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Metrolinx invites you to participate in a Mobility Hub Workshop for the Mount Dennis area that will help identify community opportunities to shape the future vision for the area. Have your say at ...

Metrolinx invites you to participate in a Mobility Hub Workshop for the Mount Dennis area that will help identify community opportunities to shape the future vision for the area. Have your say at thecrosstown.ca.

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    Mount Dennis Mobility Hub Study Mount Dennis Mobility Hub Study Presentation Transcript

    • Environmental Assessment and Mobility Hub Update: Mount Dennis AreaEglinton-Scarborough Crosstown (ESC) Light Rail Transit December 12, 2012 – Public Meeting 1
    • Objectives• Provide overview of ongoing studies for Eglinton Scarborough Crosstown• Environmental Assessment Update (West) • Review updates to concept design for LRT facilities • Get public input on the updated concept, potential impacts and mitigations• Mobility Hub Study • Place new transit in context of wider neighbourhood • Present existing conditions and opportunities • Get public input on opportunities and design directions 2
    • was created in 2006 for thepurpose of providing residents andbusinesses in the Greater Torontoand Hamilton Area (GTHA) atransportation system that ismodern, efficient and integrated. 3
    • Metrolinx LRT Projects in Toronto 4
    • Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown• Project $4.9 B (2010$), funded by the Province of Ontario• 19 kilometres east-west LRT from Kennedy to Mt. Dennis, including 10 kilometres of tunnel• New Transit Connections to Yonge, University-Spadina Subway, Scarborough RT and GO Stouffville• Up to 26 stations 5
    • Project Schedule• Delivered using Public Private Partnership and Alternative Financing + Procurement (AFP) 6
    • Project Schedule 7
    • What is a Mobility Hub? Mobility hubs are major transit station areas within the GTHA that are particularly significant given the level of transit service planned for them and the development potential around them. 51 mobility hubs identified in The Big Move 8
    • Terminal station of Phase 1 of the new Eglinton Crosstown LRT lineMount Dennis 9 a hub in the growing regional transit system is
    • Future GO Transit connectionMount Dennis 10 a hub in the growing regional transit system is
    • New and existing bus routes connecting through Mount DennisMount Dennis 11 a hub in the growing regional transit system is
    • Mt. Dennis Mobility Hub Study Objectives• A fully integrated transit station to facilitate transfers between rail and bus services, and the surrounding area• Re-purposing the Kodak building• Improvements to the public realm including streetscaping• Enhanced pedestrian/cyclist connectivity• Potential uses of lands adjacent to Metrolinx property for transit oriented development• Phasing of implementation of the mobility hub components 12
    • How will the Mobility Hub Study beImplemented?• Metrolinx will: • Incorporate recommendations into the concepts for LRT facilities and stations • Work with the City of Toronto to support zoning updates to reflect study recommendations • Work with the City of Toronto to prioritize infrastructure and public realm improvements recommended 13
    • What are the key elements of the new public transit? 14 DRAFT
    • A new LRT station with two entrances 15 DRAFT
    • A new transit overpass over Black Creek Drive 16 DRAFT
    • A new bus facility 17 DRAFT
    • A maintenance and storage facility (MSF) 18
    • Future GO Transit connection 19
    • A passenger pick-upand drop-off area 20
    • The Mobility Hub Study is focusing on five areas 21 DRAFT
    • 5. Black Creek Business Area 1. Kodak Lands 4. Eglinton Ave and Black Creek Dr Triangle 22
    • 1 Kodak Lands• Former Kodak land• Site of Kodak Building No. 9• Large contaminated site to the east of the rail corridor• Station area includes Keelesdale Drive 23
    • 1 Kodak Lands What is it today? • Vacant • Isolated from Mount Dennis by the rail corridor 24
    • 1 Kodak Lands What is it today? • Contaminated from former industrial uses 25
    • 1 Kodak Lands What is it today? • Separated from Eglinton by significant grade changes • Site of Kodak Building No. 9 26
    • 1 Kodak Lands What is it today? • Site of Kodak Building No. 9 27
    • 1 Kodak Lands What are the opportunities? Potential new street or pedestrian link Maintenance and Expanded park land storage facility (MSF) Passenger pick-up and drop-off Bus facility New station with two entrances Realigned retaining wall Future GO Rail platforms 28
    • 4 Mount Dennis StationRe-purposing the Kodak What are the opportunities?Building as the station 29
    • 4 Mount the station StationConnecting from Dennisdown to Eglinton opportunities? What are the Avenue 30
    • 4 Mount retaining wall andSetting back the Dennis Stationcreating aare the opportunities? What new green wall and moregenerous sidewalk 31
    • 4 Mount Dennis theIncorporating artwork to enliven What are the opportunities?street Station 32
    • 4 Mount Dennis StationA more animated structure that What are the opportunities?celebrates the activity of the station 33
    • 4 Mount Dennis StationA more animated structure that What are the opportunities?celebrates the activity of the station 34
    • 4 Mount Dennis Station What are the opportunities? Creating a light and airy LRT overpass Key Plan 35
    • 4 Mount Dennis StationDesigning the overpass as an What are the opportunities?interesting feature withopportunities for public art 36
    • 4 Mount Dennis Station What are the opportunities? Extending the parks west of Black Creek 37
    • 4 Mount Dennis Station What are the opportunities? Preserving for a new complete street to Industry Street and Black Creek drive… 38
    • 4 Mount Dennis Station What are the opportunities? … or possibly a pedestrian and cycling only connection 39
    • 2 Eglinton Corridor• Primary east-west link through the neighbourhood• Location of the future station• Designated an “Avenue” in the Official Plan• Connects the major parks at Black Creek and Humber• Important cycling connection 40
    • 2 Eglinton Corridor What is it today? Key Plan • Fast moving street • Lacking sidewalks in locations • No cycling facilities 41
    • 2 Eglinton Corridor What is it today? Key Plan • Busy street • Major intersections are unfriendly to pedestrians 42
    • 2 Eglinton Corridor What is it today? Key Plan • Narrow sidewalks • Poor pedestrian environment • No active (retail or residential) uses • Limited streetscaping and no street trees between Weston Road and Black Creek 43
    • 2 Eglinton Corridor What is it today? Key Plan • Six lanes of car traffic • No active (retail or residential) uses • Limited streetscaping and no street trees between Weston Road and Black Creek 44
    • 2 Eglinton Corridor What is it today? Key Plan • Large intersection with long crossing distances • Extension of Keelesdale park’s green edge • New community centre 45
    • 2 Eglinton Corridor What are the opportunities? New green connections Widening the public realm Future York Community Centre Enhanced pedestrian crossingsCycling connections Streetscape improvements 46
    • 1 Eglinton Corridor What are the opportunities? Enhancing pedestrian crossings 47
    • 1 Eglinton Corridor What are the opportunities? Creating a 4-lane street to provide a more generous pedestrian environment 48
    • 1 Eglinton Corridor What are the opportunities? Extending the Eglinton multi-use path east of Weston Road to link the Humber River Trail with the Community Centre and Beyond 49
    • 1 Eglinton Corridor What are the opportunities? Adding new street trees, furniture and pedestrian lighting 50
    • 1 Eglinton Corridor What are the opportunities? Extending the park-like setting 51
    • 3 Weston Road• Neighbourhood main street• Primary north-south route through the neighbourhood• Designated an “Avenue” in the Official Plan• Location of many of the community uses (churches, social services) 52
    • 3 Weston Road What is it today? • Smaller sites and a fine grain of low-rise buildings 53
    • 3 Weston Road What is it today? • Narrow sidewalks • Inconsistent streetscaping • On-street parking • Vacant storefronts 54
    • 3 Weston Road What is it today? • Storefronts being converted into new residential 55
    • 3 Weston Road What is it today? • New station entrance 56
    • 3 Weston Road What are the opportunities? Entrance to the future station Streetscape improvements Enhanced pedestrian crossings Possible future development sites 57
    • Developing a new station plaza at Eglintonand Weston Road 58
    • Landscaping the plaza to add some greenrelief to Weston Road and extend the parklike setting along Eglinton 59
    • Locating smaller retail and community usesadjacent to the station plaza 60
    • Filling vacant stores and refreshing the retailpresence 61
    • Encouraging a range of redevelopmentopportunities 62
    • Encouraging a range of redevelopmentopportunities 63
    • Preserving for active uses at street level 64
    • 4 Eglinton Ave and Black Creek Dr Triangle• Large retail site• Partially owned by the City of Toronto• Primary neighbourhood food store• Faces onto an “Avenue” and has permissions for increased density• Adjacent to future community centre• One of the largest potential areas for redevelopment along Eglinton 65
    • 4 Eglinton Ave and Black Creek Dr Triangle What is it today? • Existing grocery store • Large areas of surface parking 66
    • 4 Eglinton Ave and Black Creek Dr Triangle What is it today? • Photography Drive is the only road connection to the station 67
    • 4 Eglinton Ave and Black Creek Dr Triangle What is it today? • High profile site • The only big site suitable for large- scale development • City owned parcel 68
    • 4 Eglinton Ave and Black Creek Dr Triangle What is it today? • Large unfriendly pedestrian crossing • Faces the new community centre 69
    • 4 Eglinton Ave and Black Creek Dr Triangle What are the opportunities? Key Plan New station with two entrances Future York Community Centre Potential development site Street and public realm enhancements 70
    • 5 No Frills What are the opportunities? Providing a greater mix of uses integrated vertically Key Plan 71
    • Relating to the new York Community Centre Key Plan72
    • Orienting buildings to face the park and community centre Key Plan73
    • 5 Black Creek Business Area• Primary employment zone within the Mount Dennis Community• Healthy employment area• Contains a range of businesses from small office to larger warehouse 74
    • 5 Black Creek Business Area What is it today? • Industrial area in transition to service retail • Few employee services (restaurants, etc.) 75
    • 5 Black Creek Business Area What is it today? • Predominantly car- oriented • Few/insufficient sidewalks 76
    • 5 Black Creek Business Area What is it today? • Poor waiting areas for transit users 77
    • 5 Black Creek Business Area What is it today? • Poor connections to the surrounding neighbourhood make it feel isolated from its surroundings 78
    • 5 Black Creek Business Area What are the opportunities? Key Plan New and enhanced building frontageStreetscape improvements Potential new link to transit Enhanced pedestrian and cycling connections 79
    • Locating new buildings and uses along thestreet edge Key Plan 80
    • Supporting employees with a greater mix ofuses Key Plan 81
    • Improving the pedestrian and cyclingenvironment Key Plan 82
    • The Big Picture83
    • Designing the MSF to contribute tothe image of industry street andsupport the creation of newneighbourhood connections The Big Picture 84
    • Transforming Eglinton into a new“green” street that extends theHumber trail network east to thenew community centre and beyond. The Big Picture 85
    • Encouraging the revitalization of Weston Road as the Principle community and retail spine centred upon a new station and green plaza space The Big Picture86
    • Encouraging new mixed-usedevelopment on the No Frills Sitethat relates positively to KeeledalePark and the Station. The Big Picture 87
    • Enhancing the image of the Black Creek Business Area and improving access for pedestrians, cyclists and transit users The Big Picture88
    • The Big PictureA hub in the regional cycling network 89
    • The Big PictureA key connection in the regional green network 90
    • Designing the MSF to contribute to Enhancing the image of the Blackthe image of industry street and Creek Business Area and improvingsupport the creation of new access for pedestrians, cyclists andneighbourhood connections transit users Transforming Eglinton into a new “green” street that extends the Humber trail network east to the new community centre and beyond.Encouraging the revitalization of Encouraging new mixed-useWeston Road as the Principlecommunity and retail spine centred The Big Picture development on the No Frills Site that relates positively to Keeledaleupon a new station and green plaza Park and the Station.space 91
    • Next StepsDecember 18th – 6:30pm • Economic Development WorkshopEarly 2013 • Community Liaison Group Meeting • Mobility Hub Concepts Presented at Public Meeting • Station Design Concept Public MeetingSpring 2013 • Finalize Mobility Hub StudyOngoing: • Metrolinx will: • Incorporate recommendations into the concepts for LRT facilities and stations • Work with the City of Toronto to support zoning updates to reflect study recommendations • Work with the City of Toronto to prioritize infrastructure and public realm improvements recommended 92
    • Thank you! 93