Welcome to the Online Consultation KEELE STREET TO JANE STREET SECTION BLACK CREEK MAINTENANCE & STORAGE FACILITY ADDENDUM...
Purpose of the Online Consultation Since the approval of the Environmental Project Report (EPR) for The Eglinton Crosstown...
Study AreasDecember 12, 2012   Western Alignment and MSF Update   3
Why an Addendum to the EPR is Required?The approved Project in the 2010 EPR included a street-level LRT alignment within t...
2012 − New Proposed Plan/Profile   An off street LRT alignment north of Eglinton Avenue with an underground stop at Mt.   ...
Jane Street / Eglinton Flats *                                                       Key Project Elements:                ...
Mt. Dennis Neighbourhood                                                       Key Project Elements:                      ...
Weston Road to Black Creek Drive                                                       Key Project Elements:              ...
Black Creek Drive to West Launch Shaft                                                       Key Project Elements:        ...
Mt. Dennis Station                                                       Artistic Rendering of Mt. Dennis StationDecember ...
Maintenance and Storage Facility                                                       Key Project Elements:              ...
Effect on Adjacent StudiesThere are two concurrent studies that are influenced by the proposed changes tothe Eglinton LRT ...
Potential Impacts of the Changes• Property: Acquisition of 4 properties is required, this is a  reduction from the 37 prop...
Potential Impacts of the Changes• Waterways: Widening of the Eglinton Avenue Road bridge at  Black Creek will be required....
Mitigation of Potential Impacts During ConstructionMeasures will be implemented during construction to avoid, minimize or ...
Mitigation of Potential Impacts of LRTOperations and MaintenanceMeasures will be implemented during LRT operations andmain...
EPR Consultation Process and Next Steps                                    We are HereDecember 12, 2012   Western Alignmen...
Commitments to Future WorkMetrolinx is proceeding with the delivery of the Eglinton LRT through Public PrivatePartnership ...
Format for Feedback• Please submit your feedback online at ww.thecrosstown.ca by January 4th, 2012.• A consultation report...
Please Get in Touch With Us!The Crosstown Team                                                            Community Office...
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Metrolinx invites you to participate in an online consultation for Keele Street to Jane Section and Black Creek Maintenance & Storage Facility Environmental Project Report Addendum for The Crosstown. Through this online consultation you will learn more about a change to the west light rail transit alignment that will enable an underground station at Weston Road and Mount Dennis and the preliminary planning for a new vehicle maintenance and storage facility at Eglinton and Black Creek. Have your say at thecrosstown.ca.

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Keele Street to Jane Section and Black Creek Maintenance & Storage Facility Environmental Project Report Addendum Online Consultation

  1. 1. Welcome to the Online Consultation KEELE STREET TO JANE STREET SECTION BLACK CREEK MAINTENANCE & STORAGE FACILITY ADDENDUM TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT REPORT December 12, 2012 – January 4, 2013December 12, 2012 Western Alignment and MSF Update 1
  2. 2. Purpose of the Online Consultation Since the approval of the Environmental Project Report (EPR) for The Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) Project by the Minister of the Environment in 2010, the Province of Ontario divided the Project into two implementation phases in order to meet funding limitations. The two phases are: • Phase 1 covers the 19 kilometre section from Mt. Dennis neighbourhood to Kennedy Station which will be implemented immediately; and • Phase 2 covers the 14 kilometre section from Pearson International Airport to the Mt. Dennis neighbourhood which will be deferred until further notice. This phasing has resulted in changes to the project in the section from Jane Street to West Launch Shaft. In addition, the Project now includes as part of Phase 1, the Black Creek Maintenance and Storage Facility (MSF) that was not assessed in the original EPR. Finally, refinements in the operating plan for the LRT and a desire to provide a connection to future GO Train service at Mt. Dennis have resulted in changes to the Project. The purpose of the online consultation is to receive your input regarding the changes to the Project and the Black Creek Maintenance and Storage Facility. More details on the Black Creek Maintenance and Storage Facility and the changes to the project appear on the following panels.December 12, 2012 Western Alignment and MSF Update 2
  3. 3. Study AreasDecember 12, 2012 Western Alignment and MSF Update 3
  4. 4. Why an Addendum to the EPR is Required?The approved Project in the 2010 EPR included a street-level LRT alignment within the centre ofEglinton Avenue between Jane Street to east of Black Creek Drive, with surface stops at JaneStreet, Weston Road and Black Creek Drive. As noted earlier, the MSF was not assessed at thattime.The recent changes to the Project between Jane Street and West Launch Shaft include:• An off-street (elevated) route north of Eglinton Avenue with a bridge over Black Creek Drive to avoid traffic interference with LRT vehicles accessing the MSF;• An underground Mt. Dennis Station under the railway corridor, along with direct passenger connection to future GO rail station and Passenger Pick up and Drop off;• A 15-bay bus terminal to provide passenger transfers between TTC bus, LRT and GO rail;• An underground alignment from the Mt. Dennis Station to the Eglinton Flats area with a transition to surface LRT just east of Jane Street and a surface stop on the west side of Jane Street; and• The previously proposed Black Creek Stop is now removed due to technical constraints.An Addendum to the EPR is required to assess these changes and to assess the effects of theBlack Creek MSFDecember 12, 2012 Western Alignment and MSF Update 4
  5. 5. 2012 − New Proposed Plan/Profile An off street LRT alignment north of Eglinton Avenue with an underground stop at Mt. Dennis, underground alignment west of Mt. Dennis and a surface stop at Jane Street. See link below to download the PDF of the 2012 New Proposed Plan/ProfileDecember 12, 2012 Western Alignment and MSF Update 5
  6. 6. Jane Street / Eglinton Flats * Key Project Elements: • Jane Stop is maintained; • U-Turns on Eglinton Avenue are retained; • Transition from surface to Original -2010 underground LRT portal located east of Jane Street *- Part of Phase 2 New - 2012 ImplementationDecember 12, 2012 Western Alignment and MSF Update 6
  7. 7. Mt. Dennis Neighbourhood Key Project Elements: • Underground alignment between portal and Mt. Dennis Station using cut and cover construction, road widening is no longer required; • Properties along north side of Eglinton Avenue, west of Weston Road are no longer required; • Limit of Phase 1 implementation is Weston Road; and • Weston Road stop has been shifted east.December 12, 2012 Western Alignment and MSF Update 7
  8. 8. Weston Road to Black Creek Drive Key Project Elements: • Underground Mt. Dennis Station using cut and cover construction; • Property required from Bank of Nova Scotia, Daycare and Keelsdale Drive; • Pedestrian connections for future GO rail station; • Passenger Pick Up and Drop Off (PPUDO); • 15 bay bus terminal with new bus only signalized intersection on Eglinton Avenue; • Kodak Building to be retained; and • Elevated LRT structure over Black Creek Drive.December 12, 2012 Western Alignment and MSF Update 8
  9. 9. Black Creek Drive to West Launch Shaft Key Project Elements: • Elevated LRT structure over Black Creek Drive and Black Creek; • Eglinton Avenue relocated to the south, east of Black Creek Drive; • LRT ties into underground alignment at West Launch Shaft; • Black Creek Stop has been removed; and • Property is required along the north side of Eglinton Avenue, east of Black Creek Drive for elevated structure.December 12, 2012 Western Alignment and MSF Update 9
  10. 10. Mt. Dennis Station Artistic Rendering of Mt. Dennis StationDecember 12, 2012 Western Alignment and MSF Update 10
  11. 11. Maintenance and Storage Facility Key Project Elements: • Ultimate storage yard capacity of 162 vehicles; • Facilities for Maintenance of vehicles; • Office facilities and employee parking; and • Facilities for Maintenance of Way vehicles and staff.December 12, 2012 Western Alignment and MSF Update 11
  12. 12. Effect on Adjacent StudiesThere are two concurrent studies that are influenced by the proposed changes tothe Eglinton LRT within the study area. The Eglinton Connects Study being undertaken by the City of Toronto in partnership with Metrolinx is planning to develop an urban design vision for the entire Eglinton Corridor. Study area showing 800m radius from the centre of the mobility hub located at the proposed station area.The Mount Dennis Mobility Hub Studybeing undertaken by Metrolinx is planningfor seamless mobility around the station,maximize connections to transit for thesurrounding neighbourhoods, create anattractive public realm and leverage transitinvestment for future investment in thecommunity .December 12, 2012 Western Alignment and MSF Update 12
  13. 13. Potential Impacts of the Changes• Property: Acquisition of 4 properties is required, this is a reduction from the 37 properties identified in the 2010 report.• Parks: The south edge of Coronation Park encroached upon by the elevated structure.• Vegetation: Additional vegetation will be removed by the project. Permits and approvals will be obtained through City of Toronto and TRCA.• Utilities: Overhead utilities along the north side of Eglinton Avenue will require relocation.• Noise and Vibration: Meets provincial criteriaDecember 12, 2012 Western Alignment and MSF Update 13
  14. 14. Potential Impacts of the Changes• Waterways: Widening of the Eglinton Avenue Road bridge at Black Creek will be required. The new LRT elevated structure over Black Creek will span the entire waterway. No impact to fish habitat is anticipated.• Contaminated Soils and Groundwater: Contaminated soils and groundwater will be managed in accordance with provincial legislation and regulations.• Cultural Heritage: Kodak Building #9 and its heritage features will be maintained. Bank of Nova Scotia Building to be removed and documented.• Archaeology: No impact to archaeological resources.December 12, 2012 Western Alignment and MSF Update 14
  15. 15. Mitigation of Potential Impacts During ConstructionMeasures will be implemented during construction to avoid, minimize or mitigate adverseenvironmental impacts including: • Erosion and sedimentation control; • Minimize release of dust and other airborne pollutants and mud and litter; • Reinstatement of temporary work sites following construction; • Development and implementation of traffic management plans; • Installation of decking at cut-and-cover excavations; • Restriction of truck haul of construction materials and equipment to major arterial roads; • Noise and vibration control; • Construction staging and sequencing to mitigate the potential impacts on local businesses to the extent possible; and • Ongoing management and monitoring of construction activities.December 12, 2012 Western Alignment and MSF Update 15
  16. 16. Mitigation of Potential Impacts of LRTOperations and MaintenanceMeasures will be implemented during LRT operations andmaintenance to avoid, minimize or mitigate adverse effects including:• Stormwater run-off from will be treated in accordance with applicable City of Toronto, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and Ministry of the Environment (MOE) requirements;• Noise generated by LRT vehicles and by bus terminal operations will be attenuated, if required, to meet MOE standards;• Vibration generated by LRT vehicles and by bus terminal operations will be attenuated, if required, to meet MOE standards;• Air emissions generated by bus terminal operations will be attenuated, if required, to meet MOE standards; and• The potential for traction power stray current will be controlled using isolated and insulated power supplies.December 12, 2012 Western Alignment and MSF Update 16
  17. 17. EPR Consultation Process and Next Steps We are HereDecember 12, 2012 Western Alignment and MSF Update 17
  18. 18. Commitments to Future WorkMetrolinx is proceeding with the delivery of the Eglinton LRT through Public PrivatePartnership and Alternative Financing + Procurement (AFP).Through this process Metrolinx is committed to:• Continuing Public Consultation: Consult with the public, property owners and stakeholder agencies during the design of the LRT alignment, stops/ stations, bus terminals and ancillary facilities.• Incorporate City of Toronto urban design criteria into the design of the LRT facilities.• Construction Issues: Conduct further research, analysis and develop plans including : ― Noise, vibration and air emissions monitoring and mitigation ― Traffic, transit and pedestrian management strategies ― Utility and municipal services relocation plans ― Emergency response plans (Fire, Police and Emergency Medical Services) ― Vegetation restoration, edge management and streetscape plans ― Soil and groundwater management strategy ― Erosion and sedimentation control planDecember 12, 2012 Western Alignment and MSF Update 18
  19. 19. Format for Feedback• Please submit your feedback online at ww.thecrosstown.ca by January 4th, 2012.• A consultation report will be posted online within 10 to 15 business days. 19
  20. 20. Please Get in Touch With Us!The Crosstown Team Community Office HoursFranca Di Giovanni,Denise Jayawardene Monday, Wednesday, Friday:Mark Iogna 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Nicole Di Carlo Tuesday & Thursday: by appointmentE-mail: crosstown@metrolinx.comOnline: www.thecrosstown.caTel: 416-782-8118Visit our West Community Officeat 1848 Eglinton Avenue West(at Dufferin) THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATIONDecember 12, 2012 Western Alignment and MSF Update 20

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