Virtual Open House: West EMSF – Caledonia
Virtual Open House: West EMSF – Caledonia
Will bicycle and wheelchair runnels be installed on the stairs?
Nov 4, 2020 - 18:55
In case the elevators go out-of-service, will the stairways have runnels (channels) on them to allow bicycle and/or wheelchairs (motorized or regular) to use them?
See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_stairway for more information.
Nov 11, 2020 - 17:17
Bicycle runnels will be installed in stations on all public stairs.
When will designated MSF sites for future development?
Nov 4, 2020 - 19:10
As the Crosslinx contract is closing and property control is transferred back to Metrolinx for operations, our assumption is that the sites to the east of the Kodak Building and at the north west corner of the MSF property are now ready to be put forward for future development. Mount Dennis community is planning for a post secondary campus as you know and would like these sites dedicated to campus development so that we can proceed with planning and partnering with higher education institutions that would design and operate the campus facilities. Mount Dennis ecoNeighbourhood Campus Development and Planning Group is interested in developing a learning research innovations centre for sustainable transportation and energy technologies and ask that Metrolinx partner. Please consider the training needs for your current and future workers and how such a campus might engage with you as a major industry and leader of the sustainable transportation sector.
Nov 7, 2020 - 16:14
Thank you for your comments. The Eglinton Crosstown team has been working closely with the Mount Dennis community and the City of Toronto on the approach for the maintenance and storage facility (MSF) including the Kodak building, for nearly 10yrs. The MSF is a critical component of the rapid transit line. This past June, the Province of Ontario and Metrolinx released an additional Addendum to the 2010 ECLRT Environmental Project Report, which includes consideration for the MSF and potential reconfiguration on the land owned by Metrolinx to accommodate more vehicles, facilities, staff and TTC operators required for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension.
The final design of the project requirements at MSF are anticipated to be made clear for the stations, rail and systems contract, expected to begin in 2025/26. In the meantime, we remain as committed as always to being an active participant in discussions about what comes next for the maintenance and storage facility, and the Kodak building. Metrolinx is already an active participant in ongoing meetings regarding the EcoNeighbourhood campus idea and will continue to engage and provide updates as we move forward. We thank you for your patience.
Will Metrolinx/Crosslx renaturalize MSF Bl Crk slope with MDeNI
Nov 4, 2020 - 19:19
Mount Dennis ecoNeighbourhood Initiative is looking for major sites in the area to organize renaturalizing as a climate action. During the construction of the MSF, Crosslinx deforested the Black Creek slope, which had not been identified in planning stage. We are interested in working with you to renaturalize this area, possibly connecting it to a research /learning program with the future campus partner and future youth jobs project. Please consider asap.
Nov 7, 2020 - 16:23
Thank you, we are certainly committed to continued discussions about what's next for the MSF area. As you may know, while the ECLRT is finishing up the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension is just getting started to bring much needed transit further west through Etobicoke and into Mississauga. The MSF is vital to this expansion therefore work will continue in the area for several years and we'll continue to provide updates to the community and discuss opportunities together as the project design moves forward.
Start date for completion of Keelesdale Road intersection?
Nov 5, 2020 - 12:58
When will the completion of the Eglinton Avenue West & Keelesdale Road (that connects with Photography Drive) intersection begin? That's includes the removal of the concrete median, and the installation of traffic signals (west of Black Creek Drive).
Nov 10, 2020 - 16:49
This work is expected to commence Summer 2021 through to Fall 2021.