Once again, John Tory’s “SmartTrack” is on track.
The City of Toronto project, which is in partnership with the TTC and Metrolinx, got the green light from the Ontario government on Tuesday, approving six new stations in Toronto.
“Today, I was notified that the Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks has signed the necessary regulations for Metrolinx and the City of Toronto to proceed with the construction of new SmartTrack stations,” said Tory on Twitter.
With that, the city and Metrolinx will now be permitted to issue a statement of completion as part of the transit project assessment process – the final stage in the environmental approval process, according to Tory.
Once the notice is publicly posted, construction can begin on the new stations, which will be part of the 24-station project that includes the Eglinton West LRT.
“This is an important step forward in getting SmartTrack up and running to provide real transit relief for Toronto residents,” said the mayor.
The six approved SmartTrack stations are:
- St. Clair-Old Weston
- East Harbour
- Finch Kennedy