3. THE NEXT REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN
Metrolinx is currently in the process of updating the RegionalTransportation Plan
(RTP).The Draft Plan (2041) outlines how governments and transit agencies can work
together to continue building an integrated transportation system to support a high
quality of life, a prosperous and competitive economy, and a protected environment in
our region.As the provincial agency mandated with improving the coordination and
integration of all modes of transportation in the GTHA, Metrolinx has developed the
Draft Plan for review in consultation with partners, stakeholders and the public.
4. LEARN MORE, GET INVOLVED
Metrolinx has just released its Draft
2041 Regional Plan which outlines
how people and goods will move
across our great region.
Curious about what’s in the Draft
You can review and comment on
the plan at metrolinx.com/theplan
and join us for one of our
roundtable discussions, where you
can share your views on the future
of regional mobility.
Other ways to stay engaged:
• Visit metrolinxengage.com
• Read our blog,The Link
• Follow us on social media
6. What Are We Building – a New Modern LRT
• 15 underground stations and 10 surface stops – 9 km below ground and 10 km
• A maintenance and storage facility
• A 19-kilometre route separated from regular traffic
• Transit communications system
• Links to 54 bus routes, three subway stations, GO Transit, and a new UP Express
7. Safety First – Our #1 Priority
We train and direct staff to:
• Always have a site specific safety plan and site specific emergency plan.
• Ensure pre-work hazard assessments are complete and understood.
• Ensure job hazards analyses are complete and understood.
• Do everything possible to protect themselves, co-workers, and members of the
• Stop work if the safety of themselves, co-workers and members of the public cannot
• Identify and report unsafe behaviour and coach each other to make improvements.
• Be prepared and equipped to work safely.
8. Metrolinx Design Excellence Principles
1. A strong conceptual narrative vision across
2. Design that elevates the quality of the
3. Civic scale, materiality and quality
4. Clarity and simplicity of architectural
expression through integrated design of all
systems and elements
5. Responsiveness to contextual, local and
9. Environment & Sustainability
• Programs to minimize impact on wildlife,
watercourses and trees
• Reduce impact to community through the
management of dust, noise and vibration
• Sustainable construction practices, including
targeting 75% waste diversion from landfills;
and off-site beneficial reuse of excess soil.
Project Design Sustainability
• Toronto Green Standard project wide
• LEED Certification at EMSF
• Bike parking
• Dedicated pedestrian routes
• High Solar Reflectance Index paving
• Green roofs
• Energy efficiency – LED lighting, heat
• Water use conservation/efficiency
• Fritted glazing (minimize bird collisions)
• Shielded exterior lighting (prevent off-
site light trespass)
• Landscaping – use of native, drought-
tolerant plants and trees
• Sheltered waiting areas
10. The Crosstown: 2017 Construction Milestones
• Year of the Dig – 1 million tons to be
excavated in 2017
• Start excavating main station boxes
• Shoring & utility relocations at
interchange stations – Cedarvale,
• Track work – pour concrete base and
first track installation
• Maintenance & Storage Facility buildings
• New Photography Bridge construction
• Mount Dennis foundation complete;
Kodak Building moved back
• Mount Dennis Pedestrian/LRT Tunnel
11. Leaside Station: What to Expect
• Support of Excavation will continue to be underway
• Support of Excavation includes:
– Shallow Excavation
– Temporary decking installation
• Work is completed in stages around the intersection
• Temporary decking is installed over completed sections
• Once each stage is complete, deep excavation will
continue beneath the decking
12. Traffic Staging Look Ahead
Year Traffic Staging Changes
• Current Construction Stage 1B started in early October,
approximate 2-month duration
• Construction Stage 2 starting in late 2017/early 2018, 4-
• Construction Stage 3 starting spring 2018, 3-month duration
• Construction Stage 4 following stage 3, 3-month duration
20. Laird Station: What to Expect
24 Hour Mining
• Mining operations are included in the 2010 Toronto Transit Project Noise By-Law
Exemption to allow for tunneling and related work to occur 24 hours a day.
• A robust noise reduction plan based on major international projects such as the Boston
Big Dig, Crossrail in London and the Thames Tideway Tunnel has been developed to
minimize impacts on the local community.
– Implement noise reduction measures at the station construction sites
– Continually monitor noise and vibration throughout construction
– Adjust noise reduction measures at the construction sites as required
– If necessary, consider additional measures for residences in potentially sensitive zone
– Ensure proactive communications with the community before and during construction
Long Term Construction Activity Area Duration
24 hour mining work underway Main & Secondary Entrances Summer 2017 – to late 2019
21. Mining Activities
• Three primary underground activities
• Each underground activity must be supported by activities at surface
• Minimal noise or vibration from underground activities
• Noise can be expected from required surface activities
Temporary Support for
Required Surface Support
Cleaning (Limited use)
22. Construction Site Noise Reduction
• Install noise barrier walls
• Use enclosures to cover equipment like generators and
• Use blankets and silencers to reduce noise from fans
• Delivery routes selected to minimize disruption on
residential streets and to minimize backing up
• Replace beeping back-up alarms with broadband
• Install GPS tracking to monitor delivery routes
• Minimize night time deliveries
• Use rubber mats in truck beds and loading areas
• Use grid power instead of generators where possible
• Use soft wheels and quieter motors for cranes
• Good neighbour training for subcontractors and CTS
• Proactive machine inspection and maintenance
• Continuous monitoring for improvements
32. Tunnel Fit Out: Concrete Delivery
• Mini concrete trucks delivering concrete into tunnel.
33. Tunnel Fit Out: Invert Pour Stage 1
• Concrete trucks deliver loose concrete to the work area
• Loose concrete mix is used to fill the bottom of the tunnel
• Tunnel Fit Out crew flatten and smooth it
34. Tunnel Fit Out: Invert Pour Stage 2
• Workers install welded mesh which functions like rebar to help reinforce the next layer of
• Higher strength concrete is poured to provide the flat track slab for the rail tracks
• Workers spread the concrete, and a truss screed machine vibrates it into a perfectly level
35. Community Benefits
The Community Benefits Program aims to ensure people from historically
disadvantaged communities and equity-seeking groups are positively
impacted by the Eglinton Crosstown LRT Project.
Program will be divided into streams:
1. Employment, Training and Workforce Development
2. Social Enterprises and Social Procurement
3. Investment (Community Improvements)
36. Community Benefits: Employment
CTS is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer and we are
building relationships with local workforce agencies who work with
individuals facing barriers to employment.
We also organize job fairs, offer resume review tips and provide pre-
orientation details to help improve job matches and support
applications to CTS.
37. Community Benefits: Business Spend
CTS procurement policy includes a commitment to maximizing
procurement and supplier opportunities for social enterprises and
• Partnership with the Steps Initiative to produce community murals
• Printing with Eva’s Phoenix Print Shop (employs homeless youth)
• Partnership with Building Up to wash storefront windows along Eglinton
• Maintain list of local businesses on Eglinton that produce materials required
• Support local businesses with increased access to CTS Procurement
38. Community Benefits: Investment
CTS Builds Communities is a program where CTS demonstrates
care and stewardship over the neighbourhoods of Eglinton
• Sorted food donations at Dorset Park Food Bank (near
Kennedy Station) after Thanksgiving with CTS staff in
• Incorporation of students from Marc Garneau C.I. (near
future Science Centre station) in mentorship opportunity at
Habitat for Humanity GTA Build with CTS staff in November
• Holiday Giving Program done in support of New Circles
Community Services (near future O’Connor stop), CTS staff
sponsored 7 families in December 2016.
• Organized a 3-part Women in Construction series in
partnership with the YWCA Toronto (near Kennedy Station)
to empower and provide mentorship to more than 20
Eglinton-area girls in March 2017.
39. Business Support
Marketing Communications and Advertising Strategy Overview
• Based on feedback obtained from focus groups with businesses and the seven local BIAs, the
Crosstown Business Support strategy campaign will be implemented in three stages:
• Phase 1 (2017-2018):
• Improve the on-the-ground experience around construction sites for patrons visiting Eglinton.
• Phase 2 (2018-2019):
• Roll-out of hyper-local marketing and advertising campaigns each quarter with specific tools
and tactics that are targeted for each unique business community and are tied into an over-
arching “Shop Local” campaign for all of Eglinton.
• Phase 3 (2019-2021):
• Roll-out of over-arching “Shop Local” campaign for all of Eglinton that establishes Eglinton as
a destination place in Toronto.
40. Business Support
• Window washing and street cleaning for businesses in close proximity
to station sites.
• Directional postcards for businesses to handout to patrons and help
them navigate the construction sites to their business.
• New and engaging, promotional signage highlighting business and
communities along the corridor.
• The development of the hyper-local marketing and advertising
campaigns in collaboration with Metrolinx and the seven local BIAs.
• Ongoing monthly meetings with the seven local BIAs to discuss
marketing initiatives and explore opportunities for collaboration.
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Notas del editor
Metrolinx is currently in the process of updating the Regional Transportation Plan.
A review of The Big Move at this time allows Metrolinx to:
Evaluate and incorporate evidence-based research, new analysis and innovative approaches.
Assess progress, change and the impacts of committed provincial investments on the region’s transportation system.
Continue to strengthen our relationships with stakeholders by advancing and aligning the provincial, regional and local priorities that together can achieve for the GTHA’s transportation system
The research that was just highlighted is a sample of the significant account technical research and studies that have been conducted to help us understand the current and future transportation needs across the region.
As part of the process in producing the next RTP, Metrolinx prepared a Discussion Paper in August 2016.
The Discussion Paper synthesized much of the research that was conducted in order to allow us to begin planning how the next RTP would be shaped.
The Discussion Paper was meant to ignite a conversation about developing a shared, multimodal, regional vision for the GATHA transportation system that looks at where we have been, where we want to be in the next 25 years and how to get there.
In this time of unprecedented growth, Metrolinx recognizes that infrastructure alone will not suffice to meet the needs of the growing region. To maximize the effectiveness of our growing network, Metrolinx will need to continue working with its partners and stakeholders to create a transportation system that remains focused on traveller experience; making it more integrated, reliable and seamless.
We encourage you to participate as we draft the new RTP.
Thank you for your time today. If you’d like more detailed information, and to provide us with feedback, I invite you to continue to engage with us in any of these ways:
Read our blog, The Link
Follow us on social media
Please also feel free to chat with us at our Booth (308), in the Exhibitor Hall anytime today.