Metrolinx hosting another series of virtual open houses for the Ontario Line

Following a round of well-attended open house discussions in April, Ontario Line teams are preparing to host another round to share more updates and answer more questions. Teams will also talk about transit corridor lands and what they mean for people who live or work near the route. Read on to find out how you can get involved.

Metrolinx is ready to hold another series of virtual open houses for the Ontario Line project.

With a project the size of the Ontario Line, there are bound to be questions. Whether they’re about travel time savings, station locations, managing construction impacts or how to get involved, Metrolinx is committed to answering them.

Image shows a tunnel.
A typical transit tunnel – this one from the Crosstown LRT route – dramatically plays with light shining on the track bed in this file photo. (Metrolinx photo)

In addition to ongoing engagement through email, phone calls and individual meetings, virtual open houses give teams a chance to share updates with larger groups and get feedback from people they may not have otherwise heard from.

This round of meetings will also focus on the transit corridor lands that will soon be created for the Ontario Line, similar to what was done for the Scarborough Subway Extension and the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension back in April.

Metrolinx teams will provide an update on the project and go over what transit corridor lands mean for those who own or occupy property on those lands. Participants can submit questions in advance or ask them during the meeting, in which a panel of Metrolinx experts will give detailed responses. Here is the rundown of the upcoming virtual open houses and the areas they’ll be focussing on.

  • Thursday, June 10 – West segment: Exhibition, King/Bathurst, Queen/Spadina
  • Thursday, June 17 – Downtown segment: Osgoode, Queen, Moss Park, Corktown
  • Thursday, June 24 – East segment: East Harbour, Leslieville/Riverside, Gerrard
  • Wednesday, June 30 – North segment: Pape, Cosburn, Thorncliffe Park, Flemingdon Park, Science Centre

For more information about property and transit corridor lands, visit Metrolinx.com/property.

And to register for an upcoming open house, visit MetrolinxEngage.com/OntarioLine/Live. If you are unable to attend the live event, Metrolinx will post recordings of the discussions so you can catch up with the conversations.

Story by Sara Wilbur, senior advisor, Subways, and Kimberly Murphy, senior advisor, Subways