In April 2018, City Council approved a contribution of up to $1.463 billion to Metrolinx as part of the procurement of the SmartTrack Station Program. As part of the program, six new stations are proposed at the following locations:

  • St. Clair-Old Weston (Kitchener rail corridor near the St. Clair Avenue West / Old Weston Road intersection);
  • King-Liberty (Kitchener rail corridor near the King Street West / Sudbury Street intersection);
  • East Harbour (Lakeshore East/Stouffville rail corridor between the Don River and Eastern Avenue);
  • Gerrard-Carlaw (Lakeshore East/Stouffville rail corridor at the Gerrard Street East / Carlaw Avenue intersection);
  • Lawrence-Kennedy (Stouffville rail corridor at Lawrence Avenue East); and
  • Finch-Kennedy (Stouffville rail corridor at Finch Avenue East).

Notice of Commencement of Transit Project Assessment Process

On April 16, 2018, the City and Metrolinx, as co-proponents, commenced the Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) under Ontario Regulation 231/08 to assess the potential environmental effects of the SmartTrack stations. Click here to view the Notice of Commencement.

As part of the TPAP:

  • Public and stakeholder consultation will be conducted.
  • 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.

Timeline


On-going

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

Late 2017 


Early 2018 


Mid 2018 (We are here)


Late 2018

  • TPAP Notice of Completion
  • RPP for Procurement