Corktown Station Early Works Report brings Ontario Line another step closer to reality

Metrolinx is looking for community feedback on a new environmental assessment for the early works required at Ontario Line’s Corktown Station. These steps are important to keep the project on track and deliver transit relief sooner. In another important development in the life of Ontario Line, Metrolinx is releasing an Early Works Report for Corktown … Continue reading Corktown Station Early Works Report brings Ontario Line another step closer to reality

Ontario Line east segment update looks at how noise walls will make communities quieter

As Metrolinx prepares to host another Ontario Line open house tonight (April 22) for the eastern stretch of the new Toronto route, details have emerged about how noise walls proposed in the neighbourhoods of Riverside and Leslieville will make things noticeably quieter than they are today. This feature gives a sneak peek of some of … Continue reading Ontario Line east segment update looks at how noise walls will make communities quieter

Have your voice heard: Metrolinx hosting another series of virtual open houses for Ontario Line

After confirming the location of an important piece of the Ontario Line – the project’s maintenance and storage facility – Metrolinx is kicking off a series of virtual open house sessions for communities along the entire route of the project, starting in the north. Read on to find out how you can get involved. COVID-19 … Continue reading Have your voice heard: Metrolinx hosting another series of virtual open houses for Ontario Line

Advancing plans for the Ontario Line station in Corktown: Commemorating history while building for the future

Corktown Station will be an important landmark on the Ontario Line, with connections to surface routes, bringing growing neighbourhoods east of the downtown core into the subway system. A section of Corktown that is mostly paved over will become a place for the people, with a mix of housing, commercial, retail and community space around … Continue reading Advancing plans for the Ontario Line station in Corktown: Commemorating history while building for the future

East York site selected for Ontario Line maintenance and storage facility

The train maintenance and storage facility,a critical component of the Ontario Line, will be built on a 175,000-square metre site. Once completed, it will become the central location for the upkeep, repair and resting place for the subway trains, when they’re not busy helping move people around Toronto.   After several months of study and … Continue reading East York site selected for Ontario Line maintenance and storage facility

Refined Ontario Line plans will better serve communities of Riverside, Leslieville

Rearranging Ontario Line tracks within the existing GO rail corridor in Riverside and Leslieville will result in a better customer experience, slim down permanent infrastructure, and protect more park space. Read more for a preview of the updates Metrolinx will be sharing at an upcoming virtual open house for the Ontario Line’s East Segment. In … Continue reading Refined Ontario Line plans will better serve communities of Riverside, Leslieville

How Metrolinx is continuing the conversation around the Ontario Line during a time of social distancing

When you have questions about the Ontario Line, Metrolinx is here to help. While COVID-19 has impacted things, the team behind the subway route is still available. Virtual tools are being expanded to keep the conversation going and provide opportunities to share feedback. In the weeks ahead, virtual open houses and engagements will provide more information … Continue reading How Metrolinx is continuing the conversation around the Ontario Line during a time of social distancing

How transit corridor lands will shorten construction timelines

Building transit in a large, urban landscape is a big challenge. With the region decades behind on building much-needed subways, getting shovels in the ground and keeping priority transit projects on track is more important than ever. Here’s what it means to those living and working near some major transit projects around Toronto. Building transit … Continue reading How transit corridor lands will shorten construction timelines

From Copenhagen to Toronto – Looking at a world-class transit example before Ontario Line construction begins

Transit agencies are constantly comparing notes to uncover learnings from the most recent subway projects. Copenhagen provides an interesting case study as Metrolinx moves forward with four priority subway projects, including the Ontario Line. In September 2019, Copenhagen opened its new Cityringen line with 17 stations circling through its historic downtown. Putting that many underground … Continue reading From Copenhagen to Toronto – Looking at a world-class transit example before Ontario Line construction begins

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 … Continue reading Environmental assessment for the Ontario Line – A thorough review