City of Toronto, Jan 2010
LRT Construction Schedule
Plans for LRT construction are currently being developed. As soon as details are confirmed the website will be updated.
From powerpoint presentation:
2009-2011: Birchmount to Progress (E of Markham)
2011: Morningside – Meadowvale
2011-2013: Don Mills to Yorkland
2012: Yorkland – Birchmount
2012: Progress (E of Markham) – Morningside
Roads going eastbound: Don Mills, Yorkland, Victoria Park, Pharamacy, Warden, Birchmount, Kennedy, Midland, Brimley, McCowan, Markham, Nielson, Morningside, Meadowvale. Since Progress starts at Kennedy and goes to Markham, parallel to Sheppard and south of the 401, then turns north to Sheppard, I am unsure what this means for the schedule. I will assume Progress, east of Markham road, whenre it intersects Sheppard.
David Fisher, updated Dec 25, 2009
Phase I As I see it at this time is building a new grade separation for GO Stouffville line that service Sheppard Ave at the Agincourt station.
Phase II Will start at Meadowvale Rd as that where TTC plans to start the building process in the first place.
Phase III This is to cover the extension to the Toronto Zoo that is north of Sheppard Ave off Meadowvale Rd. There is to be an EA for this extension as well one to connect to Scarborough Town Centre to the south.
Phase IV This is to cover the building of a new Carhouse yard for this line, but not sure of the location at this time since TTC has not made that location known.
Phase V This is protection for the Scarborough-Malvern Line that could see the top haft built from Sheppard Ave south to the on that will house the oylimyia Pool for the PAN AM Games in 2015 since this line has be deferred to 2020 at this time. With Toronto getting the PAM AM games in 2015, there is a chance the whole S-M line running from Kennedy Station for the Bloor-Danforth Line could see construction for it and this phase will not be require..
Phase 1 (McCowan to Neilson Road) begins in July 2009
Forum, Oct 2008
A) Proposed grade separation of Sheppard Avenue East and GO Transit tracks east of Kennedy Road
B) A 2.2 Kilometre section of track and roadway located between McCowan and Neilson Roads.
Preliminary engineering on the next phase of project (Birchmount to McCowan) is expected to begin in April of 2009.
The most-significant issue currently facing the project is the determination of the recommended design for the LRT connection at Don Mills subway station.
Related: TTC Revised Metrolinx Plan: Note that in March 2010 the budget for the Metrolinx plan has been drastically cut, from $9.2B to $5.2B. On top of this the fiscal estimate for construction has increased from $9.2B to $10.5B. Barring further increases, which are likely, Metrolinx is now half funded. Thankfully the Sheppard LRT project is already underway and will continue almost intact. The Sheppard line will now stop at the carhouse between Morningside and Meadowvale.