Ground has officially been broken on the Ontario Line, here's what it will look like (RENDERINGS)

Mar 28 2022, 2:47 pm

On Sunday, Premier Doug Ford and Toronto Mayor John Tory broke ground on a major transit line in the province.

The Ontario Line will extend from Exhibition Place to the Ontario Science Centre. Initial renderings provide a glimpse of what subway stations to come will look like.

On Sunday, the province broke ground on the Exhibition Place station. Renderings show that the station will look pretty futuristic, wood panelling and all.

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Exhibition Station rendering/Government of Ontario

An aerial view of the station provides more detail of just what the station is expected to look like. The new subway line will bring riders from Exhibition Station to the Ontario Science Centre in as little as 30 minutes.

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Exhibition Station aerial rendering/Government of Ontario

In total, the line will bring 14 new subway stations to Toronto and will make commuting in the GTA faster.

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King Street W and Bathurst Street station/Government of Ontario

The new subway line is expected to alleviate up to 15% of crowding on TTC Line 1 during peak hours.

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Queen Street West and Spadina station/Government of Ontario

Some existing stations will see upgrades as part of the Ontario Line. Osgoode Station looks like it will have major work done as the line is constructed.

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Osgoode Station/Government of Ontario

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Queen Station/Government of Ontario

The line will bring a new subway station to Moss Park. The Ontario Line’s new stations all boast huge windows, and the Moss Park station is no exception.

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Moss Park Station/Government of Ontario

The line will connect more neighbourhoods to the subway system, like Corktown, Leslieville and more.

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Future station at King Street E and Berkeley Street/Government of Ontario

While ground has been broken, it’ll still be a number of years before things are operational. The Ontario Line isn’t expected to be completed until 2030.

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Station spanning Queen St E east of Degrassi St (Riverside-Leslieville)/Government of Ontario

Not only will the new line establish more stations in the city, but it will also connect more than 40 transit lines in an effort to make commuting easier.

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Station spanning Carlaw Avenue and Gerrard Street/Government of Ontario

According to the province, the Ontario Line will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 14,000 tonnes annually by 2041.

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Danforth Avenue and Pape Avenue station/Government of Ontario

Ontario also said that the new line would reduce congestion at Union Station during peak travel hours to allow commuters to access more transit lines.

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Pape Avenue and Cosburn Avenue station rendering/Government of Ontario

Ridership on the new line is forecast to be nearly 400,000 trips per day. Trains will come as quickly as 90 seconds apart during peak hours, pending any delays, of course.

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Overlea Boulevard and Thorncliffe Park Drive station rendering/Government of Ontario

The province said that, on average, commuters would save seven minutes of travel time per trip once the line is complete.

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Flemingdon Park Station rendering/Government of Ontario

“The Ontario Line is a massive transit project that will be a challenge to build in our city, but I am confident that we will get this done and deliver the transit that will help ensure Toronto comes back stronger than ever,” Tory said in a press release.

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Science Centre station on the northeast corner of Don Mills Road and Eglinton Avenue/Government of Ontario

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