The Good Roads
Annual Conference

Study Tours

*Note: Tours are limited to conference delegates and are available on a first come, first served basis. Spots are limited and delegates must register in advance to guarantee their spot on each tour.

Registration closes Thursday, April 6.

Sunday, April 16

Metrolinx Infrastructure Tour

Join Metrolinx on a unique study tour of the QEW Push Box, 403 Flyover Work Zone, and the Operations, Maintenance, and Storage Facility (OMSF). Observe the permanent underpass installation process using hydraulic jacks and the construction of the elevated guideway for the LRT.

At the QEW Push Box located at Hurontario and QEW, learn about the innovative method used to install a permanent underpass for northbound traffic, allowing for the Hazel McCallion Line tracks.

At the 403 Flyover Work Zone located at Rathburn Road, witness the building of a stand-alone structure that will connect the LRT and Hurontario. See the elevated guideway being built directly next to the Hurontario overpass of Highway 403.

And finally, visit the OMSF in Brampton. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the 10,634 m² facility built for the LRT project, with 42 light rail vehicle storage, a repair shop, and material storage and cleaning facilities.

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to see transportation infrastructure in action!


Monday, April 17

NWMO Nuclear Waste Storage Bunker

Explore the Nuclear Waste Management Organization’s (NWMO) commitment to safe and responsible nuclear waste management! Tour a cutting-edge research facility, where you’ll gain unique insights into the NWMO’s plan for long-term management of used nuclear fuel. Get up close and personal with the design, optimization, and proof testing program and witness the technology behind the scenes.

Walk through a mock nuclear waste storage bunker and see first-hand the advanced engineered barrier system and underground emplacement technologies, designed to ensure technical safety and reliability. Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your knowledge and understand the future of nuclear waste management.

Pave-Al Plant Tour

Join us on a one-of-a-kind study tour of the Pave-Al Plant. Get an up-close look at the lifecycle of aggregates, from extraction to processing and transportation.

See the process of aggregate production in action and learn about the different stages including quarrying, crushing, screening, and washing. Discover how raw materials are transformed into the high-quality construction materials used in our roads, buildings, and infrastructure.

This study tour is a unique opportunity to gain a hands-on understanding of the aggregates industry and its crucial role in our infrastructure. Don’t miss out on this educational and engaging experience.


Tuesday, April 18

Toronto Traffic Management Centre

Discover the inner workings of the bustling City of Toronto with this exclusive study tour of the Traffic Operations Centre (TOC)! As part of the Traffic Management Section (TMS), the TOC plays a vital role in managing the city’s extensive road network of 40 km expressways and over 5,600 km of roads, including well-known expressways like the Don Valley Parkway, Gardiner Expressway, and Allen Rd.

Join us for a unique opportunity to learn about TMS, TOC’s evolution, functions, and technologies. Get a rare glimpse into the TOC and experience a behind-the-scenes tour of this innovative traffic management hub. Register now and be a part of this fascinating study tour!

Waterfront Toronto Don River Rehabilitation

Discover the future of Toronto’s waterfront with the Port Lands Flood Protection Project. Join us on a tour of one of the city’s largest infrastructure projects, as we reconnect the Don River to Lake Ontario and create a naturalized river mouth. Explore a kilometer-long river valley, witness the construction of a new river mouth, and see the cleanup of polluted land.

Learn how this project will provide flood protection to a large stretch of downtown waterfront and pave the way for sustainable development. Be prepared for an exciting 2km loop through an active construction site, with potentially uneven ground and wet conditions. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see Toronto’s transformation firsthand!

* A boxed lunch will be provided for tours on April 17 & 18.

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