Metrolinx has released the final designs for the noise walls that will cut through Weston.
Almost all of northern Weston, from St Phillips to Coulter, will have concrete walls. At Coulter, there will be a small art wall.
From King, where the tunnel emerges, to Lawrence, the east side will be mostly ‘film strip’. The west side of the tracks will be the uglier concrete, except at the John Street crossing, which will be transparent, and the Farmers’ Market, which will have art.
Around the GO train parking lot south of Lawrence, Metrolinx will be building art and film strip walls. These are the last nice walls for some distance.
Through south Weston and Mount Dennis, they will be building precast concrete walls—starting at Victoria and going all the way to Black Creek Drive, with only a brief glass reprieve at Eglinton.
Your humble correspondent cannot help but believe that GO gave the squeaky wheel grease. While Mount Dennis gets concrete, The Junction—which had been vociferously opposed to the walls—appears to get mostly glass and filmstrip.