Transit and Transportation

  • Davenport Diamond Update Fall/Winter 2017

    Metrolinx held their final Community Advisory Council (CAC) Meeting for the Davenport Diamond Grade Separation Project in November. The CAC is comprised of local stakeholders and has been providing feedback to Metrolinx on the project. At the meeting, Metrolinx presented updates on their Integrated Art and Public Realm Plans, provided a preliminary construction management overview, in addition to receiving feedback and answering questions from CAC members. I encourage you to review the Meeting Presentation, download the Public Realm Plan and...
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  • Bridge to Earlscourt Park & South Extension of Davenport Diamond Multi-Use Trail to be Included in Bloor-Lansdowne GO Station Environmental Assessment

    I am pleased to share with you the good news that Metrolinx has agreed to the City of Toronto's request to include the bridge to Earlscourt Park and southward extension of the Davenport Diamond multi-use trail to the West Toronto Railpath as part of the environmental assessment for the Bloor-Lansdowne GO RER station. I look forward to continuing to work with community members and other elected officials to advocate for the community requirements that we established together to ensure our...
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  • Bike Share Toronto Expands in Ward 18!

    I am proud to share that the City of Toronto and Government Of Canada today announced a joint $4 million dollar investment to expand Toronto's Bike Share System with 70 new stations across Toronto, including 3 new stations in Ward 18! The Government of Canada and the City of Toronto will each contribute $1.25 million towards 50 stations, and the City will contribute an additional $1.5 million to exclusively fund another 20 stations for the Bike Share Toronto system. In...
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  • Davenport Diamond Summer 2017 Update

    At the latest Davenport Diamond Community Advisory Committee Meeting, Metrolinx presented their Public Realm Plan, Lighting Concept and Integrated Art Strategy as part of their work on advancing detailed design of the project. You can find the slides from these presentations and other project details on their project website at: http://www.metrolinx.com/en/regionalplanning/rer/davenport.aspx If you would like to share your feedback with Metrolinx on the Public Ream Plan, you can do so via e-mail to [email protected] by 5pm on July 10, 2017....
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  • Waterloo-Dufferin School Safety and Cycling Connection Update

    As part of the Dufferin-Waterloo school safety and cycling connection improvements, City Council approved the reversal of traffic flow direction on Waterloo Ave to become Westbound-only and the installation of an Eastbound contraflow bike lane between Dufferin St and Gladstone Ave. The new road layout will provide significant safety improvements through the creation of a curbside pickup and drop off zone, enabling students to enter and exit Alexander Muir/Gladstone Ave Public School safely, without having to cross in front of...
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  • 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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