Ontario Line connections that will reduce travel times

Each subway route is more than a single line on a map. It links to other routes that bring more neighbourhoods closer to new transit arteries. The Ontario Line was designed for easy connections at all 15 stations along its 15.6-km route. These connections will rewire the city and the region by speeding up travel times for a wide range of travellers, not just the … Continue reading Ontario Line connections that will reduce travel times

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

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Metrolinx shares Ontario Line station design principles

Subway stations are important additions to their neighbourhoods. They must be attractive and fit their surroundings. They should help riders to move quickly, safely and easily throughout their journeys. Long before a station is built, design principles are established to ensure a consistent and enjoyable experience for the customer. Today Metrolinx is sharing the design principles for the new Ontario Line stations. Your first impression … Continue reading Metrolinx shares Ontario Line station design principles

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Ontario Line team wraps up 2021 with virtual open houses this week

In 2021, Metrolinx hosted more than 125 virtual open houses and community meetings across the Ontario Line’s 15.6-kilometre route, sharing updates on project plans and benefits including convenient transfers between existing transit and new Ontario Line stations, travel time savings and more. On Nov. 23 and 25, Metrolinx is holding two more online events to recap some of the major milestones and advancements from this … Continue reading Ontario Line team wraps up 2021 with virtual open houses this week

Bridging across Toronto’s Don River for the Ontario Line

As Ontario Line construction proceeds, people will see a new landmark by the waterfront. A bridge, next to the one currently used by GO trains, will carry Ontario Line passengers over the Don River. Metrolinx has released an early works report outlining first steps for building the bridge and giving the pubic an opportunity to comment on the plan. Imagine enjoying the view of the … Continue reading Bridging across Toronto’s Don River for the Ontario Line

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Take our quiz to see if you are an Ontario Line trivia pro

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 … Continue reading Take our quiz to see if you are an Ontario Line trivia pro

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Environmental assessment for the Ontario Line – A thorough review

As the Ontario Line proceeds through its environmental assessment (EA) process, experts are looking at potential effects on the environment, investigating and suggesting ways to limit them, and considering feedback from residents before a single shovel hits the ground for any proposed work. EAs are a critical step in all major infrastructure projects and the Ontario Line is certainly no exception. This process gives local … Continue reading Environmental assessment for the Ontario Line – A thorough review

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Bidding opens on Ontario Line contract for Exhibition Station early works

Early works at Exhibition Station will set the foundation for major construction that will start in 2023. Read on to learn how Metrolinx is getting ready to break ground on the Ontario Line. Building a major new transit line without making some preparations beforehand would be like renovating your living room without moving your furniture out. Sure, you could get the job done, but it … Continue reading Bidding opens on Ontario Line contract for Exhibition Station early works

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Metrolinx announces fall series of virtual open houses for Ontario Line

Teams are returning to all four of the Ontario Line’s segments (West, Downtown, East and North) with project updates and opportunities to provide feedback and ask questions. Read on to find out how you can get involved.  With the return to school comes the return of another series of virtual open houses about the future Ontario Line.   Metrolinx teams will be hosting virtual engagements in the West (Exhibition to … Continue reading Metrolinx announces fall series of virtual open houses for Ontario Line

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Metrolinx releases Ontario Line east segment design survey results

Ever wonder how Metrolinx integrates new infrastructure into an existing community? Metrolinx previously launched a survey and collected feedback from the community to determine the look and feel of the new Ontario Line and GO Expansion infrastructure that will serve Riverside, South Riverdale and Leslieville. Here are the results. Asked and answered. Metrolinx asked for public input on how transit changes for the new Ontario … Continue reading Metrolinx releases Ontario Line east segment design survey results