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The Davenport Diamond is the point at which the north-south Barrie GO line intersects with the Canadian Pacific's (CP) east west rail line. This level crossing is called a rail ‘diamond’ — and the Davenport Diamond is one of the last high-traffic rail crossings in Toronto.


The CP line is one of the busiest freight corridors in Canada. Nineteen east-west freight trains travel along this corridor every day. About 4 million GO train passengers a year travel along the Barrie GO corridor. By 2025, Metrolinx plans to offer two-way, all-day 15-minute service with a new fleet of electrified trains for a projected annual ridership of 22 million. For residents of Toronto, regular, all-day 15-minute GO Train service will mean new, faster transit options for getting around the city and a transportation network that can support the business growth and investment that is needed for a vibrant, healthy local economy for generations to come.

Running more frequent, reliable scheduled service will not be possible with the long delays that would be caused by freight train traffic at the crossing.Eliminating this rail diamond by constructing an overpass to separate the freight corridor from the GO corridor will mean a greater level of reliability and safety for trains travelling through the Davenport community.

After extensive research, analysis, and consultation on a number of different options, the decision has been made to build an overpass as the most beneficial, least disruptive, and lowest cost solution. Through this engagement, public input is invited on various aspects of the overpass design.

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