More Than Just Rush Hour Relief
The proposed Ontario Line will connect the city like never before. It will be more than just a subway to alleviate crowding on TTC Line 1 – it will be a link to communities across Toronto. From east to west, north to south, from Ontario Place to the Ontario Science Centre, there’s never been a connection in the heart of the city like this one will be. Getting downtown from previously underserved areas will be a breeze, and there will be more trains arriving at stations more frequently. Think of it as downtown relief when you need it.
As we prepare for population increases in Toronto and across the GTA, Metrolinx will be building vital, fast, reliable transit solutions to serve everyone across the region.
Where Will the Subway Stop?
With fifteen potential stations between Ontario Place and Ontario Science Centre and potential links to GO Transit and TTC Lines 1 and 2, the Ontario Line will open up the city for all residents to live, work and play the way they want to, when they want.
Better Service for All Communities
The Ontario Line will connect previously unconnected communities like Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park, with convenient access to transit so people can get to their jobs faster, do errands more conveniently and explore the city easily.
Convenience Across the Line
As the city expands and develops more housing in the region, more residents will likely be within 10-minutes walking distance to the stops on the Ontario Line, making the commute across the city a better experience overall.
The Ontario Line will likely deliver up to 40 trains per hour, as frequently as every 90 seconds, providing shorter wait times for customers and faster daily commutes. With quicker travel times and more options to move, you’ll have more time for life, family and things that bring you joy.
The completed line could provide relief and possibly reduce crowding by an estimated 14% on the busiest stretch along TTC’s Line 1. Crowding may be reduced at numerous stations across the network including:
- 17% less crowding at Bloor/Yonge Station
- 15% less crowding at Eglinton Station
- 13% less crowding at Union Station
Source: GGHm v4.
Comparison with Business As Usual scenario.
*approximate numbers based on current plans for the project
|Number of proposed stations||15|
|Number of proposed connections to other transit options||17
|Approximate number of route kms||16km|
|Approximate ridership||389,000 daily boardings|
|Approximate service||As frequent as every 90 seconds|
|Approximate access to transit||154,000 more people within walking distance to transit|
|Approximate access to jobs||53,000 more jobs accessible in 45 minutes or less for Toronto residents|
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Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario are working together to deliver the Ontario Line and released the Initial Business Case for the project in July 2019. Planning for the project continues, including due diligence work, further refining the design and engineering work and seeking environmental approvals
On June 2, 2020 Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx issued two Requests for Qualifications (RFQs) for the Southern Civil, Stations & Tunnels contract and the Rolling Stock, Systems, Operations and Maintenance contract - marking the first phase of procurement for the Ontario Line.
Stay tuned to this page for future project updates.
- Update: Ontario Line drilling work within the rail corridor
- Update: Surveying along the Ontario Line corridor
- Update: Drilling work on Queen Street West near Bay Street
- Update: Drilling work on Queen Street East near Moss Park
- Update: Drilling work on Queen Street East and Wardell Street near Degrassi Street
- Update: Drilling work on Cavell Avenue and Pape Avenue
- Update: Drilling work in the area near Wicksteed Avenue and Beth Nealson Drive
- Update: Drilling work on Pape Ave and Eaton Ave near Danforth Avenue
- Update: Drilling work on Wellington Street West and Tecumseh Street
- Update: Drilling work on Adelaide Street West at Bathurst Street
- Update: Surveying along the Ontario Line corridor
- Update: Night work on Lakeshore West Rail Corridor (near Exhibition GO)
News & Events
- Perfecting the alignment: How Toronto’s Ontario Line route was designed - May 21, 2020
- The upside of Ontario Line’s upside – How Metrolinx experts are looking to design a Toronto subway that isn’t just confined to dark tunnels - May 14, 2020
- The Ontario Line sees a steady flow of ongoing public feedback – but what happens to it once it’s received? - May 5, 2020
- Whose line is it anyway? Yours, the residents and future riders invited to Ontario Line public info meetings for this planned Toronto subway route - January 22, 2020
- From Ontario Line to digital signs – Scarborough takes center stage with transit conversation during latest Metrolinx town hall - December 6, 2019
- Ontario Line to benefit low-income Toronto neighbourhoods: U of T report - October 27, 2019
- Ontario Line – Stepping from one train to the next will be made easier by clever design - October 23, 2019
- Ontario Line: A world of role models available for subway planners - September 17, 2019
- Ontario Line will be driven by proven tech rather than futuristic prototypes - September 10, 2019
- Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario release Initial Business Case for Ontario Line subway - July 25, 2019