January 13, 2016

Check out Options For Davenport's Sam Barbieri's interview with Matt Galloway on CBC's Metro Morning.

For months, a battle has been brewing between Metrolinx and residents in one west-end neighbourhood. Matt Galloway spoke with Sam Barbieri. He is part of a group called...

January 13, 2016

To the province, a proposed rail overpass just north of Dupont Street is an essential piece of infrastructure, key to expanding GO train service along the busy Barrie line. But for many residents of the Davenport neighourhood, the overpass they’re calling a “Gardiner f...

December 23, 2015

Dear Cristina Martins,

Thank you again for meeting with Options for Davenport earlier this month, and also for your letter to Minister Del Duca. We appreciate that you granted this request from our meeting to write such a letter, and our community welcomes this effort t...

December 16, 2015

Good morning Premier Wynne,

I am the Chair of the community group Options for Davenport, which has been very active in the Davenport community raising awareness about the planned Metrolinx rail overpass (known locally as the Gardiner for GO trains) in our neighbourhood....

December 10, 2015

Toronto city council is blasting Ontario’s transportation agency and its plan for a big elevated rail bridge through Davenport neighbourhood, demanding Premier Kathleen Wynne intervene.

“We’re talking about a huge (ongoing) transformation, revitalization in this area, t...

December 10, 2015

Today, City Council voted overwhelmingly — a staggering 38 to 1 — to reject Metrolinx’s plan to build a monster rail overpass through the middle of Davenport.

Even more importantly: councillors and city staff sounded the alarm about why this project is so dangerous.


Grassroots group Options for Davenport insists a grim architectural rendering released this week of a proposed GO Train bridge is an accurate representation of how the neighbourhood will look in the next few years, if the project is completed.

The rendering, prepared by...

December 9, 2015

TORONTO, Dec. 9, 2015 /CNW/ – Davenport residents are calling on city council to stand up to “Metrolinx bullying” and vote down a controversial rail overpass plan that the agency wants to push through.

Renowned urban planners Paul Bedford and Ken Greenberg have urged ca...

December 8, 2015

Laura Zeglen, Chair

Options for Davenport

Dear Mayor John Tory,

I am writing in response to the proposed rail overpass through Davenport that is being proposed by Metrolinx: the Davenport Community Rail Overpass. I understand that City staff have also been studying option...

December 7, 2015

Council could end up telling Metrolinx this week to derail its plan to build a massive train overpass through the Davenport neighbourhood.

Metrolinx is set to put the $140-million Davenport diamond grade separation project on the fast track for approval.

The plan – if it...

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