Whose line is it anyway? Yours, the residents and future riders invited to Ontario Line public info meetings for this planned Toronto subway route

As the new transit line begins to take shape, Metrolinx is holding open houses to update communities and future customers on how the planning for the project is moving along and gather thoughts and input on this significant investment.

Opening a new subway route is an historic occasion for any city.

It’s always been that way for generations, including when a train full of dignitaries and media took a twelve-minute subway ride from Eglinton station to Union station when the Toronto subway opened on March 30, 1954.

But before the first paying passenger steps on board, before commemorative images and now social media posts are shared, and before those lines become an everyday part of moving around a city, there’s a great deal of sharing and conversations that take place.

Metrolinx, which is working with Infrastructure Ontario to deliver the project, is holding winter open houses to help communities and customers learn more about the Ontario Line.

Image shows a group gathering around and talking.

Public information sessions will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. They will include how Ontario Line subway route will help shape transit in the heart of Toronto, including easing crowding on the TTC’s Line 1. An estimated 389,000 daily boardings will take place along the nearly 16-kilometre route. (File photo)

“Getting out there into the community and having open, frank conversations is critical to the success of a major project like this,” said Malcolm MacKay, program sponsor for the Ontario Line.

“The feedback we get from community members — whether in person or online — will help us make informed decisions as we move through all phases of the project. There will be many more conversations to come as we work together to give the people of this great city the comprehensive transit network they deserve.”

The sessions run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Here’s where the meetings will be held:

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

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

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

Wednesday, January 29th
Exhibition Place Beanfield Centre
Room 201 ABC
105 Princes’ Boulevard
Toronto, ON

To find out more about the project, as well as the open houses, just click here.

The planned Ontario Line subway route will help shape transit in the heart of Toronto, including easing crowding on the TTC’s Line 1. An estimated 389,000 daily boardings will take place along the nearly 16-kilometre route.

Planning for the project continues, including environmental studies and refining the design and engineering work.

And that means lots more conversation and inspiration, before that opening day celebration.

While we have you, want to read an interesting story about clever design elements anticipated for the Ontario Line? Go here.