Built on Federal Canada Lands and operated by the Province of Ontario, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC)located in the heart of downtown Toronto is Canada's #1 convention and trade show facility.
With over 600,000 square feet of exhibit and meeting space including 64 meeting rooms, a world-class 1,330-seat theatre and two well-appointed ballrooms, and over 1,700 indoor parking spaces. When the MTCC and the adjoined Intercontinental Hotel required critical traffic circulation consultation within one of Canada's most congested metro areas, across from Union Station, with high pedestrian and vehicular traffic volumes, LMM Engineering was the preferred consultant to perform a comprehensive area wide traffic study to analyze the effects on traffic operations of a variety of scenarios during the peak demand season and during road construction projects and road closures.
Part of a global upscale luxury hotel chain, the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel stands tall with over 1,375 rooms, 116,000 square feet of meeting space and 250 parking spaces. Facing the unique Toronto City Hall structure on Queen Street, the Sheraton Centre Toronto is one of North America's premier meeting and conference facilities and is located on three downtown streets busy with both pedestrian and vehicular traffic year round.
During peak season periods when around 1,500 check-ins and check-outs occur in one day, and major conferences and meetings are held, it is essential that traffic operations and circulation at entrances including internal pick-up and drop-off activity, parking and pedestrian and vehicular accessibility and safety be highly organized and operated to meet and maintain the high standards at this luxury facility.
For this, being specialized in vehicular and pedestrian traffic operations optimization and safety, LMM Engineering was retained by the Sheraton to develop a traffic plan suitable for such a busy and highly regarded facility.
A division of Metrolinx, GO Transit is the regional public transit service for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, with routes extending to communities across the Greater Golden Horseshoe . GO transit carries 57 million passengers a year.
Since May 1967, GO Transit has evolved from a single GO Train line along Lake Ontario’s shoreline into an extensive network of train lines and bus routes. Since service began, more than a billion riders have taken the GO Train or Bus – to work or school, to go home, or for leisure activities. GO provides its passengers with safe, fast, reliable, comfortable service to downtown Toronto and other urban centres.
As part of GO Transits capacity expansion plans, a 1,000 car parking garage was planned for the Aurora GO station where a traffic study was required to ensure traffic flows and safety were maintained. LMM was the preferred traffic consultant for this study including external and internal traffic circulation and design for the proposed 1,000 car multi-level parking garage in Aurora, Ontario. The study included analysis of 11 signalized and unsignalized intersections with heavy pedestrian, car, bus and train traffic including analysis of a rail crossing. A variety of options and configurations were considered with special consideration for pedestrian safety and interaction between pedestrians, cars and buses. In addition sight-line analyses were conducted to determine if minimum sight distance requirements are met.
LMM was tasked with developing a transportation management and logistics plan for this proposed major commercial (retail and industrial) development hub in the greater Atlanta area. The plan included assessment of the type of traffic generated by the proposed development uses, assessing travel times to major transportation hub destinations as well as other industrial facilities, using specialized traffic modeling software to optimize traffic flows in and out of the facility as well as recommend delivery optimization schedules for the various truck delivery routes.
As a result, LMM helped streamline and optimize area transportation network, reducing transportation times and reducing carbon emmissions.
Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada Size: 310,000 sq.ft.
This multiphase office development located in one of Mississauga's prime new employment areas includes three new office buildings and is located at the corner of two major Regional arterials within a short distance to the access of two of the GTA's main Provincial highways.
LMM was the consultant of choice to evaluate the impacts of each phase separately in the short term and long term future horizons in order to accurately determine the required transportation facility improvements related to this development. In addition, LMM consultants reviewed internal traffic circulation and geometry and recommended improvements to minimize conflicts and facilitate flow.
An unfortunate collision has occurred between a motor vehicle and a bicycle on a municipal intersection in Ontario, where the cyclist has incurred serious injuries. (The location and case particulars have been omitted due to the ongoing confidential nature of the case).
The actions of the motor vehicle operator, the geometric design and signal operation of the intersection as well as the actions of the cyclist have been closely examined. LMM was retained as traffic operations expert specialists to review the design and operation of the intersection in an effort to aid the court in the determination of liability. As a legal case, extensive documentation and expert reports by others were examined to form fair professional opinion.
During the construction of this interchange on one of Canada's main 400 series highways just north of Toronto, LMM assisted in the development of traffic management plans for each phase of construction ensuring optimized traffic flow during lane closures and detours.