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ACTION ALERT – Write Metrolinx NOW to support Mimico GO Station

An artist's rendering of the proposed Mimico station entrance. May not reflect current/future plans. Image courtesy Metrolinx

An artist’s rendering of the proposed Mimico station entrance. May not reflect current/future plans. Image courtesy Metrolinx

The Mimico GO Station preliminary design includes two new pedestrian tunnels plus tunnel entrance structures, elevators and stairs.  In early 2016, we were told this work would begin in 2016, however in an Aug 2016 Metrolinx update, we learned that Mimico GO Station detailed design & construction is scheduled for 2018 to early 2021.  This is a full two years later than we were told 6 months ago, and completion is four years later than the original completion date of 2017.

Construction for accessible, barrier free access needs to start this year; however the start date for these necessary changes continue to move further into the future.  Mimico Station accessibility has been an ongoing issue for many years and waiting another 2 years for this to start is simply not an option.

This is our chance to let Metrolinx and our elected representatives know that Mimico GO Station is critical to our community and that these much needed changes are needed as soon as possible.

WRITE METROLINX NOW TO SUPPORT MIMICO GO STATION UPGRADES STARTING THIS YEAR

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Metrolinx Leadership and City and Provincial Representatives:

TO: “Bruce McCuaig” <CEO@metrolinx.com>, “John Jensen” <john.jensen@metrolinx.com>,

CC:  “Jennifer Capan” <Jennifer.Capan@gotransit.com>, “Peter Milczyn” <pmilczyn.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org>, “Steven Del Duca” <sdelduca.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org>, “Councillor Mark Grimes” <councillor_grimes@toronto.ca>,  info@mimicoresidents.ca

Include “Mimico GO Station Improvements” in your SUBJECT line.

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Possible CONTENT for your letter:

Dear Metrolinx, City and Provincial Representatives,

In early 2016, we were told that improvements to Mimico GO Station would begin in 2016, however in an Aug 2016 Metrolinx update, we learned that detailed design and construction is scheduled for 2018 to early 2021. This is a full two years later than we were told 6 months ago, and completion is four years later than the original completion date of 2017.

Construction for accessible, barrier free access needs to start this year; however the start date for these necessary changes continue to move further into the future. Mimico Station accessibility has been an ongoing issue for many years and waiting another 2 years for this to start is simply not an option.

Mimico GO Station is critical to our community and these much needed changes are needed as soon as possible.

Sincerely,
(Name)
(Address)
Mimico Resident

Background Reading:

MRA Letter to Metrolinx RE Mimico GO Station Improvements

Etobicoke Guardian Article from 2012 – Upgrades to be Complete by 2017

We hope we can count on you.

Chris Moore
President
Mimico Residents Association

 

 

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