Light Rail Vehicle testing and safety

  •  July, 2022
Regular testing of Light Rail Vehicles (LRV) on the Finch West LRT project is now underway and will continue to the end of 2023. Each LRV will be tested for 600 km on the 1.8 km “burn-in” section of the track between Pelican Gate and Sentinel Road, during the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. The LRV...

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The Finch West LRT and the Finch West Goods Movement Transportation Master Plan

  •  June, 2022
By Al Ruggero In all probability, readers of this newspaper are well aware of and live daily with the traffic impacted by the construction of the Finch West LRT. Upon completion, the LRT will see the introduction of Light Rail Vehicles riding on a raised guideway along Finch Avenue, from the Keel...

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Multi-use Purpose Tunnel installation on Finch Avenue West and Highway 400

  •  May, 2022
Work description: Installation of the multi-use precast tunnel. Location: Finch Avenue West and Highway 400 (south-west ramp) Timing: • Thursday, May 5 from 10 p.m. until Monday, May 9 at 5 a.m. • Dates are tentative and may change Impact: • Highway 400 south-west ramp closure. • Minor fi...

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Keeping a watchful eye on LRT progress

  •  April, 2022
By Al Ruggero It takes a lot of patience and perseverance to navigate through the construction along the Finch West roadway. Of course, that is because of a significant disruption caused by the building of the Finch West LRT. The LRT is slated to be completed by the end of 2023. This 11 kilom...

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What’s to come on Toronto’s Finch West LRT

  •  March, 2021
Introducing the first light rail vehicle in 2021 By Sean Delaney We have an update on the expected progress along the Finch Avenue West light rail transit route this year. Much of it involves a lot of turned earth – along with the anticipated arrival of the first cool vehicle to start testing the ...

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Finch LRT gets major bridgework

  •  July, 2020
Major bridgework is always a huge deal. A project involving the Highway 400 crossing at Toronto’s Finch Avenue, will cause some detours. But the disruption wasn’t too significant, thanks to an engineering process that dramatically sped up the replacement. Crews were in the final stages of a Hi...

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Working together for a better community

  •  February, 2020
By Sean Delaney The Emery Village BIA recently held its 17th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Jan. 15 at the Magnolia Event Boutique at 5511 Steeles Avenue W. The meeting was an opportunity for members to review the events, activities and achievements of the past year along with presenting the...

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Executive Director's Message - Dec 2019

  •  January, 2020
The holiday season is a great time to relax with loved ones, recharge, and prepare for the New Year. It is also a good time to give back to those less fortunate in our community, and the 31 Division Holiday Toy Drive has been one way of spreading the holiday kindness. If you still have some last mi...

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Together to keep Emery moving

  •  May, 2019
By Sean Delaney On April 11th representatives from the Emery Village BIA, Dukes Heights BIA, the City of Toronto, Metrolinx, Councillor Perruzza’s office along with local freight carriers, who’s rapid transportation flow of goods is of paramount necessity, met at the Julius Banquet Hall for a...

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Emery Village BIA Exec Director's Message

  •  February, 2019
With the first of the New Year behind us, we anticipate a very busy first quarter ahead of us. January ushered in a spell of unwelcome weather, but also events and opportunities that are of interest to both our readers and our business members. We recently attended two important meetings. First, ...

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Metrolinx LRT open house displays promise

  •  February, 2016
By Sean Delaney Metrolinx held an open house for Emery Village at the Julius Banquet Centre on the evening of Jan. 12. It’s purpose was to share specific details regarding the introductory phase of the fast approaching Finch Avenue West LRT. Metrolinx had 30 boards on display to systematical...

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BIA public meeting a great success

  •  July, 2015
By Sean Delaney On June 17th at the Julius Banquet Centre on Arrow Road, the Emery Village BIA hosted a public meeting for the community that easily surpassed all public expectation and attendance records. More than 500 residents crammed the confines of the hall to hear from officials fr...

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Improved transit but increased driving times

  •  July, 2014
BY SANDRA FARINA Metrolinx is moving forward with its plan for a Light Rail Transit (LRT) system along Finch Ave. On July 9, Metrolinx hosted a public open house at the Julius Banquet Centre at 2201 Finch Ave W in order to present its plans for the proposed light rail vehicle maintenance and stor...

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