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Station design is one of the most exciting -- and most critical -- components of The Crosstown construction. There are a number of major considerations for station design, including: accessibility for ...

Station design is one of the most exciting -- and most critical -- components of The Crosstown construction. There are a number of major considerations for station design, including: accessibility for people with disabilities, development potential, integration with surrounding communities, and minimizing construction impacts. This is the preliminary station design consultation for Keele. Visit www.thecrosstown.ca for more information.

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    Keele Station: Preliminary Design Consultation Keele Station: Preliminary Design Consultation Presentation Transcript

    • Keele Station Preliminary Design Online Consultation Feb 9, 2012 - Feb 23, 2012 2/8/2012
    • 2/8/2012 2Online Consultation OverviewPart 1•Introduction•Crosstown Update•Station Design 101 - Design PrinciplesPart 2•Keele Station Preliminary Design*Our partners in City Planning can answer any questionsabout existing development applications at Keele for thefuture Land Use Study around Crosstown Stations Keele Station Preliminary Design 2
    • 2/8/2012 3The Purpose of this Online Consultation• Provide a brief Crosstown project update• Present the Crosstown station design philosophy• Explain the anatomy of a station and challenges• Display the preliminary design of Keele StationMost importantly:*Get your input on the Preliminary Design early in this process.• Architectural Station design will be prepared for Open House #2 in late Spring 2012. Significant public outreach will follow prior to construction. Keele Station Preliminary Design
    • 2/8/2012 4Keele Station Design ProcessTimelinesOpen House #1 - - Feb 9, 2012Online Consultation - - Feb 9 to Feb 23, 2012Open House #2 - - Spring, 2012• Response to Open House #1 input• Architectural Treatments• Final Station Design Open HouseOpen House #3 - - Fall, 2012 (TBD)• Construction staging• Ongoing Outreach on ConstructionTunnelling Construction Start - - Winter 2012 - 2013 (TBD)Keele Station Construction Start - - 2014 (TBD) Keele Station Preliminary Design
    • 2/8/2012 5 Format for Feedback• Please submit your feedback online at www.thecrosstown.ca by February 23, 2012• A consultation report to inform the designers will be posted online at: www.thecrosstown.ca Keele Station Preliminary Design
    • 2/8/2012 6Presentation Part 1:Crosstown Overview &Construction Update Keele Station Preliminary Design
    • 2/8/2012 7 The Crosstown* Final number and location of stations subject to review • 25 km east-west transit corridor between Black Creek Drive and Scarborough Centre • 60% faster than current bus routes • 15 minutes from Keele to Yonge Keele Station Preliminary Design
    • 2/8/2012 8Congestion Today Keele Station Preliminary Design 8
    • 2/8/2012 9The Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown Plan• $8.4 billion transit investment from the Province of Ontario through Metrolinx• 25 km east-west transit corridor between Black Creek Drive and Scarborough Centre• 60% faster than bus service today (e.g. only 15 minutes from Keele to Yonge)• 19 km underground tunnel (Black Creek Drive to Kennedy Station)*• 6km seamless service will replace the SRT from Kennedy Station to Scarborough Centre• Up to 26 stations• *Exact alignment west of Keele Street and east of Laird Drive TBD Keele Station Preliminary Design
    • 2/8/2012 10Crosstown Construction Update• Crosstown tunnel preparation work at Black Creek and Eglinton in Keelesdale Park• Piling rigs are building concrete support walls for the future tunnel launch shaft• The shaft will enable tunnelling eastward in summer 2012• Soil testing for the tunnel and stations continues from Keele Street to Kennedy Station in Scarborough Keele Station Preliminary Design
    • 2/8/2012 11Conceptual DesignTypical Crosstown StationUrban Design and ArchitecturalGuidelines have been developed:• ensure positive change along the corridor• guide individual station designs and achieve consistency• guide configuration of surface elements• integrate surface elements with existing and future development Keele Station Preliminary Design
    • 2/8/2012 12Stations 101What’s needed to make a Station Work?• Main Entrance• Secondary Entrance• Passenger Transportation (elevators, escalators)• Mechanical and Electrical Systems• Ventilation Shafts and Ventilation Fan Rooms• Traction Power SubstationsGuiding Principle: Consolidate Surface Elements to enhance design & minimize impacts• Reduce construction impacts (traffic, staging area, noise, dust )• Preserve public space and development potential• Save $ Keele Station Preliminary Design
    • 2/8/2012 13 Design Philosophy• Integrate with surrounding neighbourhood• Safe and enjoyable user experience• Full accessibility accessibility with all levels of mobility, elevators, escalators, low-floor access• Preserve space for future re-development Accessibility for all users• Enhance the local “sense of place”• Long-term sustainability• Reduce Construction Footprint & Impacts• Reduce Costs Compatible scale Keele Station Preliminary Design 13
    • 2/8/2012 14 Accessibility, Safety, and Security Features• Access for persons with all levels of mobility• Elevators• Escalators• Low-Floor Access• Monitored CCTV Security Cameras• Urban Braille• High Quality Lighting Keele Station Preliminary Design 14
    • 2/8/2012 15Public Realm Elements Elements to be determined and considered: • Streetscape & integration of Public Realm Elements • Innovative wayfinding and effective signage • Bicycle Facilities Keele Station Preliminary Design
    • 2/8/2012 16 Architectural Design Approach• Excellence in architectural/urban design treatments• Cost effective and maintainable structures• Standard station box configurations• Creative use of materials, color, textures, artwork, light• Brand identification with graphics• Use standard elements whenever possible Eglinton West Station Keele Station Preliminary Design
    • 2/8/2012 17Integrated ArtworkAny architectural finish can containintegrated artwork, including:• walls• floors• ceilings• glazing Keele Station Preliminary Design
    • 2/8/2012 18Surface ElementsGuiding Principles• Surface elements are most visible to public• Integrate into local community• Minimize property implications• High quality design• Major focus on consolidating:– Entrances– Vent Shafts– Substations Keele Station Preliminary Design
    • 2/8/2012 19 Traction Power Substations What and Why?• Required to provide power to the station system• Every two kilometres, at stations• Many different configurations Toronto Hydro Substation in Scarborough• Above ground, surface, below-ground• Guidelines to integrate substations Leslie Station Keele Station Preliminary Design
    • 2/8/2012 20 Station Entrances• Public spaces which fit into the community• Main and secondary entrance• Main entrance is fully accessible• Use of height/massing to create unique structure• Highly visible, transparent, sophisticated• Promote transit-oriented development• Maximize daylighting opportunities• Well lit at night• Connect with buses on the street Keele Station Preliminary Design
    • 2/8/2012 21Presentation Part 2:Keele StationPreliminary DesignDesign Team: Keele Station Preliminary Design
    • 2/8/2012 22Keele StationLocal Context – Site Character Keele Station Preliminary Design
    • 2/8/2012 23Keele StationDensity within 10 minute walk Keele Station Preliminary Design
    • 2/8/2012 24Keele StationExisting Land-Use Keele Station Preliminary Design
    • 2/8/2012 25Keele StationPotential Development Keele Station Preliminary Design
    • 2/8/2012 26Keele StationBusiness Improvement AreaEglinton Hill BIAThe Eglinton Hill BIA islocated on EglintonAvenue West betweenKane Avenue andBicknell Avenue. The BIAis composed of aneclectic mix of shopsand services reflectingthe diverse heritage ofthe city. Eglinton Hill BIAwas created in 1997. Keele Station Preliminary Design
    • 2/8/2012 27Keele StationExisting Transportation Connections Keele Station Preliminary Design
    • 2/8/2012 28Keele StationOriginal Plan EA (2010) Keele Station Preliminary Design
    • 2/8/2012 29Keele StationNew Consolidated Layout (2012) Keele Station Preliminary Design
    • 2/8/2012 30Keele StationNew Consolidated Layout (2012) Keele Station Preliminary Design
    • 2/8/2012 31Keele StationNew Consolidated Layout (2012)Key advantages: Provides passengers with a clear point of entry into the station• Entrance locations coincide with bus routes/stops• Passenger travel from street level to concourse minimized• Primary Entrance accessible to passengers from Eglinton Avenue and bus loop drop off area• Primary York Memorial Collegiate façade not compromised, while still allowing students to access entrance without crossing Eglinton Avenue• Station street level buildings respectful of surrounding context, while preserving for future development as envisioned by Avenues Study• Efficient use of excavation footprint (station box length 132m), and avoiding major utility relocation Keele Station Preliminary Design
    • 2/8/2012 32Keele StationSite Plan Keele Station Preliminary Design
    • 2/8/2012 33Keele StationConcourse Perspective Keele Station Preliminary Design
    • 2/8/2012 34Keele StationConcourse View Keele Station Preliminary Design
    • 2/8/2012 35Keele StationPlatform Perspective Keele Station Preliminary Design
    • 2/8/2012 36Keele StationPlatform Perspective Keele Station Preliminary Design
    • 2/8/2012 37Keele StationPlatform View Keele Station Preliminary Design
    • 2/8/2012 38Keele StationPassenger Circulation Keele Station Preliminary Design
    • 2/8/2012 39Keele StationCross Section Keele Station Preliminary Design
    • 2/8/2012 40Keele StationLongitudinal Section Keele Station Preliminary Design
    • 2/8/2012 41Keele StationExisting NE Corner Trethewey & Eglinton Keele Station Preliminary Design
    • 2/8/2012 42Keele StationFuture Main Entrance Future NE Corner Trethewey/Eglinton Keele Station Preliminary Design
    • 2/8/2012 43Keele StationExisting NW Corner Trethewey & Eglinton Keele Station Preliminary Design
    • 2/8/2012 44Keele StationFuture North West Secondary Entrance Future NW Corner Trethewey/Eglinton Keele Station Preliminary Design
    • 2/8/2012 45Keele StationExisting SE Corner Trethewey/Eglinton Keele Station Preliminary Design
    • 2/8/2012 46Keele StationFuture South East Secondary Entrance Future SE Corner Trethewey/Eglinton Keele Station Preliminary Design
    • 2/8/2012 47Keele StationExisting Streetscape North of main station entrance Keele Station Preliminary Design
    • 2/8/2012 48Keele StationFuture Station Support Building North of main station entrance Keele Station Preliminary Design
    • 2/8/2012 49Keele StationExisting Yarrow Road Keele Station Preliminary Design
    • 2/8/2012 50Keele StationFuture Yarrow Road Vent Location Keele Station Preliminary Design
    • 2/8/2012 51Keele StationToronto Green StandardsKey site-related components that will be analyzed and designed tomeet Toronto Green Standards through the design process• Cycling infrastructure • Water efficiency• Pedestrian infrastructure • Urban forest: tree protection• Urban heat island reduction: at-grade • Urban forest: encourage tree growth• Urban heat island reduction: roof • Natural heritage: site Keele Station Preliminary Design
    • 2/8/2012 52Keele StationCommunity Outreach for Construction• At this early design stage, construction staging is not yet developed• Comprehensive Construction Management Plan & individual construction plans for each station will be developed with local consultation well before construction• Please contact us any time with questions you may have about construction Keele Station Preliminary Design
    • 2/8/2012 53The Crosstown TeamPlease Get in Touch with Us!Devin Horne, Franca Di Giovanni,Denise JayawardeneE-mail: eglintontransit@ttc.ca Community Office Hours — 2012Online: www.thecrosstown.ca Monday, Wednesday, Friday:Tel: 416-338-6310 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Fax: 416-397-8193 Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.TTY: 416-481-2523 Thursday: 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.Visit our West Community Office at1848 Eglinton Avenue West(at Dufferin) Keele Station Preliminary Design