Strachan Station

Intersection: Strachan Ave. and GO Weston Tracks
Construction Stage: Two
2014 Density (est.): 228
Nearby Landmarks: CNE, Ricoh Coliseum
TTC Connections: 63+ Ossington

Strachan station is located at the eastern boundary of Liberty Village and the southern boundary of the Niagara neighbourhood. It will connect with the 63 Ossington bus. Strachan station will provide riders with easier access to the Canadian National Exhibition, which runs for over two weeks at the end of August. In 2009, the CNE attracted more than 1.3 million vistors6. Strachan will also provide access to Ricoh Coliseum which is home to the Toronto Marlies.

Liberty Village was established in 2001 and is now known as one of Toronto’s newest destination spots. Liberty Village is home to more than 5 000 employees and the community feel of the area is attracting more residents to the area at a very fast pace103. Currently, there are 10 new condo and loft developments proposed in the area of the Strachan station. Although Niagara was originally very industrial, it has recently undergone a redevelopment and currently has a number of lofts as well as row houses. The population density served by the Strachan station is expected to increase 64% from 2006 to 2014.

There continues to be room for development northeast of Strachan in the Niagara neighbourhood. There are parking lots south of Wellington, just east of Strachan, which could be developed as this in demand area continues to expand. The area between the railway tracks east of Strachan also has room for new construction.

Strachan is located in an up and coming area that is sure to see high ridership year round. Strachan station will also see increased ridership when local attractions, such as the CNE and Toronto Marlies’ games occur.

Westbound to:
Liberty Village
Eastbound to:
Fort York
© 2010 Phil Orr & Andrew Perry