Ashbridges Bay Maintenance and Storage Facility for New Streetcars and Leslie St. Connecting Track
Notice of Public Meeting
Wednesday July 28, 2010
The Toronto Transit Commission is hosting an information meeting on the Ashbridges Bay Maintenance and Storage Facility and the associated connecting track. This is an opportunity to learn more about this facility and the measures that are being considered to provide a reliable and fully accessible transit service. The meeting will address impacts and mitigation measures for such issues, as the removal of contaminated soil, noise and vibration levels and traffic associated with this project.
Date: Wednesday July 28, 2010
Time : 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Location: Toronto EMS and Fire Academy (895 Eastern Avenue)
The City of Toronto and the Toronto Transit Commission have ordered 204 new streetcars (Light Rail Vehicles) which will provide significant improvements:
- Low‐floor accessibility for people with disabilities, seniors and families with strollers, bicycle storage
- Almost double the capacity of current streetcars
- Multiple doors and a proof of payment system to significantly speed boarding and exiting
- Design enhancements to reduce noise and vibration
The TTC and Toronto Council have approved a new facility for the storage of one hundred new streetcars at the Ashbridges Bay site, located at the southeast corner of Lake Shore Boulevard East and Leslie Street. The approval also includes the Leslie Street connection track, from Queen Street to Commissioner Street. This facility is required to support the new streetcars which will begin to replace the current fleet in 2013.
Background details are available at: www.toronto.ca/involved/projects/lrv
The environmental impact of the Ashbridges Bay LRV Maintenance and Storage Facility and connection tracks will be assessed in accordance with the Transit Project Assessment (TPA) Process as prescribed in Ontario Regulation 231/08, Transit Projects and Greater Toronto Transportation Authority Undertakings (2008). As part of the Transit Project Assessment Process, the TTC is holding a Public Meeting to present the proposed site layout for the Maintenance and Storage Facility and the connection track, along with its potential effects and recommended mitigation measures. There will be an opportunity to incorporate comments received from the Public Meeting into the Environmental Project Report (EPR). A public notice of study completion will then be issued to commence the 30 day review period for the EPR..
Please forward all comments and questions by August 6, 2010 to:
TTC Community Liaison
5160 Yonge Street, 13th Floor
Toronto, ON M2N 6L9
Under the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act and the Environmental Assessment Act, unless otherwise stated in the submission, any personal information such as name, address, telephone number and property location included in a submission will become part of the public record for this matter and will be released if requested to any person.