The Project The 248 streetcars purchased by the Toronto Transit Commission in the 1970s and 1980s are nearing the end of their useful lives and now need to be replaced. The TTC is acquiring a new fleet of 204 Light Rail Vehicles (LRV) that will be low-floor, quieter, have features such as air conditioning for greater customer comfort, and be able to carry almost twice as many people as the current TTC streetcars. The new LRVs will have leading-edge technology for better reliability and performance.
The existing facilities for maintaining and storing the streetcar fleet are the Roncesvalles and Russell Carhouses. These facilities are both over 80 years old. These existing facilities will not support the maintenance requirements of the new LRV fleet due to limitations like building roof height and distances between tracks. There is also a lack of adequate storage track capacity at the existing facilities.
The construction of a new Maintenance and Storage Facility is required to provide the necessary vehicle maintenance, repairs and servicing inspection and provide adequate storage capacity for the new LRV fleet.
The TTC is now considering sites for the new LRV Maintenance and Storage facility. Six sites have been identified that meet the TTC’s needs in terms of size of site and location.
Sites Being Considered Ashbridges Bay: South-east corner of Leslie Street and Lake Shore Boulevard East. Eastern Avenue: Between Eastern Avenue and Lake Shore Boulevard East, east of Heward Avenue. TEDCO: North side of Unwin Avenue, east of Regatta Road. Cascade: South side of Commissioner’s Street, east of Bouchette Street. Concrete Plant: South-west corner of Leslie Street and Commissioner’s Street. Hearn Generating Plant: North side of Unwin Avenue, east of Site 3. Get Involved A series of three Public Open Houses are being held to present the options and list of criteria to the public. Staff will be able to answer your questions and concerns and receive comments on the new Maintenance and Storage facility. Next steps in the study will be identified.
All three events will be identical. Please plan to attend one.
Tuesday, June 16 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Jimmy Simpson Recreation Centre (Gym) 870 Queen Street East
Wednesday, June 17 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Fire & EMS Academy (Auditorium) 895 Eastern Avenue
Thursday, June 18 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Fire & EMS Academy (Auditorium) 895 Eastern Avenue
Get the Public Meeting Flyer Here
If you have any questions, would like more information or would like to be added to the project mailing list, please contact:
Public Consultation Unit City of Toronto Metro Hall, 19th floor 55 John Street Toronto, ON M5V 3C6 Tel: 416-392-2962 Fax: 416-392-2974 TTY: 416-397-0831 Email: [email protected]