Bloor-Lansdowne GO Station
A New SmartTrack GO Station at Bloor Street West and Lansdowne Avenue
Situated on Bloor Street West, just west of St. Helen’s Avenue, on the Barrie Rail Corridor, the new station will feature bike parking, an entrance at Bloor Street (lower) level and at platform (upper) level, a plaza and landscaping at the platform level, one tunnel connecting East and West platforms and a multi-use path from the Davenport Diamond greenway north of Bloor Street to Dundas Street. This multi-use path will be routed adjacent to the Barrie GO Rail Corridor and will provide connection to the West Toronto Railpath.
Construction timelines for the SmartTrack Stations program will be determined through the procurement process. Metrolinx has issued a Statement of Qualifications for the Bloor - Lansdowne Station in order to establish a short list of qualified firms who will then be invited to submit proposals in a subsequent Request for Proposals process.
SmartTrack is coming to Toronto to bring you a better connected, more modern transit network to get you where you need to go within your city and beyond. The SmartTrack Stations program will leverage roughly 40 km of Metrolinx’s pre-existing GO rail corridors within the city, so that new rail stations are closer to where people live, work and travel.
Specific benefits for the surrounding community include:
- Nearby access to UP Express and TTC connections
- Easy access to West Toronto Railpath
- A new multi-use path along the east edge of the rail corridor to connect north of Bloor Street
- Single train connection to Union Station
- Convenient access to destinations on the Barrie Rail Corridor – such as Caledonia, Downsview, Aurora, Newmarket and Barrie.
This transformative infrastructure project will provide a greater choice of reliable and convenient route options to shorten commutes and increase quality of life for locals and visitors alike. The new stations are projected to bring 110,000 new daily riders to the rail network by 2031, providing easy access to more than 52 major regional destinations located within 800 metres of transit stations, including major shopping centres, community facilities and educational institutions.
For more information about the SmartTrack Stations Program and Bloor-Lansdowne GO Station, please email TorontoWest@metrolinx.com