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June 18, 2004
Media Advisory: Design options narrowed down for St. Clair line
  
The St. Clair Streetcar Study project team, representing the City of Toronto,
the Toronto Transit Commission and Marshall Macklin Monaghan, will brief media
on two alternatives for the project and the preferred option. Functional design
concept drawings will be on display for the first time.

Date: Monday, June 21
Time: 1 p.m.
Place: Toronto City Hall, Council Chamber, Members' Lounge, 100 Queen St. W.

Spokespersons:
- Rod McPhail, Director Transportation Planning, City of Toronto
- Mitch Stambler, Manager of Service Planning, Toronto Transit Commission
- Joanna Musters, Program Manager, Transportation Planning, City of Toronto
- Rob Wanless, Vice President Transportation Planning, Marshall, Macklin
Monaghan

Background:
Construction to replace a 6.7 kilometre section of the St. Clair Avenue West
streetcar tracks and reconstruct the trackbed is scheduled to begin in 2005.
Regardless of the transit recommendation that is made, the construction is
necessary because the tracks are in poor condition and must be replaced.

A final decision about a streetcar right of way has not been made. More public
input is being sought over the summer. A final decision will be made by City
Council at its September meeting.

The cost of the project is estimated at $25 million to replace the track and an
additional $7-10 million for improved transit, urban design and public art.
Preservation and rejuvenation of the unique character of the St. Clair West
corridor is an important aspect of the project.

Media contact:
Rod McPhail, Transportation Planning, 416-392-8100



 

 

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