Since the Ontario Line was announced in April 2019, experts at Metrolinx have continued to refine and improve plans. As more information became available, Metrolinx News has been your first source for reliable updates. But have you been paying close attention? Take the quiz to find out how much news you remember.
So, you think you know the Ontario Line subway project?
Care to put that knowledge to the test?
The Ontario Line will bring 15.6-kilometres of much-needed subway service to Toronto, stretching from the Ontario Science Centre through downtown to Exhibition Place.
A project of this scale has a mindboggling number of details.
As the plan evolves, Metrolinx News constantly has more information to share.
This quick quiz will test your memory on some key facts – and give you bragging rights.
The Ontario Line will take advantage of a cavern that was initially dug for a second set of tracks under this TTC subway station
You know it
Good guess, but incorrect
Way off, this station is actually above ground
A passenger going from Thorncliffe Park to downtown, at King and Bay, will save this much time once the Ontario Line is complete
Yes, what is currently a 40-minute trip will be a 25-minute trip with the Ontario Line
A year, because it’s a time traveling portal
Um, no sorry
This station will connect riders coming from the Eglinton Crosstown and TTC buses to the Ontario Line
You got it
No, but that will still be an important hub
Wrong, check out the other end of the line
South of the right answer
This historic site will be commemorated at Corktown station
Wrong, not this site of parliament
Old Fort York
Wrong answer, but right era
John Simcoe’s house
Once the Ontario Line is complete, and Metrolinx frees up additional space next to its existing rail corridor, this green space will be bigger
All four of the parks listed
100 per cent correct
Jimmie Simpson Park
Bruce Mackey Park
These attractions will be within walking distance of Corktown station
Distillery District and St. Lawrence Market
Right. No more searching for Christmas Market parking
Ontario Place and CN Tower
Incorrect, they will be close to Exhibition and Osgoode respectively
Line 2 subway passengers will save time transferring to the Ontario Line here (instead of to Line 1 at Bloor/Yonge)
Negative, too far east
Negative, too far west
Lakeshore East and Stouffville GO train riders that want to avoid crowds at Union Station will connect to the Ontario Line here
Correct, East Harbour will help reduce crowding at Union Station by up to 14 per cent
Nope, that’s the Lakeshore West connection
Good guess, but that’s the Eglinton Crosstown LRT link
No, this is where the Ontario Line will meet up with the Line 2 TTC subway
Fans of these teams will have an easy walk from the Exhibition GO station to the game
Argonauts, Marlies and TFC
Yes. You can walk from Exhibition GO to BMO Field in under two minutes and the Coca-Cola Coliseum is only four minutes away
Blue Jays, Maple Leafs and Raptors
No. Fans will connect from the Ontario Line to either the TTC subway/streetcar or GO train for an easy walk to Rogers Centre or Scotiabank Arena
This landmark building, dating back to 1849, will be preserved close to one of the Ontario Line stations
The Wheat Sheaf Tavern
Correct. Ontario Line plans at King and Bathurst have been crafted to avoid impacts to this historic building
Maple Leaf Gardens
Nope. It opened in 1931 and it’s not close to the Ontario Line
Way off. Construction began in 1911 and it’s quite a bit further north of the Ontario Line
St. James Cathedral
Incorrect. The first wooden church on this site was built in 1807 and the current building opened in 1953
Story by Mike Winterburn, Metrolinx News senior writer