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Latest Transit News
Downtown Relief Line
The City of Toronto’s Planning Division and the TTC are working together to plan and construct a new rapid transit line to connect the downtown section of Line 1 Yonge-University to Line 2 Bloor-Danforth, east of the Don River. According to the TTC, “this line will relieve crowding on Line 1 Yonge-University, at Bloor-Yonge Station, and on the surface transit routes coming in and out of downtown.”
Click here to learn more about the project
Yonge Subway Extension
The extension of the Yonge Subway line north of Finch Station to Richmond Hill Centre/Highway 7 in York Region, is one of the top 15 priorities for early implementation within the first 15 years of the Metrolinx Regional Transportation Plan.
King Street Pilot Design
To learn more about the King Street Pilot Design you can click here to view the presentation materials from the public meeting on May 18th.
Have your say on the proposed King Street Pilot design!
Take the survey here. It should take approximately 10 – 15 minutes and is open until June 10.
Waterfront Transit “Reset”
The City of Toronto, in partnership with the Toronto Transit Commission and Waterfront Toronto is undertaking a multi-phase Waterfront Transit “Reset” study. The study is undertaking a comprehensive assessment of needs and options for transit improvements for the waterfront area. A Phase 1 study was completed in 2016 and a Phase 2 study is currently underway. The study is anticipated to conclude in 2017 with a recommended waterfront transit network solution.
More information can be found at the project website.
Making East-End Streetcar Service Faster
Faster streetcar service could be coming to the East-end of Toronto. By changing parking and left-turn regulations, streetcar service has been improved in the downtown and West sides of the city. TTC and Transportation staff are now studying if similar regulations should be implemented along Gerrard, Dundas, Kingston and Queen in the East-end.
For more information, please read the report that was approved on May 10th, 2016 at Toronto and East York Community Council.
The most recent report as of February 22nd, 2017.
Service Improvements to the 501 Queen Streetcar
Starting Sun., Jan. 3, the TTC will be making significant changes to the 501 Queen streetcar route to make it more reliable and more frequent. Additional time will be added to the schedules at all times of the week in order to operate a more reliable service. Service will be added at busy off peak times to reduce crowding, and service over the entire route, from Neville Park to Long Branch, will operate every 10 minutes-or-better, all day, every day.
Design of the Leslie Barns Wall
This state-of-the-art facility is where the TTC’s new low-floor streetcars will be repaired and parked when out of service. The building has one of the largest green roofs in the city at 9,256 Sq. M.
While the construction of the building is nearly complete, the landscaping and wall around the Leslie Barns has just begun. The final design of the sound wall will include fully clear sections, red decorative panels and areas covered with vines. Furthermore, the area will be landscaped with native trees and vegetation.
The wall and landscaping is expected to be completed in the spring of 2016.