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

Ontario Line: A world of role models available for subway planners

This story is part of a continuing series on a deeper exploration of the early stages of progress on Toronto’s next subway line. Still in its infancy, with Metrolinx having just released an Initial Business Case, the quickly-developing Ontario Line project will cut under and over the heart of the city. In this story, we … Continue reading Ontario Line: A world of role models available for subway planners

Ontario Line will be driven by proven tech rather than futuristic prototypes

When Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario recently released the Initial Business Case for the Ontario Line subway – Toronto’s planned transit route through the heart of the city – it inspired public conversations of how it would eventually run and look. In an ongoing series, we’re digging a bit deeper into some knowns about the approximately … Continue reading Ontario Line will be driven by proven tech rather than futuristic prototypes

Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario release Initial Business Case for Ontario Line subway

Toronto’s innovative new transit route will connect to GO as well as TTC subways and streetcars, as it creates a new transit route through the heart of the city. Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario have released the Initial Business Case for Ontario Line. The report has found the new subway line will better connect people to … Continue reading Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario release Initial Business Case for Ontario Line subway

Province announces historic subway expansion plans

Metrolinx will play key role in delivering new projects. The provincial government announced a groundbreaking plan to expand Ontario’s transit infrastructure on April 10. At a press conference at Metrolinx’s Willowbrook facility, Premier Doug Ford, Transportation Minister Jeff Yurek and Infrastructure Minister Monte McNaughton announced more than $28 billion in new transit projects. Leading the … Continue reading Province announces historic subway expansion plans