Environmental Impact Studies
Our team of professionals is working on air, noise, vibration, human health and construction impact analysis. Results, as well as potential mitigation strategies will be shared once available.
Incorporate the West Toronto Railpath + City of Toronto’s Bike Plans
Metrolinx is working closely with the City of Toronto to integrate the plans for the Georgetown South Rail Corridor with the City's Bike Plan, including the West Toronto Railpath on the east side of the Georgetown Rail Corridor between Dundas and Queen Street.
Service expansion to the western part of the region was needed many years ago and we need to proceed now with service improvement on this corridor.
The Big Move lay out plans for future electrification on specific corridors, including Georgetown. Where possible, Metrolinx will work to design now to allow for future electrification.
Assessing Property Damages as a result of construction or project operation.
Preliminary vibration analysis indicates that damage of adjacent buildings is highly improbable. With the cooperation of the building owners, building inspections will be done adjacent to the corridor before construction.
King Street/Queen Street Station
There are a number of technical challenges that preclude a GO stop at either a King or Queen Street West location, including large scale disruption to the streetscape, acquisition of adjacent properties, and the challenge of fitting a platform on the curve.
GO Transit’s regional trip times would also be slower if additional stops were added. The TTC currently provides frequent service along King Street West and Queen Street West that connects travellers to GO Transit at both Union and Bloor Stations.
The John Street Pedestrian Bridge
Closing John Street to vehicles requires the least amount of property acquisition and is the most cost effective.
Metrolinx will continue to work with the community and local businesses in the coming months to addresses safety, accessibility, and community sustainability concerns around the John Street Pedestrian Bridge.
Future of the Weston GO Station
An important component of the project is the relocation of the existing GO Weston Stop from John Street to Lawrence Avenue and the construction of a new Weston Station to accommodate GO trains and Union-Pearson rail link trains.
Metrolinx and GO Transit are committed to the Weston GO Station. The status of this station will not be impacted by the proposed Eglinton Station in the future.
This was further underscored in the provincial legislature by Jim Bradley, Minister of Transportation on March 2, 2009, who stated publicly that the Weston GO station would not close.
Private Partner Operating the Air-Rail Link
The project is defined by GO Transit’s future operating needs. It also opens up the opportunity to offer the Air-Rail Link service on GO Transit Infrastructure.
Contract negotiations are currently being conducted by Infrastructure Ontario with SNC-Lavalin in a separate process. Details will be public once the contract has been finalized.