Residents get answers as Metrolinx holds virtual open house for Davenport Diamond guideway and greenway projects

Metrolinx is making significant progress on the Davenport Diamond Guideway project and has recently awarded the design contract for the greenway (public realm). Metrolinx knows the community has questions about these two very important projects happening in their neighbourhood. Find out how to get your questions answered below.

Metrolinx is inviting the local community to learn more about the guideway project currently under construction and the related greenway project at their upcoming virtual open house.

From June 21 to June 28, the community can view an updated PowerPoint presentation on the guideway and greenway and submit questions.

Davenport Diamond guideway construction is in full swing and will continue into 2023, when the project is expected to be completed.

The guideway project will span from approximately Bloor Street West to Davenport Road. 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.

artist's rendering of the future Davenport Diamond bridge over the CP Rail freight tracks
An artist’s rendering of the future Davenport Diamond bridge over the CP Rail freight tracks (Metrolinx image).

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

While there is active construction on the guideway right now, Metrolinx knows the community is looking forward to what happens once the guideway is complete.

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 space underneath the guideway and make for an enriched community experience. Click here to read the latest blog post about this project.

Artist's rendering of the future Paton Road pedestrian underpass (Metrolinx photo).
An artist’s rendering of the future Paton Road pedestrian underpass (Metrolinx image).

What to expect at the virtual open house

  • A comprehensive presentation will be posted and available for download
  • Community members will be able to post questions directly on the webpage
  • Community members will be able to vote on other questions posted
  • Metrolinx will post answers directly below the questions within 10 business days after the questions submission closes

How to get involved

Community members can participate by registering at Metrolinx Engage between June 21 and June 28.

The virtual open house will remain open for the whole week, to give residents and stakeholders ample time to review the information and submit questions.

For those who cannot participate, 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 at @GOExpansion.

Story by Luiza Sadowski, Metrolinx community relations senior manager