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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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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

headshot of David Panici

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

headshot of Hayat Muhammad

Hayat Muhammad

Traffic Manager, West End Connectors

headshot of Yuri Andrade

Yuri Andrade

Construction Manager

headshot of Stephanie Chow

Stephanie Chow

Communications and Public Engagement Lead, West End Connectors

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W. K. Lis's avatar

Looks like we will have to cross the intersections to reach an entrance to the stations. All the intersections NEED to have pedestrian refugee islands with "beg" buttons (radar detection would be better).

Pedestrian refuge islands are raised median islands that provide a location for pedestrians to safely wait for a gap in the traffic so they can finish crossing the road. This makes crossing the road easier for pedestrians by allowing them to cross in two stages and deal with one direction of traffic flow at a time.

Pedestrian refuge islands should ideally be at least 1.8 metres wide (narrow refuge islands put pedestrians at risk of being hit by truck side mirrors). A width of at least 2.4m will further facilitate usage by wheelchair users.

Multi-stage crossings would be better. In a multistage crossing, pedestrians cross to an island, and then wait there for a WALK signal there to resume crossing, to the other side, repeating the process until the crossing is finished.


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