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 (formerly known as the Air Rail Link) between
Toronto’s Union Station and Lester B. Pearson International Airport. This
includes a 3.3 kilometre rail spur to the airport.
We will be consulting with the community on the design and construction of
this five year project on an ongoing basis.
We encourage you to view the Project
to read more details about the project scope, view the
Project Map and the 18-month design and
construction look ahead.
Update on the Noise Wall Community Advisory Committees
In February 2013, more than 100 community members were appointed to the
committees, joined by local elected officials. Each committee has met in April
and May and members have provided valuable feedback to help inform the initial
design concepts of the noise walls in communities across our corridor. We had
anticipated the concepts would be ready to present to committee members in June;
however, our Landscape Architect team requires additional time to ensure the
feedback is effectively captured and we present the best available options to
address the concerns which were raised. As a result, we have decided not to hold
any CAC meetings in June and will reconvene in July at which time members will
have the opportunity to view the initial concepts and provide comments.
Learn more ...
Transit Construction and Engineering Career Information Session
Attend an information session about the Georgetown South Project Employment
Initiative. For more information and to register, please call Felicia Nicholson at
Thursday, June, 27
6 to 8:30 p.m. (registration starts at 5 p.m.)
Attwell Employment and Social Services
220 Attwell Drive
GTS Project Employment Initiative – Construction Training for Youth 18 to 26
Metrolinx and the City of Toronto, Employment & Social Services division, are
co-sponsoring a construction training class with the Central Ontario Building
Trades Hammer Heads program to help link young men and women along the
Georgetown South Project rail corridor with an opportunity to pursue a career in
the construction industry. The application period for the program is between
June 10 and 21. On the evening of June 4, an
information session will be held for the Weston and Mount Dennis
neighbourhoods for youth aged 18 to 26 to learn more about the Metrolinx/City of
Toronto sponsored Hammer Heads construction training program.
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Replanting of Trees Removed from the Rail Corridor
In order to allow space for the additional tracks and proper drainage, we
have removed vegetation overgrowth, including trees, within the rail corridor.
Although, as a provincial agency, Metrolinx is not bound by municipal bylaws, we
are respecting the City of Toronto Private Tree By-law and identifying any trees
that are 30 cm (12 inches) or greater in diameter and replacing them on a 3 to 1
basis in consultation with the City of Toronto and community residents.
Learn more ...
Did You Know?
On May 27, the Metrolinx Board of Directors adopted its report to the
Province of Ontario and municipalities recommending an Investment Strategy to
support over 400 km of new and enhanced transit, along with improvements to
roads and highways. The report is available online at
Please visit this site regularly as we will be posting information as
it becomes available. If you have any questions or concerns, please visit our
Contact Us page.