Metrolinx Eyes 40 Wabash Avenue For Construction Staging

Metrolinx Staging Area

In the next few weeks, Metrolinx will be setting up shop at Wabash and Macdonell avenues. A vacant piece of land next to Sorauren Park will be used by the provincial transportation body as a construction access area for track work related to the Georgetown South (GTS) Project and the Union Pearson Express. Work will begin in June and is expect to be complete by the fall of 2014.

Metrolinx said it requires access on the southwest side of the rail corridor to complete grading and signal work. They also require a storage area for equipment and access for trucks to deliver materials, equipment and aggregate.

In response to a request for an interview, Metrolinx, through an email from spokesperson Malon Edwards, said, “We reviewed a couple of options and found 40 Wabash Ave. to be the only location that met all of our requirements.”

Metrolinx is in the process of securing use of 40 Wabash Ave. for a rental fee. The area of land in question is east of the old Linseed Oil Factory at the corner of Wabash and Macdonell avenues.

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As if traffic wasn’t already bad enough on Macdonell and especially Sorauren. All we need is this steady stream of heavy trucks. Whatever the province wants the province gets.