Community invited to Ontario Line public info meetings
Metrolinx is holding open houses to update communities on the subway line.
Jan 21, 2020
Opening a new subway route is an historic occasion for any city.
It’s always been that way for generations, including when a train full of dignitaries and media took a twelve-minute subway ride from Eglinton station to Union station when the Toronto subway opened on March 30, 1954.
But before the first paying passenger steps on board, before commemorative images and now social media posts are shared, and before those lines become an everyday part of moving around a city, there’s a great deal of sharing and conversations that take place.
Metrolinx, which is working with Infrastructure Ontario to deliver the project, is holding winter open houses to help communities and customers learn more about the Ontario Line.
“Getting out there into the community and having open, frank conversations is critical to the success of a major project like this,” said Malcolm MacKay, program sponsor for the Ontario Line.
“The feedback we get from community members — whether in person or online — will help us make informed decisions as we move through all phases of the project. There will be many more conversations to come as we work together to give the people of this great city the comprehensive transit network they deserve.”
The sessions run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Here’s where the meetings will be held:
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
To find out more about the project, as well as the open houses, just click here.
The planned Ontario Line subway route will help shape transit in the heart of Toronto, including easing crowding on the TTC’s Line 1. An estimated 389,000 daily boardings will take place along the nearly 16-kilometre route.
Planning for the project continues, including environmental studies and refining the design and engineering work.
And that means lots more conversation and inspiration, before that opening day celebration.
While we have you, want to read an interesting story about clever design elements anticipated for the Ontario Line? Go here.