LRT Update: Oct 31, Deadline for Comments

EVERY VOICE COUNTS !!!

Our QTN neighbourhood and Connaught park will be impacted by the LRT.

Your voice needs to be heard before Oct 31, 2016 to be taken into account in the environmental assessment process.

The City of Ottawa recently completed an Environmental Project Report (EPR) for the Confederation Line West LRT extension. This triggered a 30-day public review period starting Sept 29, 2016. The Province is required to consider any written objections to the transit project received within this period. All submissions must clearly indicate that an objection is being submitted and describe any negative impacts to matters of provincial importance (natural/cultural environment).

During the public review period, comments from all individuals carry the same weight.

You are encouraged to send your comments, questions, or concerns directly to the project contact listed below.

Update 2016-10-22. Concerns raised by the community include, but are not limited to: station access (paths from QTN), delays in or lack of communication from the city, security (rail line in park), height of rail, noise, and greenspace access during construction.

Attn: Gavin Battarino, Special Project Officer
Environmental Approvals Branch, Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change
135 St. Clair Avenue West, 1st Floor
Toronto ON M4V 1P5
General Inquiry: 416-314-8001
Toll Free: 800-461-6290
Fax: 416-314-8452
E-mail: EAABGen@ontario.ca


What is proposed to happen in QTN:

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  • An elevated alignment bridge (5m (16 ft) above grade) will cross over Pinecrest creek at the end of Henley pathway
  • An uncovered LRT track will cut through Connaught park and continue under Connaught Avenue through a tunnel
  • Pedestrian bridge replacement at Woodroffe High School (moved closer to Carling)
  • New Queensview station will have a pedestrian bridge to south side of Queensway, but no access from QTN
    Closure of Queensway station

Impacts to the community include:

  • Connaught park will not be accessible for at least 2 years
  • There will be visible over-pass on the edge of our green space

Where can I find more information?

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One thought on “LRT Update: Oct 31, Deadline for Comments

  1. Mark Taylor says:

    Hi Simon

    I just want to offer for a few of the bullets posted above some clarity:

    “An uncovered LRT track will cut through Connaught park and continue under Connaught Avenue through a tunnel”

    While this is true, please keep in mind the train will only be at grade for a very short space. Mostly it will be in a trench partially below grade until it goes fully underground. The sides of this trench will be fenced and masked so it is not a visual blight.

    “New Queensview station will have a pedestrian bridge to south side of Queensway, but no access from QTN”

    There will be access from Qtn to queensview station. At least one pathway is already planned from the end of Roman avenue with many other suggested and under consideration. These were all discussed and worked on by community members at the connectivity open house at the Lutheran church several months ago.

    “Closure of Queensway station”

    Yes but replaced by queensview which will actually make it closer to more Qtn residents than today.

    “Connaught park will not be accessible for at least 2 years”

    Parts of the park will be fenced for staging or construction but the vast majority will remain open and usable, even more accessible as the new path network starts to be put in.

    Thank You Simon for taking the time to post this to the group.
    Mark

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