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Don Valley Layover Facility

Don Valley Layover Facility

Don Valley Layover Virtual Town Hall

Metrolinx provided an update about the Don Valley Layover Facility via virtual town hall. Watch a recording of the meeting and read the Q&A now.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 

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Updates & News

April 15, 2021 | Blog

A new use for an old track: How an existing rail line provides the most environmentally-friendly location for a transit layover. Read more →

April 13, 2021 | Webpage launch

Thank you for your interest in the Don Valley Layover Facility. We have collected relevant materials that discuss the facility for your information.

Dec 21, 2021 | Blog

Metrolinx answers your top GO Expansion transit questions as public consultation continues. Read more →

Nov 27, 2020 | Blog

As important assessment phases draw to a close – Exploring GO Expansion and your opinions on it. Read more →

Project Overview

As part of the GO Expansion Program, Metrolinx has identified various infrastructure required to achieve service level targets across the network. The video below provides background on the GO Expansion program and discusses the recently completed Environmental Assessment. The role and intent of the Don Valley Layover are discussed.



Public Meetings

Timelines & Process

Public Consultation

A series of public consultations on GO Expansion occurred as part of the Environmental Assessment Process. Here’s a presentation on the Don Valley Layover Facility from the Virtual Open House which was held from November 27, to December 11, 2020.

The plans for the Don Valley Layover were revised as a result of public consultation and stakeholder input. Information about the earlier consultations can be found here.  


The environmental impact of the New Track and Facilities transit project was assessed and an Environmental Project Report (EPR) was prepared in accordance with the Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) as prescribed in Ontario Regulation 231/08 - Transit Projects and Metrolinx Undertakings (made under the Environmental Assessment Act). The EPR for the New Track and Facilities was available for a 30-day public review period starting December 30 2020 – January 28, 2021. It has been reviewed by the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks. The Statement of Completion has been issued, and the project can now proceed to the detailed design and implementation phase.

The EPR and associated technical reports can be viewed here: https://www.metrolinxengage.com/en/content/new-track-facilities-environmental-project-report

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