Metrolinx Air Quality and Human Health Assessments

As part of the Minister of Environment’s October 2009 approval of the GTS project, Metrolinx committed to completing additional air quality modeling and human health assessments.

Metrolinx’s previous air quality and human health assessments were based on Tier 2 emission standards for locomotive engines (current standard). The new assessment uses Tier 4 emissions standards (upcoming standard) that will be implemented by the ARL and GO fleet.

Metrolinx was also asked to draft a revised human health mitigation plan to address possible health risks, if any, after the move to Tier 4-compliant locomotives.

They are releasing the results of these assessments on Thursday, June 2nd and hosting the following public meetings to brief the community:

Thursday June 9, 2011; 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. York West Active Living Centre, 1901 Weston Rd

Tuesday June 14, 2011 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Harbourfront Community Centre, 627 Queens Quay W.

Thursday, June 16, 2011 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Lithuanian House, 1573 Bloor Street W.

There will be a 30-day public consultation period for the draft human health mitigation plan ending on July 4th. If you have any questions contact: Manuel Pedrosa, Manager, Community Relations Georgetown South Project. OR 647-260-6719