• 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

    Ritchie Avenue and West Toronto Railpath: Help Choose Your Community’s Public Art! Learn more...

    Douro Bend and Queen West Noise Wall: The community consultation period is now closed. 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

Until mid-December: Overnight Work

Project: Strachan Avenue Overpass
Location: Bathurst Street to Queen Street West
Work: As we approach the end of the Strachan Avenue Overpass work, we are in the final stretch of installing the last sections of track to complete the expansion of the rail corridor to increase commuter train service.
Timing: Conduit Work: There may be some intermittent overnight work until the end of November (weather permitting). Track Shift: For three weekends, November 22/23, December 6/7 and December 13/14 (may be rescheduled due to weather), we will be working continuously beginning Friday at 7 p.m. to Monday before 6 a.m. to shift and install new tracks in the south corridor between Bathurst St. and north of Queen. St. W.
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Until mid-December: Overnight Work

Project: Weston Road Bridge
Location: Weston Road at St. Phillips Road
Work: There will be some overnight work and temporary lane restrictions on Weston Road to upgrade the sanitary sewer system underneath Weston Road. Road signage will be installed at least one week prior to the work beginning to inform motorists and the community about the lane restrictions.
Timing: Weston Road will have lane restrictions (one traffic lane in each direction) at the intersection of St. Phillips Road weekdays between 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Weston road will be restricted to only one traffic lane, between St. Phillips Road and Oak Street, for three nights between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. the next day to complete the sanitary sewer connections. We will update you on which nights once they are confirmed.
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Mid-November 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 Ave. bridge. We will also upgrade the bridge abutments during this work.
Timing: Mid-November to Summer 2015
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November 22 - 23: Bloor GO Station Overnight Construction

Project: Bloor GO Station
Location: Near Bloor GO Station
Work: We will be completing station/platform work. The TTC has requested that this work be completed outside of the subway rush hour service .
Timing: The work will take place from 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 22 until 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 23.
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November 16 –27: Overnight Work in the Lowered Rail Corridor 

Project: West Toronto Diamond
Location: This work will take place from the CP Rail track, just south of Lindner Street, to just south of St. Clair Avenue West.
Work: We will be preparing the walls of the west tunnel for waterproofing and concrete panel installation.
Timing: Overnight work will take place from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. from Sunday, November 16 until Thursday, November 27. There will be no overnight work on Fridays or Saturdays.
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November 12, 2014 to March 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 for approximately three months until March 2015 (weather permitting).
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Preparation for Noise Wall and Fencing Installation Underway

Project: Noise Walls, Landscaping and Fencing
Location: GTS Rail Corridor
Work: After completing extensive public consultation last year, noise wall and fencing installation will begin later this fall along the entire rail corridor. In order to install noise walls and fencing on the property line, we will be removing vegetation overgrowth. Although we had hoped to avoid removing any trees, our assessment has determined that may not be avoidable.
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August 15 to late November: Continuous Track Work

Project: Weston Tunnel
Location: Weston Tunnel
Work: From Friday, August 15 until late November, we will be installing three sets of tracks within the Weston Tunnel. This work includes: laying ballast, rail tie and track placement, and welding of the track.
Timing: This work must be completed on a 24-hour basis for 5 to 7 days a week, depending on the nature of the work.
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August to November: Sunday Work

Project: Bloor Street West Bridge
Location: Bloor St. W. Bridge between Dundas Street West and Perth Avenue
Work: We continue to renovate the old spans on the Bloor Street West bridge between Dundas Street West and Perth Avenue.
Timing: Sundays from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Regular work hours are Monday to Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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May 15 to early 2015: Sidewalk and lane restrictions

Project: Bloor St. W. Bridge
Location: Bloor St. W. Bridge between Dundas Street West and Perth Avenue
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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Thank You Celebrations 

We would like to extend a big thank you and acknowledge everyone who came out and attended our Thank You Celebrations. We had a great turnout and want to thank you again for your patience, understanding and continued support as we complete the final phase of these projects.  We look forward to seeing our neighbours at the upcoming event.

Weston Tunnel: GO Station Parking Lot, 1865 Weston Rd.
Sunday, November 23 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.  

We look forward to seeing you! 

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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