The City is working in partnership with Metrolinx and TTC to plan eight new SmartTrack/GO stations within the city of Toronto. These new stations build upon Metrolinx’s Regional Express Rail (RER) program, which includes increased service on five of the existing GO Rail Corridors.

Six new SmartTrack stations are being planned along the Kitchener, Lakeshore East and Stouffville Rail Corridors at the following locations:

  • Finch Avenue East, between Kennedy Road and Midland Avenue
  • Lawrence Avenue East, between Kennedy Road and Midland Avenue
  • Gerrard Street East at Carlaw Avenue
  • East Harbour, between the Don River and Eastern Avenue
  • King Street West, at Liberty Village
  • Clair Avenue West, between Weston Road and Old Weston Road

In addition, Metrolinx is planning two new GO stations in Toronto along the Barrie Rail Corridor at the following locations:

  • Spadina Avenue at Front Street
  • Bloor Street West, between Lansdowne Avenue and Symington Avenue

Six new SmartTrack stations are being planned along the Kitchener, Lakeshore East and Stouffville Rail Corridors at the following locations:      Finch Avenue East, between Kennedy Road and Midland Avenue     Lawrence Avenue East, between Kennedy Road and Midland Avenue     Gerrard Street East at Carlaw Avenue     East Harbour, between the Don River and Eastern Avenue     King Street West, at Liberty Village     Clair Avenue West, between Weston Road and Old Weston Road  In addition, Metrolinx is planning two new GO stations in Toronto along the Barrie Rail Corridor at the following locations:      Spadina Avenue at Front Street     Bloor Street West, between Lansdowne Avenue and Symington Avenue

The City and Metrolinx are undertaking a Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) under Ontario Regulation 231/08 to assess the potential environmental effects of each of the new stations.

  • Public and stakeholder consultation will be an important component of this process.
  • Existing environmental conditions will be determined and the significance of specific features will be evaluated.
  • Potential impacts of the project on these features will be identified and documented.
  • Appropriate mitigation measures, monitoring strategies and future studies will be recommended.

Through the TPAP process, the following areas of potential impact will be studied:

  • Natural Environment – Consideration of natural features in the study area, including environmentally sensitive areas and the presence of Species at Risk
  • Socio-Economic Environment – Consideration of socio-economic and key land use features in the study area, including air quality, noise and vibration, potential property impacts, traffic
  • Cultural Environment – Consideration of cultural heritage and archaeological features in the study area, such as buildings, bridges, and other structures

 

Timeline


On-going

  • Station Planning and Design
  • Document Existing Conditions
  • Assessment Potential Impacts

Fall 2017  (We are here)

  • Public and Stakeholder Consultation
  • City Council authorization to advance

Early 2018

  • Public and Stakeholder Consultation
  • City Council authorization to advance

Mid 2018

  • TPAP Notice of Commencement
  • Public and Stakeholder Consultation

Late 2018

  • TPAP Notice of Completion
  • RPP for Procurement