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Eglinton Crosstown West Extension LIVE - November 2, 2022

On Wednesday, November 2nd the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension project team held a live virtual meeting to discuss upcoming construction, including headwall construction at Islington Avenue. Representatives from Metrolinx and WestEnd Connectors Construction (WECC) presented information and answered questions. 

A video recording of the event is below.

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 or use the following information to dial in:

  • Phone number: +1 780 666 0144
  • Meeting ID: 854 3803 9485
  • Meeting Passcode: 663657

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

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

7:00PM - 8:00PM: Questions and Answers 

Presentation Materials

Meet the Speakers

headshot of Nasir Qureshi

Nasir Qureshi

ECWE Senior Project Manager, Metrolinx

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David Panici

ECWE Project Sponsor, Metrolinx

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Aman Gill

ECWE Community Relations Manager, Metrolinx

headshot of Fernando Triana

Fernando Triana

Project Director, West End Connectors

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Hayat Muhammad

Traffic Manager, West End Connectors

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Yuri Andrade

Construction Manager

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Stephanie Chow

Communications and Public Engagement Lead, West End Connectors

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W. K. Lis's avatar

With farside signals, motorists tend to stop NOT behind the stop line, but into the crosswalk. They end up blocking the crosswalk for pedestrians and others. With nearside signals, motorists will have to stop behind the stop line to be able to view the traffic signal.

Train crossings have cross arms come down to physically block cars from obstructing the tracks. So, why do we distrust cars when it comes to trains but we do trust them when it comes to pedestrians?

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See https://streets.mn/2021/04/30/thinking-outside-the-pedestrian-box/

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