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Metrolinx chief planner presents annual Faculty of Architecture lecture, November 14



The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto is again hosting the annual George Baird Lecture this Thursday, November 14. This year, Leslie Woo of Metrolinx is presenting the lecture.

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Woo will share insights into her career journey from traditional architecture practice to her current role as Chief Planning and Development Officer at Metrolinx, overseeing “one of the world’s largest transportation infrastructure programs”. She will touch on the challenges ahead as the world’s population continues to aggressively urbanize and what design thinking offers in the way of solutions.

Woo is the executive lead for transportation planning, a multi-billion dollar real estate portfolio and a $35B expansion in public transit infrastructure. She was named Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in 2017, Spacing Toronto’s Transit Change-maker of 2016 and Canada’s Women’s Infrastructure Network’s 2015 Outstanding Leader.

She leads the strategic transportation planning for a full range of mobility services and heads business areas in benefits management, business case evaluation, design excellence, strategic land development and corporate property management. Woo also manages key relationships with municipalities, not-for-profits and the private sector. She is also a champion for driving sustainability and Metrolinx’s network for women.

Before Metrolinx, Leslie worked in the municipal, private and not-for-profit sectors. She was the key author of the original Greater Golden Horseshoe Growth Plan (2006).

The Daniels Faculty offers professional graduate programs in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, and visual studies—and unique undergraduate programs that use architectural studies and visual studies as a lens through which students may pursue a broad, liberal arts-based education. Its mission is to educate students, prepare professionals, and cultivate scholars who will play a leading role in creating more culturally engaged, ecologically sustainable, socially just, and artfully conceived environments.


You must register to attend this event. Reserve your ticket on the registration page here.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. Ticket holders must arrive by 6:20 p.m. (with their printed or mobile ticket) to claim their seats. Event organizers will set up a rush line for those without tickets. They’ll release any unclaimed seats to the rush line at 6:20 p.m.


The event takes place:

Wednesday, November 14, 6:30 until 8 p.m.
Main Hall, 1 Spadina Crescent


Getting there by public transit:

  • TTC 506 Carlton or 510 Spadina streetcars to College Street and Spadina Avenue. Walk north one block, then cross to the faculty building in the centre of Spadina Crescent.


Eglinton Crosstown LRT - Mount Pleasant:
Traffic-lane changes, starting November 14



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Metrolinx contractors continue building the future Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit line between Mount Dennis and Kennedy.


Starting Wednesday, November 14, crews re-arrange the work zone, affecting how traffic flows

  • through the intersection of Eglinton Avenue East with Mount Pleasant Road,

near the future Mount Pleasant Station.

The new work zone on the southeast corner of the intersection blocks traffic on the east side of Mount Pleasant. Traffic on Mount Pleasant shifts to the west of the street.

Crews work seven days a week from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. This work zone and traffic lane set-up continues “for three months” or until February 15, 2019.

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For transit passengers:

  • The TTC may temporarily relocate stops.
  • Expect delays aboard buses along these routes:
  • 34 Eglinton East;
  • 51 Leslie;
  • 54 Lawrence East;
  • 56 Leaside;
  • 74 Mt Pleasant;
  • 141 Downtown / Mt Pleasant express;
  • 334 Eglinton East overnight; and
  • 354 Lawrence East overnight.

For pedestrians:

  • The north-south crosswalk on the east side of Mount Pleasant remains closed.

For motorists:

  • Two traffic lanes in all direction remain available at all times.
  • The City of Toronto continues to prohibit turns in all directions at the intersection.
  • Taunton Road is now open to traffic. Northbound traffic on Taunton cannot turn left onto Eglinton. Westbound traffic on Eglinton cannot turn left onto Taunton.
  • Rawlinson Avenue remains closed to traffic at Eglinton.
  • Northbound traffic on Brownlow Avenue cannot turn left onto Eglinton. Westbound traffic on Eglinton cannot turn left onto Brownlow.

For nearby residents and business people:

  • Expect to hear noise from construction equipment, including hydro-vacuum trucks, concrete trucks, dump trucks, loaders, excavators, pumps, water truck and generators.
  • Expect to see nighttime site lighting.
  • Crews may store material and equipment in the work zone.


Eglinton Crosstown LRT - Leaside:
Traffic changes, starting November 13



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Metrolinx contractors continue building the future Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit line between Mount Dennis and Kennedy.


Starting “as early as” Tuesday, November 13, crews are rearranging the work zones, changing how traffic flows

  • through the intersection of Eglinton Avenue East with Bayview Avenue,

near the site of the future Leaside Station.

“Paid-duty” Toronto Police Service officers and traffic-control personnel will be on site to help direct traffic and pedestrians.

Crews work 7 a.m. until 11 p.m., seven days a week.

This phase of the project near the future Leaside Station continues until December 31. Expect pedestrian and traffic routes to change several times until then.

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For transit passengers:

  • The northbound TTC stop is now on Bayview just north of Craig Crescent.
  • The southbound TTC stop remains on Bayview just north of Roehampton Avenue.
  • The westbound stop remains east of Sunnybrook Plaza.
  • The eastbound stop remains west of Bayview. Buses operate along a bus-only lane to drop off or pick up passengers at the stop.
  • Also expect delays aboard buses along these routes:
  • 11 Bayview;
  • 34 Eglinton East;
  • 51 Leslie;
  • 54 Lawrence East;
  • 56 Leaside;
  • 334 Eglinton East overnight; and
  • 354 Lawrence East overnight.

For pedestrians:

  • The work zone now blocks the north-south crosswalk on the east side of Bayview.
  • The north-south crosswalk on the west side of Bayview remains open.
  • The sidewalk on the north side of Eglinton East between Sunnybrook Plaza and Bayview remains closed. A temporary walkway leads you along the front of the stores in Sunnybrook Plaza.
  • The sidewalk on the east side of Bayview south of Eglinton is closed. You must detour around the work zone on the southeast corner by walking onto the roadway. Safety barriers protect you from northbound traffic on Bayview.
  • The sidewalk on the east side of Bayview north of Eglinton is closed. You must detour around the work zone on the northeast corner by walking onto the roadway. Safety barriers protect you from northbound traffic on Bayview.

For motorists:

  • New temporary traffic lights are operating on Bayview at Roehampton Avenue.
  • The City of Toronto is temporarily prohibiting left turns for north- and southbound traffic on Bayview.
  • The City is also temporarily prohibiting left and right turns for westbound traffic on Eglinton.
  • The City is prohibiting right turns for north-, south- and eastbound traffic on a red light.
  • Eastbound traffic may turn left and right onto Bayview.
  • Eastbound traffic must continue to stop at the stop-line west of Bayview on a red light.
  • At least one traffic lane in each direction is available at all times.
  • Access is available to and from Sunnybrook Plaza from both Bayview and Eglinton.

For nearby residents and business owners:

  • Expect noise from a pile drill, hydrovac trucks, loaders, trucks and other construction equipment.
  • Crews may store equipment and material in the work zone.
  • For safety purposes, crews are erecting fencing around the work zone.


Metrolinx maintaining Kitchener line tracks,
delaying GO trains, November 12 to 16



Starting Monday, November 12, Metrolinx crews are again maintaining the tracks between Guelph Central and Georgetown GO Stations. GO Transit trains may operate more slowly through the area. Expect the work to delay trains along the entire 31 Kitchener line by as much as 20 minutes behind schedule.

Crews are upgrading rail, switches and bridges along the line until November 16.



Eglinton Crosstown LRT - Oakwood:
Oakwood closed to traffic, November 12 to 15



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Metrolinx contractors continue building the future Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit line between Mount Dennis and Kennedy.


The City of Toronto is closing

  • Oakwood Avenue between Eglinton Avenue West and Lanark Avenue

from 8 p.m. Monday, November 12 until 5 a.m. Tuesday, November 13 and overnight nightly a crews repair a water main near the future Oakwood LRT station.

Water-main repairs on Oakwood Avenue south of Eglinton Avenue West continue until 5 a.m. November 16.

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For transit passengers:

  • From 7 p.m., Tuesday, November 13 until 7 a.m., Tuesday, November 14 and from 7 p.m., Tuesday until 7 a.m., Wednesday November 15, the TTC is detouring northbound buses along these routes:
  • 63 Ossington; and
  • 363 Ossington overnight.

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  • Northbound buses may operate through the closed section of the street at all other times during the closure. Southbound buses may operate through the closed section of the street at all times during the closure.
  • Expect delays aboard buses along these routes:
  • 32 Eglinton West; and
  • 332 Eglinton West overnight.

For pedestrians:

  • a work zone in front of the site of the future main station entrance — on the north side of Eglinton Avenue West across from Oakwood Avenue — blocks the sidewalk.
  • the north-south crosswalk on the east side of Oakwood at Eglinton West is not available. Cross Eglinton West at a temporary crossing east of Oakwood.

For motorists:

  • The work zone restricts westbound traffic on Eglinton to just one lane between Oakwood Avenue and Times Road.
  • The work zone also blocks Times to all traffic north of Eglinton Avenue. The City is temporarily allowing two-way traffic on Times south of Livingstone Avenue.


Remembrance Day events affect transit services,
November 11



Remembrance Day is Sunday, November 11 and many communities in the Greater Toronto, Hamilton and Golden Horseshoe areas commemorate and honour veterans of Canada’s wars with processions and ceremonies that day and Sunday, November 10.

Specifically, the Remembrance Day events in the Acton area of Halton Hills, Ajax, Aurora, Barrie, the Bowmanville area of Clarington, Brampton, Burlington, the Downsview area of Toronto, the Dundas area of Hamilton, the East York area of Toronto, the Galt area of Cambridge, Guelph, downtown Hamilton, the Hespeler area of Cambridge, the Keswick area of Georgina, Kitchener, Markham village, the Merritton area of St. Catharines, the Newcastle area of Clarington, Newmarket, Oakville, Oshawa, Peterborough, the Port Credit area of Mississauga, the Preston area of Cambridge, the Rockwood area of Guelph - Eramosa Township, downtown St. Catharines, the Stoney Creek area of Hamilton, the Streetsville area of Mississauga, the Sutton area of Georgina, downtown Toronto, the Unionville area of Markham, Waterloo and Whitby affect transit services in those communities.



TTC replacing transit shelter on Spadina
at Dundas West, November 11 to 16



From 10:30 p.m. Sunday, November 11 until 7 a.m. Monday, November 12 and overnight nightly, the TTC is replacing the transit shelters at the south- and northbound streetcar stops

  • on Spadina Avenue at Dundas Street West.

Streetcars along these routes do not drop off or pick up passengers at Dundas West:

  • 310 Spadina overnight; and
  • 510 Spadina.

Passengers must exit from or board cars one stop further south at Sullivan Street or one stop further north at Nassau Street.

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Transit-shelter upgrades continue to affect TTC service until 7 a.m. November 17.



Bloor Street West crane activity: TTC detour, November 10, 11



Starting 9 p.m. Friday, November 9, the City of Toronto is closing

  • Bloor Street West between Balmuto Street and Yonge Street

to accommodate contractors who are lifting a crane at a construction site.

The TTC is detouring buses along this route, while the street is closed:

  • 300 Bloor - Danforth overnight.

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Crane activity on Bloor West continues until noon November 11. The TTC detour ends at about 8 a.m. that day.

The City previously closed the street to accommodate crane activity from 9 p.m. Friday, November 2 until noon Sunday, November 4. And, the TTC again detoured overnight buses.



Metrolinx repairing tracks on Huntingwood:
TTC detour, November 9 to 12



From 9 p.m. Friday, November 9 until 5 a.m. Monday, November 12, the City of Toronto is closing

  • Huntingwood Drive between Kittery Boulevard and Belgreen Avenue

to accommodate Metrolinx contractors who are installing a railway crossing culvert under the Uxbridge subdivision tracks. (The tracks carry GO Transit trains along the 71 Stouffville line.)

The TTC is detouring buses along this route, while the street is closed:

  • 169 Huntingwood.

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The City previously closed the street to accommodate the same Metrolinx project — and the TTC detoured buses — Saturday, November 3.



St Clair West Station wiring upgrades,
TTC detours, November 9 to 12



The TTC continues its project to upgrade the overhead streetcar wiring in the terminal at St Clair West Station.

This weekend, from 10 p.m. Friday, November 9 until 5 a.m. Monday, November 12, it’s closing the terminal to streetcars and buses.

It’s replacing streetcars with buses east of Oakwood Avenue along this route:

  • 512 St Clair.

It’s detouring buses along these routes:

  • 33 Forest Hill;
  • 90 Vaughan; and
  • 126 Christie.

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Buses drop off or pick up passengers on St. Clair Avenue West beside the subway station entrance, instead of in the terminal. You must have a “proof of payment” (or POP) to board the buses, if you are transferring between buses or connecting to and from the Line 1 Yonge - University subway. For a proof of payment:

  • Tap your PRESTO farecard on a reader when you start your journey. The PRESTO system will deduct your fare and apply a transfer to your card. Your transfer is valid for two hours of your one-way continuous journey. Tap your PRESTO card on a reader every time you transfer.

or

  • Deposit your cash, ticket or token fare in the fare box. Remember to take your POP / transfer from the bus operator.

or

  • Show your pass (Metropass and weekly, GTA, Day or convention pass) to the operator when you board.

TTC crews are upgrading the wiring in the terminal to accommodate pantographs on the new Toronto Flexity low-floor accessible streetcars. A pantograph is the Z-shaped device at the top of the cars that collects power by contacting the overhead line. Among other benefits, pantographs tend not to “de-wire” as frequently as the trolley poles the TTC uses on other streetcars.

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Pole and pantograph pass each other on Toronto Flexity cars operating along Queens Quay just west of York Street, September 28, 2017. Photo by James Bow.