People on subway

Ontario Line

A new 15.6-km subway line in Toronto that will run from Exhibition Place, through downtown, all the way to the Ontario Science Centre.

Exhibition Station

Exhibition Station serves one of the most popular destinations for sports, concerts and trade shows in the country, not to mention family attractions like the CNE. The Ontario Line station at Exhibition will create a connection to the GO Transit rail network and bring the subway system closer to many homes and businesses in the growing and vibrant Liberty Village community.

The above-ground shared concourse between the Ontario Line and Lakeshore West GO train services will make transferring between the two quick and seamless for the people who will make that switch. Giving customers another way to transfer from subway to GO train will take pressure off of Union Station, the country’s busiest transit hub. This new interchange will help reduce crowding at Union by about 14 per cent – or 14,000 fewer people – during rush hour.

Construction on early upgrades to the station is now underway.

Station area map

Map of Exhibition station

Map showing Exhibition Station location. View a more detailed project footprint in the Environmental Impact Assessment Report here.

The Ontario Line will also be just steps away from the 511 Bathurst and 509 Harbourfront streetcars, giving customers even more ways to navigate and explore the city.

A portal will be constructed on the north side of the existing GO corridor east of Exhibition Station for the beginning of the Ontario Line tunnels where they will run north from the existing rail corridor.

Tail tracks, west of Exhibition, will provide space for the storage of Ontario Line vehicles and protect for a future extension of the line.

Infrastructure Ontario has also proposed a new Transit-Oriented Community for this site, which will bring a vibrant, mixed-use community to the area that will put more housing, jobs, retail and engaging public spaces within easy reach of transit.

Renderings

Ontario Line concourse, pictured from eastern side of Atlantic Ave.

Future Exhibition Station north entrance building and shared GO/Ontario Line concourse, pictured from eastern side of Atlantic Avenue.

Ontario Line station building and platforms in foreground.

Future Exhibition Station aerial view looking east, featuring shared GO/Ontario Line station building and platforms in foreground.

Ontario Line subway project breaks ground at Exhibition Station – see the new renderings released

View of Exhibition Station from the Gardiner Expressway.

Ontario Line renderings - transit-oriented communities

View of station integrated with Infrastructure Ontario’s Transit-Oriented Community proposal. Designs not final and subject to further approvals and consultations.

Key facts

  • 12,100 people within walking distance to station
  • 12,100 customers will use the station during the busiest travel hour (8,400 getting on and 3,700 getting off the Ontario Line)
  • 6,300 transfers during the busiest travel hour
  • 17,600 jobs in the area

*Forecast for the year 2041

Read more about the Transit-Oriented Communities proposal for this area.

Land Acknowledgement

Metrolinx acknowledges that it operates on the traditional territory of Indigenous Peoples including the Anishnabeg, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples. In particular these lands are covered by 20 Treaties, and we have a responsibility to recognize and value the rights of Indigenous Nations and Peoples and conduct business in a manner that is built on the foundation of trust, respect and collaboration. Metrolinx is committed to building meaningful relationships with Indigenous Peoples, and to working towards meaningful reconciliation with the original caretakers of this land.