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.

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All alignments, stations, locations, names and quantity of stations are conceptual and subject to change.

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.

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.

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.

15

stops

16

kilometres

389,000

daily boardings

*approximate numbers based on current plans for the project

Aspect Future
Number of proposed stations 15
Number of proposed 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
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

Drop in at one of our winter open houses from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to learn more about the Ontario Line.

Thursday, January 23rd
Ontario Science Centre Telus Room
770 Don Mills Road
North York, ON

Monday, January 27th
Ryerson University Tecumseh Auditorium
55 Gould Street
Toronto, ON

Tuesday, January 28th
Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto Social Hall
115 Simpson Avenue
Toronto, ON

Wednesday, January 29th
Exhibition Place Beanfield Centre
Room 201 ABC
105 Princes’ Boulevard
Toronto, ON

Your opinion matters. You can always share thoughts, questions or comments on the project by emailing ontarioline@metrolinx.com

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.

Stay tuned to this page for future project updates.