York Region Transit Related Open Houses

There are a number of transit related open houses going on in York Region over the next week:

Markham Meetings: June 3 and 5

The Regional Municipality of York has started several environmental assessments for improving roads in the Town of Markham as part of a larger transportation strategy to increase transit use, manage travel demand and promote alternative modes of travel. The current EAs for improving roads include:

  • 16th Avenue — between Yonge Street and York-Durham Line
  • Kennedy Road — between Steeles and 16th Avenues
  • McCowan Road — between Steeles and 16th Avenues
  • Bayview Avenue — between John Street and Major Mackenzie Drive
  • Leslie Street — between Steeles Avenue and Major Mackenzie Drive

The Region will host two public information forums in Unionville this week to help residents to learn about these projects and what impact they will have on their neighbourhoods and about the Region’s plans for co-ordinating and integrating any projects to improve transportation and transit. The first is on Tuesday June 3 at the Markham Civic Centre (101 Town Centre Boulevard).  The second will be Thursday June 5 at Fellowship Baptist Church (7478 Kennedy Road). Both open houses will be from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm followed by presentations from 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm and a question and answer period until 9:00 pm.

Vaughan Meeting: June 5

What if the subway (or an LRT) stretched northward along Yonge Street to Richmond Hill? How can the City of Vaughan make sure that any development along the west side of Yonge justifies subway service, without destroying heritage areas — such as Thornhill Village — along the way? Find out the answers to these and other questions as Vaughan staff host an public information open house on the upcoming Yonge Street Area Study.

The meeting takes place on Thursday, June 5 between 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm at Thornhill Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall (271 Centre Street, west of the Yonge Street and Centre Street intersection).

The City is starting the study to determine the most appropriate form of land us and development on the west side of Yonge Street between Steeles Avenue and Highway 407 (excluding the Thornhill Heritage Conservation District.) Development on the Yonge Street corridor should be transit-supportive in form and density. This community consultation meeting will introduce the study to area residents, discuss the Study’s timing and process, and identify members of the public who will form a committee to provide input to the study.

YRT: June 10, 12, 16, 18, and 26

York Region Transit is holding a number of public information sessions regarding their plans over the next year. Two evening sessions will be held between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm on June 10 at York Region South Service Centre, 50 High Tech Road, Richmond Hill, and on June 16 at York Region Administrative Centre, 17250 Yonge Street, Newmarket.

Three terminal sessions will be held between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm. The first is on Thursday June 12 at the Newmarket Terminal; the second is on Wednesday June 18 at the Richmond Hill Centre Terminal; and the third is on Thursday June 26 at the Promenade Terminal.

For more information, refer to YRT’s page on these sessions.

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