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From the latest Metrolinx West email newsletter:

Davenport Diamond

PROGRESS UPDATE

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This is a south facing view of the Metrolinx bridge above the CP Rail tracks. The dry finishing of the concrete surfaces at this bridge is completed. Next a sealer will be applied to protect the concrete from moisture.
 
From the latest Metrolinx West email newsletter:

Davenport Diamond

PROGRESS UPDATE

1MPk91HeGu88qC9QA-L3bZP_xr0QurzsGRpzP2D0JOzftkfrHtwLUR37fGEUXNaJXpCKjY_m2YJNosLLZjyekA3z5SzfH0-YSNOIEqYXolcJ14mDCx1EE4_OWWdOpo1TQIQPV9355JrHqrCneydz15NgFrw-eA=s0-d-e1-ft
This is a south facing view of the Metrolinx bridge above the CP Rail tracks. The dry finishing of the concrete surfaces at this bridge is completed. Next a sealer will be applied to protect the concrete from moisture.
The graffiti paintings are coming along nicely.

What? The graffiti wasn't included in the plans and was unexpected?
 
Why though? Doesn't seem like it was actually in the way.
Hmmm.... this gives some background, as Metrolinx now owns that property...but still seems unnecessary?

On August 24, 2021, applications were submitted by the applicant to demolish theexisting 2-storey detached residential buildings at 71 and 80 Innes Avenue.The properties are currently vacant and the contractor is in the process of disconnectingall utilities to the properties. The properties were acquired by Metrolinx in Septemberand October 2018 in connection with Metrolinx's GO Expansion Program to build asecond track along the Barrie GO rail corridor that will allow for regular two-way, all-daytrain service between Union Station in Toronto and Allandale Waterfront GO Station inBarrie.The owner has communicated that the existing buildings are to be demolished and,following demolition, the lands will be re-graded. No new buildings will be constructedon the subject properties.The existing buildings are not currently on the list of designated historical buildings.The lands are not within a Toronto and Region Conservation Authority regulated area.
 
Hmmm.... this gives some background, as Metrolinx now owns that property...but still seems unnecessary?
The buildings in those properties are right on the property line. And there's a bit of a hill up to them. Perhaps it's cheaper to get rid of them, than protect them during construction.

Though I'd also be concerned about the two on the other side of the bridge. Not because they are close to the tracks, but from Streetview you could probably jump from the bridge, onto the adjacent roofs!

Probably just Metrolinx, Metrolinxing.
 
The slope grading and ditching in those images is very rough compared to the culverts and sound walls being erected elsewhere. I’m guessing that ML has plans to widen further.
Maybe some plant associated with electrification ? Or clearances needed for OCS?

- Paul
 
Is the bridge a problem too?
That is my take on the removal of the house.

Need an extra 10-15 feet for electrifying the line and the removal will allow the extra ramp that will be needed for the extra height. Have enough room on the other side for the ramp increase of height.
 

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