Metrolinx wants to hear Toronto's opinion about the proposed Ontario Line

Jan 10 2020, 6:42 pm

Metrolinx is hosting a series of open houses to update the public on the latest developments with the Ontario Line.

Originally intended as a replacement to the City of Toronto’s Relief Line South, a 7.5-km project connecting Line 2 at Pape Station to Line 1 at Queen Station and Osgoode Station with eight new stations, the project has grown under the direction of the Ford Government.

A Business Case from Metrolinx in July 2019 shows the proposed project spanning 15.5 km across 15 new stations, including six interchange stations and 17 new connections to GO Transit, existing subways, and streetcars.

“The Ontario Line will connect the city like never before,” reads the Metrolinx website.

“It’s more than just a subway to alleviate crowding on TTC Line 1 – it’s a link to communities across Toronto. From east to west, north to south, from Ontario Place to the Ontario Science Centre, there’s never been a connection in the heart of the city like this one. Getting downtown from previously underserved areas will be a breeze, and there will be more trains arriving at stations more frequently. Think of it as downtown relief when you need it.”

Preliminary estimates for the project have been pegged at $10.9 billion.

All four information sessions are between 6:30 to 8:30 pm and are taking place at the following locations:

Thursday, January 23
Ontario Science Centre Telus Room — 770 Don Mills Road, North York

Monday, January 27
Ryerson University Tecumseh Auditorium — 55 Gould Street, Toronto

Tuesday, January 28
Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto Social Hall — 115 Simpson Avenue, Toronto

Wednesday, January 29
Exhibition Place Beanfield Centre – room 201 — 105 Princes’ Boulevard, Toronto

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