Big changes are coming to Toronto subway and streetcar service in the next 10 years, according to new maps released by TTC on Thursday.
In a report released ahead of the transit authority’s February 10 board meeting, the TTC gave a snapshot of what the city’s public transportation could look like in the near future which included multiple new subway lines with dozens of new stops.
The first map details all of the existing Toronto subway and streetcar lines as well as a few pending additions that will be complete by 2023. This notably includes the Eglinton line, which has been under construction since 2011 and is expected to open in 2022, and the Finch West line, which is currently under construction and is expected to open in 2023.
The Eglinton line will add 25 stops across the city, spanning from Mount Dennis on the west side to Kennedy in the east, while the Finch line will bring 18 new stops from Finch West to Humber College.
The Scarborough RT line, which TTC employees recently recommended be shut down in 2023 and replaced with shuttle buses until the Scarborough Subway Extension is complete in 2030, is also included in the 2023 map.
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The second map in the report is a projection of what the TTC subway and streetcar service will look like a decade from now. This includes a further extension of the Eglinton line that will go out to Pearson Airport, and the completion of the much-anticipated Scarborough Subway Extension off the Bloor Danforth line.
There will also be an entirely new subway line, the Ontario line, running from Exhibition Place to the Ontario Science Centre. Metrolinx is anticipating that this new 15-stop line will not only alleviate overcrowding on the Yonge University line but also make getting around downtown much more convenient.
Now all you’ll have to do is wait 10 years to be able to use it.