I would like to take a moment to provide residents some additional information on the upcoming relocation of Bayview Station Transitway Stop 2A (eastbound towards downtown) to the southeast corner of Albert Street and Bayview Road.
Starting on Friday, September 15, this stop is being moved to accommodate the construction of a transit-oriented development (TOD) south of Albert Street to be connected to the future Bayview O-Train Station. This work will result in the closure of the current pathway on the south side of Albert Street, which is located on the developer’s land and connects between the existing O-Train Trillium Line platform and eastbound bus Stop 2A. The developer requires use of the land in order to proceed with construction of the TOD development, which, when built, will provide modern residential, retail, and office use that will be integrated with the future Bayview Station and will encourage transit use.
As of Friday, September 15, customers transferring between buses at Stop 2A and trains on the O-Train Trillium Line will follow the new pedestrian route, which will take about 5 minutes, compared with the current 2 minutes. The pedestrian route will be signed, clearly marked, accessible, well-lit and monitored by security cameras so that customers can safely get to their bus or train transfer.
The current bus stop (#2304) on Albert Street, west of Bayview Road, for eastbound Routes 16 and 95 will be removed at the same time as it is close to the new location of Stop 2A, which will be across the street. Customers using those routes can use the new Stop 2A. There will be no changes to westbound Bayview Station Transitway Stop 1A.
These changes will remain in place until the O-Train Confederation Line opens and the removal of the Transitway detour in 2018.
In an effort to help communicate information, OC Transpo has compiled an updated map of Bayview Station and a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document which you can find here.
I highly encourage all residents who use this stop to plan their route in advance of the changes on September 15th. Thank you for your understanding.