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Lakeshore East Joint Corridor Early Works Report

Published on Nov. 17, 2021

Lakeshore East Joint Corridor early works will set the groundwork for other major construction on the Ontario Line and GO Expansion projects, reducing risk of construction delays to the main public-private partnership (P3) contracts by completing the Ontario Line and GO Expansion joint corridor work in advance of the main contracts for both of these transit projects.

The Lakeshore East Joint Corridor Early Works Report outlines the purpose of early works in and around the existing rail corridor in Riverside and Leslieville, including a description of local environmental conditions, potential impacts and proposed mitigation measures, and a record of consultation.

Read the full Lakeshore East Joint Corridor Early Works Report

Read the Statement of Completion

Read the Notice of Final Publication

Read Appendix B1 – Project distribution list

Read Appendix B2 – Project webpage

Read Appendix B3 – Consultation and correspondence record

Read Appendix C – Lakeshore East Joint Corridor Noise and Vibration Operations Report

Potential effects and mitigation measures

Potential effects:

  • Disturbance or displacement of wildlife.
  • Removal of/damage to trees, terrestrial vegetation and wildlife habitat, including migratory breeding bird habitat.
  • Erosion and sedimentation

Mitigation measures:

  • Identify opportunities to promote pollinator species and habitat in accordance with the Metrolinx Vegetation Guideline (2020) (e.g., this may include planting or seeding native flowering plants in temporarily disturbed areas).
  • Tree and vegetation removal will be kept to a minimum and limited to within the construction footprint.
  • Tree and vegetation removal compensation will be provided in accordance with the Metrolinx Vegetation Guideline (2020).
  • Temporarily disturbed areas will be restored/re-vegetated.
  • Erosion and sediment control measures will be implemented.
  • Prior to early works activities, species-specific surveys will be completed to avoid or minimize potential impacts and meet all Species at Risk regulatory requirements.
  • Tree Protection Zones will be clearly staked prior to construction using barriers in accordance with local by-law requirements.

Read more - Appendix A1 - Natural Environment Report

Land Acknowledgement

Metrolinx acknowledges that it operates on the traditional territory of Indigenous Peoples including the Anishnabeg, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples. In particular these lands are covered by 20 Treaties, and we have a responsibility to recognize and value the rights of Indigenous Nations and Peoples and conduct business in a manner that is built on the foundation of trust, respect and collaboration. Metrolinx is committed to building meaningful relationships with Indigenous Peoples, and to working towards meaningful reconciliation with the original caretakers of this land.