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Traffic & Transportation - Exhibition Station

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Key Findings


  • The study area road network includes three north-south roads (Atlantic Avenue, Jefferson Avenue and Nova Scotia Avenue), and an east-west  road (Manitoba Drive).
  • The active transportation network includes sidewalks along all streets and the South Liberty Trail. There are no dedicated cycling routes (e.g., bike lanes, cycle tracks, and multi-use paths); however, bicycle parking racks and Bike Share Toronto stations are provided on Atlantic Avenue and at the southern entrance to Exhibition Station.
  • The rail network includes four Metrolinx-owned tracks that service GO Transit and VIA Rail commuter lines as well as freight trains operated by Canadian National Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway.
  • TTC operates six surface transit routes: four bus routes (#29C – Wilson Station-Exhibition/Princes’ Gate, #307 – Bathurst Blue Night, #329 – Dufferin Blue Night, and #363 – Ossington Blue Night) and two streetcar routes (#509 – Harbourfront and #511 – Bathurst).
  • No GO service disruptions are anticipated.
  • As the detailed construction staging schemes that describe the potential modifications to the existing transportation network become available, a comprehensive quantitative impact assessment will be completed, as required. 


Existing Pedestrian Network within the Exhibition Station Early Works Traffic and Transportation Study Area

Map of existing pedestrian network within the Exhibition Station early works traffic and transportation study area


Potential Effects and Mitigation Measures

Potential Effects:

  • Temporary lane restrictions/closures and construction vehicle traffic causing impacts to traffic flow of nearby roads such as Manitoba Drive, Atlantic Avenue, and Jefferson Avenue.
  • Detour routes lead to increased walking distances.
  • Relocation/removal of existing bicycle amenities (e.g., bicycle parking racks).
  • Disruption to existing rail operations if short-term track closures are implemented.

Mitigation Measures:

  • Develop a Construction Traffic Management Plan prior to construction.
  • Issue notifications and advisory signage to alert traffic and transit users of any upcoming road closures and disruptions, as required.
  • Consult and coordinate with the City of Toronto during construction planning, including consideration of route detours.
  • Consult with rail companies (i.e., Canadian National Railway, Canadian Pacific Railway, and VIA Rail) that operate along the rail corridor to assess how track closures would impact their service and coordinate temporary schedules to accommodate all rail services on the open tracks.

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