Toronto Eglinton Line 5 Crosstown West Extension | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx

One question from the meeting was if the Scarlett Road portal might be subject to flooding. This map is from the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Flood Plain Map. Shows that the portal is fine. The tennis courts and Pearen Park are fine.

The golf course, parts of the Eglinton Avenue West and Jane Street berms, Eglinton Flats Park, and the playing pitches, however will flood.
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If you look at this topographic map: https://en-ca.topographic-map.com/map-kcz57/Toronto/?center=43.68408,-79.51082&zoom=16

Scarlett Rd is a good 8-10m above the river. The portal is a good 20m above the river. If it's going to flood, the reason would be a major hurricane stalled over the GTA (would require some major climate change), monsoon season (the tectonic plate we're on to drift to the tropics) or a tsunami (which means a very serious earthquake nearby). All doesn't seem likely and if it did occur, we'll have other major issues to worry about.
 
If you look at this topographic map: https://en-ca.topographic-map.com/map-kcz57/Toronto/?center=43.68408,-79.51082&zoom=16

Scarlett Rd is a good 8-10m above the river. The portal is a good 20m above the river. If it's going to flood, the reason would be a major hurricane stalled over the GTA (would require some major climate change), monsoon season (the tectonic plate we're on to drift to the tropics) or a tsunami (which means a very serious earthquake nearby). All doesn't seem likely and if it did occur, we'll have other major issues to worry about.
Unless things have change, there will be flood doors at the portal
 
Update from the agenda for next week's Mx Meeting:

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Phase one: Cycle Track construction on Eglinton Avenue West, between Jane Street and Weston Road

Scheduled start: Early December, 2023 to late May, 2024.
Timing: Weekdays, 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Limited night work is expected.

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What is happening?​
  • Crews working on behalf of Metrolinx will be constructing a new, bi-directional cycle path on the south side of Eglinton Avenue between Jane Street and Black Creek Drive.
  • The cycle track will be broken up into two phases. Phase one of the cycle track will be constructed between Jane Street and Weston Road.
  • The new cycle track will replace the existing cycle track on the north side of Eglinton Avenue during the construction of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension.
  • The existing cycle track on the north side of Eglinton Avenue will remain open until the south side track is completed.
What to expect​
  • The existing sidewalk on the south side of Eglinton will be removed and a new cycle path will be constructed.
  • Construction will begin at Jane Street and move east towards Weston Road and will include concrete breaking (demolition), hauling, saw cutting, drilling formwork installations, and concrete pours.
  • Noise from construction equipment including trucks, excavators, jackhammers, saws, and loaders can be expected.
  • The majority of work will be done during the day, with the exception of line painting, and installation of concrete barriers which will be done overnight in order to complete the work safely and efficiently while minimizing impacts to vehicular traffic.
  • Traffic and pedestrian access will be temporarily impacted. Short-term temporary closures will be communicated through on-site signage if required. Pedestrians will be directed to available sidewalks, crosswalks, and bus stops.
  • Remember to reduce your speed when approaching work zones and watch for slow-moving vehicles entering and exiting work areas.
From https://assets.metrolinx.com/image/upload/v1700758290/Documents/Metrolinx/11102023_ATC2_Cycle_Track_Construction_Public_Notice.pdf
 
Eglinton LRT West Extension Update December 2023 Market Update

Advance Tunnel (Jane to Mt. Dennis)
- Contract Execution Jan–Mar 2024

Stations, Rail and Systems - RFQ Jan–Mar 2024 RFP & Contract Execution TBD

Elevated Guideway - https://www.metrolinx.merx.com/public/solicitations/2050395854/abstract?origin=0&language=EN (not sure what the status is of this, RFP?)

Link to Market Update https://www.infrastructureontario.c...3d975054aaa8298205/dec-2023-market-update.pdf
Link to CEO Letter on Market Update https://www.infrastructureontario.c...9463d975054aaa8298205/ceo-letter-dec-2023.pdf
 
Eglinton LRT West Extension Update December 2023 Market Update

Advance Tunnel (Jane to Mt. Dennis)
- Contract Execution Jan–Mar 2024

Stations, Rail and Systems - RFQ Jan–Mar 2024 RFP & Contract Execution TBD

Elevated Guideway - https://www.metrolinx.merx.com/public/solicitations/2050395854/abstract?origin=0&language=EN (not sure what the status is of this, RFP?)

Link to Market Update https://www.infrastructureontario.c...3d975054aaa8298205/dec-2023-market-update.pdf
Link to CEO Letter on Market Update https://www.infrastructureontario.c...9463d975054aaa8298205/ceo-letter-dec-2023.pdf

Elevated Guideway contract awarded

 
Contract awarded.


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Contract awarded.


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I wonder why they didn't just make one tunnel contract as this one is less than 500 metres. But in any case it seems to me that all the tunneling for Eglinton West LRT will be done before the Eglinton LRT opening itself lol. Great progress on this West LRT extension.
 
I wonder why they didn't just make one tunnel contract as this one is less than 500 metres. But in any case it seems to me that all the tunneling for Eglinton West LRT will be done before the Eglinton LRT opening itself lol. Great progress on this West LRT extension.

Different tunneling methodologies maybe is the reason? This segment is going mined.
 

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