How the Yonge North Subway Extension will offset traffic congestion and keep the region moving

The Yonge North Subway Extension will support sustainable growth while creating transit hubs that will connect communities across York Region. Here’s a detailed look at how that will work, including how much time it will save on commutes when compared with, say, watching the best of Star Wars on repeat. The Yonge North Subway Extension … Continue reading How the Yonge North Subway Extension will offset traffic congestion and keep the region moving

How Metrolinx strives to make sure the Yonge North Subway Extension is seen but not heard

Metrolinx considers the latest technology and proven solutions to keep neighbourhoods quiet and peaceful during construction and after the extension goes into service. Here’s a quiet story about noise. Building a major transit route, including Toronto’s Yonge North Subway Extension, means lots of moving pieces. And that can lead to questions from those working and … Continue reading How Metrolinx strives to make sure the Yonge North Subway Extension is seen but not heard

The route ahead: What’s next for the Yonge North Subway Extension

Updated environmental studies will shift progress into high gear for this important and much-needed transit project. Here’s how insights from the community guide that process. There’s momentum behind the Yonge North Subway Extension, so we wanted to see what’s just over the horizon for the priority transit project. Especially when it comes to the environmental … Continue reading The route ahead: What’s next for the Yonge North Subway Extension

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

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

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

From tapping into seismic energy to mapping Toronto’s urban terrain – What’s next down the line for Ontario Line?

With the recent completion of one in a series of environmental reports, Metrolinx is another step closer to starting construction for the Ontario Line. Read more about the progress that’s in store – including one surprising tactic - as teams continue to flesh out plans for this critical project. You can’t get to where you’re … Continue reading From tapping into seismic energy to mapping Toronto’s urban terrain – What’s next down the line for Ontario Line?

From two launch shafts to one – how experts working on the Scarborough Subway Extension shifted plans around an important hospital while preserving project timelines

You might have noticed that teams have fine-tuned the tunneling approach for the Scarborough Subway Extension by going from two tunnel launch shafts to one.  Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at what went into that decision, and why it’s better for the community. Planning for a large transit project means having an eye for a million … Continue reading From two launch shafts to one – how experts working on the Scarborough Subway Extension shifted plans around an important hospital while preserving project timelines

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

Work moves ahead – and deep under – to prepare for construction of Scarborough Subway Extension

Before you really dig into a project like the Scarborough Subway Extension, there’s lots of things to understand and do. Here’s how that important advance work is unfolding, and how crews have been digging in to make sure communities avoid disruptions down the line. Even before construction really begins on the Scarborough Subway Extension, there’s … Continue reading Work moves ahead – and deep under – to prepare for construction of Scarborough Subway Extension