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    Project Benefits

    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 transit.

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  • Call for Artists

    Beautification Projects

    Lawrence Avenue at Weston GO Station Public Art Consultation: The community consultation period is now closed. Learn more...

    John Street Pedestrian Bridge art consultation: The jury reviewed the final designs and chose the artwork of Elicser Elliot. Learn more...

    Bloor-Perth Underpass: The jury reviewed the final designs and chose the artwork of Angel Carrillo. Learn more...

  • GTS Project

    Project Milestones and Achievements

    As construction on the Georgetown South Project continues, we will be highlighting our major achievements and milestones. 

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  • GTS Walking Tours

    GTS in the Community

    The communities we work in are important to us. See how we do it!

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  • GTS Videos

    Videos: Construction in Action

    Check our new videos and see transit construction in action.

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  • Construction updates

    Community Profiles

    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. 

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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.

Reminder: UP Express Service Testing Continues With Overnight Trials Beginning March 30

Beginning March 30, UP Express trains will be operating intermittently overnight to get ready for service launch. Trains will be tested every 15 minutes along the corridor from Union Station to Pearson Airport from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. When UP Express daytime weekday service testing begins towards the end of April, any remaining GTS construction (e.g. noise walls) will be limited to occasional evenings and weekends. Reminder that train time is any time so please be safe and remember not to trespass onto the rail tracks.
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Construction Updates

Overnight Work

UPDATE: Starting at 7 p.m. on Saturday May 23 until 7 a.m. the following day there will be track work between Strachan Avenue and Humberview. Also, beginning Saturday at 7 p.m. and continuing until Monday, May 25 at 7 a.m., we will be installing a utility bridge just west of Strachan Ave. Nearby residents can expect noise and vibration. We can only complete this work when trains are not operating. We apologize for the inconvenience.

UPDATE: Starting tonight (May 19) through to Saturday overnight (May 23), there will be track work from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. This work will extend from about Bathurst St. to Queen St. West. This work can only be completed overnight when trains aren’t operating. Residents living nearby can expect some noise and vibration associated with this work. We apologize for the inconvenience.

For more information please see Construction Update.

Strachan Ave. and East Liberty St. Restoration Work: May 20 to End of June

Project: Strachan Avenue Overpass
Location: Strachan Avenue and East Liberty Street
Work: We will be restoring the intersection at Strachan Ave. and East Liberty St. from May 20 to the end of June.
Timing: Starting Wednesday, May 20 at 7 a.m. until Friday, May 22 at approximately 7 a.m. the southwest sidewalk on East Liberty St. will be temporarily closed along with the eastbound traffic lane. The eastbound traffic lane will be directed into the westbound lane. Work will take place continuously during this period of time including overnight. Work will then continue to restore the intersection until the end of June. Hours of work will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., including weekends. Overnight work may also be required, if necessary.
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Overnight Work to Complete Lansdowne Bridge Rehabilitation: May 13-22 

Project: Lansdowne Avenue Bridge Span Replacement 
Location: Lansdowne Avenue Bridge
Work: We are completing excavation and backfill work as well as utility installation at the Lansdowne Avenue bridge.
Timing: We will be working overnight beginning on Wednesday, May 13 until Friday, May 22, excluding the long weekend. Work hours will be from 1:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.
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Restoration of Church Street: May 19 to June 1  

Project: Weston Tunnel
Location: Church Street
Work: Church Street will close from George Street to Rosemount Avenue on May 19 and reopen June 1 (dates are subject to change based on weather). During this time, we will remove CP’s second track panel and raise the remaining track to pave the railway crossing. We will also redo the sidewalk on the north side of Church Street and repave the road. 
Timing: This work will take place between the regular construction hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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Old Denison Road Restoration: Monday, May 11 to late June  

Project: Denison Road Underpass
Location: Old Denison Road
Work: On Monday, May 11th, we will begin work on Old Denison Rd. 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 in late June.
Timing: This work will occur Monday to Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
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Overnight Noise Wall/Fencing Installation Work Between Eglinton Avenue and Locust Street to Begin May 11, 2015 

Project: Noise Walls, Landscaping and Fencing
Location: Between Eglinton Avenue and Locust Street
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. This work is expected to be completed within the week.
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Overnight Noise Wall/Fencing Installation Work Between Nickle Street and Clouston Avenue to Begin May 11, 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. This work is expected to be completed in three weeks.
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Until Spring 2015: Intermittent Overnight Track Work

Project: Georgetown South Project
Work: There will be intermittent overnight work as we complete the track and signal installation and testing along the corridor. This work can only be done when the trains are not in service.
Timing: Until spring 2015
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John Street Watermain Work

Project: Weston Tunnel
Location: John Street
Work: As we wrap up the watermain work on Church Street, we will begin work to install new City of Toronto watermains underneath the railway corridor on John Street.
Timing: Work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday until May 2015 (weather permitting).

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.

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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, click here.
  • 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 here.
  • 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!
  • The 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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