The Dufferin Street bridge project at Queen St. W. is the final phase of the original jog
-elimination project that was completed by the City of Toronto in 2010. Expanding the bridge
supports GO expansion which will bring 15 minute, two-way electrified GO service to the West
Queen West community. The project also delivers on plans to connect the community with the Toronto West Railpath and the creation of a new city park.
As part of work on the Dufferin Street Bridge, we are partnering with the City of Toronto to extend the West Toronto Railpath multi-use trail to the West Queen West community. This extension will run along the existing rail corridor, connecting cyclists and pedestrians from Dupont St. to just east of Dufferin St. These community investments add to the recently
announced new GO Train stations including the proposed Liberty Village and Bloor-Davenport stations.
We are also sharing the cost of a new city park (Dufferin-Peel Park). The future park will be a hub for West Toronto Railpath users, including cyclists and will include cycling amenities, landscaping, seating and terraces.
I hope the widening will also allow for the possibility of a future GO station here. Especially if they build the relief line on Queen.
The land on the south side of Queen can support a station platform on each side of the corridor easy, but on a curve.I hope the widening will also allow for the possibility of a future GO station here. Especially if they build the relief line on Queen.
sounds like a great plan to meI'm not saying it's likely, but a possible solution to the "Toronto doesn't build streetcars in mixed traffic anymore" problem would be a right of way. Dufferin is too narrow to add a right of way and maintain 2 lanes of traffic each way, but it could be paired with Bathurst - make Bathurst one way north and Dufferin one way south, eliminate street parking, and put a streetcar right of way on each up to Eglinton.
I don't think there's room on the actual bridge, but it might be possible to expropriate the industrial site to the West, there's quite a bit of space available there between Brock and Dufferin.I hope the widening will also allow for the possibility of a future GO station here. Especially if they build the relief line on Queen.
Have you really looked at Dufferin St to see what really there not vision in your photos??The city needs quicker solutions than the existing streetcars, and subways are too expensive. Would it be cost effective to build lightweight elevated trains over some of these streets.
Why would they have built curves to tracks that don't exist?Let's maybe start small, with extending the Dufferin track to Dundas so the 193 can be converted to a streetcar service. Oh wait can't do that because when they built the jog they didn't add the north facing curve/track
The foundation for any future streetcar tracks have been laid under the Dufferin underpass. They just have to remove the asphalt and install streetcar tracks, whenever they get the go ahead.Why would they have built curves to tracks that don't exist?
But the underpass was designed to accommodate streetcar tracks.
When they built the underpass road, they built the concrete box that would support the Dufferin line going north of Queen and fill the hole in with asphalt. When time came to build the line, asphalt is remove and tracks place in the hole. the ends would be remove to allow track to continue in both direction. I have photos of this track protection in the centre lane, but for some reason most of the photos I shoot for the construction of the underpass are missing in my Flickr account. No idea what the time frame is for when I shot the track base.Let's maybe start small, with extending the Dufferin track to Dundas so the 193 can be converted to a streetcar service. Oh wait can't do that because when they built the jog they didn't add the north facing curve/track