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Scarborough Subway Extension LIVE (for 1701-05 McCowan Rd, 360 Pitfield Rd and nearby businesses) - March 8, 2022

Watch a recording of the live vent held for 1701-05 McCowan Rd, 360 Pitfield Rd and nearby business on March 8, 2022.

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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

 6:30: Meeting Begins/Opening Remarks  

 6:35: SSE Project Update  

 7:00: Questions and Answers  

 7:30: Wrap up & Closing Remarks 

Meet the Speakers

Nigel Sandy

Nigel Sandy

Community Relations Specialist, SSE

Ross Bain

Ross Bain

Senior Project Manager, SSE

Georgina Collymore

Georgina Collymore

Community Engagement Manager, SSE

Leonardo Triviño

Leonardo Triviño

Head of Technical Department, STRABAG

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Anonymous's avatar

Will there be an online map that will track the latest location of Diggy Scardust?

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Metrolinx
Mar 14, 2022 - 14:09

Thanks for the suggestion! We’ll look into what technology is available for us to track Diggy Scardust as it tunnels under McCowan Road. Tunnelling is expected to begin this summer.

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In the station diagrams released on March 7th, the 2 other stations are shown as having 2 entrances while the Sheppard station is shown to only have 1 entrance.

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Metrolinx
Mar 14, 2022 - 14:06

The station overhead visuals provided are preliminary images that are subject to change. Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario released the Request for Proposals (RFP) and was issued to three shortlisted teams on February 8, 2022.

Once our construction partner is onboard, Metrolinx will start to collaborate and refine the plans for the station design. We hope to share updated visuals that illustrate the outline of the finished design with the community in the future.

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Anonymous
Mar 7, 2022 - 19:42

The Sheppard station bus terminal plan is shown to be a north west position, is it possible to build it as a north position instead of north west position

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Metrolinx
Mar 14, 2022 - 14:11

Unfortunately the location of station buildings and their facilities cannot be changed. Our teams have done intensive planning with our partners at the TTC and City over the last few years to find the best location for these facilities.

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is there any impact to the Milner intersection and the 132 that goes through the area?

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Metrolinx
Mar 14, 2022 - 14:26

During the construction we will have some impacts to traffic. At the Emergency Exit Buildings and Station locations, there will be a reduction in the number of lanes. At all times, through-traffic will be maintained on the major roads McCowan, Sheppard, Lawrence, Danforth and Eglinton. There will be times when turns are prohibited and in rare instances where roads are closed.  

We will be engaging and sharing our construction mitigation and traffic plans with the community as design progresses and construction details are confirmed with our construction partners. Roadway widening, traffic shifts or temporary roadway decking where possible will be used to minimize impact to traffic and roadway.

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Mar 7, 2022 - 19:36

So as if now, 129 McCowan north, 130 Middlefield, 131 Nugget, 169 hunting wood, 939 finch express all go to STC, in 2030, will they go to sheppard station or will they go both to Sheppard and STC as a branch, like the bus goes to STC via sheppard east station

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Metrolinx
Mar 14, 2022 - 14:12

All our stations are being designed to include local TTC bus connections. The actual routes and bus schedules will depend on the TTC’s future service plans, when the line is in operation.

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i know station designs haven't been completed yet but is there any info on what the emergency exit buildings might look like and how big they are?

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Metrolinx
Mar 14, 2022 - 14:23

An Emergency Exit Building is a structure that provides an alternative for a means of escape in an emergency. It also provides an alternative if the route to the regular exit is blocked.

Emergency Exit Buildings were briefly discussed during the Q&A session of this Virtual Open House. The recorded session is available to view again on the Engage website. More specific details regarding the dimensions of these buildings will be shared as the designs are finalized.

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Anonymous's avatar
Mar 8, 2022 - 18:30

Has the deal been finalized with the property owners of the land/property by Metrolinx. We are Owners of the property of the portion of land at the EEB7 McCowan& Sheppard and owners of the condominium have no idea if the deal has been made by the management and have the payment been done or not and the management does not give a clear opinion for the owners of 1701/1703/1705 unit owners.

Owners have been asking from a long time and want to know about it. If you do not know who can help us and how can we get this information and contact details

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Metrolinx
Mar 15, 2022 - 10:27

Metrolinx is committed to being a good neighbour and work towards building transit infrastructure that benefits the entire community. As a part of this process, Metrolinx is required to negotiate with the condo board, not individual unit holders. Unfortunately, we are unable to discuss the compensation details or provide legal advice in this matter. Please continue your efforts to communicate with your condo board to obtain the information you’d like to confirm.

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