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Metrolinx virtual open house will give update on Davenport Diamond Greenway

Design on the Greenway is well underway and Metrolinx will share the updates in an upcoming virtual open house. Residents can participate by reviewing and commenting on project materials during a two-week period as of November 29 and by attending a live session with the project team on December 13. Here’s how you can get involved. Metrolinx is ready to share the first Davenport Diamond … Continue reading Metrolinx virtual open house will give update on Davenport Diamond Greenway

Image shows crews working on the bridge.

Why lengthy partial road closure has kept everyone moving during Bloor bridge reconstruction  

Rebuilding a bridge that spans over one of Toronto’s busiest roads is challenging. To keep traffic flowing, Metrolinx implemented a partial road closure of Bloor Street West while crews have been reconstructing the Bloor bridge. This work is part of the Davenport Diamond Guideway project – find out how it’s unfolding. The replacement of the Bloor Street West rail bridge between Lansdowne Avenue and Symington … Continue reading Why lengthy partial road closure has kept everyone moving during Bloor bridge reconstruction  

GO Expansion progress along the Barrie Line well on its way

The Barrie GO Line is being prepared to support future two-way, all-day GO service. Here’s some more information on what’s going on along the Barrie Line, and how it’s paving the way for GO Expansion. The Barrie GO Line is well on its way to becoming a key part of the rapid transit network that Metrolinx is developing to connect communities across the region. Over … Continue reading GO Expansion progress along the Barrie Line well on its way

A rendering of the future Davenport Diamond guideway

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

Tractors and crews work on taking down the pedestrian bridge at night.

Jack hammers, shears and excavators – Watch video of the Bloor Street West rail bridge demolition

Construction on the Davenport Diamond Guideway project plows ahead with a recent demolition. The project includes the replacement of the Bloor Street West rail bridge between Lansdowne and Symington, beginning with the demolition of the west half. And we captured all the action with close-up photos and a time-bending video. Think of this as a bit of a ‘time span’. Recently, crews took down half … Continue reading Jack hammers, shears and excavators – Watch video of the Bloor Street West rail bridge demolition

New Davenport Diamond Guideway flyover video provides birds’ eye view of the entire project

The Davenport Diamond, where the Barrie GO line meets the Canadian Pacific (CP) Rail freight tracks, is one of the busiest train intersections in North America.  Completing a new grade separation ensures the smooth flow of both commuter and freight train traffic.  This new infrastructure will help support two-way all-day train service on the Barrie GO line and improve safety and connections in the community.  … Continue reading New Davenport Diamond Guideway flyover video provides birds’ eye view of the entire project

Tractors move a section of tracks.

One of the busiest rail sections in North America gets major work done – New time-lapse video shows recent work on Davenport Diamond Guideway project

While most of us spent the September long weekend enjoying the last bit of summer, construction crews were working hard to reach a major project milestone. Recently, the old and well known Davenport Diamonds were removed and replaced by a temporary rail diamond that aligns with the new diversion track on which GO trains are now running. And we have a time-lapse video that shows … Continue reading One of the busiest rail sections in North America gets major work done – New time-lapse video shows recent work on Davenport Diamond Guideway project

Photo of the diversion track south of Wallace Street in Toronto near the Davenport Diamond

Davenport Diamond Guideway project takes next step in getting customers where they need to go

With the temporary diversion track up and running, construction can begin on the elevated guideway. All Davenport Diamond construction activity until this point has been leading up to the opening of the diversion track – enabling GO trains to continue running while the elevated guideway is being built. As GO trains pass through the section between Bloor Street and Davenport Road, Barrie line customers might … Continue reading Davenport Diamond Guideway project takes next step in getting customers where they need to go

A rendering of the future Davenport Diamond guideway

Staying on track – Why creating a diversion is all part of the plan at Toronto’s Davenport Diamond

As construction on the Davenport Diamond Grade Separation project pushes forward, crews work on getting all the necessary elements in place to create a temporary diversion track near Dupont Street and Lansdowne Avenue. The diversion track is the first key stage of construction that will allow trains to keep running while the elevated guideway is built.  With the world slowing down around us, Metrolinx is … Continue reading Staying on track – Why creating a diversion is all part of the plan at Toronto’s Davenport Diamond