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Relief Line Subway Plan

What We’re Doing

The Government of Ontario has announced that in coordination with Metrolinx, it is supporting planning and design work for the proposed Relief Line.

Metrolinx will work with the City of Toronto and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) on advancing the planning and design work that will move the proposed line toward being shovel ready.

Why We’re Doing It

Employment in downtown Toronto is growing and travel demand into downtown is increasing.

The Relief Line subway will improve transit and help manage congestion on the Yonge Subway line.

It will provide an alternative route for downtown-bound commuters from the east, allowing them to bypass the crowded Bloor-Yonge Station.

It will expand rapid transit access to new neighbourhoods in Toronto’s east end, promoting economic development and city-building.

Project Status

Working with Metrolinx, the City of Toronto expects to complete its Relief Line Project Assessment Study in 2016.

Quick Facts

  • Project Cost: Additional planning work Metrolinx will be undertaking with partners will inform the final project cost
  • Location: Toronto
  • Major transit connections: The planning work underway will determine the best connection points in the existing TTC network to deliver maximum relief to the Yonge Subway and expand transit access to the most people

We Want To Hear From You

97 Front Street West, Toronto, ON M5J 1E6
Phone: 416-874-5900