EglintonConnects was recognized by the Institute of Transportation Engineers for the Toronto Section Project of the Year Award 2013.
As part of the comprehensive study, SvN developed the Streetscape Design for the full length of the 19 km corridor.
The Streetscape Design will accommodate all users – pedestrians, cyclists, transit users and motorists in new, complete, street. Specific, context sensitive designs were developed for both the below-grade and surface segments of the LRT. The preliminary designs include strategies for consistent, healthy, urban trees, broader sidewalks, safe cycling routes, public art, heritage buildings, integrated parking, consolidated over-head utilities, and a series of new public plazas at all station locations.
The work was developed through an integrated Environmental Assessment process that advances the urban and engineering designs through an iterative, multi-disciplinary process. Block-by-block streetscape designs and design criteria were prepared for inclusion as part of Metrolinx’s Performance Standards and Output Specifications for the implementation of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT.