How to avoid rocking the neighbours – The tools Metrolinx experts use to reduce noise and vibration on the Ontario Line

As a completely new transit route, the Ontario Line will take advantage of the latest technology designed to reduce noise and vibration. In this feature, Metrolinx experts discuss options available to deliver an Ontario Line that respects the surrounding neighbourhoods. While all forms of transit create some noise and vibration, Metrolinx experts are working to … Continue reading How to avoid rocking the neighbours – The tools Metrolinx experts use to reduce noise and vibration on the Ontario Line

Blending into the neighbourhood – How Metrolinx experts are designing the Ontario Line to be part of communities it will serve

With sections of the Ontario Line to be above ground, the Metrolinx team is reviewing transit across Canada and around the world for inspiration. They have found above-ground projects that suit the surrounding neighbourhoods. In this feature, we explore how those learnings can be applied in Toronto. Communities have been evolving around transit for decades. … Continue reading Blending into the neighbourhood – How Metrolinx experts are designing the Ontario Line to be part of communities it will serve

Perfecting the alignment: How Toronto’s Ontario Line route was designed

The new Ontario Line will run from the Ontario Science Centre through downtown Toronto to the Exhibition and Ontario Place grounds. A closer look at the line shows it was designed to provide extra relief for the crowded TTC Line 1 and Union Station, while connecting more neighbourhoods to the subway system. In our continuing … Continue reading Perfecting the alignment: How Toronto’s Ontario Line route was designed

The upside of Ontario Line’s upside – How Metrolinx experts are looking to design a Toronto subway that isn’t just confined to dark tunnels

The Ontario Line subway project involves engineering and planning options that are much more complex than the simple lines we see on an urban map. In this feature, we want to explore how some of the most interesting sections of this subway line may be built above ground rather than below. When you say the … Continue reading The upside of Ontario Line’s upside – How Metrolinx experts are looking to design a Toronto subway that isn’t just confined to dark tunnels

The Ontario Line sees a steady flow of ongoing public feedback – but what happens to it once it’s received?

Earlier this year, Metrolinx reached out to people living along Toronto’s proposed Ontario Line route to share information and gather feedback. This was the first of continuing opportunities for dialogue – and there was lots of conversation. Metrolinx asked. And you’ve responded. Every major transit project is built on a bedrock of feedback from the … Continue reading The Ontario Line sees a steady flow of ongoing public feedback – but what happens to it once it’s received?

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

Rock of ages – How drilling work on four Toronto subway projects are tapping into a subterranean GTA history, centuries in the making

While seemingly just a part of needed exploratory and preparatory work on subway routes, the bore holes speak to ancient movements of the Earth, as well as sleuthing faced by experts. To build a modern subway route, sometimes you have to dig back to the Ice Age. Field work for four major subway projects – … Continue reading Rock of ages – How drilling work on four Toronto subway projects are tapping into a subterranean GTA history, centuries in the making

Metrolinx bucks North American trend in transit – A by-the-numbers breakdown of 2019, and a new year to come for GO, PRESTO and UP Express

While for some customers, it seems like the world just partied like it was 1999, a whole new decade is fast approaching. Using stats, figures and facts, we take a look at how far the transit agency has come, and where it’s going as we all greet 2020. It’s not surprising that a transit agency … Continue reading Metrolinx bucks North American trend in transit – A by-the-numbers breakdown of 2019, and a new year to come for GO, PRESTO and UP Express

Ontario Line to benefit low-income Toronto neighbourhoods: U of T report

Study concludes new subway will be within a 10-minute walk for 242,000 people. People from all walks of life – and especially lower income earners – will benefit from the new Ontario Line subway, according to an independent study by University of Toronto experts. A study conducted by Dr. Steven Farber, an Assistant Professor in … Continue reading Ontario Line to benefit low-income Toronto neighbourhoods: U of T report

Ontario Line – Stepping from one train to the next will be made easier by clever design

This story is part of a continuing series discussing Ontario Line – Toronto’s newest subway line. This quickly developing project will provide fast and efficient transit through downtown and also bring the subway to new neighbourhoods. In this story, we explore how the mix of stations above and below ground will offer riders easier connections, … Continue reading Ontario Line – Stepping from one train to the next will be made easier by clever design