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Barrie GO line

Environmental Assessment

Notice to Proceed (October 5, 2017)
Statement of Completion
(October 12, 2017)
Notice of Completion
(August 8, 2017)

The Barrie Rail Corridor Expansion (BRCE) Project has formally issued the Notice of Completion for the Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) for the proposed addition of tracks and supporting infrastructure from Lansdowne Avenue in the City of Toronto to the Allandale Waterfront GO Station in Barrie.

We thank everyone for their feedback to date.

Barrie Rail Corridor Expansion - Environmental Project Report (EPR)

Appendix A

Natural Environment Report
NER Appendix A1-2
NER Appendix A2 (Cont.)
NER Appendix B-M

Appendix B

Tree Inventory Plan
and Arborist Report

Appendix C

Stage 1 Archaeological Assessment

Appendix D

Cultural Heritage
Screening Report


Appendix E

Cultural Heritage
Evaluation Report,
Statements of Cultural
Heritage Value and
Heritage Impact Assessment

Appendix F

Socio Economic and Land Use Characteristics (SELUC) Report
SELUC Report Appendix A1-A2
SELUC Report Appendix A2 (Continued)
SELUC Report Appendix B-E

Appendix G

Air Quality Study

Appendix H

Noise and Vibration Impact (NVI) Assessment
NVI Assessment Appendix A
NVI Assessment Appendix B

Appendix I

Traffic Impact Analysis (TIA)
TIA Appendix A-C
TIA Appendix D
TIA Appendix E-I
TIA Appendix J-P

Appendix J

Stakeholder Consultation Report (SCR)
SCR Appendix H


Preferred Design:
Legend and Key Plans
Bradford West Gwillimbury
East Gwillimbury

Notice of Commencement and Public Engagement (May 11, 2017)

Public Meeting #3 (Update York South-Weston - February 6, 2017)

Public Meeting #2 (November 2016)
Notice of Public Meeting
PIC #2 Summary Report

Meeting Presentation

Story Boards

Public Meeting #1 (November 2015)
Notice of Public Meeting
Story Boards
PIC #1 Summary Report
Notice of Public Meeting (Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury) - Proposed Train Layover Facility
Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Meeting – Story Boards
Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Meeting - Summary Report

If you have any questions, please contact:

Barrie Rail Corridor Expansion Project
c/o Georgina Collymore
Tel: 416-202-4921

Today, GO Transit’s Barrie line provides weekday rush-hour train service between Barrie and Toronto. Trains run south in the morning, and north in the afternoon.

Through its Regional Express Rail project – better known as GO expansion – Metrolinx is already starting to transform the existing GO rail system from a commuter service to a whole new rapid transit experience for your community. In the future, frequent two-way, all-day train service seven days a week, will give you more options to get you where you need to go.

Weekday rush hour

  • 15-minute, two-way service between Aurora and Union Station
  • 30-minute service from Allandale Waterfront to Union Station in the morning and from Union Station to Allandale Waterfront in the afternoon/evening

Midday, evening and weekend

  • 15-minute, two-way service between Aurora and Union Station
  • 60-minute, two-way service between Allandale Waterfront and Union Station

Average times between trains are shown. Actual times may be shorter or longer depending on location and departure time.

Everyone benefits

There will be more trips at every stop along the line, bringing more transit choices to Barrie, Bradford West Gwillimbury, East Gwillimbury, Newmarket, Aurora, King, Vaughan, Toronto and neighbouring communities. Everyone will benefit from more:


  • With more frequent service between Barrie and Toronto and all stops along the way, you’ll have more ways to connect to the things that matter


  • With new electric trains that accelerate faster, your journey times will be cut by up to 20 per cent, so you’ll spend less time getting there and more time being there


  • More GO train trips means fewer cars on the road – in the next 10 years, weekly trips across the entire GO rail network will grow from about 1,500 to nearly 6,000, making it easier to choose transit first


  • Live, work, and play where you want, when you want – frequent all-day service that connects with local transit like Barrie Transit, BWG Transit, YRT/ Viva and the TTC will strengthen ties between every community along the line



Environmental Assessment and Design Progress

  • Davenport Grade Separation – Residents Panel recommendations are being reviewed and the timing of the EA to be determined
  • EA for double tracking underway and approval anticipated fall 2017
  • New Caledonia GO station (intersecting with the Eglinton Crosstown) EA and design is underway
  • Working closely with York Region on their EA for the widening of Rutherford Road

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:

Barrie RER Corridor Projects
c/o Jennifer Capan
Tel: (416) 202-4732