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SmartTrack LIVE Event: Finch-Kennedy GO Station Virtual Open House – November 29, 2021

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Agenda

6:30: Meeting Begins/ Opening Remarks  

6:35: SmartTrack Finch-Kennedy GO Station Project Update  

7:00: Questions and Answers  

7:50: Wrap up & Closing Remarks  

8:00: Meeting End 

Meet the Speakers

David Brutto

David Brutto

Senior Project Manager, Transit Expansion Office, City of Toronto

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Ghulam Mojadidi

Manager, Stations Capital Delivery, Metrolinx

Nilgun Erkoc

Nilgun Erkoc

Senior Manager, Community Engagement, GO Expansion Stations, Metrolinx

Gretel Green, M.Sc. CISEC

Gretel Green, M.Sc. CISEC

Manager, Environmental Programs & Assessment, Metrolinx

Anthony Irving

Anthony Irving

Manager, Stakeholder and Community Relations, Transit Expansion Office, City of Toronto

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Raef Ghali, P.Eng, PMP, CCCA

4Transit – Senior Project Manager

Greg Tokarz

Greg Tokarz

Program Manager, Transit Implementation, City Planning, City of Toronto

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Anonymous's avatar
Nov 14, 2021 - 22:09

Will there be a GO/TTC co-fare (i.e. a fare discount for using both systems)?

Anonymous's avatar

Steeles needed grade seperation due to stopping GO Trains at Milliken GO.
Double track was just installed at finch, could grade seperation not have been done at the same time for less cost?

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

Please consult with the local community on a station name that reflects the community. The station is on Finch, but Kennedy Road is some distance away. Let’s take the opportunity to name it something that isn’t just two street names combined.

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Nov 29, 2021 - 11:08

How will the Finch-Kennedy station create a transit-oriented community when the area is very unwalkable with disconnected streets? Even a location directly next to the station will require a significant detour to walk to.

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Silver star Blvd is full of businesses but in order to get there from the station you first have to walk all the way east to Midland, then head north, then west back into Silver Star Blvd. In early concepts, Silver Star Blvd was planned to extend to Finch Ave. Do the city and Metrolinx have plans to have access from the north end of the station?

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Anonymous
Nov 29, 2021 - 18:34

Are there any plans to develop walking pathways from the neighborhoods around the stations. Specifically from Midland and from Kennedy or Milliken

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If there is a slide deck for the presentation, will it be posted online?

Anonymous's avatar
Nov 14, 2021 - 22:08

How convenient will it be to transfer between the 39/939 buses and GO trains at Finch/Kennedy Station?

Anonymous's avatar
Nov 29, 2021 - 18:24

Will you keep 2 lanes of traffic each way on Finch during the entire construction period?
Will you also keep 1 sidewalk open?

Anonymous's avatar
Nov 29, 2021 - 19:39

What requirements are needed such that it is worth it to build a tiny entrance (walk in and cycle only) just south of silver star blvd.

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Anonymous
Nov 29, 2021 - 16:32

Will the station include a bus terminal for the 39/939 finch buses as well as for other routes similar to how most ttc subway stations have bus terminals in them?

Anonymous's avatar
Nov 29, 2021 - 19:56

Is it possible to have a connection to some of the business’ parking lot? Like 27 milliken blvd and B122-3272 Midland Ave. This does not require destruction of businesses but improve connectivity of the area.

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Will it work more like a commute train in Japan, or just southbound to Union station?

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Will it be integrated with Presto?

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Will the station feature retail units or community facilities? The image of the Finch Avenue station entrance looked pretty sparse - retail or a coffee shop would be nice to have - both for passengers and locals!

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Anonymous
Nov 30, 2021 - 06:31

Not sure if the images you are showing are the final design - but they are very bland and colourless! Put some colour and pizazz into the station buildings - whether that be public art, or just a bit more of a colourful exterior design! Make the station stand out in the community.

Anonymous's avatar

The city did not provide signal priority to the high capacity LRT trains on the crosstown.
Will the city give signal priority to the SmartTrek trains, or should the trains wait for car traffic to clear before moving?

Anonymous's avatar
Nov 24, 2021 - 04:18

the GO Stouffville line uses this track and with the new Grade Separation of that line from Steeles Ave- GO, or Metrolinx was planning on increasing train frequency on the Stouffville line- wouldn't a new station so close to the Milikin Station at Steeles impede the GO service greatly?