Railpath Expansion Update October 2015

Railpath expansion is in the last days of an environmental Assessment (EA) and barring any last minute snags the shovels will go in the ground in 2017! Yea! We had hoped that 2016 would be the year but the EA process has taken longer so it has pushed back the final design and tendering.

On October 22 the Province announced that cycling infrastructure would no longer be required to use the time consuming provincial environmental assessment process and would now be subject to a shorter review. This means that Railpath 2 has automatically moved to the final stage of public notice before an RFP for detailed drawings can tendered.

This is the City of Toronto EA page for the project. There is a slide show that can be opened to provide a great overview. One note, the most southerly part of the expansion shows a route from Abell Street south east that uses Sudbury Avenue. This was not the original preferred route and is not going to happen at this time. This remaining short stretch is going to be rethought, considering the original preferred route along the rail corridor, and other potential routes, in conjunction with locals and stakeholders. The idea is to think big and inventive and see how we can get people across King and into Liberty Village in a way that adds to the community and adds to the larger Railpath vision.

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Railpath in En Route Magazine

West Toronto Railpath was featured as one of Toronto’s best design spots in a recent issue of Air Canada’s En Route Magazine

Railpath In The News

Railpath featured in Conde Nast Traveler photo essay on elevated parks!



Expansion Meeting June 23ard

The West Toronto Railpath is a landmark of our community, offering critical green space and an important cycling and pedestrian corridor.

Phase 2 of this project is the extension of Railpath south of Dundas and has been a top priority for my office and I am very excited to announce new breakthroughs in discussion with Metrolinx about this important community project.

Join us for our public meeting on June 23rd, 5:30-8:30PM at 75 Lansdowne Avenue and participate in the design feedback on this important pedestrian and cycling corridor. Please also pass this information along to neighbours and friends who may be interested.WTR_Expansion_Mtg_2

DandyHorse Covers Expansion

Railpath expansion featured in the Dandyhorse Magazine Blog:


Railpath 2 Walks April 25,26,27

As part of the Gladtsone’s  Grow-Op Festival join a team of architects, planners, and community leaders, on foot or bike, to discover the secrets of the Railpath past and future in a series of walks taking place on April 25, 26, 27 . All the links and details are here: 


For more information about Railpath Stage 2 visit the City of Toronto website Page.


Metrolinx Construction Will Impact RP During February

The Georgetown South (GTS) Project will provide infrastructure improvements to meet existing GO Transit ridership demand and future growth. It will also accommodate the new Union Pearson Express (formerly known as the Air Rail Link) service between Union Station and Pearson International Airport. This project is one of the key elements of The Big Move.

Rail Corridor Access to begin early February at 158 Sterling Rd.

What we are doing

  • We are grading and installing track and signals between Lansdowne Avenue and Dupont Street to complete the expanded rail corridor for increased transit service.
  • We are accessing the corridor at two locations to finish construction by the end of this year. The first is already in use at Dundas Street West and Brad Street. The second access will be at 158 Sterling Road where we will also store new track materials.
  • Trucks will cross the West Toronto Railpath to enter and exit the rail corridor at the Sterling Road location.How this will affect you
  • We will begin to use the 158 Sterling Road access/storage on early February until the end of 2014.
  • Railpath users will have the right-of-way over
    construction vehicles. A traffic control person will be
    positioned at the access point during construction hours. Appropriate signage will be in place along the path advising users of the condition ahead. Signage will also be placed along the access road reminding drivers to stop and yield to railpath users.
  • Regular work hours are Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 7p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. There may be occasional work on Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • We expect an average of 8 to 10 trucks per hour to use this access on a daily basis.
  • All trucks will travel along Sterling Road from Dundas Street West to access the construction site.
  • We will regularly clean the roads our trucks will be using, including the West Toronto Railpath.East Corridor Mailing ListWe want to maintain regular communications with our neighbours while work is being completed. To receive updates and information about the work in your community, please send an email to gts@gotransit.com referencing the East Corridor mailing list and include your name, address, telephone number and email.

    Thank you for your patience as we work on the East Corridor Grading, Track and Signals Project

For more information, please contact Rob at the Strachan Community Office at 416-581-1300 or e-mail gts@gotransit.com if you have any questions or concerns

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The red and blue areas represent the access road and storage area at 158 Sterling Road