This video presents Planning for the Relief Line:
- The City of Toronto and the TTC are planning for the “Relief Line”, a future rapid transit line that would connect downtown Toronto to the Bloor-Danforth Subway east of the Don River.
- It will assist in relieving crowding on the Yonge Subway line and the Bloor-Yonge interchange station as well as provide riders with more travel options.
The City of Toronto, Metrolinx (an agency of the Government of Ontario) and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) are working together on the following related transit planning initiatives to help improve the transit network in Toronto as well as integrate connections between existing transit lines and future projects across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area in Canada:
- The SmartTrack concept builds on the provincial GO Regional Express Rail initiative.
- It proposes a 53-kilometre, all-day, two-way, frequent service operating within two GO Rail corridors (Kitchener and Stouffville/Lakeshore East) and a new heavy rail corridor to the Mississauga Airport Corporate Centre.
- To replace the aging Scarborough Rapid Transit (SRT) line, this new line (SSE) extends the Bloor-Danforth line from Kennedy Station to Sheppard Avenue with at least three new stations, helping to make the subway network more accessible to Scarborough residents, and improve transit accessibility for residents across the City to important destinations in Scarborough.
- Also, this line will eliminate the need to transfer at Kennedy Station.
- The City of Toronto, in partnership with the TTC, are studying options for a new rapid transit line connecting the Yonge-University-Spadina Subway (Line 1) downtown, travelling east and north to meet the Bloor-Danforth Subway (Line 2) somewhere between Broadview and Coxwell.
Toronto’s City Planning Division, Metrolinx and the TTC will host the following joint public information sessions on these transit planning initiatives: