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.
  • Scarborough Transit Planning
    The Scarborough Subway Extension would extend the Bloor-Danforth Subway (Line 2) north from Kennedy Station to Scarborough Centre. This extension will support the continued development of Scarborough Centre as a vibrant urban node. Updates on the evaluation of options for the Scarborough Subway Extension will be presented. Input on the plans can be provided online at http://www.scarboroughsubwayextension.ca/provide-feedback.html or at an upcoming public meeting.

    To improve transit access within Scarborough, options for an LRT are being examined to connect Kennedy Station and the University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus along Eglinton Avenue, Kingston Road and Morningside Avenue. This project would help to create complete communities within the corridor and would improve access to jobs and other destinations for people living near the corridor. Input on the approach can be provided at http://www.toronto.ca/transitTO or at an upcoming public meeting.

    • Tuesday, May 31 (Scarborough)
      Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr., 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Presentation at 7 p.m.
  • The Relief Line

    A new subway line is being planned to connect the Bloor-Danforth Subway east of the Don River with downtown. This line will support city-building and relieve crowding on the Yonge-University-Spadina Subway (Line 1), at Yonge-Bloor Subway Station, and on the surface transit routes coming in and out of downtown. Results of the evaluation of alignment options will be presented, along with proposed locations for station entrances. Input on the proposed route can be provided at http://www.reliefline.ca or at an upcoming public meeting.

    • Thursday, June 2 (Toronto-East York)
      Riverdale Collegiate, 1094 Gerrard St. E., 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Presentation at 7 p.m.
  • SmartTrack/GO Regional Express Rail
    Updates will be presented for integration of SmartTrack and GO Regional Express Rail to improve rapid transit service on three GO corridors in Toronto. SmartTrack plans include more frequent service, additional stations and an integrated TTC fare. Options for the extension of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT west to Pearson Airport will also be discussed. Input on the plans can be provided at http://www.smarttrack.to or at an upcoming public meeting.

    • Wednesday, June 1 (Toronto-East York)
      Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 222 Bremner Blvd., 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Presentation at 7 p.m.
    • Saturday June 4 (Etobicoke)
      York Humber High School, 100 Emmett Ave., 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Presentation at 10 a.m.
  • Transit Network Planning (all projects)
    Tuesday, June 21 (Downtown)
    Members Lounge, City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Presentation at 5 p.m.

On social media, use #TransitTO when providing comments and follow @CityPlanTO on twitter.

All meeting locations are barrier-free.

  • If you require further accessibility accommodations, please contact us five days before the meeting you plan to attend, by email reliefline@toronto.ca, or phone 416-338-1065.

NEWS RELEASE

May 20, 2016

Toronto seeks public input for important decisions on transit plans

The City of Toronto is asking residents to be part of the important decisions that are being made to improve Toronto’s rapid transit network, including current plans for SmartTrack, Scarborough Transit, the Relief Line and Waterfront Transit Reset.

“Toronto residents have been clear – we need to get this city moving. SmartTrack will cut congestion on the Yonge line by providing all-day, two-way, express service across the city. The Scarborough transit plan will bring more transit for more people in Scarborough,” said Mayor John Tory. “We need to build transit to connect people to jobs and jobs to people and bring opportunity to all four corners of the city so our residents and businesses are able to prosper. I hope people will share their ideas, opinions and experiences with us as we work toward decisions on transit.”

Torontonians and residents of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area can provide input on these projects online or at public meetings the City is hosting in partnership with the Toronto Transit Commission and Waterfront Toronto, and in co-ordination with Metrolinx.

Details about the four key studies currently underway follow, along with the schedule of public meetings.

SmartTrack/GO Regional Express Rail
Updates will be presented for integration of SmartTrack and GO Regional Express Rail to improve rapid transit service on three GO corridors in Toronto. SmartTrack plans include more frequent service, additional stations and an integrated TTC fare. Options for the extension of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT west to Pearson Airport will also be discussed. Input on the plans can be provided at http://www.smarttrack.to or at an upcoming public meeting.

Scarborough Transit Planning
The Scarborough Subway Extension would extend the Bloor-Danforth Subway (Line 2) north from Kennedy Station to Scarborough Centre. This extension will support the continued development of Scarborough Centre as a vibrant urban node. Updates on the evaluation of options for the Scarborough Subway Extension will be presented. Input on the plans can be provided online at http://www.scarboroughsubwayextension.ca or at an upcoming public meeting.

To improve transit access within Scarborough, options for an LRT are being examined to connect Kennedy Station and the University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus along Eglinton Avenue, Kingston Road and Morningside Avenue. This project would help to create complete communities within the corridor and would improve access to jobs and other destinations for people living near the corridor. Input on the approach can be provided at http://www.toronto.ca/transitTO or at an upcoming public meeting.

The Relief Line
A new subway line is being planned to connect the Bloor-Danforth Subway east of the Don River with downtown. This line will support city-building and relieve crowding on the Yonge-University-Spadina Subway (Line 1), at Yonge-Bloor Subway Station, and on the surface transit routes coming in and out of downtown. Results of the evaluation of alignment options will be presented, along with proposed locations for station entrances. Input on the proposed route can be provided at http://www.reliefline.ca or at an upcoming public meeting.

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.

The following public meetings are scheduled on the four key initiatives, and a concluding meeting will address all the projects combined:

Waterfront Transit ‘Reset’
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.

Scarborough Transit Planning
Tuesday, May 31 (Scarborough)
Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr., 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Presentation at 7 p.m.

Relief Line
Thursday, June 2 (Toronto-East York)
Riverdale Collegiate, 1094 Gerrard St. E., 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Presentation at 7 p.m.

SmartTrack
Wednesday, June 1 (Toronto-East York)
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 222 Bremner Blvd., 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Presentation at 7 p.m.

Saturday June 4 (Etobicoke)
York Humber High School, 100 Emmett Ave., 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Presentation at 10 a.m.

Transit Network Planning (all projects)
Tuesday, June 21 (Downtown)
Members Lounge, City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Presentation at 5 p.m.

On social media, use #TransitTO when providing comments and follow @CityPlanTO on twitter.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit http://www.toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.


The following video presents The 25 year Plan:

The Big Move will bring 80 percent of our region’s population within two kilometers of rapid transit. See how close you’ll be. Find out more at www.metrolinx.com


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