Eglinton Flats LRT drawings released

Metrolinx has released some drawings of the controversial Eglinton Flats LRT overpass. They are seeking community feedback on the design.

Metrolinx will be building an elevated bridge through Pearen Park, Fergy Brown Park, and the Eglinton Flats to carry trains across the Humber River valley. The rest of the Eglinton West LRT extension will be built underground, but going under the river would have been too expensive, Metrolinx says.

The survey asks how the space under the bridge should used, how much vegetation there should be, and what the lights and walls should look like.

The Mount Dennis Community Association is not pleased. They say:

  • There are no drawings to show exactly where the LRT will be in the Flats
  • Metrolinx has not done a good job of consulting
  • Recreation space will be lost
  • A construction road and staging area are not shown
  • It’s not clear if the bike path will be rerouted

Author: Adam Norman

I am raising my two children in Weston.