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Stoufville Rail Corridor Grade Separations

Stouffville Rail Corridor Grade Separations

About

As part of the GO Expansion Program, Metrolinx has identified various infrastructure required to achieve service level targets across the network.

The Stouffville Rail Corridor Grade Separations is one component of GO Expansion Program that will follow a Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) (Ontario Regulation 231/08).

The purpose of the Stouffville Rail Corridor Grade Separations is to accommodate the expansion of the Stouffville Rail Corridor through grade separations or road closure at seven at-grade road-rail crossings. These improvements will reduce traffic conflicts. The Project will facilitate the GO Expansion Program, including the construction of the previously approved new track. To support GO Expansion along the Stouffville Rail Corridor, the following at-grade crossings will be altered:

City of Markham, York Region

  • Denison Street, Road Under Rail Grade Separation
  • Kennedy Road, Road Under Rail Grade Separation

City of Toronto

  • Passmore Avenue, Road Under Rail Grade Separation
  • McNicoll Avenue, Road Under Rail Grade Separation
  • Huntingwood Drive, Road Under Rail Grade Separation
  • Havendale Road, Road Closure with Multi-use Crossing
  • Progress Avenue, Road Over Rail Grade Separation

Stouffville Rail Corridor Grade Separations TPAP is one project that is part of GO Expansion. To learn more about other GO Expansion projects, click here.

Public Consultation

Round 2 of consultation was held online from August 18 to September 1, 2020. The Notice of Commencement was issued on September 8, 2020.  Metrolinx will be back in the Fall of this year for the third and final round of consultation. Check here often or sign-up to receive updates on upcoming Metrolinx engagement opportunities.

Project Status

The Stouffville Rail Corridor Grade Separations project is currently in the TPAP Phase. Round 2 of consultation was held online from August 18 to September 1, 2020. We will be back in the Fall of this year to release the Notice of Commencement and for the third and final round of consultation. Check here often or sign-up to receive updates on upcoming Metrolinx engagement opportunities.

A Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) is a focused impact assessment process created specifically for transit projects. The process involves a pre-consultation phase followed by a regulated up to 120-day phase and includes consultation, an assessment of positive and negative impacts, an assessment of measures to mitigate negative impacts and documentation.

A TPAP ensures that the natural, social, cultural, and economic environments are protected and any potential adverse effects from proposed infrastructure are either avoided, mitigated or minimized.

TPAPs are regulated by Ontario’s Environmental Assessment Act, specifically Ontario Regulation 231/08 - Transit Projects and Metrolinx Undertakings, and are submitted for the Minister of the Environment Conservation and Parks' review prior to completion.

Public, stakeholder, and Indigenous consultation occurs throughout the process.

The above new transit infrastructure is being assessed through the TPAP under Ontario Regulation 231/08 - Transit Projects and Metrolinx Undertakings.