Ontario Line design consultations start in the East Segment following release of latest report

Having a strategy to reduce the impacts of new transit projects is critical to their success. That’s why Metrolinx takes time to do thorough environmental assessments and gather public feedback well before construction begins. Today (Sept. 23), the transit agency released a report for upcoming work along the Lakeshore East GO rail corridor, where new … Continue reading Ontario Line design consultations start in the East Segment following release of latest report

Simulating sound from Ontario Line and GO trains in Riverside and Leslieville

Technology can answer two questions on the minds of Riverside and Leslieville residents. How much noise will come from passing trains once the Ontario Line opens? And how will this compare to the sound of today’s GO trains, currently passing through the neighbourhood? Metrolinx commissioned an interactive sound demonstration to give people an opportunity to … Continue reading Simulating sound from Ontario Line and GO trains in Riverside and Leslieville

Metrolinx seeking community feedback on priorities for Ontario Line design options in northern segment

This week Metrolinx is launching a survey to explore community design priorities for the Ontario Line in Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park. Read on to find out how you can have your say. Metrolinx is looking for public input on key design elements that will be used on the north segment of the Ontario Line. … Continue reading Metrolinx seeking community feedback on priorities for Ontario Line design options in northern segment

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 … Continue reading Metrolinx shares Ontario Line station design principles

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 … Continue reading Metrolinx announces fall series of virtual open houses for Ontario Line

Lakeshore East express trains paused as important construction work takes place

Work is happening on the Lakeshore East GO line to offer more frequent train service, more stations, cleaner technology, and more connections. Express service along the line will be paused to support construction work on expanding GO service, the East Harbour transit hub and the Ontario Line subway. Growth can be painful, but the benefits … Continue reading Lakeshore East express trains paused as important construction work takes place

Thorncliffe Park residents tour maintenance and storage facilities in Toronto neighbourhoods

Maintenance and storage facilities are essential to keeping transit vehicles clean and working properly. There are many of these facilities across Toronto where vehicles are either housed, maintained or both. Metrolinx recently organized bus tours for community members from Thorncliffe Park to visit a number of these facilities, showing them how each fits within its … Continue reading Thorncliffe Park residents tour maintenance and storage facilities in Toronto neighbourhoods

Metrolinx releases detour plans to keep people moving during Ontario Line Queen Street construction

Even though a lot of subway construction happens underground, there are still impacts at street level – especially near stations. Small parts of Toronto’s Queen Street on either side of Yonge Street are slated for detours to make way for necessary construction work to build a new Ontario Line station at Queen, under the current … Continue reading Metrolinx releases detour plans to keep people moving during Ontario Line Queen Street construction

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

Residents near northern segment of Ontario Line route invited to virtual open house event

Tonight (June 30), Metrolinx experts will share the latest on frequently-raised Ontario Line topics for the northern segment of the line, such as the planned train maintenance and storage facility and what transit corridor lands mean for those who live in them. People who live along the northern segment of the Ontario Line will have … Continue reading Residents near northern segment of Ontario Line route invited to virtual open house event