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Metrolinx improving GO's Lakeshore East line:
Public meetings, June 6, 8 and 15



Metrolinx is completing a transit project assessment process to evaluate expanding and improving GO Transit’s Lakeshore East rail corridor between the Don River and Scarborough GO Station.

This work supports GO’s future regional express rail program and “electrifying” the line. According to Metrolinx, it expects that “By 2025, electric trains will be running every 15 minutes or [better], all day and in both directions, within the most heavily traveled sections of the GO network.”

The Lakeshore East project involves:

  • adding a fourth track between the Don River Bridge and Scarborough GO Station;
  • widening three bridges — at Danforth, Warden and Woodbine Avenues;
  • modifying the underside of the Birchmount Road overpass;
  • modifying Danforth GO Station to improve access;
  • building retaining walls; and
  • extending three culverts — at Scarborough Junction and east of Kennedy Road and Coxwell Avenue.

The Government of Ontario’s transit project assessment process requires transit agencies to invite members of the public to comment on proposals during a 120-day period before they can proceed. After 120 days, Ontario’s Minister of the Environment will review the project for another 30 days, before deciding to approve or refuse the project.

Metrolinx is hosting three public meetings over the next two weeks. During these events, you can learn more about the impact of the proposal on the environment, nearby communities and transportation systems. You can also ask staff questions and provide your input into the environmental assessment report about the plan.

Metrolinx staff have scheduled the meetings:

Events take place in:


If you can’t attend the meetings, you can still comment on the proposal.

Don River to Scarborough Project
c/o Georgina Collymore
Senior Advisor, Environmental Assessment Community Relations, Metrolinx
20 Bay Street, Suite 600
Toronto, ON M5J 2W3

Telephone: 416-202-4921

e-mail: donriverscarborough@metrolinx.com


Tuesday, June 6

6:30 until 8:30 p.m.
Presentation: 7 p.m.
George A. Leslie Public School
459 Midland Avenue.

Getting there by public transit:

  • Westbound TTC buses operating along the 20 Cliffside route to Midland Avenue at Aylesworth Avenue. Cross Midland Avenue at the crosswalk to the school.
  • Eastbound TTC buses operating along the 20 Cliffside route to Midland Avenue across from Aylesworth Avenue, beside the school.
  • South- and northbound buses operating along the 9 Bellamy or 102 Markham Rd routes to St. Clair Avenue East at Midland Avenue. Walk southward two blocks along the east side of Midland Avenue to the school.
  • Westbound buses operating along the 12 Kingston Rd route to Kingston Road west of Midland Avenue. Cross to the east side of Midland, then walk northward two blocks to the school.
  • Eastbound buses operating along the 12 Kingston Rd route to Kingston Road at Midland Avenue. Walk northward two blocks to the school.

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Thursday, June 8

6:30 until 8:30 p.m.
Presentation: 7 p.m.
Riverdale Collegiate Institute,
1094 Gerrard Street East.

Getting there by public transit:

  • Southbound TTC buses operating along the 83 Jones route to Gerrard Street East. Cross Jones at the signal to the school on the northeast corner.
  • Northbound TTC buses operating along the 83 Jones route to just north of Gerrard Street East, beside the school.
  • Westbound TTC streetcars operating along the 506 Carlton route to Jones Avenue beside the school.
  • Eastbound TTC streetcars operating along the 506 Carlton route to Jones Avenue. Cross at the signal to the school on the northeast corner.

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Thursday, June 15

6:30 until 8:30 p.m.
Presentation: 7 p.m.
Hope United Church,
2550 Danforth Avenue, Toronto.

Getting there by public transit:

  • GO Transit trains operating along the 09 Lakeshore East and 71 Stouffville lines to Danforth GO Station. Walk north one block along Main Street to Danforth Avenue. Cross to the church on the northwest corner.
  • TTC subway trains operating along the 2 Bloor - Danforth line to Main Street Station. Walk southward to Danforth Avenue. Cross to the church on the northwest corner.
  • TTC buses operating along the 20 Cliffside, 23 Dawes, 62 Mortimer, 64 Main, 87 Cosburn, 113 Danforth and 135 Gerrard routes and streetcars operating along the 506 Carlton route to Main Street Station bus terminal. Walk southward to Danforth Avenue. Cross to the church on the northwest corner.

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