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Waterfront West streetcar public meetings,
January 23 and 24

The TTC and the City of Toronto will hold public information meetings on the Waterfront West streetcar project this week.

The first meeting takes place on Wednesday, January 23 at Bonar Parkdale Presbyterian Church, 250 Dunn Avenue, just south of Queen Street West. A second, similar meeting takes place on Thursday, January 24 in the Fountain Room of the Queen Elizabeth Building at Exhibition Place, 200 Princes’ Boulevard. At both meetings, TTC and City staff have scheduled an open house from 6:30 until 9 p.m., with presentations and a question-and-answer session starting at 7:30 p.m.

Drop into either meeting to learn about the environmental assessment processes related to two parts of the Waterfront West streetcar project.

First, the TTC and City are examining routes to extend streetcar service westward from Exhibition Place to the existing track at Roncesvalles Avenue and Queen Street West. They intend to determine the most effective route to provide high-quality, higher-capacity service in a protected right-of-way, which means that the tracks will not run along streets with other traffic. The new streetcar will serve various communities from southern Etobicoke to downtown Toronto, including High Park, Sunnyside, Parkdale, and Liberty Village.

Second, they’re also reviewing alternative routes to best serve the Fort York and Railway Lands neighbourhoods, between Union Station and Exhibition Place. These neighbourhoods are changing from their former railway and industrial uses to high-density residences, high-density office buildings and hotels. The area also includes major event destinations, including the Rogers Centre, Air Canada Centre, CN Tower, Fort York, and the Metro Convention Centre.

You can find more details about the project and the environmental assessment process here.

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