Metrolinx is working to provide Toronto with a new 19-kilometre light rail transit line that will run through the heart of Toronto.
The Crosstown will provide rapid transit across the Eglinton corridor and is subject to the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act, which ensures the protection, conservation and wise management of the environment in Ontario.
As transit projects have predictable environmental impacts, the Province of Ontario provides a streamlined approach called the Transit Project Assessment Process that provides for a six month Provincial review and consultation period.
Environmental Assessments (EA) promote environmentally sound planning by determining and managing the effects of proposed projects prior to implementation. More importantly, the EA process ensures that public concerns are heard, while balancing economic, social, cultural and natural environmental needs of projects that benefit Ontario.
The Crosstown required significant planning, engineering and design work and Environment Assessments. An Environmental Assessment is also required for the Transit Vehicle Maintenance and Storage Facility at Black Creek and Eglinton and related projects such as the Keelesdale Park Bridge.
Current Environmental Assessments
- East Alignment Environmental Assessment Update
- Laird Drive to Don Valley Parkway: Environmental Project Report Addendum
- Keele Street to Jane Section and Black Creek Maintenance & Storage Facility: Environmental Project Report Addendum