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Birchmount GO Expansion LIVE - January 10, 2022

Call-In With Your Question

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. We aim to keep each question and subsequent answer to 3 minutes allowing for as many call-in questions as possible.

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Agenda

5:30: Meeting Begins/ Opening Remarks 

5:35: Project Overview

6:30: Questions and Answers 

7:28: Wrap up & Closing Remarks

Meet the Speakers

Adrian

Adrian Martins

Community Relations and Issues Specialist

Sherry

Sherry Malek Zadeh

Project Manager, Package A

Carolien

Carolien Dannrath

Senior Manager, GO Expansion

Anthony

Anthony Olagunju

Project Manager, Birchmount Bridge

Sung Cho

Sung Cho

Project Manager, Enabling Works

Amaran

Amaran Nithiyanantham

Project Coordinator, Dufferin Construction

Micheal

Michael Malacuaso

Project Superintendent, Dufferin Construction

Other Attendees

Oscar Florez - Project Manager, Hatch

Format & Accessibility

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Anonymous's avatar

How will integration with the future scarborough subway extension look like?

Anonymous's avatar
Dec 21, 2021 - 18:37

Will the corridor see an addition of a 5th rail line to service long term growing demand?
(Ex: 4 tracks total for GO Stouffville & Lakeshore, and 1 for frequent Intercity/VIA rail)

How is Metrolinx preparing for this now?

Anonymous's avatar
Jan 1, 2022 - 19:12

When will the Scarborough Junction grade separation start construction?

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Anonymous
Jan 4, 2022 - 23:58

Will there be provision for a new station in this area (Warden Ave or Birchmount Rd)? This community deserve better Go Train services to places like Exhibition, Port Credit, and Oakville.

Anonymous's avatar

Will the speed limits improve after all the upgrades being made

Anonymous's avatar

What will be the impact to the roads immediately north and south of the bridge? How will the current TTC bus routes be re-directed? Will the #20 bus remain on Highview Avenue or will buses be re-routed further south on Pinegrove Avenue?

Anonymous's avatar

It makes sense to connect a GO TRAIN station with a subway station that was built at Warden and St. Clair Ave. E. It should have been built at Warden and Danforth Ave. but the Warden Woods Mall was built years ago included this subway station. Now, it is just not able to serve the growing neighbourhood with buses into this busy station.

Anonymous's avatar
Jan 27, 2022 - 04:42

Will the new bridge have a Complete Street design? Please refer to the City of Toronto's Complete Streets Guidelines.
Also, could it have nice materials and a good design motif (such as railing, street lighting, high-quality paving)?