Media Advisory - Did Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca Lie to Davenport Residents?

Metrolinx Reneges on Minister's Promise to Release Super Bridge Planning Documents

TORONTO, Sept. 17, 2015 /CNW/ -


Ontario Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca, provincial transportation agency Metrolinx and West Toronto residents living in the Bloordale, Junction Triangle and Davenport Village neighbourhoods.


Residents upset with a plan to build a three-storey train bridge stretching from Bloor Street to Davenport Road were promised by Steven Del Duca at a July 29 public meeting that Metrolinx would release all planning documents used by the agency to determine that an overpass is the "preferred option" for separating a level crossing (Davenport Diamond) where the Barrie GO line train tracks intersect with CP freight tracks. Metrolinx has refused to release the material, is offering no date for their distribution and has indicated they are busy adding additional material to the studies that was not used in their deliberations.


The Davenport Diamond is located just northwest of Lansdowne and Dupont.


An environmental assessment is slated to begin this fall and construction is expected to begin within 18 months.


Residents are unconvinced by Metrolinx statements about the need for the bridge and want an opportunity to review the planning material to determine the merits of the plan. The Transportation Minister promised transparency so the community could have confidence in the process, but residents are left wondering what are they hiding?


Kevin Putnam

Junction Triangle Rail Committee


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