Residents can get involved as Metrolinx holds live virtual event next month for Davenport Diamond guideway and greenway projects

Metrolinx is making significant progress on the Davenport Diamond guideway project and has now awarded the design contract for the greenway (public realm). Metrolinx knows the community has questions about these projects. Find out how you can get involved below. 

Metrolinx is inviting the local community to learn more about the Davenport Diamond Guideway currently in construction and the associated greenway project at an upcoming virtual event.  

Davenport Diamond guideway construction is in full swing and will continue into 2023. The guideway, a type of railway bridge, will span approximately from Bloor Street West to north of Davenport Road in west Toronto.  

It will replace the rail crossing near Dupont Street and carry trains over the Canadian Pacific (CP) tracks, enabling service improvements without worrying about traffic jams between GO Trains and freight trains.  

This project is part of Metrolinx’s GO Expansion program and will allow for future two-way all-day GO service on the Barrie line.  

Metrolinx recently awarded the design contract for the greenway and it is in the early design stages. A number of public elements included in the greenway will enhance the community space underneath the guideway. Click here to read our latest blog post about this project.   

Metrolinx is hosting a virtual live event on June 1, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to provide updates on both the guideway and greenway.  

An artist’s design rendering of the future Wallace Avenue bridge (Metrolinx photo). 

What to expect at the live event 

  • Metrolinx will provide an overview of the Davenport Diamond guideway project and update on construction activities, followed by an update on the Davenport Diamond greenway project 
  • Community members will have a chance to ask questions 

How to get involved 

Community members can be part of this interactive session by registering at www.metrolinxengage.com/en/davenportLiveJune1 and joining Metrolinx on this page on June 1.  

Questions can be asked during the session or submitted in advance on the Metrolinx Engage page.  

For people that cannot attend the virtual event, Metrolinx asks that you reach out to community relations staff by email at TorontoWest@metrolinx.com or by phone at 416-202-6911.  

For the latest project updates, sign up for Toronto West weekly e-blasts here or follow the project on Twitter.  

Story by Luiza Sadowski, Metrolinx community relations senior manager