> New Track & Facilities - Public Information Centre #2 - Your Feedback | Metrolinx Engage

Your Feedback

New Track & Facilities - Public Information Centre #2 - Your Feedback

A project of this size and complexity means that changes will occur in communities and some communities close to where infrastructure is being delivered may feel impacted by it. Hearing from you is important to us. We want to make sure we are delivering maximum results with minimum disruption to the community.

The table below provides a snapshot summary of the main topics we've heard in Round 1 of public consultation and what we are doing about it. The full Round 1 Engagement Report is available here.

What We Heard

What We’re Doing About It

Concerns about noise and vibration impacts from proposed layover/storage yard facilities

Metrolinx is currently working to finalize the reference concept designs and impact assessment reports for all proposed facilities, which will be available to the public upon the publishing of the final Environmental Project Report.

Find out more in the Proposed Layover & Storage Yard Facility section.

Questions about flood protection at proposed Don Valley Layover Facility site

Metrolinx is conducting a Stormwater Management Impact Assessment study to avoid/minimize potential for increased flooding due to the construction of the facility. Metrolinx is working with regulatory agencies to further investigate and analyze potential flooding impacts.

Find out more in the Proposed Layover & Storage Yard Facility section.

Concerns about impacts to existing businesses & employment at proposed Beach Layover site

Metrolinx is conducting a Land Use & Socioeconomic Impact Assessment study to assess potential impacts and propose appropriate mitigation with existing land uses.

Metrolinx is exploring an additional site further east along the Lakeshore West Corridor - the Walkers Line Layover Facility.  Both the Beach and Walkers Line Layover sites serve a similar function by storing trains as part of meeting service level targets.  Metrolinx will continue to consult with the public as we further refine the selection of layover facilities along the Lakeshore West Corridor.

Find out more in the Proposed Layover & Storage Yard Facility section.

Questions about potential effects of Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) or Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) due to partial electrification of the Richmond Hill corridor

Metrolinx is conducting a detailed EMI/ EMF Impact Assessment study to identify mitigation for any potential effects and to ensure compliance with industry standards.

Find out more in the Electrification of the Lower Richmond Hill Rail Corridor section and in Info Sheet 4: EMF/EMI Effects & Mitigation, presented during Round 1

 

If you would like to look at the public materials from the February 2020 Open Houses, including meeting boards and Info Sheets, please click here.

Round 2 of public consultation was held online from August 18 to September 1, 2020. An update on what we heard will be posted here later this Fall.