More than Just a Rush Hour Relief Line

The Ontario Line will connect the city like never before. It’s more than just a subway to alleviate crowding on TTC Line 1 – it’s 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. East end residents will get to the west side in half the time as before, 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 rush hour relief all day long.

As we prepare for population increases in Toronto and across the GTA, Metrolinx is building vital, fast, reliable transit solutions to serve everyone across the region.

The New Ontario Line - It’s happening.

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With fifteen potential stations between Ontario Place and Ontario Science Centre and links to GO Transit and TTC Lines 1 and 2, the Ontario Line opens up the city for all residents to live, work and play the way they want to, when they want.

The Ontario Line connects 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.

As the city expands and develops more housing in the region, more residents will 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 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 reduce crowding by 14% on the busiest stretch along TTC’s Line 1. Crowding will 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

15

stops

16

kilometres

389,000

daily boardings

Aspect Future
Number of proposed stations 15
Number of connections to other transit options 17
  • 3 GO lines
  • 4 connections to Line 1, 2 and Line 5 (Eglinton Crosstown)
  • 10 Connections to King, Queen and Gerrard streetcars
Approximate number of route kms 16km
Ridership 389,000 daily boardings
Service As frequent as every 90 seconds
Access to transit 154,000 more people within walking distance to transit
Access to jobs 53,000 more jobs accessible in 45 minutes or less for Toronto residents

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.