Transit and Transportation

  • 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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  • Looking at Ways to Improve Transit on Dufferin Street

    The TTC's 29 Dufferin bus route is one of Toronto's most highly used surface transit routes. Over the years, we have secured improvements on this route by introducing longer articulated buses and through service changes to improve speed and service. However, this important transit corridor is also under pressure from a growing number of current and future developments along the route. If fully built out, the Dufferin Corridor north of Bloor St W to just north of Wilson Ave could...
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  • New Bloor/Lansdowne GO Station Update

    As I mentioned last month, Metrolinx announced a new GO Station on the Barrie Line at Bloor and Lansdowne. The station site itself is subject to further analysis of corridor service implications and a commitment by the City to provide an accessible, weather protected, pedestrian connection to Lansdowne Subway station. In light of this, I moved a motion at City Council that requested the City manager and CEO of the TTC to report back on the financial and logistical conditions imposed...
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  • Bike Share Toronto Arrives in Ward 18

    I am happy to announce that Bike Share Toronto is opening 15 new stations in Ward 18, including one at the Bloor GO/UP Station, over the next two weeks. As Toronto Bike Share expands with over 120 news stations across the city, moving into Ward 18, with the third highest bike usage in Toronto, just makes sense.  The addition of this new infrastructure helps to transform the Bloor GO/UP Station into a true multimodal transit hub for residents who need...
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  • City of Toronto residents asked to help keep streets safe by pruning shrubs and reporting vegetation growth near traffic signs

    The City of Toronto is reminding residents to prune trees and shrubs on their property to ensure that they don't impact roads and sidewalks, keeping travel routes passable for those with mobility issues. "We are asking residents to help by making sure they take action on their own properties to ensure that all road and sidewalk users can be safe when travelling in our communities," said Councillor Jaye Robinson (Ward 25, Don Valley West), Chair of the City's Public Works...
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  • Toronto's New 10 Year Cycling Network Plan

    Earlier this month at City Council, I voted to adopt the City's Ten Year Cycling Network Plan. The plan will effectively double Toronto's cycling infrastructure over the next decade by filling in gaps, improving our current system, and expanding the network to new parts of the city. This network expansion is supported by an annual $16 million cycling infrastructure investment, a doubling of our current investment levels. Of note to Ward 18 residents, the plan supports our existing efforts to...
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  • New GO Barrie Line Station Announced for Bloor and Lansdowne, Davenport Diamond Petition Gains 2,000 Signatures, New City Staff Report Release

    As many of you are now aware, I have been working alongside a coalition of 9 different community groups and other elected representatives in advocating for the best possible community outcome from Metrolinx's proposed Davenport Diamond project. On Tuesday it was announced by the Province that a GO Train station at Bloor and Lansdowne on the Barrie GO Line is a part of their new station plans. This is a strong victory for our community and it wouldn't have been...
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  • Improving Road Safety on Dovercourt Road

    On June 1, 2016 I hosted a joint community consultation with neighbouring City Councillor Mike Layton (Ward 19, Trinity- Spadina) to discuss a proposal to turn Dovercourt Road between Dundas Street West and Queen Street West into a one way road. This proposal came forward as a result of safety concerns on this narrow but busy section of Dovercourt and a petition to turn it into a one-way road. At the meeting there were some concerns regarding turning Dovercourt into...
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