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Implementation of Eglinton Connects Planning Study’s Measures: Consultations May 12 & 15, 2014

The following silent video presents “Eglinton Connects: Demonstration of how the Golden Mile could transform over time.”

  • This video shows a section of the Eglinton streetscape near the Golden Mile by Warden Avenue in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • The Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) infrastructure, which will be running at grade along the street at this section, offers the potential for positive incremental change to the street itself, as well as development potential of adjacent lands.
  • The video depicts a demonstration of how this could happen.
    • First, the LRT is built, running down the centre of the street, and replacing the bus lanes that currently exist.
      • The LRT could run along a planted green surface, lined with trees.
    • New bike lanes approved in 2010 could be improved by being physically separated from moving traffic.
      • Over time, the public realm could be transformed through wider sidewalks and space for large trees.
    • With an improved public realm and the new LRT, development may be attracted to the area and start building along the line.
      • New development would bring new people and jobs to the area, to help maximize the new LRT infrastructure.
  • An improved public realm and transit supportive development are goals of the City of Toronto’s Eglinton Connects Planning Study.

“Eglinton Connects is about planning for the future Eglinton Avenue, and how to best leverage investment in rapid transit for the benefit of our communities and our city.”

City of Toronto

The City of Toronto is undertaking Eglinton Connects Planning Study to determine the future land use planning framework and public realm plan for Eglinton Avenue between Jane Street and just east of Kennedy Road (Kennedy Subway Station).

  • The Planning Study area corresponds to the area where Metrolinx is currently building the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, which is scheduled to open in 2020.

The objectives of the Eglinton Connects Planning Study are to intensify, beautify and improve mobility along Eglinton Avenue. These objectives will help to realize the full potential of opportunities presented by the construction of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT.

This is an update to these previous blogs:

City of Toronto's visualization of the future land use and public realm for Eglinton Avenue between Jane Street and just east of Kennedy Road (Kennedy Subway Station).
City of Toronto’s visualization of the future land use and public realm for Eglinton Avenue between Jane Street and just east of Kennedy Road (Kennedy Subway Station).

The following video presents “The Crosstown: LRT ABCs and 123s.”

  • Rapid transit is coming to Toronto.
  • This includes the Eglinton Crosstown, a 19 km light rail transit line – LRT for short.
  • Light rail is new to Toronto but is used all around the world.

Metrolinx's rendering of a typical surface stop arrangement for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT.
Metrolinx’s rendering of a typical surface stop arrangement for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT.

The Crosstown vehicle will average 28 kilometers/hour. Please click here for sample travel times.

The Eglinton Connects Planning Study resulted in 21 recommendations and implementation strategies related to travelling, greening and building along Eglinton Avenue.

City staff wants to consult the public on specific implementation measures and additional work required to make the plan a reality, at these public meetings at 7:30 p.m.

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You’re Invited: Eglinton Crosstown LRT’s Public Open Houses Feb.24 & 27, 2014

This video presents “The Crosstown: LRT ABCs and 123s.”

  • Rapid transit is coming to Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • This includes the Eglinton Crosstown, a 19 km light rail transit line – LRT for short.
  • Light rail is new to Toronto but is used all around the world.

Eglinton Crosstown LRT
Eglinton Crosstown LRT

This is an update to the previous blogs:

The Eglinton Crosstown is a light rail transit (LRT) line that will run across Eglinton Avenue between Mount Dennis (Weston Road) in the west and Kennedy Station in the east.

You are invited to the following two public open houses for information on construction works related to the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project as well as traffic arrangements when the headwalls are constructed in the area of the future Chaplin station: