Mount Joy GO Station
We were retained by the Town of Markham to identify future station needs for the Stouffville rail line, part of the GO Transit system that serves the Toronto metro area. We assessed the need for a new GO station to serve the community of Mount Joy in the northeast part of Markham.
Based on an evaluation of alternative station locations and alternative station and parking layout concepts, we produced a recommended site and configuration, which was selected by the client. The study also included ridership forecasting and assessment of bus, pick-up/drop-off and commuter parking requirements to support the recommended station design. In addition, we evaluated catchment area, accessibility and compatibility with adjacent land uses as well as opportunities for private sector involvement.
The Mount Joy GO station opened in 2004 and currently serves more than 500 daily commuters. Our study was consistent with the EA process, incorporating public participation in an evaluation of environmental and social impacts.