Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster: ‘Transforming transit – a balance of preservation and progress’

As progress on building new transit shifts into a higher gear, CEO Phil Verster explains how Metrolinx puts people at the centre of planning and design decisions so our projects build up our communities for a better future, while respecting what makes them special today. When we think of what makes the Greater Toronto Area … Continue reading Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster: ‘Transforming transit – a balance of preservation and progress’

The most common question from Leslieville and Riverside – Why can’t Metrolinx run the Ontario Line underground?

Metrolinx explains why running the Ontario Line in the existing rail corridor is not only the right approach for the community but also for an effective transit network. Underground doesn’t mean less impact. And it doesn’t mean being invisible. Residents of Toronto’s Riverside and Leslieville communities have been asking Metrolinx if it’s possible to build … Continue reading The most common question from Leslieville and Riverside – Why can’t Metrolinx run the Ontario Line underground?

Ontario Line – Metrolinx says plans to include old site of first Parliament Buildings would preserve now-hidden history

A site in downtown Toronto that will be a vital part of the Ontario Line subway once played an important role in Canadian history. Now, work on the new Toronto subway route may help to pay tribute to that legacy. It doesn’t now look like a piece of Canadiana – largely a parking lot and … Continue reading Ontario Line – Metrolinx says plans to include old site of first Parliament Buildings would preserve now-hidden history

GO Expansion – Metrolinx answers your top rail transit questions as public consultation continues

You’ve got questions and Metrolinx has answers. Transit building projects always get people talking, and the GO Expansion program is no different. As one of the biggest transit expansion projects in Canadian history, it’s bound to catch people’s attention. Metrolinx News tackles some of the most popular themes, check it out below.   The GO … Continue reading GO Expansion – Metrolinx answers your top rail transit questions as public consultation continues

Exploring the city in less time – The latest in Ontario Line benefits are now online

An updated business case issued by Metrolinx today offers more details about how the Ontario Line will improve transit and strengthen communities across the city. The document takes a deeper dive into how the project will cut commute times for transit users and drivers alike thanks to more detailed plans and designs that give an … Continue reading Exploring the city in less time – The latest in Ontario Line benefits are now online

Rising to the challenge – How Ontario Line plans are lining up with other world-class transit systems when it comes to above-ground options

For decades, transit agencies in Canada and around the world have been using a combination of below and above-ground tracks to significantly expand their rapid transit systems within impressive timelines. Metrolinx experts are constantly looking at other transit systems for inspiration and today we look at examples from Vancouver, Montreal and London. This is about … Continue reading Rising to the challenge – How Ontario Line plans are lining up with other world-class transit systems when it comes to above-ground options

Updated plans for the Ontario Line’s North segment: A better fit for the community

The northern portion of the Ontario Line will offer connections to both the Line 2 subway and the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, bringing rapid transit to under-served neighbourhoods like Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park along the way. Refined plans show a realigned route that will result in fewer impacts on its surroundings. Extending from a Line … Continue reading Updated plans for the Ontario Line’s North segment: A better fit for the community

Updated Ontario Line plans from the Don River to Gerrard: Maximizing space within the existing GO rail corridor

The GO rail network has served as a vital transportation system throughout the Greater Golden Horseshoe for decades, and work is underway to help it reach its full potential. The Ontario Line will use the Lakeshore East GO rail corridor to deliver transit to convenient station locations east of the Don River, with a bridge … Continue reading Updated Ontario Line plans from the Don River to Gerrard: Maximizing space within the existing GO rail corridor

Zooming in on Ontario Line plans from Osgoode to the Don River – Delivering a line below Toronto’s Queen Street that’s been anticipated for more than a century

Today, Metrolinx released new details for it’s Ontario Line plan between University Avenue and the Don River. Refinement to the initial plan will mean faster delivery, reduced building costs and, most importantly, improved connections for riders. The new plan takes advantage of space that was dug for an east-west line when TTC’s Queen Station was … Continue reading Zooming in on Ontario Line plans from Osgoode to the Don River – Delivering a line below Toronto’s Queen Street that’s been anticipated for more than a century

Zooming in on Ontario Line plans from Exhibition to Spadina: Travel time savings and heritage protections

Metrolinx is sharing refined plans for the Ontario Line as teams learn more about the geography and infrastructure – both above ground and below the surface – and the communities the new route will serve. Today, in the first post of a four-part series, we look at what’s new for the line’s West segment. Refinements … Continue reading Zooming in on Ontario Line plans from Exhibition to Spadina: Travel time savings and heritage protections