Public transit is a priority for the Government of Ontario. Over the next ten years, GO Regional Express Rail will provide faster, and more frequent GO rail service (all day, two way, 15 minute service), with electrification on core segments of the network. Part of this expansion includes the removal of the Davenport Diamond Rail Grade Separation on the Barrie Line where the CN and GO Transit tracks meet. Over the past year, Metrolinx has conducted a number of community consultations and reviewed several options including lowering the rail corridor into a tunnel or trench, or elevating it over the CP rail tracks with an overpass.
Metrolinx is currently conducting an Environmental Assessment, known as a Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) on their preferred option, a 1.5 km elevated overpass. The construction of the overpass will also include a multimodal path and public green space, beneath and beside the overpass from Bloor St. W. to Davenport Rd.
Metrolinx and my Constituency Office have received constructive feedback from residents that has helped maximize public amenities in the Davenport area. Community engagement is of vital importance to the Transit Project Assessment Process and to the overall design.
Please see the attached document for a full description about how you can get involved in the process with key dates and an explanation of next steps.
Attachments:Metrolinx TPAP One-Pager Find out more on how you can be involved with the Davenport Diamond TPAP process.
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