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

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

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 … 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

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

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