Summary of Options

 

Option #1

Surface-running LRT with 10 stops on Eglinton Avenue West

Option #1 would:

  • Have the lowest cost;
  • Complete the trip from Mt. Dennis Station to Renforth Station in approximately 25 minutes;
  • Have capacity for up to 5,900 passengers per hour per direction;
  • Provide 10 stops connecting to 8 TTC bus routes;
  • Have an impact on traffic travelling in the corridor of approximately 1 to 3 minutes;
  • Require passengers to cross traffic to access stops, but not require passengers to go up or down stairs or elevators;
  • Require some green space along the corridor, but could have less impact to sensitive areas like the Humber River Valley;
  • Have the shortest construction period with the least construction-related disruption;
  • Not significantly increase the noise already created by traffic on the corridor;
  • Provide access to natural light for passengers;
  • Expose waiting passengers to some weather elements; and,
  • Be susceptible to minor service disruptions due to weather events.

This map illustrates how many more jobs someone could access within 60 minutes travelling by transit, if Option #1 was built.

Option #2

Underground LRT with 10 stops on Eglinton Avenue West

Option #2 would:

  • Have a cost 2.8 times higher than Option #1;
  • Complete the trip from Mt. Dennis Station to Renforth Station in approximately 19 minutes;
  • Have capacity for up to 5,900 passengers per hour per direction;
  • Provide 10 stops connecting to 8 TTC bus routes;
  • Not have an impact on traffic travelling in the corridor;
  • Require passengers to go up or down stairs or elevators to access stations, but require less passengers to cross traffic;
  • Require less green space along the corridor, but could have more impact to sensitive areas like the Humber River Valley;
  • Have the longest construction period with the most construction-related disruption;
  • Not increase the noise already created by traffic on the corridor;
  • Not provide access to natural light for passengers;
  • Not expose waiting passengers to weather elements; and,
  • Not be susceptible to service disruptions due to weather events.

This map illustrates how many more jobs someone could access within 60 minutes travelling by transit, if Option #2 was built.

Option #3

Combination of elevated and underground LRT with 3 stops on Eglinton Avenue West

Option #3 would:

  • Have a cost 1.5 times higher than Option #1;
  • Complete the trip from Mt. Dennis Station to Renforth Station in approximately 12 minutes;
  • Have capacity for up to 5,900 passengers per hour per direction;
  • Provide 3 stops connecting to 3 TTC bus routes;
  • Not have an impact on traffic travelling in the corridor;
  • Require passengers to go up or down stairs or elevators to access stations, but require less passengers to cross traffic;
  • Require minimal green space along the corridor, but could have minor impacts to sensitive areas like the Humber River Valley;
  • Have a longer construction period and more construction-related disruption than Option #1, but less than Options #2 and #4;
  • Not increase the noise already created by traffic on the corridor;
  • Not provide access to natural light for passengers in the underground segment;
  • Not expose passengers to weather elements in underground segments; would expose passengers to weather elements at the elevated Jane Station; and,
  • Be susceptible to service disruptions due to weather events on the elevated segment.

This map illustrates how many more jobs someone could access within 60 minutes travelling by transit, if Option #3 was built.

Option #4

Combination of elevated and underground LRT with 7 stops on Eglinton Avenue West

Option #4 would:

  • Have a cost 2.1 times higher than Option #1;
  • Complete the trip from Mt. Dennis Station to Renforth Station in approximately 16 minutes;
  • Have capacity for up to 5,900 passengers per hour per direction;
  • Provide 7 stops connecting to 8 TTC bus routes;
  • Not have an impact on traffic travelling in the corridor;
  • Require passengers to go up or down stairs or elevators to access stations, but require less passengers to cross traffic;
  • Require minimal green space along the corridor, but could have minor impacts to sensitive areas like the Humber River Valley;
  • Have a longer construction period and more construction-related disruption than Option #1 and #3, but less than Option #2;
  • Not increase the noise already created by traffic on the corridor, but may increase noise in the Eglinton Flats;
  • Not provide access to natural light for passengers in the underground segment;
  • Not expose passengers to weather elements in underground segments; would expose passengers to weather elements at the elevated segments; and,
  • Be susceptible to service disruptions due to weather events on the elevated segments.

This map illustrates how many more jobs someone could access within 60 minutes travelling by transit, if Option #4 was built.

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