At a public meeting in York this evening, Metrolinx will provide more details on its proposal to add Mount Dennis to the Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown LRT map.
The meeting, intended to update residents living near the western portion of the 19-kilometre line for Eglinton Avenue, takes place at York Memorial Collegiate Institute at 2690 Eglinton Ave. W. from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
The Mount Dennis underground stop at Weston Road would serve as the line’s western terminus point, said Metrolinx spokesperson Jamie Robinson on Friday, Dec. 7.
Adding the Mount Dennis stop would also ease the creation of a “mobility hub” for the area to easily access other transit connections such as GO train service along the Georgetown South rail corridor, said Robinson.
Putting Mount Dennis on the Crosstown map all but ends any chance for a stop at Jane street or expanding the Crosstown all the way west to Pearson International Airport – at least until after the initial line is completed in 2020.
Robinson said future potential expansion of the Crosstown LRT would require further funding beyond the $8.2 billion allocated to the project by the provincial government as a part of the Big Move regional transit plan.
Also planned for the Wednesday meeting: an update of a proposed light rail vehicle maintenance and storage facility on the former Kodak lands near the tunnel’s western launch shaft at Black Creek Drive.
Residents will also get the chance to speak directly to staff at the start of the event.
The meeting in York is the third one held this week in Toronto by Metrolinx. On Tuesday, Dec. 11 the provincial transit agency hosted an update for the eastern alignment of the line. On Dec. 10, a west-end meeting was held regarding renovations for Bloor GO station, which is part of the four stop Union Pearson Express air rail link.