New Ontario Line video details park plans for east end of Toronto

The Ontario Line project is a 15.6-kilometre, 15-stop subway line that will run from Exhibition Place, through the heart of downtown, all the way to the Ontario Science Centre. Part of building the project involves talking to communities and helping preserve what makes them great, while also adding important transit services. In a new video, Metrolinx experts tour the east end of Toronto to talk about to the Ontario Line and local parks. Check it out.

Green space and transit go hand in hand.

That’s a big part of why Metrolinx is working with local communities to protect parks and playgrounds in the heart of a thriving urban jungle.

In the case of the Ontario Line, the project will unlock additional greenspace in some of the most well-used parks in Toronto’s Riverside and Leslieville neighbourhoods including McCleary Playground, Bruce Mackey Park, Jimmie Simpson Park, and Gerrard – Carlaw Parkette. 

The overall park space in the community will actually increase once the Ontario Line project is completed.

Join Malcolm MacKay, Metrolinx’s Ontario Line program sponsor, and Daryl Gonsalves, Metrolinx’s community relations specialist, as they tour these parks and talk about Ontario Line plans in this stretch of the route.

Visit to learn more about how the Ontario Line will serve the community.

Story by Sara Wilbur, Metrolinx communications senior advisor