It was announced today that the EA for the Scarborough-Malvern LRT line has been completed. There is a 30-day period where concerns may be raised. See this document for more information.
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Two open houses were recently held for the Scarborough-Malvern LRT line. I was unable to attend either open house, but there is a good write up on Steve Munro’s website. I have saved a copy of the display panels here (1.6 MB).
I won’t go into explaining all the details of the route, as you can check out the display panels for that. As this line will not be going to Malvern, a name change for it might be in order, perhaps the West Hill LRT?
I will comment on the connection with the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus. The line makes a dog leg to connect with this major trip generator and one nice thing about this is that the line will leave a median right of way on Morningside Avenue south of the Highland Creek bridge. It will run on the east side of the road and over its own new bridge and remain on the side of the road up Morningside and along Ellesmere before returning to a median up Military Trail to Morningside and then up Morningside in a median. Hopefully, this alignment will take advantage of the lower cost ballasted tie construction and not be encased in concrete the whole way.
I do think that a better alignment would be to veer away from Morningside starting with the bridge over Highland Creek and cut through the woods. Here is the image from the display boards with my alignment added in yellow:
Two open houses for the EA on the Scarborough-Malvern LRTwill be held on May 20 (Bliss Carman Sr Public School (gym), 10 Bellamy Road South) and on May 21 (West Hill Public School (gym), 299 Morningside Avenue).
A series of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers are posted on the Scarborough
Malvern LRT page.
It was announced today that the Public Open Houses for the Scarborough Malvern LRT which were tentatively planned for April, 2009 have been postponed. As soon as new dates are confirmed for the Open Houses, an announcement will be made.
Information on this project can be seen at the project website.