WHAT: Public open house for GO Transit's Davenport Diamond grade separation project
WHEN: Wednesday April 22 2009, 5:30 to 8:30pm
WHERE: St. Josephat's School, 55 Pelham Ave. (map)
The following flyer is provided by GO Transit (Click through for a larger version):
PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE #1
Davenport Diamond Rail to Rail Grade Separation
City of Toronto
GO Transit, the Province of Ontario's interregional public transit service for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas, is involved in an environmental assessment of the Davenport Diamond. The Study Area extends from Keele and Dufferin Streets to the West and East, and adjacent to Rogers Road and College Street in the North and South (as shown in the map).
GO trains operating on the Newmarket corridor between Union Station and Barrie cross over the CP North Toronto corridor just south of Davenport Road. It is proposed that a grade separation of the Davenport Diamond will improve rail access along the two corridors.
The Transit Project Assessment Process (TAP) will be initiated following completion of the Project Planning Phase. This will meet the requirements of the TAP (Ontario Regulation 231/08) under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act. Public open houses will be held during this phase to receive comments from the public on the preferred project alternative and assessment process.
An Environmental Project Report (EPR) documenting the process will be filed for public and agency review at the completion of the study. Notices of viewing locations will be published at that time and information on how the public can submit any comments on the EPR to the Minister of the Environment.
Your participation is an important part of the process and we welcome your input. Before issuing the formal Notice of Commencement for the TAP, this public open house will be held. GO Transit staff and the study consultants will be avilable to answer questions and receive comments.
DATE: Wednesday, April 22, 2009
TIME: 5:30p.m. to 8:30p.m.
LOCATION: St. Josaphat School, 55 Pelham Street, Toronto, ON M6N 1A5
For further information, or to be added to the mailing list, please contact:
Mr. Mark Armstrong, M.E.Sc., P.Eng.
2800 Speakman Drive
Mississauga, ON L5K 2R7
Mr. Greg Ashbee, P.Eng.
Manager, Infrastructure Expansion Planning
20 Bay Street, Suite 600
Toronto, ON M5J 2W3
Tel.: 416-869-3600, ext. 5211
Persuant to Section 39 (2) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, you are hereby notified that any personal information collected is for the sole purpose of meeting the requirements of the Environmental Assessment Act. The legal authority for this collection is the GO Transit Act, 2001, c23 Schedule A, s.9(1).
Pour plus de renseignements, veuillez composer le (416)869-3200 ou le 1 888 GOT ON GO (438-6646)
20 Bay Street, Suite 600
The following email was sent on Friday April 17th, 7:10pm from Councillor Adam Giambrone. Please see the attached image (PDF and JPEG formats) of the Snider rail to rail grade separation, which is the type of structure that GO is proposing for our local project.
From: Councillor Giambrone
Date : Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 7:10 PM
Subject: GO Transit Davenport Diamond EA Grade Separation Open House
Yesterday I met with GO Transit about their proposal for their Davenport Diamond Rail to Rail Grade Separation Project. They provided me with the attached image of the Snider rail to rail grade separation as an example of the kind of major structure they are proposing to run through our community.
I also was told that they had only advertised their upcoming open house, being held on Wednesday, April 22nd, in local newspapers. They have not sent a single flyer into our community to alert people to the major infrastructure they are proposing to build. This is clearly not good enough, so I have undertaken to have flyers delivered door to door over the next few days to the area bounded by Bloor, Dupont, Symington and Lansdowne to alert people to the upcoming open house. I have attached a copy of the GO Transit flyer for those who do not have it already.
I encourage you to distribute these GO Transit materials to interested residents so that people can either attend their open house, or call them directly, to tell GO Transit what you think about their proposal.
Toronto City Councillor
Ward 18 Davenport
Chair, Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)
Toronto City Hall, Suite C42
100 Queen Street West
Toronto ON M5H 2N2
GO Transit has re-organized their website. Current, but somewhat minimal, information about the Davenport Diamond Grade Separation can be found here:
This project has resumed in 2015, and all discussions/info can now be found here.
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