• CAC Noise Wall

    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 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.

Weston Community Office is Closing but We’re Still Available

Thank you for making us feel welcome in your community and for your patience and understanding as we completed a complex and challenging transit expansion project in your backyard. We look forward to launching the new Union Pearson Express service stopping at the new Weston station with increased GO service following soon after. Our last day in the community will be Friday, April 17.
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UP Express safety preparedness testing in April brings spring launch closer (Toronto Pearson International Airport and the new UP Express Pearson Station)

On April 11 and April 28 there will be safety test exercises for the new UP Express service along the rail corridor near Toronto Pearson International Airport and at the new UP Express Pearson Station. These exercises are designed to test and assess the various safety and emergency preparedness processes, including co-ordination and response communications amongst various parties, and may include the local fire, police and ambulance services participation.  
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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

Activity at Joe Shuster Way Access Gate

Project: Georgetown South Project
Work: We are moving three oversized switch panels from the rail corridor on Saturday, April 18th beginning 11:59 p.m. at the Joe Shuster Way rail corridor access point. The work will take about 1 hour.
Timing: April 18 into April 19
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Overnight track work east of Bloor Station

Project: East Corridor Track and Grading
Work: Starting Friday, April 17, 7:00 p.m. to Saturday, April 18, 7:00 a.m. there will be overnight track work east of Bloor Station.
Timing: April 17 to April 18

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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Beginning January 26: Installation of noise walls and fencing between Lansdowne Avenue and Dundas Street West

Project: Noise Walls, Landscaping and Fencing
Location: Between Lansdowne Avenue and Dundas Street West
Work: After completing extensive public consultation the installation of the noise walls and fencing between King Street West and Lansdowne Avenue is now underway.
Timing: Regular hours for this work are Monday to Friday between 7: 00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays between 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We will only work on Sundays when necessary from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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Mid-November 2014 to Summer 2015: Lansdowne Avenue Bridge Span Replacement 

Project: Lansdowne Avenue Bridge
Location: Lansdowne Avenue
Work: We are beginning work to replace three bridge spans on the south side of the Lansdowne Avenue bridge. We will also upgrade the bridge abutments during this work.
Timing: Mid-November to Summer 2015
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November 12, 2014 to April 2015: 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 April 2015 (weather permitting).
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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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