Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

July 5, 2021

 

Metrolinx is hosting a virtual community meeting July 13, 2021 at 6:30 PM.

 

The proposed extension of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT will run 9.2 kilometres from the future Mount Dennis LRT station to Renforth Drive and will operate mainly underground.

 

Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario are working to deliver the project, which is estimated to be complete by 2030-31.

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VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE JULY 13, 2021 | 6:30 PM

Hosted by Metrolinx, the virtual open house on Tuesday, July 13 at 6:30 PM will feature constructors, the West End Connectors who will provide overview of their work to build the tunnel from Renforth Drive to Scarlett Road.

 

The presentation will run from 6:30-6:50 PM followed by questions and answers with the public until 7:30PM. You can click here to register and submit questions for the event.

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Realignment of Eglinton Avenue West 
  • To make room for the extraction shaft and portal, Eglinton will be permanently realigned 10 metres south (33 feet) between Scarlett Rd. and the pedestrian bridge.

  • Construction begins in spring 2022 and is expected to be complete by early 2025.

  • When guideway construction begins in approximately 2025, the secondary access driveway on the north side will close permanently.

  • Detailed traffic impact analysis and mitigation options is underway with the City of Toronto. More information will be available at a future engagement.

Learn more about the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension and register for the Virtual Open House July 13 | 6:30 PM.

Friends of Silver Creek Feedback from February 25, 2019 SAG Meeting:

Friends of Silver Creek share concerns that not all of the information has been disclosed to the Stakeholder Advisory Group (SAG) and in Public Consultation meetings.

The presentations made on February 25, 2019 did not incorporate 
recommendations and feedback that had been provided over the past two years.  Attendees shared their frustrations and disappointment on omissions in presentations and we await response from City Planning on the final recommendations to be presented to City Council in April 2019.

 

  • City Planning will be reporting to council and submitting their plans in 6 weeks - April 2019

  • City Planning has an approved budget from council, but will not disclose the cost the associated with the following options:

  • Option 1- Surface Running (10) Stops- Estimated Construction 3-5 years

  • Option 2- Underground (10) Stops-Estimated Construction 5-7 years

  • Option 3 -Elevated/Underground (3) Stops- Estimated Construction 5-7 years

  • Option 4- Elevated/Underground (7) Stops –Estimated Construction 5-7 years

 

All of the Options presented point back to Option 1, as the least costly and with the shortest timeline to complete.

 

  • Option 1 as proposed by the Eglington West LRT gives access to 43 major amenities however, Options 2 & 4 amenities access is similar but the cost and estimated construction is higher.

The range of total net cost used in Benefit/Cost Calculations
by Grade Separation. 
This was not provided to us pages 22-30.

You can see the millions of dollars attached to each grade
separation of the project.

View Eglinton West LRT Extention Technical & Planning Update

 

 

  • Why is the City of Toronto funding a project to bring people to and from Toronto Pearson Airport which is located in the Mississauga Region.

  • Why was the funding from Mississauga Council denied? Given the benefit why shouldn't the City of Mississauga also contribute to the cost of extending the LRT to Pearson Airport. Mayor John Tory requested funding from Mississauga Council on April 5, 2017 which was denied. Read article Mississauga.com  

"The evaluation found that none of the six potential grade separations performed well from either the affordability or strategic values perspectives against the EA base case. Therefore, none of the grade separations are preferred to the EA base case."

View Document on Eglinton West LRT: 

Development of Conceptual Grade Separations (January 11, 2018).  

The Stakeholder Advisory Group Meeting - July 18, 2018.
The meeting focused on the vision for the corridor as part of the Planning and Streetscape Study. 

Attendees were divided into four groups to discuss the Eglinton corridor community concerns: Green Space, Safety and Mobility

 

Segment A: City of Toronto Hydro Corridor – Mississauga Border to Martin Grove along the Eglinton Path

  • 427/401 off ramp vehicle congestion- transportation impact on sound concerns and pedestrian safety

  • Overflow of vehicles from 427/401 on the back street via Martin Grove –Winterton Drive-Lloyd Manor Rd

  • How the proposed LRT will connect to the Airport

 

Segment B: Martin Grove to Richview Plaza

  • Congestion of Metro/LCBO intersection

  • The increased vehicles on Widdicombe Hill Blvd/Hunting Ridge & Wincott Dr.

  • Increased population due to recent townhomes built on Eglinton Ave

  • No Parking availability on streets

Segment C: Silver Creek/Richview

  • Impact on the Seniors Residential Building being built on Eglinton

  • Future concern on Richview Plaza –Condominium (Not approved build), additional population

  • Not enough Rite of Way Path- distance from curb to curb

  • Additional vehicle concerns

 

Segment D: Royal York /Scarlet + Eglinton Flats Flood Plains

  • LRT above ground suggestion

  • Possible one of the LRT Stops

Meeting Summary Points:

 

  • Overall highlighted on sound consideration with adding the LRT on Eglinton, the SAG Planning Study should consider the population that is below and above Eglinton

  • How will it affect the neighborhoods that end up having additional vehicle overflow traffic?

  • Exsiting Bike Paths only Eglinton should have physical light signals, cyclist should be adhering to the lights as well as motor vehicles

  • City is one-sided only focused on the Eglinton LRT Path, and how will they add additional safety and sound barriers like large Fern trees and concrete visual bollards adding pedestrian protection.

  • Tour of the suggested corridor August 1st, 2018 from 5pm -9pm, the SAG Group will be renting a TTC Bus and giving a corridor tour. Online registration portal will be posted on the SAG website

  • SAG Fall (September) 2018 updates

  • Early 2019 – Report to City Counsel, Preferred LRT Options, Martingrove Analytical Study, Traffic Analysis, Planning Streetscape Study

Official meeting minutes to follow once approved.

 

As well, you can learn more about this study by visiting EglintonWestLRT.ca

Click the image to review the work that is currently underway for the Eglinton West LRT and provide your feedback. 

LRT Survey

Eglinton Light Rail Transit Project: Community Working Group

 

City Council decided in December 2017 to strike a Community Working Group (CWG), "to gather local community input on technical planning and design work and the evaluation process, in order to update the Eglinton West LRT concept approved in 2010."

 

In January 2018, Councillor John Campbell requested participants from Ward 4 be part of a Community Working Group in anticipation of a possible westward extension of the Eglinton LRT Crosstown.

Chosen members for the CWG were chosen by Councillor Campbell to represent views and share learnings and information with their community.

The Stakeholder Advisory Group (SAG) on October 23, 2017 saw the following outcomes: city staff have worked towards refinement of the project concept, including finalizing the evaluation of potential grade separations at 6 key intersections along the corridor, the identification of stop locations, and defining the route into the airport.

Click to view the attached document for a full update of work that has been undertaken since the October 23, 2017 meeting.

Click to view the minutes from the October 23, 2017 meeting.

Meeting minutes from the June 7 and 26, 2018 meetings are not yet available.