GO has made put drawings of the proposed Weston tunnel up on its website. Drafts of the station are also available.
In your humble correspondent’s opinion, the tunnel is, well… quite ugly. The cap is a concrete pad, with no apparent recreational, aesthetic, or environmental value. GO has placed six small planters in the design but left a long expanse of unadorned concrete.
There are long braces at either end of the tunnel. These are to stop the tunnel from collapsing inward, but they also seem an invitation to tragedy: they are an irresistible bridge over moving trains. Even I, who certainly know better, would be tempted to feel the thrill of having trains pass by metres underfoot. I suggest it will not be long until a young person is spotted there for the first time and that it will be only shortly later that someone falls.
As has been previously mentioned, the new station will be south of Lawrence at Weston Road. The website does not have a markup of the actual building, but it appears that the platform will be built in three stages and will have two parking lots.
The northern lot will be in the vacant space between the two churches. The southern lot appears to be where the old, empty Price Chopper sits. Again, your humble reporter wonders whether the community really needs more parking lots; perhaps it would be best to have a parking garage of double density in only one of the locations.
I welcome your views in the comments.