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Major Projects by Region

Metrolinx is bringing more transit to the GTHA to connect more people to more places. Find out what’s happening in your region through browsing major transit expansion projects in the list below.

Region-wide

Expansion of GO Transit Rail Service
Quick Facts

Status: Under construction
Number of stations: 20 planned or under construction (64 existing)
Total route kilometres: 452 kilometres (existing); 100+ kilometres (planned)
Number of transit lines: 7
Connecting transit systems: 17 municipal transit systems total throughout the entire GO rail network, including UP Express
Completion date: 2025

Overview

Metrolinx is transforming the GO rail network to provide faster, more frequent, and more convenient GO train service in core areas. Metrolinx will provide two-way, all-day electrified service every 15 minutes on the Lakeshore West, Kitchener, Barrie, Stouffville and Lakeshore East GO rail lines, with even more frequent service during peak travel periods. There will also be more peak period service on the Milton and Richmond Hill lines.

Learn more about the transformation of the GO rail system in your region.

Union Station Revitalization
Quick Facts

Status: Underway
Connecting transit systems: GO Transit rail network (all lines), GO Transit bus service, TTC Line 1, TTC streetcar service, UP Express, VIA Rail
Completion date: 2025

Overview

Metrolinx is working with the City of Toronto, the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada to transform Canada’s busiest transportation hub to better serve the hundreds of thousands of customers who pass through it each day. When complete, it will have triple the concourse space, a new PATH connection, and improved platform access to accommodate growing ridership.

Learn more about the Union Station Revitalization at gotransit.com.

Toronto

Expansion of Bike Share Toronto Network
Quick Facts

Status: Complete
Number of new bikes: 1,000
Number of new stations: 120
Major transit connections: GO Transit, TTC, UP Express
Completion date: July 2016

Overview

Metrolinx and the Toronto Parking Authority have worked together to more than double the size of the existing Bike Share Toronto network.

Learn more about Bike Share Toronto at bikesharetoronto.com.

Eglinton Crosstown LRT
Quick Facts

Status: Under construction
Number of stations: 25
Route length: 19 kilometres
Major transit connections: GO Transit rail network (Kitchener, Barrie and Stouffville lines), TTC Line 1, TTC bus service, UP Express
Completion date: 2021

Overview

The Eglinton Crosstown LRT will carry passengers along Eglinton Avenue from Weston Road in the west to the Kennedy TTC subway station in the east. The new rapid transit line will include a 10-kilometre underground portion between Keele Street and Laird Drive, running on dedicated right-of-way transit lanes that will be separated from regular traffic for the rest of the route to ensure reliable, fast travel times for customers.

Learn more about the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project at thecrosstown.ca.

Finch West LRT
Quick Facts

Status: In procurement – request for proposals issued in February 2016
Number of stations: 18
Route length: 11 kilometres
Major transit connections: TTC Line 1 and bus service
Completion date: To be determined based on submissions received through procurement process

Overview

The Finch West LRT will carry passengers along Finch Avenue from Humber College in the west to the new Finch West TTC subway station on the Toronto-York Spadina subway extension in the east. It will provide rapid transit through two of the City of Toronto’s priority neighbourhoods via dedicated right-of-way transit lanes that will be separated from regular traffic to ensure reliable, fast travel times for customers.

Learn more about the Finch West LRT project.

Relief Line
Quick Facts

Status: Planning and design
Number of stations: Station options are being explored as part of planning and design work
Route length: Route options are being explored as part of planning and design work
Major transit connections: TTC Line 1 and Line 2; other transit connections will be explored as part of planning and design work
Completion date: To be determined once planning and design work are complete

Overview

Metrolinx is working with the City of Toronto and the TTC to advance planning and design work for the Relief Line, which will improve transit within Toronto and help manage congestion on TTC’s Line 1 (the Yonge Subway) by providing an alternative route for downtown-bound commuters from the east.

Learn more about the Relief Line.

Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension – Highway 407 Bus Terminal
Quick Facts

Status: Under construction
Number of stations: 1 bus terminal (6 subway stations are being built with funds provided by the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario, the City of Toronto, and the Regional Municipality of York)
Route length: 8.6 kilometres of additional subway route on western portion of Line 1 (University Subway)
Major transit connections: Brampton Transit, York Region Transit/vivaNext, GO Transit bus services
Completion date: 2017

Overview

A portion of the extension will run through Toronto from the Downsview TTC subway station to Steeles Avenue, crossing into York Region and terminating at the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre. Metrolinx is working with the TTC to build a bus terminal that will be serviced by the GO Transit and York Region Transit at the Highway 407 TTC subway station. Once completed, the bus terminal will be owned by Metrolinx.

Learn more about the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension at ttc.ca.

PRESTO rollout on the TTC
Quick Facts

Status: Underway
Connecting transit systems: Brampton Transit, Durham Region Transit, GO Transit, MiWay, UP Express, York Region Transit
Completion date: 2017

Overview

PRESTO allows riders to use a single, convenient fare system across 10 transit systems in the GTHA, including bus, streetcars, train and subway routes. PRESTO is currently rolling out on the TTC and will be fully implemented by the end of 2017. It is also available on OC Transpo in Ottawa.

Learn more about the PRESTO roll out on the TTC at getpres.to.

Durham Region

Durham Region Transit’s PULSE (BRT) – Phase 1
Quick Facts

Status: Under construction (segments in use)
Number of stations/stops: 23 (dedicated bus-only lanes); 114 (entire PULSE route)
Route length: 2.3 kilometres (existing); total of 4 kilometres (planned)
Major transit connections: GO Transit bus service, TTC bus service
Completion date: 2018

Overview

Durham Region Transit’s PULSE launched in 2013 and operates a dedicated fleet of vehicles along Regional Highway 2, from the University of Toronto Scarborough to Downtown Oshawa. PULSE was made possible, in part, by $82.3 million in Metrolinx funding. PULSE ensures local commuters get where they need to go as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Learn more about DRT Pulse service at durhambrt.ca.

Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit
Quick Facts

Status: Planning and design
Number of stations/stops: Stop options are being explored as part of planning and design work
Route length: 36 kilometres
Major transit connections: TTC Scarborough RT and bus service, Durham Transit
Completion date: 2018

Overview

Metrolinx is working with Durham Region to advance planning, design and engineering work for the proposed bus rapid transit (BRT) route between Oshawa and Scarborough. The proposed 36 km BRT route along Highway 2 would provide direct, seamless and convenient transit service between downtown Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, and Pickering and the Scarborough Town Centre.

Learn more about the Durham-Scarborough BRT.

Hamilton/Niagara

Hamilton LRT
Quick Facts

Status: Planning and design
Number of new stops: 17
Route length: 14 kilometres
Major transit connections: GO Transit rail network (Lakeshore West line), GO Transit bus service, HSR bus service
Completion date: 2024

Overview

New, modern light rail vehicles on tracks separated from regular traffic will offer fast, comfortable and reliable transit service from McMaster University through downtown Hamilton to Eastgate Square. The LRT will connect to the existing Hamilton GO Centre Station via a high-order pedestrian connection on Hughson Street. Procurement for the LRT will start in 2017, with major construction expected to begin in 2019.

Learn more about the Hamilton LRT project.

Peel Region

Mississauga Transitway
Quick Facts

Status: Under construction (segments in use)
Number of stations/stops: 12 (8 in use)
Route length: 18 kilometres
Major transit connections: GO Transit bus service, Hurontario LRT, MiWay bus service
Completion date: 2017

Overview

With 18 kilometres of dedicated bus lanes running along Highway 403 and Eglinton Avenue in Mississauga, the Transitway will lead to connections to the TTC subway system and employment hubs in the Square One area and in the Airport Corporate Centre. The first segment of this project entered into service in 2013.

Learn more about the Mississauga Transitway at gotransit.com.

Hurontario LRT
Quick Facts

Status: Planning and design
Number of stations/stops: 22
Route length: 20 kilometres
Major transit connections: Brampton Transit, GO Transit rail network (Milton and Lakeshore West lines), GO Transit bus service, MiWay bus service (including the Mississauga Transitway)
Completion date: 2022

Overview

The Hurontario light rail transit (LRT) project will bring 20 kilometres of fast, reliable, rapid transit to the city of Mississauga along the Hurontario corridor. New, modern light rail vehicles will travel in a dedicated right-of-way and serve 22 stops with connections to GO Transit’s Milton and Lakeshore West rail lines, Mississauga MiWay, Brampton Züm, and the Mississauga Transitway BRT.

Learn more about the Hurontario LRT.

York Region

Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension – Highway 407 Bus Terminal

See above

vivaNext Rapidways
Quick Facts

Status: Under construction (segments in use)
Number of new stops: 38
Route length: 34.6 kilometres
Major transit connections: Brampton Transit, GO Transit rail network (Barrie, Richmond Hill and Stouffville lines), GO Transit bus service, TTC Line 1 and Line 4, TTC bus service
Completion date: 2019

Overview

With over 34 kilometres of dedicated lanes for express bus service along Highway 7, Yonge Street and Davis Drive, this project will provide fast, reliable and comfortable service to residents of York Region. The first section of this project came into service August 2013; the last section will be in service in 2019.

Learn more about vivaNext Rapidways at vivanext.com.

Yonge North Subway Extension
Quick Facts

Status: Planning and design
Number of stations: 5
Route length: 7.4 kilometres of additional subway route on eastern portion of Line 1 (Yonge Subway)
Major transit connections: GO Transit rail network (Richmond Hill line), GO Transit bus service, York Region Transit/vivaNext
Completion date: To be determined once planning and design work are complete

Overview

Metrolinx is working with the City of Toronto, the TTC, the Regional Municipality of York and the York Region Rapid Transit Corporation to continue planning, design and engineering work on the Yonge subway extension, which will connect more people to transit in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

Learn more about the Yonge subway extension.