City of Toronto Releases Strachan Avenue Engineering Study

November 3, 2008 - It has come to our attention that the city of Toronto has taken a position on the air-rail link. Apparently an engineering study was commissioned by the city of the Strachan Avenue crossing. As a result of that study, the city now has a ‘preferred option’ for the reconstruction of that crossing. The city wants to ask GO to lower the rail bed for ALL the tracks so that they are below Strachan Ave., at a significant additional cost. There is no word from the city (we have asked) on whether there has been any study of the 4 crossings in Weston.

A public meeting on the Strachan Ave. study results is being held Wednesday Nov 5th at 6 pm at Trinity Recreation Centre - Main Gym (155 Crawford Street). The notice is below. The actual study is available here:

City of Toronto Strachan Grade Separation Study - October 2008

Announcement from Joe Pantalone:

RE: Major Changes Proposed for Strachan Avenue

As your City of Toronto Councillor, I would like to encourage you to attend a very important public meeting regarding Strachan Avenue on:

Wednesday, November 5, 2008
6:00 p.m.
Trinity Recreation Centre (Main Gym)
(155 Crawford Street)


GO Transit has initiated an Individual Environmental Assessment to examine proposed improvements along GO's Georgetown South rail corridor that would meet increasing demand and future need for GO Train service to the communities along the corridor between Halton and Peel Regions and the City of Toronto .

One of the rail crossings to be examined in this study is the Strachan Avenue at-grade rail crossing with the GO Georgetown/Milton line located between Wellington Street and East Liberty Street . The City of Toronto will be participating in this GO study and will be providing comments related to the alternatives and proposals by GO Transit.

Purpose of the Meeting

You are invited to attend a public meeting to review the City's preferred option to replace the existing at-grade crossing of Strachan Avenue and the GO Georgetown/Milton line. This preferred option will become part of the City of Toronto 's response and input into GO Transit's Individual Environmental Assessment Study of the "Georgetown South Corridor Service Expansion and Airport Transportation Link between Lester B. Pearson Airport and Union Station."

If any further information is required, please contact my office or Eric Pedersen, Program Manager, City of Toronto , City Planning at 416-392-1130 or by email at


Joe Pantalone
Deputy Mayor
City of Toronto

p. 416.392.4009
f. 416.392.4100