YEARS 16 TO 25

In years 16 to 25 of the RTP, additional gains will be made to the GTHA transportation system. These infrastructure projects consolidate and strengthen the 15-year network described above. They are illustrated in Schedule 2 and some of them are highlighted below.

  • Express Rail service will be extended to Cooksville on the Milton Line and to Richmond Hill/Langstaff Gateway.
  • Additional rapid transit services will be added on the mountain along Mohawk Road in Hamilton and in Halton connecting both Burlington and downtown Milton to the rapid transit service on Dundas Street.
  • Durham, Toronto and York will be connected by a new rapid transit service along the Taunton Road and Steeles Avenue corridor.
  • Rapid transit on Steeles Avenue in Brampton will connect the Lisgar GO station to Highway 427.
  • Rapid transit will be extended along Simcoe Street to connect the University of Ontario Institute of Technology to Downtown Oshawa.
  • The first component of the dedicated 407 Transitway will provide rapid transit service through York Region, continuing as high speed bus service to the east and west along Highway 407, and connecting to Pearson Airport via Highway 427.
  • A new subway service in the King/Queen corridor in Downtown Toronto will provide relief to the Bloor/Danforth subway line and greatly improved service in the downtown core.
  • Necessary improvements to arterial road networks to service new growth will continue to take place in accordance with municipal Transportation Master Plans.
  • Studies will be complete, and the recommended alternatives implemented, for major transportation corridors connecting the GTHA to Niagara Region and the U.S. border, and to the Kitchener-Waterloo region.
  • A further $200 million will be invested in walking and cycling infrastructure for an additional 3,000 kilometres of new facilities.
  • Opportunities for upgrading BRT services to LRT will be examined.

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