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This project is no longer active. The following information is provided for archival purposes.
This Web site will provide information and updates on the study, including the consultation process, providing an easy way for you to send comments and to review the latest study information. We will regularly add new information, so remember to visit often.
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Because of the complexities of this proposal, our project team is taking extra time to review all the public comments we have received so far, examine and understand the various alternatives for this project, and consider its connection to other transit proposals before we meet with the public again. At this point we expect to hold our next round of Open House events in 2011. Details about future public meetings will be posted on this website.
You can review material from our June 2008 Open Houses - including display panels and a "Frequently Asked Questions" sheet - on the Public Consultation page.
You can also read the first edition of our Neighbourhood Update (PDF) newsletter for this study. It provides some brief background information on the project.
The City of Toronto and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) are carrying out a Transit Project Assessment Study to identify a light rail transit route in the Don Mills Road corridor extending from Steeles Avenue to the Bloor-Danforth subway, with options for providing continuous service to downtown. The Don Mills LRT study is part of Toronto’s Transit City plan.
The purpose of this study is to determine the best way to create a high quality, higher capacity service in a protected right of way (uninterrupted by vehicular traffic) to serve the various neighbourhoods along the corridor, including York Heights, Don Mills, Flemingdon Park, Thorncliffe Park, The Danforth and Rosedale.
In 2006 the City began an Individual Environmental Assessment (EA) to study transit improvements on Don Mills Road. The Individual EA process required the City to create a Terms of Reference, which acts as an approved framework that spells out how the study will be done, what will be considered, what the goals of the project are, etc. The Terms of Reference for this project was created with extensive public input and submitted to the Ministry of the Environment in 2007.
Since that time, the Ministry of the Environment announced a new “Transit Class EA” process which allows municipalities to implement their transit policy objectives in a more streamlined and cost-effective manner. The Don Mills study is now operating under this framework. Public consultation is still an important part of this new process, as is all the consultation and work that has been done up to this point.
As part of the Don Mills LRT study, a series of route and transfer/connection options are being examined. Some key connections to be evaluated are the Don Mills subway station, the Sheppard East LRT the Bloor-Danforth subway, and the Eglinton Crosstown LRT.
We want your input
Four public Open Houses were held in June and July 2008 to share information on this project. For information on these events, see Public Consultation.
Need more information?
Please contact us to be placed on the project mailing list (email or regular mail) for future updates.
Public Consultation Unit – Don Mills LRT
City of Toronto
Metro Hall, 19th Floor
55 John Street
Toronto Ontario M5V 3C6