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June 12, 2009
Open houses to highlight plans for light rail transit line along Eglinton
The City of Toronto and Toronto Transit Commission are hosting six public open houses to present plans for the Light Rail Transit (LRT) line along Eglinton Avenue from the Kennedy subway station to Pearson International Airport.

The meetings will feature the proposed station and station entrance locations for the central underground section of the project (Brentcliffe Road to Keele Street). For the remainder of Eglinton Avenue, proposed platform locations and traffic management strategies will be discussed. Alternative corridors for the extension from Martin Grove Road to Pearson International Airport will also be exhibited.

The open houses will take place as follows:

Monday, June 15 Wednesday, June 17
Leaside Arena (William Lea Room) Eglinton Public School
1073 Millwood Rd. 223 Eglinton Ave. E.
6:30 to 9 p.m. 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Thursday, June 18 Tuesday, June 23
Richview Collegiate York Memorial Collegiate
1738 Islington Ave. 2690 Eglinton Ave. W.
6:30 to 9 p.m. 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Wednesday, June 24 Thursday, June 25
Beth Sholom Synagogue Don Montgomery Community Recreation Centre
1445 Eglinton Ave. W. 2467 Eglinton Ave. E.
6:30 to 9 p.m. 6:30 to 9 p.m.

For more information about the project, including maps of the open house locations, visit the project’s website:

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. 2009 marks the 175th anniversary of Toronto's incorporation as a city. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Steve Johnston, Sr. Communications Coordinator, 416-392-4391,



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