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You're invited to participate in the Functional Design Presentation At-Grade Section: Don Mills to Ionview Online Consultation. In this consultation you will learn more about the preliminary designs for the LRT stations, surface stops and alignments and the City's Eglinton planning study. You can share your input with the project team by completing the survey at



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Functional Design Presentation At-Grade Section: Don Mills to Ionview Online Consultation Functional Design Presentation At-Grade Section: Don Mills to Ionview Online Consultation Presentation Transcript

  • Functional Design PresentationAt-Grade Section: Don Mills to IonviewPlease review the presentation and complete the survey.February 26, 2013 to March 14, 2013 1
  • Online Consultation Overview Online Consultation – February 26th 2013  Provide a brief Crosstown update  Update on the AFP Process  Present The Crosstown station and stop design philosophy  Provide latest details on locations of stations and stops 2
  • Crosstown Map 3
  • OverviewWhat is The Crosstown?  Project $4.9B (2010$) funded by the Province of Ontario  19 kilometres east-west Light Rail Transit (LRT) from Kennedy to Mt. Dennis including a tunnelled central section  New transit connections to Yonge, University-Spadina Subway, Scarborough RT and GO Stouffville line and future connection to GO Kitchener line  Up to 26 stations 4
  • OverviewWhere we are in the process  Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) launch shaft approaching completion  Soil testing is currently underway from Don Mills Road to Weston Road  West tunnel contract awarded summer 2012  Conceptual design and requirements identificationWhat’s next  Utility relocation at station locations beginning with Keele Street in winter 2013  Construction of Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) launch and extraction shafts at Eglinton West station  TBMs arriving on site in spring 2013  Tendering of project 5
  • New Approach: Alternative Financing and Procurement(AFP)Public Private Partnership models have been underway in Canada for20 years  165 projects  21 transportation projects  $51 billion total project valueCanada-wide examples  Canada Line rapid transit project (Vancouver)  Autoroute 25 (Montréal)  Trans-Canada Highway (Atlantic Canada)Ontario examples  Pan Am games athletes village  Ottawa Light Rail Transit  Highway 407 East Phase 1  The Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway (Formerly the Windsor Essex Parkway) 6
  • Owner’s Role Changes with AFP 7
  • New Approach: Advantages of (AFP) Increased capacity to bring projects to market Transfer of risk • Appropriate risks transferred to private sector to ensure “on time, on budget” delivery and offer value for money • Design, construction, cost escalation, schedule delays, operations, maintenance, life cycle and financial risk Cost certainty • Optimal cost combination: combines capital, maintenance and life cycle costs • Integration of design and construction 8
  • New Approach: Roles and Responsibilities in the DesignBuild Finance Maintain modelMetrolinx Role  Finance • Project Budget  Design • With Infrastructure Ontario, run a • Overall scope (inclusion of competitive procurement maintenance, operations, process; select the winning etc.) contractor • Project-Specific Output Specifications (with  Maintain Consultant team) • Testing & Commissioning (with • Real Estate Acquisition (with Toronto Transit Commission) City of Toronto) • Safety Certification and Project Acceptance  Build • Oversee Construction Phase  TTC to operate • Quality Assurance • Integrated with existing TTC system 9
  • Approach to new transit: Light Rail Transit 10
  • Surface Light Rail Transit 11
  • Metrolinx LRV 4 doors per car (2 single, 2 double) Up to 3 cars per consist 12
  • Light Rail Vehicles (LRVs) New LRVs will feature: 100% low floors, with level boarding at stops Multiple-entries & Proof of Payment Fares for fast boarding Air conditioning Audio and visual passenger information Manufactured in Thunder Bay, Ontario High Passenger Capacity, 1LRV =2.5 Buses 13
  • LRT Operations Dedicated transit line for  Wider stop spacing for reliable service fast service Predictable travel times  Automated Fare Traffic Signal Coordination Vending Machines Smooth & Comfortable  Next Vehicle Arrival Screens 14
  • Multiple Door Entry 15
  • Accessible Rail 16
  • Don Mills to Ionview 9 stops 5.2 km surface section 3 Traction Power Sub Stations 17
  • Midblock 18
  • Parallel Side Platforms 19
  • Far Side Platform 20
  • Stop Configuration – Near Side 21
  • Ferrand - Context AGA Khan Museum and Ismali Centre DVP ICICI Bank Offices Residential 22
  • Ferrand – Pedestrian Flow 23
  • Wynford - Context CN/MX and Don East Branch Golf Course Delmanor Seniors Home Crown Plaza Hotel 24
  • Wynford – Pedestrian Flow 25
  • Wynford – Stop ConfigurationProtectfor EAoption 26
  • Bermondsey - Context Residential Industrial / Commercial Esso Gas Industrial / Commercial 27
  • Bermondsey – Pedestrian Flow 28
  • Bermondsey - Stop Configuration 29
  • Victoria Park - Context Eglinton Square Mall Commercial (Big Box) Hydro Residential Residential 30
  • Victoria Park – Pedestrian Flow 31
  • Victoria Park - Configuration 32
  • Pharmacy - Context Commercial Commercial Petro Canada Commercial Commercial 33
  • Pharmacy – Pedestrian Flow 34
  • Pharmacy – Stop Configuration 35
  • Lebovic - ContextZoning under Heritagereview by City Building Institutional Big Box Retail (Ontario Court) Big Box Retail Big Box Retail 36
  • Lebovic – Pedestrian Flow 37
  • Warden - ContextZoning underreview by City Commercial / Big box Retail Car Dealership Commercial / Big box Retail Heritage Commercial / Big Building box Retail 38
  • Warden - Pedestrian Flow 39
  • Storage Track At key sections along The Crosstown route additional tracks are needed to ensure vehicle storage and the ability to turn back Storage tracks are required in case of unplanned equipment failure Required approximately every 4km Exact location under review 40
  • Birchmount - ContextZoning underreview by City Residential Residential Police Station Employment Employment 41
  • Birchmount – Pedestrian Flow 42
  • Birchmount - Configuration 43
  • Ionview - Context Residential - Midrise Residential Commercial Residential - Midrise Residential - Midrise Open Space 44
  • Ionview – Pedestrian Flow 45
  • Mid-block exits guided to traffic signals forLeft Turns 46
  • Traction Power Substation Traction power substations (TPSS) provide system power to light rail vehicles They are planned with an average spacing of 1.5 km along surface sections Integrated with adjacent landscape Final locations still to be determined for: • Wynford • Jonesville/Victoria Park • Warden 47
  • Traffic Analysis Detailed traffic analysis in progress Locations where alternate traffic configurations are recommended: • Swift/Credit Union • Victoria Park • Pharmacy Proposed solution in EA: Mid-block u-turn (Michigan left) Final decision upon completion of traffic analysis 48
  • Surface Stop Design Elements Design elements will:  Help riders recognize what stop they are at while visually distinguishing that they are riding the Crosstown line  Complement the common elements and strategies of the underground station section of the line 49
  • Pylon Signs Pylon Signs will:  Provide immediate recognition of the Crosstown and create a lasting impression of stop locations  Lighting should be used to increase their presence at night 50
  • Patterned Platforms  The platform provides an opportunity to incorporate a distinctive pattern treatment  Slight variation from stop to stop will be considered  Extension of the pattern into the paving may also be included 51
  • Integrated Design Design elements may be integrated into the stops through treatments such as:  Metalwork at guardrails and leaning rails  Design treatments on shelter glass 52
  • Lighting Consistent and high quality lighting can enhance stop design.Accenting the platform at night can enhance a feeling of safetyand comfort. 53
  • Canopy -Examples Expo Phase 1–Santa MonicaVIVA -Markham 7th LRT –Calgary West 54
  • Signage -ExamplesZum -Brampton LRT -WinnipegLRT -Seattle LRT–Portland 55
  • Contact Us  Community Office: 1848 Eglinton Ave W.  416-782-8118   56
  • Thank you 57