The Macchiusi Sales Team, Weiss Realty Ltd Brokerage (2021)
The Building Transit Faster Act, 2020 introduces measures that support the accelerated completion of the province’s four priority subway projects.
Homeowners should be aware that as of June 3, 2021, lands for the Ontario Line, Scarborough Subway Extension and Eglinton Crosstown West Extension projects have been designated. The Bill is about the planning and construction of the Ontario Line, the Scarborough Subway Extension, the Yonge Subway Extension and the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension.
The boundaries of the Transit Corridor Lands were set by looking at existing infrastructure in the area, the route and design of the transit project, and how it would be built. In addition, 10-metre and 30-metre buffer areas have been set around the Transit Corridor Lands to protect for and to address potential construction conflicts that could come up during further project design and construction work associated with the propriety transit projects.
What does this mean for you?
As result of this designation of lands, if you are planning to build, alter, place a building, structure or a road, or install a utility or any works that require excavation or dewatering, grading, on or under transit corridor land, or land within 10-metres or 30-metres of the Transit Corridor lands, a Corridor Development Permit (CDP) from Metrolinx may be required in addition to any necessary municipal permits/approvals.
This new permitting requirement will help Metrolinx identify, assess, and ultimately avoid conflicts with nearby construction activities by others. It will also help reduce the likelihood that you might have to stop, revise, or redo your work in the future due to conflicts with the priority transit project.
The Macchiusi Sales Team - Weiss Realty Ltd. Real Estate Brokerage (2021)