GO Transit will be presenting their design for what they call the “Weston tunnel” on October 28.
As part of the Georgetown South expansion, the GO tracks (and only the GO tracks) will be lowered from Lawrence to Weston Rd and covered at Church and King Streets.
The ‘tunnel’ at King and Church has been controversial. Community members in opposition have called it a ‘cut and cover’. The environmental report calls it a “structural cover” to a lowered track. Needless to say, there will be no boring machines putting the trains into the bedrock. Even the ditch, though, took a fight; GO had not planned to lower the trains as they passed through Weston.
The tunnel plan will be revealed at Weston Park Baptist Church at 1871 Weston Road on Thursday, October 28, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.