Station Design Update Meeting: Open House Avenue Road to Bayview

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This consultation will cover preliminary station and stop designs from Avenue Road to Bayview, as well as information on the future construction of a tunnel boring machine launch shaft that will be located east of Brentcliffe Road. Find out more at:

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  • Station Design Update Meeting: Open House Avenue Road to Bayview

    1. 1. Open House Avenue Road to Bayview Avenue 1
    2. 2. East Tunnel Construction Timeline  Contract award  Construction of launch shaft – 1 year  Utility relocation at headwalls  Construction of headwalls – 6 to 8 months  Construction of extraction shaft at Yonge Street 2
    3. 3. Tunnel Boring Machine  The construction of new tunnels under Eglinton Avenue is done by tunnel boring machines (TBMs).  Each TBM moves forward by pushing off against concrete segments.  The operator advances the machine as soil is removed from the TBM face through a conveyor system.  The launch pit remains active for removal of muck/spoils. 3
    4. 4. Launch of the Tunnel Boring Machine  The Eglinton Crosstown tunnel will consist of sideby-side or twin tunnels.  Each tunnel will be 6.75 metres internal diameter.  Initially, one machine will begin excavation; the other will follow on a parallel course soon after. 4
    5. 5. Eye of the tunnel The TBM is carefully aligned with the eye of the tunnel. The machine will break through this focal point to start excavation. 5
    6. 6. Preparing the site  Workers lay track during the assembly and launch phase  The pieces of the TBMs are lowered into the shaft and assembled 6
    7. 7. Launch Shaft Operations  To keep the tunnel safe for the crew a ventilation system pumps fresh air into the tunnel and exhaust air is moved out of the tunnel.  Cranes remain in position during the mining operation; muck will be hauled out and new concrete tunnel segments will be delivered. 7
    8. 8. Tunnelling Begins  Tunnel boring machines work beneath Eglinton Avenue  Business activities and traffic will continue with this method.  A single TBM will tunnel 75 metres per week.  Each machine is capable of moving 500 cubic metres of earth per day.  The machines are made in Toronto by Caterpillar Tunnelling Canada Corporation, formerly LOVAT, a world leader in tunnel boring machine manufacturing. 8
    9. 9. East Tunnels Launch Shaft  To Brentcliffe 9 To Leslie 
    10. 10. Emergency Exit Buildings and Cross Passages 10
    11. 11. Crosstown Principles of Design Excellence 1. A strong conceptual narrative vision across the system 2. Design that elevates the quality of the public transit experience 3. Civic caliber and scale of built form and materials 4. Clarity and simplicity of architectural expression through integrated design of building systems and elements 5. Responsiveness to contextual, local and future conditions 11
    12. 12. 1. A Strong Conceptual Narrative Vision across the System A coherent and unified architectural strategy for the entire Crosstown line Clear strategy for consistent and variable elements 12
    13. 13. 2. Design that Elevates the Quality of the Public Transit Experience Openness through optimal spatial penetration 13 Optimized daylight penetration
    14. 14. 3. Civic Calibre and Scale of Built Form and Materials Unified ground plane inside and outside stations and at stops 14 Civic materials and character of open spaces
    15. 15. 4. Clarity and Simplicity of Architectural Expression through Integrated Building Systems and Elements Integrated structural, mechanical, and electrical systems 15 A clear hierarchy and plan for user-centred integrated information
    16. 16. 5. Responsiveness to Contextual, Local and future Conditions Integration with historic elements 16 Sustainability measures
    17. 17. Crosstown Accessible Features: Stations              17 Accessible path from street to platform Accessible routes identified Station attendant Platform edge tactile strip Wayfinding tiles on platforms Near level boarding of trains Platform edge illumination Audible messages throughout stations Signage with accessible features Designated Waiting Area Colour contrast between station walls and floors Equipment mounted at accessible heights Benches
    18. 18. Crosstown Accessibility Features: Stops  Platform edge tactile strip  Platform edge illumination  Colour contrast at between walls and platform  Equipment mounted at accessible heights  Sheltered benches  Sheltered wheelchair area  Passenger assistance intercom  Ramp access to platforms  Signage with accessible features 18
    19. 19. Avenue Station Local Context: Demand 19
    20. 20. Avenue Road Local Context: Land Use 20
    21. 21. Avenue Road Secondary Entrance 21
    22. 22. Avenue Road Longitudinal Section 22
    23. 23. Eglinton Station Longitudinal Section through LRT and Eglinton 23
    24. 24. Eglinton Station Longitudinal Section through Subway and Yonge Street 24
    25. 25. Eglinton Station Street Level 25
    26. 26. Eglinton Station Upper Concourse Level Yonge 26
    27. 27. Mount Pleasant Station Local Context: Demand 27
    28. 28. Mount Pleasant Station Local Context: Land Use 28
    29. 29. Mount Pleasant Station Profile View 29
    30. 30. Mount Pleasant Station Plan View Possible future entrance 30
    31. 31. Mount Pleasant Station Preliminary Station Concept 31
    32. 32. Mount Pleasant Station Longitudinal Section Eglinto nA o M 32 tP un as le t an venue
    33. 33. Mount Pleasant Station Primary Entrance 33
    34. 34. Mount Pleasant Station Secondary Entrance 34
    35. 35. Bayview Station Local Context: Demand 35
    36. 36. Bayview Station Local Context: Land Use 36
    37. 37. Bayview Station Longitudinal Section 37
    38. 38. Bayview Station Primary Entrance 38
    39. 39. Bayview Station Secondary Entrance 39
    40. 40. New Approach: Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) Public Private Partnership models have been underway in Canada for 20 years 165 projects 21 transportation projects $51 billion total project value Canada-wide examples  Canada Line rapid transit project (Vancouver)  Autoroute 25 (Montréal)  Trans-Canada Highway (Atlantic Canada) Ontario examples     40 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
    41. 41. Owner’s Role Changes with AFP 41
    42. 42. 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, financial risk  Cost certainty • Optimal cost combination: combines capital, maintenance and life cycle costs • Integration of design and construction 42
    43. 43. New Approach: Roles and Responsibilities in the Design Build Finance Maintain model Metrolinx Role  Design • Overall scope (inclusion of maintenance, operations, etc.) • Project-Specific Output Specifications (with Consultant team) • Real Estate Acquisition (with City of Toronto)  Build • Oversee Construction Phase • Quality Assurance 43  Finance • Project Budget • With Infrastructure Ontario run a competetive prcurement process; select the winning contractor  Maintain • Testing & Commissioning (with Toronto Transit Commission) • Safety Certification and Project Acceptance  TTC to operate • Integrated with existing TTC system

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