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Toronto Transit Plans: Give Your Input Online or at Meetings for Decisions on Waterfront Transit ‘Reset’ – May 25 & 26, Scarborough Transit Planning – May 31, The Relief Line – June 2, SmartTrack/GO Regional Express Rail – June 1 & 4, Transit Network Planning (All Projects) – June 21, 2016

The following video presents Toronto’s Transit Future:

What happened to Toronto’s transit system? Once world-renowned, it has been been deteriorating right before our eyes for the last two decades. This brief, informative video uses rare historical images to help explain the TTC’s great challenges today and how they can be and decisively and swiftly addressed. A better understanding of the vital role of transit in our common future and a willingness on the part of all involved to cooperate like never before are key to the solutions we all want, and most certainly need.
www.torontotransitfuture.ca

The City of Toronto, TTC, Waterfront Toronto together with Metrolinx are working to bring more transit to communities across the city with connections throughout the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

Toronto wants your input for important decisions on the following transit plans:

  • Waterfront Transit ‘Reset’
    This study will establish a vision for a comprehensive waterfront transit network and identify current and future transit needs. A range of preliminary concepts will be developed and evaluated to help determine a preferred east-west waterfront transit solution that will integrate north-south transit and active transportation, linking people from across the city to the waterfront and its nearby destinations and attractions. Torontonians are asked to provide feedback on the vision at http://www.toronto.ca/transitTO or at an upcoming public meeting.

    • Wednesday, May 25 (Toronto-East York)
      Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W., 6 to 8:30 p.m. Presentation at 6:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, May 26 (Etobicoke)
      Waterfront Transit Reset West, John English Junior Middle School, 95 Mimico Ave., 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Presentation at 6:30 p.m.
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Toronto Transit Planning Projects to Improve Transit: Public Meetings June 15, 17, 18, 20, 22, 24, 25, 2015

Image: Courtesy Metrolinx
Image: Courtesy Metrolinx

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:

"Ontario Increasing GO Transit Service Along All Corridors" Courtesy Government of Ontario
“Ontario Increasing GO Transit Service Along All Corridors” Courtesy Government of Ontario

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The Big Move: Investment Strategy Infographic. Courtesy Metrolinx
The Big Move: Investment Strategy Infographic. Courtesy Metrolinx
  • SmartTrack (including the Eglinton West Corridor)

    • 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.
City of Toronto Planning Map of GO RER and Smart Track: Courtesy City of Toronto
City of Toronto Planning Map of GO RER and Smart Track: Courtesy City of Toronto
  • Scarborough Subway Extension (SSE)

    • 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.
Planning map of Scarborough Subway Extension: All station location and alignment options being considered are located within the study area: Courtesy City of Toronto and Toronto Transit Commission
Planning map of Scarborough Subway Extension: All station location and alignment options being considered are located within the study area: Courtesy City of Toronto and Toronto Transit Commission
  • Relief Line

    • 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.
Planning map of Relief Line: Courtesy City of Toronto and Toronto Transit Commission
Planning map of Relief Line: Courtesy City of Toronto and Toronto Transit Commission

Toronto’s City Planning Division, Metrolinx and the TTC will host the following joint public information sessions on these transit planning initiatives:

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TTC 2012: More Popular Routes’ Services-Starts May 6; No Subway Service Between Warden & Kennedy-May 12-13; LRT Update

This video presents Transit City Light Rail Transit (LRT), a plan of both Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)  and the City of Toronto to expand rapid transit services into neighbourhoods across Toronto in Ontario, Canada:

LRT Plan for Toronto

This is an update to my previous blogs:

On April 25, 2012,the Minister’s Statement On Toronto Transit Projects was issued in response to the Metrolinx Board recommendation on transit projects in Toronto as follows:

“Earlier today the Metrolinx Board recommended a plan to get shovels in the ground on four new public transit projects in Toronto. This plan would see us deliver on all four projects by 2020, with Eglinton Crosstown and Scarborough RT moving forward later this year.

As I have stated before, our government respects the will of the city’s democratically elected councillors.  This plan reflects input from the City of Toronto based on the position adopted by Council.  In terms of next steps, the plan will now be brought forward to Cabinet.

The McGuinty government has made a firm, $8.4 billion commitment to these projects.  Our focus is on getting shovels in the ground and delivering much-needed public transit projects for the residents of Toronto.”

Transportation Minister Bob Chiarelli

Then, at the Toronto Transit Commission Meeting  on May 1, 2012, Commissioners received a detailed presentation from TTC staff on the four Light Rail Transit (LRT) projects for Toronto, resulting in the following TTC  actions: