The TTC has been examining several possible sites for a new carhouse and shops to store and maintain the fleet of new streetcars. A status report appeared on the May 28 supplementary agenda, but this does not include the presentation materials.
Of the fourteen sites considered, only six, all in the Port Lands, were large enough to hold both the maintenance shops and storage space for cars.
Of these sites, the more northerly ones are most likely to be of greatest interest as they require the shortest connection to the existing system. Site number 1 immediately north of the Ashbridges Bay water treatment plant brings some local controversy because the space, although not formally parkland, is green space in the community.
Future plans call for retention of Russell and Roncesvalles carhouses. In the short term, these will be needed for the remaining ALRV and CLRV fleets. Longer term, they would require major changes or rebuilding to house cars from the new fleet.