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Options for Davenport Resources

Helping The Community

At Options for Davenport, we are dedicated to supporting individuals through our various initiatives. With one of our initiatives being Volunteer Opportunities, we are always striving to make a difference. Whether it is in our community, or one much farther away from home, we know that all in need deserve our help and support.

Helping The Community

At Options for Davenport, we are dedicated to supporting individuals through our various initiatives. With one of our initiatives being Volunteer Opportunities, we are always striving to make a difference. Whether it is in our community, or one much farther away from home, we know that all in need deserve our help and support.

Options for Davenport Resources

Helping The Community

At Options for Davenport, we are dedicated to supporting individuals through our various initiatives. With one of our initiatives being Volunteer Opportunities, we are always striving to make a difference. Whether it is in our community, or one much farther away from home, we know that all in need deserve our help and support.

Helping The Community

At Options for Davenport, we are dedicated to supporting individuals through our various initiatives. With one of our initiatives being Volunteer Opportunities, we are always striving to make a difference. Whether it is in our community, or one much farther away from home, we know that all in need deserve our help and support.

Reports and Presentations

From Options for Davenport

Our EA, Our Say: Community Environmental Assessment

In April 2016, Options for Davenport published our own Environmental Assessment of the Metrolinx Overpass. Our 105-page report “Our EA, Our Say” includes a comprehensive review of past studies of the Davenport Diamond, a noise study, a community feedback survey with over 500 respondents, and a history of the area. 

The Main Study

The Community Survey

The Noise and Sound Study

The History of Our Rail Community

The Whole Report

The Notice of Commencement of Community EA and the Terms of Reference

Presentation to the Community

On January 18, 2016, Options for Davenport was invited to make a presentation at the Metrolinx community meeting at the Davenport Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre.

The Presentation | Em Português | Video of Presentation

From Metrolinx 

Davenport Diamond Grade Separation Environmental Project Report 

In May, 2016, this Metrolinx study was submitted to the Provincial government as part of the required project timeline outlined by Provincial law.  It explores only one rail to rail crossing option: the elevated overpass through the Davenport neighbourhood.

Davenport Diamond Grade Separation Environmental Project Report webpage

Metrolinx's Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) Environmental Project Report (main report)

Panoramic views of the "Guideway":

 

Davenport Community Rail Overpass Feasibility Report

In 2015, Metrolinx published this report exploring options for expanded service along the Barrie Line and grade separation at the Davenport Diamond, including a trench option, a tunnel option and two separate overpass options.

 

Davenport Community Rail Overpass Feasibility Report (summary)

Davenport Reference Panel

In 2015, Metrolinx convened a community panel of 35 volunteers after facing extreme community opposition on its plans for the Davenport Diamond. The group released 89 recommendations to Metrolinx, who noted in the report that these recommendations are non-binding.

Toronto Residents' Reference Panel Executive Summary and full Recommendations Report

Davenport Reference Panel webpage

Electrification

GO Electrification webpage

- This website is dedicated to following the planning and approvals process as Metrolinx begins the process of electrification. Metrolinx expects electrification along the Barrie Corridor to begin construction in 2024.

Additional Metrolinx Resources

  • Public Meeting #1 (display boards)​ (May 12, 2015)

  • Metrolinx: Understanding the Opportunities and Benefits presentation (April 25, 2015)

From the City of Toronto

Davenport Community Rail-Rail Grade Separation

City of Toronto Staff Report to Planning and Growth Management Committee, November 13, 2015

 

The history of the agenda Item can be found here.

 

Chief Planner's Letter to Metrolinx

 

On December 9, 2015, Toronto's Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat wrote to Metrolinx expressing the City's serious concerns regarding the Metrolinx Davenport Grade Separation Project, including the apparent internal pre-selection of the "overpass" option without City consultation.


 

Beside the Tracks: Knitting the Rail Corridor Bank to the Community (Ward 18)

 

This November 2013 report researched and identified urban planning opportunities along the CNR tracks that form the western boundary of Ward 18 from roughly Queen to Bloor Street (just of the overpass area).  The principles discussed in this report useful considerations as to how the redevelopment of lands along the Barrie Corridor could be considered.  All categories of development are discussed in this report including, park lands, density, public art, etc.