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Georgetown South Project

The Georgetown South (GTS) Project provided infrastructure improvements to meet existing GO Transit ridership demand and future growth. It also accommodated the Union Pearson Express (UP Express) service between Union Station and Pearson International Airport. The project was completed in 2015.

As a direct result of this project, On September 8, 2015, 14 new midday GO train trips on the Kitchener corridor were added between Mount Pleasant GO Station and Union Station on weekdays to provide more travel options and flexibility. This more than doubles the GO service that existed prior to the start of the Georgetown South Project in 2010.

This significant service increase would not have been possible without the investment in transit infrastructure expansion delivered by the GTS Project. This required:

  • Modifying/Expanding 16 bridges
  • Building 7 underpasses/overpasses to remove road rail crossings
  • Removing one rail-to-rail intersection
  • Pouring enough concrete to build about 5 CN Towers
  • Excavating enough material to fill two-thirds of the Rogers Centre
  • Installing close to 60 kilometres of track

We recognize that all this work could not have been accomplished without your co-operation and patience while we worked in your communities. Thank you for being great neighbours.

Over the years, our Community Relations team worked with communities to provide information, mitigate issues and solicit feedback. Since 2010, our team:

  • Engaged with almost 13,000 community members in person, by e-mail and over the phone.
  • Published 80 electronic monthly newsletters for over 3,000 subscribers.
  • Attended 80 community events, including the Weston Santa Claus Parade, the Junction Railpath Run and the Liberty Village Farmers’ Market.
  • Hosted over 50 public meetings in neighbourhoods across the rail corridor.
  • Held more than 40 Community Advisory Committee meetings for our neighbours to inform the design on significant new infrastructure.
  • Partnered with the City of Toronto’s StreetARToronto (StART) program to deliver locally-inspired public art on public facing areas including underpasses, bridges and retaining walls across the GTS corridor.
  • Hosted career information/networking sessions attended by over 600 people, connected over 100 local community members with City of Toronto Employment and Social Services Career staff at the Weston Community Office, posted 60 employment opportunities, placed 15 people with employers along with 15 apprentices on job sites across the GTA and held a 12-week comprehensive skills development program for youth.

Air Quality Monitoring Plan and Reports

Quarterly and annual air quality monitoring station reporting results are available below.

2011
Quarterly – First Quarter | Second Quarter | Third Quarter | Fourth Quarter
Annual – Full Report | Summary

2012
Quarterly – First Quarter | Second Quarter | Third Quarter | Fourth Quarter
Annual – Full Report | Summary

2013
Quarterly – First Quarter | Second Quarter | Third Quarter | Fourth Quarter
Annual – Full Report | Summary

2014
Quarterly – First Quarter | Second Quarter | Third Quarter | Fourth Quarter
Annual – Full Report | Summary

2015
Quarterly – First Quarter | Second Quarter | Third Quarter | Fourth Quarter
Annual – Full Report | Summary

2016
Quarterly – First Quarter | Second Quarter | Third Quarter | Fourth Quarter
Annual – Full Report | Summary

Contact Us

To receive a copy of any archival materials such as the Ambient Air Monitoring and Reporting Plan and the Human Health Mitigation Plan, or for information about any ongoing construction, please call us at 416-581-1300 or use our contact form. You can also learn more about other projects on the Kitchener GO line.