Mount Dennis station

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Mount Dennis
TTC - Line 5.svg
Old Kodak building Toronto 2484567701.jpg
Old Kodak building nine on the north side of Eglinton Ave. with GO Transit lines crossing on the bridge in front
Coordinates 43°41′15″N 79°29′14″W / 43.68750°N 79.48722°W / 43.68750; -79.48722Coordinates: 43°41′15″N 79°29′14″W / 43.68750°N 79.48722°W / 43.68750; -79.48722
Tracks 2 TTC
4 GO Transit
Connections BSicon BUS1.svg TTC buses
Construction
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status Under construction
Services
Preceding station   Toronto rapid transit   Following station
Terminus TTC - Line 5.svg Eglinton
Opens 2022
toward Kennedy

Mount Dennis is an intermodal transit terminal under construction in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Located east of the intersection of Eglinton Avenue and Weston Road in the Mount Dennis neighbourhood in the district of York, the station will be the western terminus of the future Line 5 Eglinton.[1] The station has been designated as one of many "mobility hubs" in Greater Toronto.[2] A future infill station for commuter rail trains on the Kitchener line of GO Transit and the Union Pearson Express will also be constructed.

The station is being built on the lands formerly known as Kodak Heights, which was a camera manufacturing facility operated by the Eastman Kodak Company from 1918 to 2006.[3] Adjacent to the station, the Eglinton Maintenance and Storage Facility will also be located on the lands.[4][5][6][7][8]

Station design[edit]

A draft prepared on April 10, 2013 established four designs for the station.[8] In all the designs the underground LRT platform will be 150 meters long—long enough for four vehicle trainsets. Two designs placed the bus platform on the north side of Eglinton, accessed through a 230-metre pedestrian tunnel. In the other two designs the bus platform(s) were on the south side of Eglinton, accessed through a 260-metre pedestrian tunnel.

By 2016, the finalized design placed the bus loop on the north side of the station, accessed by a relocated Photography Drive bridge that crosses Eglinton further to the east than the old bridge. This roadway would pass east of the renovated Kodak building, which would form the station's secondary entrance.

The main entrance would be on the west side of the rail corridor, while a third entrance would be at street level facing Eglinton, between the rail bridges and the Photography Drive bridge. The LRT platform would have a glass wall allowing natural light into the space.

East of the station, the LRT line would travel on an elevated guideway above Black Creek Drive and Black Creek itself, before descending into the western portal of the line's bored tunnel, towards Keelesdale Station.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mount Dennis Mobility Hub Study" (PDF). Metrolinx. Retrieved 2016-08-11. 
  2. ^ "Eglinton-Mount Dennis Mobility Hub". Metrolinx. Retrieved 2015-08-10. 
  3. ^ James Armstrong (2013-09-13). "Community wants to preserve Kodak building while Metrolinx plans LRT station". Toronto: Global News. Archived from the original on 2013-09-15. 
  4. ^ John Lorinc (2012-11-23). "Down (but not out) Mount Dennis area pins hopes on Metrolinx". Globe and Mail. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2013-03-28. 
  5. ^ Rahul Gupta (2012-12-12). "Meeting to provide details on LRT station in Mount Dennis". York Guardian. Archived from the original on 2013-03-29. The Mount Dennis underground stop at Weston Road would serve as the line’s western terminus point, said Metrolinx spokesperson Jamie Robinson on Friday, Dec. 7. 
  6. ^ James Bow (2013-09-04). "Future Mount Dennis Station (Kitchener Line/Eglinton LRT)". Transit Toronto. Retrieved 2013-09-08. The connection was given new life with the launch of Eglinton LRT, operating from Jane Street east to Kennedy. A stop near Black Creek Drive would include a connection with the GO Kitchener line and a new stop on the Union Pearson Express. 
  7. ^ Tess Kalinowski (2010-02-16). "Residents ask TTC for LRT tunnel through Mount Dennis". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2014-11-22. 
  8. ^ a b "background file" (PDF). City of Toronto. 2013-04-10. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  9. ^ "Mount Dennis Station Open House". Metrolinx. Retrieved 27 May 2016.