• CAC Noise Wall

    Full Build Noise Walls Update

    Metrolinx made a commitment to install all the noise walls for 2015. Communities along the rail corridor are expecting full noise mitigation for 2015. During our engagement with the community through the noise wall design community advisory committees, we received feedback on the timing of the Full Build noise wall installation. Read more about our engagement process and the steps we have taken in response to what we heard.

  • Call for Artists

    Beautification Projects

    Public art projects are coming soon along the GTS rail corridor!

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  • 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.

Construction Updates

August 25 to 27: Church Street Watermain Pipe Installation

Project: Weston Tunnel
Work: The pipe pulls must be completed in one continuous motion and are anticipated to take 48 hours. During the 48-hour pipe pull, access to Cross St. from Church St. will be closed.
Timing: 7 a.m. on August 25 to 7 a.m. on August 27. Weather permitting, this work may be extended to finish at 7 p.m. August 28.
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August 16 to 29: Weekend and Overnight Work

Project: Strachan Avenue Overpass
Work: Track work between Queen St. W. and King St. W. rail bridges
Timing: Saturday, August 16 and Sunday, August 17 from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (preparatory work); Saturday, August 23 at 7:00 a.m. to Monday, August 25, before 6:00 a.m. (track shift); Monday, August 25 to Friday, August 29 during overnight hours (track destressing)
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August 11 to 19: Nightly Lane Closures and Full Intermittent Closures on Weston Road

Project: Weston Road Bridge
Work: Lanes on Weston Road will be restricted nightly for 8 hours between Oak Street and St. Phillips Road
Timing: Monday, August 11 to Tuesday, August 19 (weather permitting).
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August 16 to 17: Weekend Work

Project: Bloor Street West Bridge
Work: There will be weekend work at the bridge on Bloor Street West over the weekend.
Timing: August 16 to 17 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

July 21 to early August: Traffic on Strachan Avenue

Project: Strachan Avenue Overpass
Work: We will be building a new road base at the intersection of Strachan Avenue and East Liberty/Ordnance Streets. Expect changing traffic patterns and delays along Strachan Ave. and side streets.
Timing: From July 21 until early August.
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May 15 to early 2015: Sidewalk and lane restrictions

Project: Bloor St. W. Bridge
Work: Sidewalk and lane restrictions on Bloor St. W. to rehabilitate the Bloor St. W. bridge.
Timing: From May 15 to early 2015.
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May to September: Concrete Pours

Project: Weston Tunnel
Work: Periodically over the next few months, we will pour concrete to form the tunnel walls and cover.
Timing: Weather permitting, these pours will occur up to two times per week between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to minimize disruption to student. 
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Fourth and Final Bridge Complete at West Toronto Diamond Grade Separation Project 

Yet another milestone was reached on the project this past weekend, July 26-27, when the last bridge was slid into place under CP Mactier Subdivision tracks and the vehicle/pedestrian rail crossing at Junction Rd. and Old Weston Rd.

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GO President Thanks Our Neighbours

As we enter the last phase of construction on the Georgetown South Project (GTS), I wanted to write to thank you personally for your ongoing patience and understanding. I appreciate that we have been working in your neighbourhoods for a long time, and that living with ongoing construction is not easy. We have done our best to keep you informed and minimize the impacts of our work as much as possible. Read more

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?

  • The Humber River Bridges project is expected to be complete by fall 2014.
  • The Weston Road Bridge project is expected to be complete by fall 2014.
  • 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.
  • The Denison Road Underpass project is expected to be complete by fall 2014.
  • 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 Big Move is Metrolinx’s plan to transform transportation in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). Learn more by visiting BigMove.ca
  • Read more about investment tools to help fund over 400 km of new and enhanced transit at Big Move Report
  • 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.
  • With The Big Move, the average commute time will be 77 minutes, meaning less stress and frustration and more time to do the things you want to do.
  • 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 in late 2014, 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 2 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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