As construction on the GTS Project begins to
wind down, we want to highlight the project
benefits, for both residents and our commuters.
This includes upgraded infrastructure, noise
walls and beautification projects and increased
Public Art can help showcase a neighborhood's
identity and act as a deterrent to graffiti and
vandalism. Throughout the construction of the
Georgetown South Project, we have looked for
opportunities to beautify our construction
hoarding, and the new infrastructure we are
Project Milestones and Achievements
As construction on the Georgetown South
Project continues, we will be highlighting our
major achievements and milestones.
GTS in the Community
The communities we work in are important to us. See how we do it!
Videos: Construction in Action
Check our new videos and see transit construction in action.
The community plays an important role in the
Georgetown South Project. During the design and
construction phases, we are working to keep the
community informed, but we also want to
highlight some of the great people we work with
within the community.
Learn more: Community Profiles
Georgetown South Project
The Georgetown South (GTS) Project will provide infrastructure improvements to meet
existing GO Transit ridership demand and future growth. This project is one of the
key elements of
The Big Move. Through track
sharing, it also allows for the new Union Pearson
Express between Toronto’s Union Station
and Toronto Pearson International Airport. This includes a 3.3 kilometre rail
spur to the airport.
Bloor Station Overnight Work – August 25 to
Project: Bloor Station
Location: Bloor Station
Work: We are finalizing the exterior finish on the
Timing: Work will take place from on Tuesday, August 25
until Sunday, August 30 from 1:00 a.m. to 4:30 a.m.
Carlingview Dr. Lane Restrictions: August 20 to September 4
Project: Carlingview Drive Underpass
Location: Carlingview Drive
Work: Restoration of Carlingview Dr. will require lane
restrictions on Carlingview Dr. and at the intersections of Carlingview
Dr./Disco Rd. and Carlingview Dr./Attwell Rd.
Timing: August 20 to September 4 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Intermittent overnight track work between Bathurst Street and St. Clair
Project: Track and Grading
Location: Between Bathurst Street and St. Clair
Work: Update - Intermittent
overnight track work has been extended for the next two to four weeks
from Monday to Friday between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. There
is a possibility the work may extend into the weekend. The work will
occur between Bathurst Street and St. Clair Avenue. We can only complete
this work during the night when there is reduced train activity. Expect
to see lighting and track surfacing equipment as crews move along the
rail corridor. Some noise and vibration can be expected when this work
passes through your area. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Old Denison Road Restoration: Monday, May 11 to September
Project: Denison Road Underpass
Location: old Denison Road
Work: On Monday, May 11, we began work on old
Denison Road to construct the cul-de-sac and resurface the roadway. Work
will include excavation, sidewalk restoration, grading and paving.
Construction of old Denison Road and the new cul-de-sac will be complete
Timing: This work will occur Monday to Friday, between
7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Overnight Noise Wall/Fencing Installation Work Between Nickle Street and
Clouston Avenue to Begin June 8, 2015
Project: Noise Walls, Landscaping and Fencing
Location: Between Nickle Street and Clouston Avenue
Work: As recommended during the EA process and
discussed with communities along the GTS corridor, Metrolinx will soon
be installing more noise walls and fencing along various sections of the
line. Due to increasing rail service, crews will need to work in the
evening and overnight hours to ensure safe working conditions. This work
cannot take place when trains are operating.
Timing: Work hours are 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
See what progress looks like
Metrolinx understands that people want to spend more time living and less time commuting, and we’re working to transform how the GTHA moves. More than $16 billion in investment has been made and construction is under way on our First Wave of projects - Including the Georgetown South Project - helping to realize the Big Move vision. Check out the video below, and see what progress looks like.
Click here to view our videos and see transit construction in action.
Did You Know?
- When the Weston Road Bridge project is complete, approximately 2,000 cubic meters of concrete will be poured.
- When the Weston Road Bridge project is complete, approximately 2,700 cubic meters of earth will be excavated.
- When the Denison Road Underpass project is complete, approximately 80,000 cubic meters of earth will be excavated – enough to fill 32 Olympic-sized pools.
- When the Weston Tunnel project is complete, approximately 285,000 cubic meters of earth will be excavated – enough to fill 134 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
- When the West Toronto Diamond Grade Separation is complete, 200,000 cubic meters of earth will be excavated. That is enough to cover 80 football fields.
- A first for GO – slide-in bridge technology was used on the West Toronto Diamond Grade Separation project.
- The West Toronto Diamond Grade Separation has four bridge spans weighing a total of 10,000 tonnes.
- When the West Toronto Diamond Grade Separation is complete, the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) and Milton GO line will remain at grade and two additional sets of tracks will be added on the Kitchener GO line to accommodate increased GO service and the new Union-Pearson (UP) Express.
- The West Toronto Diamond is the busiest rail crossing in Canada.
- GO Transit began service on the Georgetown GO line (now known as the Kitchener line) in 1974.
- Starting November 2013, trains began operating in the north lowered corridor of the Strachan Avenue Overpass project.
- For the Strachan Avenue Overpass, the local community chose the teardrop lattice strut design. For more information on this project, visit our
Strachan Avenue Overpass webpage.
- By the time we complete excavation, the amount of earth removed
for the Carlingview Drive Underpass will fill almost 56 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
- By the end of the project, we'll have poured enough concrete for the Carlingview
Drive Underpass to fill about 58 Toyota Corollas.
- The amount of earth excavated for the East Corridor Grading, Track and Signals project can fill 1,000 Toyota Corollas.
- The East Corridor Grading, Track and Signals project is divided up into two segments. Segment 2A runs from Queen Street West to Lansdowne Avenue. Segment 2B runs from Lansdowne Avenue to Dupont Street. For more information on this project,
- GO Transit is constantly improving and expanding to meet the growing and changing transit needs of our customers. We anticipate future needs by planning for service expansion and the necessary infrastructure to support it. Learn more about a few of those projects by clicking on the links below. Want to know more about our construction projects? Check out our project profiles, construction facts and latest photos
- The average person in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) spends 82 minutes commuting every day.
See what we’re doing to fix this.
- Current trends indicate the average person will spend 109 minutes on their daily commute by 2033.
- At the
Humber River Bridge, the spans on which the tracks themselves will sit on, weigh 140 tons. With the average car weighing about 2 tons, the spans are the weight of 70 cars!
- The Humber River Bridge was originally constructed in 1855. Upgrades to extend all 8 piers to the north were completed in 2013.
- By the time the
Weston Tunnel is complete, over 260,000 cubic metres of rock and dirt will be excavated – that’s enough to fill over 104 Olympic-sized swimming pools!
- The tunnel boring machine at the
Weston Tunnel which dug the super pipe weighs 340,000 lbs.!
- A total of 476 tie backs are needed for the
Denison Road Underpass. Tie backs strengthen the sheet pile walls which hold the underpass in place.
- When completed, the
Strachan Avenue Overpass will contain 2000 piles and over 70,000 cubic metres will have been excavated!
Strachan Avenue Overpass contains
two tunnels, over 540 metres long, dug by machines and over 100 metres of tunnel dug by hand mining.
- When the
West Toronto Diamond Grade Separation is complete, almost 50,000 cubic metres of concrete will have been poured to form the new corridor.
- Without the Georgetown South Project, eight new highway lanes would have to be built to accommodate the additional vehicle demand by 2031.
- The Georgetown South Project rail transit expansion is one of the largest transit infrastructure projects in North America with over 20 kilometers of rail corridor.
- The Georgetown South Project is a critical step to delivering future two-way, all-day service for the GO Kitchener, Milton and Barrie services, as well as launching a future service to Bolton.
- The Georgetown South Project and the Union-Pearson Express are key components of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area Regional Transportation Plan - The Big Move.
- For the Georgetown South Project (GTS), we are pouring enough concrete to build five CN Towers. It took about three years and four months to build the CN Tower. We are building the GTS Project in about four years.
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