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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 jury reviewed the final designs and chose Mahmood Popal's 'Make Your Mark'. 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.

Construction Updates

Restoration of King Street: July 6 to August 8

Project: Weston Tunnel
Location: King Street
Work: King Street will close from George Street to Rosemount Avenue on July 6 and reopen Aug. 8. (dates are subject to change based on weather).
Timing: King Street will be closed to pedestrian, car and bicycle traffic, from George Street to Rosemount Avenue from July 6 to August 8. 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 11, 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.
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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. This work is expected to be completed in three weeks.
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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.

Please visit this site regularly as we will be posting information as it becomes available. If you have any questions or concerns, please visit our Contact Us page.