Transit and Transportation

  • Bloor Lansdowne and West Queen West SmartTrack/ GO RER station Concepts Released

    At the December 8, 2016 Metrolinx Board Meeting, the preliminary concepts for the new SmartTrack and GO Regional Express Rail (RER) stations across Toronto were unveiled. The concepts include those for the approved Bloor-Lansdowne GO Train station and the West Queen West/Liberty Village SmartTrack/GO RER station. It is important to note that these concepts are highly preliminary and that continued study and work on these stations will likely result in changes to their design. I look forward to working with...
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  • City of Toronto rolls out Vision Zero Road Safety Plan for 2017

    The City of Toronto will be introducing 45 new measures in 2017 as part of its Vision Zero Road Safety Plan targeted at eliminating fatalities and reducing serious injuries on our roads. Among the initiatives that the City is introducing immediately include: creation of Seniors Safety Zones to be implemented at 12 high-priority locations, with increased pedestrian walk-times, enhanced signage and enhanced pavement markings implementation of red light cameras at 76 new locations accessible pedestrian signal installations at 20 additional...
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  • City of Toronto's Approach to Municipal Snow-Clearing

    The City of Toronto is reminding residents and businesses about the levels of snow-clearing service that the City provides. Responding to large snowfalls requires a co-ordinated approach by the City’s staff and contractors to clear Toronto's streets and sidewalks. As soon as the snow begins, Transportation Services sends its fleet of salt trucks to the expressways and the main roads. The salt trucks then move to local roads. If the City receives 2.5 centimetres of snow, the plows are sent...
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  • Gaining Support for a Community Vision for the Davenport Diamond

    Since Metrolinx first brought forward their Davenport Diamond Grade Separation Project, our community has been clear that any proposal must address our community's priorities and concerns. I have continually advocated for community benefits and for the ideas that residents have put forward. As mentioned above, we secured a new GO Station at Bloor and Lansdowne, but there is still work to be done. At November's City Council meeting, I gained the endorsement and support of Mayor Tory and City Council...
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  • Transit Expansion Coming to our Community

    Earlier this month, City Council voted to move forward on expanding our transit network. Together with the Province, the City is advancing SmartTrack which will provide Eglinton West LRT service to Pearson Airport and six new stations along existing GO lines including one in West Queen West. Our community will also receive expanded transit access through a new station at Bloor and Lansdowne on the GO Barrie Line. As part of the Bloor-Lansdowne station plan, I gained the support of...
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  • Canadian Pacific Train Derailment

    Since my election, I have been a strong advocate to improve rail safety in our community and for the removal of dangerous being transported through our densely populated urban centers. On August 21, a Canadian Pacific Train collided and derailed with another train along the CP rail corridor near Dupont and Spadina. As a result of the collision, approximately 1,100 litres of diesel fuel from the colliding locomotive was spilled onto the track area. Crews worked quickly to clean the...
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  • Dufferin Closed Between Queen & Peel For Metrolinx Bridge Widening Work

    Metrolinx is carrying out work to expand the north side of the Dufferin Street Bridge at Queen Street which carries the Kitchener GO Transit Corridor. Expanding the bridge will support the ongoing work to bring electrified SmartTrack and GO Regional Express Rail transit service to the West Queen West community. This work will also accommodate the space required for the proposed southward extension of the West Toronto Railpath. Metrolinx expects to complete this project by June 2017. In order to...
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  • Davenport Diamond Update August 2016

    Earlier this month, the Minster of Environment and Climate Change gave final approval as part of the Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) for Metrolinx's Davenport Diamond Grade Separation Project. Though the TPAP process has concluded, I will continue advocate to Metrolinx and fight for the community building principles outlined in our community petition and open letter. I will keep you informed with updates to this project as they become available. To view my previous updates on this project please click here.  
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  • Moving Ahead on the Missing Link

    Recently, the Province of Ontario and Metrolinx announced an agreement in principle has been reached with Canadian National Rail to initiate further GO Regional Express Rail enhancements along the Kitchener GO Corridor. This agreement also provides a framework to initiate the planning and analysis work needed to advance the "Missing Link" freight rail bypass in consultation with stakeholders and the community. The "Missing Link" project provides an unprecedented opportunity to move Canadian Pacific Rail's freight traffic off the CP tracks...
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  • Taking Action to Address Bells at Bloor GO Station

    The issue of bell ringing from GO Transit and Union Pearson Express trains at Bloor GO/UP Station has produced many sleepless nights and early morning wakeups for those who live near the station. With plans to expand transit service along the Kitchener GO Corridor, it is critical the issue of bell ringing be addressed by Metrolinx and Transport Canada, the regulatory body responsible for rail corridors. City Council this month adopted my recommendations to have the City Manager initiate discussions...
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