance with the requirements of the Endangered Species Act, 2007, and will be providing replacement habitat as outlined in the permit. We’ve conducted extensive surveys for Species at Risk and developed plans to mitigate impacts.

  • Barn Swallows have been observed flying over the site and nests have been found on structures, but these structures and nests are not anticipated to be impacted by the project.
  • Chimney Swifts have been seen flying over the site, but no Chimney Swift nesting habitat has been found, therefore no impacts to this species or its habitat are expected.
  • Little Brown Myotis and Small-footed Myotis bats have been detected in wooded areas.
  • Portions of these wooded areas are planned to be removed, and extensive tree planting will be conducted to replace and maintain bat habitat.

The Endangered Species Act permit outlines mitigation and compensation measures, including installation of replacement habitat, such as bat boxes and nest cups, amongst others, if species-specific impacts are confirmed.

In addition, any impacts to trees will be compensated in accordance with bylaw and Metrolinx Vegetation Guideline requirements. To facilitate planting of compensation trees, Metrolinx has a compensation agreement with TRCA, and proactive planting was completed in the Fall of 2021 and further plantings are planned for 2022.

Anonymous's avatar
Jan 25, 2022 - 22:57

The Humber River is shallow and narrow. Metrolinx repeatedly claims how difficult it would be to tunnel approximately 30m/100ft, even though that's the depth they have already tunnelled under Eglinton at Avenue Road for the Crosstown Avenue Station. Apparently, it can be done mid-town but not in Mount Dennis, why? Again, please don't use flood plain as an excuse to cut costs. Transportation tunnels under major waterways around the world have existed for centuries. Is this yet another excuse by Metrolinx to impose environmental racism against a priority community?

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Metrolinx
Feb 14, 2022 - 17:06

We considered a number of configurations in the Initial Business Case, including a fully tunneled option. The mixed alignment with 7 stations that we’re moving forward with is estimated to cost $4.7billion. The fully tunneled option with 9 stations is estimated at $5.8B. The mixed alignment we’re moving forward with provides the highest ridership increase, travel time savings, and increases rapid transit access to the most jobs. There are also challenges to fully tunneling, since the area between Scarlett Road and Jane Street is in an identified flood plain zone. While all solutions are technically feasible, tunnelling would require building underneath the Humber River, which presents environmental and technical challenges to building and operating the line. Underground stations at Scarlett and Jane would require excavating approximately 30m under the Humber which is twice the depth of the other underground stations. This would cause more intense and longer local community construction impacts. For context, it would be 10+m deeper than the excavation that’s happened for stations at Yonge Station and Cedarvale Station (Allen Road) on the ECLRT.  Elevating the ECWE over the Humber River eliminates these challenges, and the potential for unforeseen conflicts with such deep underground conditions, while delivering more benefits.

Anonymous's avatar
Jan 25, 2022 - 20:38

When will Metrolinx present site plans, elevation and concept drawings of the above ground section of the ECWE? Specifically, the 1.5km elevated section including the proposed Jane and Scarlett LRT stations and Humber river overpass. This has been requested many times and Metrolinx hasn't shared this info publicly. Why is Metrolinx failing to be transparent in these community engagements?

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Metrolinx
Feb 14, 2022 - 17:02

We understand that the community has been eagerly waiting for these details. We have been working with the City of Toronto over the past few months on these decisions. Stay tuned for the elevated guideway survey that is planned to release in the next few days that will include this information. Station engagements will follow later this year!

Anonymous's avatar
Jan 25, 2022 - 20:45

Metrolinx admitted that most of the trees along the north side of Eglinton Avenue in Fergie Brown Park and Eglinton Flats will be removed. To compensate for the mature tree canopy that Mount Dennis will lose, Metrolinx recently planted 400 trees in Scarlett Mills Park. This park is in the affluent Etobicoke neighbourhood where Doug Ford lives and just 2.5km from his home. How do you justify this disparity and obvious environmental racism?

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Metrolinx
Feb 22, 2022 - 17:48

Metrolinx signed a tree compensation agreement with Toronto Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) in 2021. This is a voluntary compensation planting initiative and through this agreement Metrolinx, in partnership with TRCA, completed a proactive tree planting (400 trees) last year. The location of the tree plantings (Scarlett Mills Park) was defined by TRCA in consultation with City of Toronto. Scarlett Mills Park is about 1.5 to 2km from the ECWE project footprint. This was the first planting under this initiative for the ECWE project and we plan to plant additional trees in more locations this year.

For each tree we need to remove from City-owned or private property, we meet bylaw and Metrolinx Vegetation Guideline requirements, which typically require planting three trees for each removed tree. When we need to remove trees from Metrolinx-owned property, we introduce new plantings at a minimum of a one-to-one basis up to 50:1 depending on size and location of the tree being removed in line with our Vegetation Guideline. This guideline is based on the TRCA’s own highly regarded guidelines, which are firmly rooted in ecological science. In 2020 alone, Metrolinx funded and coordinated the planting of more than 22,100 native trees and shrubs (8,079 trees and 14,050 shrubs). 

Anonymous's avatar
Jan 25, 2022 - 21:52

The Ford government has a horrendous track record of destroying Ontario's environment. Taxpayers care about protecting natural green spaces for current and future generations. When Ford loses the upcoming election, will Metrolinx representatives work sincerely with communities to protect both the environment . . . and your 6 figure salaries?

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Metrolinx
Feb 14, 2022 - 16:27

We understand these are beautiful areas and places of pride for the community and a place where people come from all over the city to play and walk and take in the beauty. The elevated guideway will be built on the boulevard next to Eglinton Avenue West therefore no infrastructure will be built in the parks itself. We know that some trees will need to be removed to safely build and operate the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension, but we will strive to keep that to an absolute minimum. A full inventory of trees within the project area, including Fergy Brown Park and Pearen Park, and an assessment of their health is underway now. Once that report is complete, we will share the results with the community. In the meantime. we continue to move forward with replanting and revegetation initiatives, including an event on October 20, 2021 with the TRCA where 400 new trees were planted along the Humber River. By planting trees now, they will have ten years to grow before the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension even opens, which will help preserve and strengthen tree cover in the community. Metrolinx will continue to work with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and the City of Toronto on new planting initiatives next year.

Anonymous's avatar
Jan 25, 2022 - 20:32

Regarding stations over Jane St & Scarlett Rd; why is a 15m/50ft "superstructure", as Metrolinx worded it, acceptable within migratory bird paths? Tested decals prevent a very small percentage of strikes; please don't answer that the untested, experimental morse code dot patterns on glass will prevent bird collisions and deaths.

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Metrolinx
Feb 14, 2022 - 17:01

We’re currently developing the station designs and have taken birds into consideration. Any glass used at the elevated stations will be designed with bird protection built into them. You can find more information about the bird-friendly pattern here. Also, Metrolinx recently published a blog about bird protection and how it’s a key part of any glass structures. You can also find that through the Metrolinx news channel. Stay tuned for community engagements on ECWE stations that are planned for this year!

Anonymous's avatar
Jan 25, 2022 - 22:33

Metrolinx repeatedly states that the elevated section will built on the boulevard next to Eglinton & not built in parkland yet admitted most trees along the south edge of the parks will be removed. There's no boulevard there, just a steep a slope into Fergy Brown Park. When will the to scale plans indicating setback and exact placement of the huge LRT portal in Fergy Brown Park be made public?

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Metrolinx
Feb 14, 2022 - 16:39

We understand that the community has been eagerly waiting for these details. We have been working with the City of Toronto over the past few months on these decisions. Stay tuned for the elevated guideway survey that is planned to release in the next few days that will include this information. 

Anonymous's avatar
Jan 25, 2022 - 22:38

There would most definitely be service disruptions to LRT trains on elevated tracks during any significant weather event. Metrolinx has to stop using service disruptions as an excuse to not tunnel the entire ECWE line. Despite the short term cost of tunnelling under a flood plain, does Metrolinx understand that the long term costs of maintaining a tunnel will be much less than an elevated platform exposed to the elements? Learn from Scarborough RT, Gardiner, etc.

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Metrolinx
Feb 14, 2022 - 16:40

There have been many discussions on how to deliver rapid transit along Eglinton West over the years. Decisions on alignments take into account a number of factors including integration with other transit, deliverability, operations and costs, and topography, which is unique to each project. The mixed alignment moving forward provides an optimal trade-off between the ease of local access and the speed of travelling, and outperforms all other options in offering the best network connectivity and travel experience for people living and travelling along the corridor. 

Anonymous's avatar
Jan 25, 2022 - 22:12

What is the cost comparison of continued tunnelling under Eglinton Avenue to Mount Dennis station versus realignment of Eglinton Avenue to accommodate the LRT portal at Scarlett Road to the elevated guideway? Keeping the 1.5 km Scarlett Road to Mount Dennis Station section underground will save money, designated greenbelt parklands, trees and wildlife.

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Metrolinx
Feb 14, 2022 - 17:06

We considered a number of configurations in the Initial Business Case, including a fully tunneled option. The mixed alignment with 7 stations that we’re moving forward with is estimated to cost $4.7billion. The fully tunneled option with 9 stations is estimated at $5.8B. The mixed alignment we’re moving forward with provides the highest ridership increase, travel time savings, and increases rapid transit access to the most jobs. 

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Anonymous
Jan 26, 2022 - 19:16

Hi friends and neighbours! This elevated "guideway" (essentially a Gardiner expressway for trains through our parks) is unconscionable and we're organizing to stop it. We won't let Metrolinx treat our community this way! Stay tuned for a new Facebook group!

Anonymous's avatar
Jan 25, 2022 - 20:41

Why is the richview access closing? Its going to be a huge problem for the residents here and we were told studies are underway have they already been completed??? Where can we see them

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Metrolinx
Feb 14, 2022 - 16:02

When the guideway construction begins in approximately 2024, the driveway will close permanently. We came to this decision based on the transit infrastructure requirements identified by the project. While we recognize residents are unhappy with the decision to close the driveway, we are committed to analyzing, via a full traffic study, the impacts to residents and the local road network to explore options and determine mitigation measures moving forward. This traffic impact study is still underway, and we are currently assessing the overall traffic and transportation network in this area. We will keep the community updated as the analysis work is completed.

Anonymous's avatar

We have one now. What will happen to it? We need access to Eglinton, otherwise the only one would be to go on Scarlett then Eglinton. That would be impossible, with this many building on Richview Rd, It would be next to impossible to exit, especially in the rush hour.
Would alternate exit be provided?

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Metrolinx
Feb 14, 2022 - 15:23

We understand many residents in the area are concerned about this. We are working with the City of Toronto to fully understand the impact the closure will have to traffic in the area and map out a plan to address that. A traffic impact study is underway, and we are currently assessing the overall traffic and transportation network in this area. At this time, all mitigation options are being considered. Mitigation measures may include a slew of local road network improvements that varies from traffic signal timing changes at major intersections like Scarlett and Eglinton and upstream at Richview Road or some more major interventions if the traffic impact study results define the case for it.

Kevin's avatar
Jan 18, 2022 - 17:39

We hear a lot about the physical infrastructure but what is the service plan for this extension? How many trains per hour? Will they be 2 car trains or 3?

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Metrolinx
Feb 22, 2022 - 17:53

Our objective is to ensure a consistent and reliable service plan that meets the projected ridership demand on the line. As this project is an extension to the Eglinton Crosstown LRT (currently under construction) the service plan will be designed in a manner that provides optimized service from Kennedy to Renforth, along with a potential extension to Pearson Airport. Several service plans, with both 2 and 3 train consists, are currently being explored and analysed as part of the Metrolinx Business Case process. The Preliminary Design Business Case (PDBC) for the ECWE, which is slated to be released later this year, will include potential service plans for a combined ECWE and ECLRT.

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Anonymous
Jan 26, 2022 - 17:47

Metrolinx has been ask before where is the copy of the traffic study for the closure of richview access.

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Metrolinx
Feb 14, 2022 - 16:41

This traffic impact study is still underway. We will keep the community updated as the analysis work is completed.

Anonymous's avatar

Huge concerns in the community about impacts of the elevated LRT Expressway track being proposed and the "our plan is final" sales mentality with little examination of evidence. Please, lets get a little more grounded!!!

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Metrolinx
Feb 14, 2022 - 18:04

There have been many discussions on how to deliver rapid transit along Eglinton West over the years. The mixed alignment moving forward for provides highest ridership increase, travel time savings, and increases rapid transit access to the most jobs; it outperforms all other options in offering the best network connectivity and travel experience for people living and travelling along the corridor. You can read more about it in our initial business case

Anonymous's avatar
Jan 14, 2022 - 19:45

Are there plans to open Richview Road at the west end to allow excess to Eglinton Ave WB?

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Metrolinx
Feb 14, 2022 - 17:15

We're working with the City of Toronto to evaluate the disruption to traffic and the best options to mitigate as much as possible. For the Scarlett area in particular, we know that when the existing Eglinton driveway closes in approximately 2024 (the driveway currently serves some buildings on the north/west side of Scarlett) that it will increase the number of vehicles on Richview Road. We have a few years before the driveway will need to close so there is time to work together on the best way forward. Please contact us directly if you have more questions in the meantime. 

Anonymous's avatar
Jan 17, 2022 - 16:06

Would it be possible to open at stations at Jane and Scarlett in advance to the other stations on the extension? Those 2 stations require no tunneling/underground station work and should finish before the rest of the project. Opening the stations earlier will allow residents of the surrounding communities to realize benefits faster.

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Metrolinx
Feb 14, 2022 - 17:09

The extension is expected to be operational by 2030-2031, when all stations are open and full service can be delivered from end to end.

Anonymous's avatar

Every meeting you say this is not our project scope or just ignore my question fully. Can you please go speak to metrolinx your organization and see what is going on with the extension to YYZ. This extension from Kennedy to EG W Extension is pointless if it doesn't go a bit further to the airport. Please bring a detailed answer to the meeting Thank

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Metrolinx
Feb 14, 2022 - 16:42

We’re currently doing more analysis with the GTAA and the City of Toronto for the initial business case for the airport extension. The extension is currently unfunded – the business case will provide more insight into what’s required including estimated costs for potential alignments. The government is committed to moving the work forward so stay tuned!  

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Anonymous
Jan 15, 2022 - 12:46

Please advise what the anticipated height from street level will be of the above ground track / elevated guideway at the area of Scarlett Rd and Eglinton Ave West.

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Metrolinx
Feb 14, 2022 - 17:36

The height of the guideway from the road to the bottom of the guideway will be approximately 6m or 19ft.

Anonymous's avatar
Jan 20, 2022 - 11:56

most of the discussion does not lead to familiarise oneself with the project
What is above and what is below ground? Why the choices of these decision? How will these decision affect accessibility for seniors and handicapped?

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Metrolinx
Feb 14, 2022 - 17:32

You can read about the project on our website here. We have included station maps and details for each of our stations on our website here as well. In terms of the decision relating to above ground vs. below ground, you can read our initial business case here. In summary, there have been many discussions on how to deliver rapid transit along Eglinton West over the years. The mixed alignment moving forward for provides highest ridership increase, travel time savings, and increases rapid transit access to the most jobs; it outperforms all other options in offering the best network connectivity and travel experience for people living and travelling along the corridor. We are now looking for ways that the elevated guideway can allow us to make public realm improvements – both active/open spaces under the guideway and adjacent to it. 

Accessibility is a big consideration for our station designs. We will incorporate appropriate way-finding and guidance elements to ensure that everyone regardless of age or ability has full and safe access to our transit services. Stay tuned for station engagements coming later this year!

Anonymous's avatar
Jan 25, 2022 - 22:07

Are we using same tbm as for crosstown project n please explain why this method was chosen. SAVE MONEY FOR TAXPAYERS MAKE GOVT MORE EFFICIENT

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Metrolinx
Feb 14, 2022 - 17:50

Don and Lea are retired and two new TBMs have been procured for this project. 

Anonymous's avatar

Any of these objectives being considered and if so, outline how they will be achieved: Equity hiring and procurement to create jobs and business opportunity for local people; professional administrative and technical work opportunities from the design stage onwards; social enterprise partnering and workforce training; local neighbourhood and environmental improvement

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Metrolinx
Feb 14, 2022 - 17:53

Metrolinx is working with MTO and other Ministries to develop the requirements for the subway projects and we are hoping to announce this as soon as we can, as requirements are finalized.  

Anonymous's avatar
Jan 25, 2022 - 23:48

Is it going to be the same as the current underconstruction line or is it going to be different?

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Metrolinx
Feb 14, 2022 - 17:51

Station designs are still being developed. Stay tuned for station engagements which will include more details coming later this year!

Anonymous's avatar

My family had been Kodak employees some since Kodak opened in Toronto. Will there be any type of dedication, acknowledgement, museum room in the Kodak building station at Weston Rd for Kodak ? Thank you.

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Metrolinx
Feb 15, 2022 - 11:19

The former Kodak Building will have a glass display cabinet located in the south lobby to commemorate its past. For more information, please contact the Crosstown Community Office at [email protected].

Anonymous's avatar
Jan 26, 2022 - 10:01

The realignment work is happening close to some private residences and I would like to know what are measures will be implemented to tackle the obvious impacts of construction like dust given this work is happening during summer and the pedestrian traffic in this area is high. A lot of residents are working remotely from their homes at this time. This brings up my second concern about how noise and vibration will be managed. Finally this work is happening when the weather will be warm leading to more pedestrian and cyclist traffic. Can you explain how safety will be maintained throughout this work? Thanks, Ray

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Metrolinx
Feb 14, 2022 - 18:05

Management of construction noise vibration and air quality is top of mind for Metrolinx as we plan and implement our projects. We first look at this within the planning phase to get preliminary idea of construction-related noise, vibration and air quality, and what types of mitigation will be required. Once the contractor is in place and has confirmed specific construction means and methods, noise and vibration/air quality management plans are prepared which identify specific mitigation approaches to meet applicable criteria. Part of that mitigation includes constant real-time review of conditions by setting up monitors at properties near the work. The monitoring results allow for confirmation of mitigation effectiveness and allow for revised construction approaches as needed to stay within limits. We also help ensure that the contractor keeps within these limits through inspections, audits and reviewing their monitoring data.

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Will provision be made for a multi-level Jane/Eglinton intersection with the future Jane LRT? A Chicago "L" intersection with the Jane LRT? A two-level Jane/Eglinton station, with switch ramps between the two lines?

Anonymous's avatar

Sorry to disappoint some folks, but dont you think that train left the station when the Mayor who proposed it left office? There are other connection points being built in the network, and it would cost HUGE $$$ to build when other municipalities across Ontario now demanding better transit infrastructure. We will be lucky to get Renforth gateway and Finch line connected to the airport in the next project cycle, but would not count on more LRTs -- at least not on Jane. Realistic option is for future of Jane is electric extended bus vehicles, with express service during rush hours

Anonymous's avatar

Give realistic detail of these imposing structures and how they impact on the place where a huge number of people live, and demonstrate how it comparatively improves their quality of life more than the same trains running along the middle of Eglinton.

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Metrolinx
Feb 14, 2022 - 17:43

We presented some renderings of the elevated section at our June 2021 virtual open house. You can find the material here. We will also be hosting engagements for ECWE stations later this year which will include more details. In terms of the decision, there have been many discussions on how to deliver rapid transit along Eglinton West over the years. The mixed alignment moving forward for  provides highest ridership increase, travel time savings, and increases rapid transit access to the most jobs; it outperforms all other options in offering the best network connectivity and travel experience for people living and travelling along the corridor. We are now looking for ways that the elevated guideway can allow us to make public realm improvements – both active/open spaces under the guideway and adjacent to it. Stay tuned for the elevated guideway survey that is planned to release in the next few days that will include this information. If we haven't answered your question, please reach out to us at [email protected]

Anonymous's avatar

ground will be. East or west of the pedestrian bridge.

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Metrolinx
Feb 14, 2022 - 18:02

The trains will transition from below ground to above ground through a portal located east of the pedestrian bridge, but west of Scarlett and Eglinton Ave W intersection. You can see the portal and station map on our website here. 

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Anonymous
Jan 26, 2022 - 16:26

Eglinton ave west is a very wide arterial with more than enough space for surface and elevated rail along the corridor. Why spend so much to tunnel when your IBC showed that a mixed of surface and elevated rail with more stations with attract more riders?

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Metrolinx
Feb 14, 2022 - 17:33

There have been many discussions on how to deliver rapid transit along Eglinton West over the years. The mixed alignment moving forward for provides highest ridership increase, travel time savings, and increases rapid transit access to the most jobs; it outperforms all other options in offering the best network connectivity and travel experience for people living and travelling along the corridor. 

Anonymous's avatar

If not, what walk in and vehicular access is proposed?

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Metrolinx
Feb 14, 2022 - 17:51

Access to the gold course, which is on the south side of Eglinton, will not be impacted.  

Anonymous's avatar
Jan 14, 2022 - 19:50

What is the timeline for the Notting Hill Condo development, Eglinton Ave road construction and subway development?

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Metrolinx
Feb 14, 2022 - 17:55

We are meeting with City of Toronto on regular basis as the project design develops. Those discussions include assessing the potential traffic impacts to the local network so that our work can be taken into consideration with the wider community developments that the City needs to consider. 

We understand and have heard from residents that having multiple project underway at the same time is concerning and so we will continue to work with the City on our plan and on any coordinated communications that may be necessary. We are committed to keeping residents directly informed as well so that you have the information in advance about any impacts such as changes to traffic. We'll continue to use all of our channels including regular engagements, mail drops, social media and the e-newsletter to keep you informed.  

Anonymous's avatar

A big THANK YOU to your team for doing such an excellent job listening to and addressing concerns. We so appreciate these sessions that keep us up-to-date. It's WONDERFUL that you are already tunnelling on this project. Having this new subway will be SUCH A HELP as we try to cross the city from this community

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Metrolinx
Feb 14, 2022 - 17:56

Thank you for your support!