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Construction officially starts on new Ontario Line

Construction officially starts on new Ontario Line
GOVERNMENT OF ONTARIO — The shovels are in the ground and construction has begun on the new Ontario Line. Ground was officially broken at Exhibition Station, one of the stops along the 15.6 kilometre Ontario Line that will provide rapid transit between Exhibition/Ontario Place and the Ontario Science Centre.

TORONTO — Ground has officially been broken on the Ontario Line Exhibition Station and the initial renderings of 14 stations for the Greater Toronto Area’s (GTA) newest transit line have been released.

The province made the announcement marking the start of construction March 27. The 15.6 kilometre Ontario Line will provide rapid transit between Exhibition/Ontario Place and the Ontario Science Centre.

The initial renderings of the stations show early planning and design concepts for the Ontario Line stations, which will connect to more than 40 other transit routes, including GO train lines, existing TTC subway and streetcar lines and the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit line, indicates a release.

Upgrades at Exhibition Station, which include opening a new station entrance and exit from Atlantic Avenue, shifting the existing GO rail track and creating a new train platform, will allow GO customers to continue to use the station during major construction for the Ontario Line.

A temporary pedestrian bridge will also be constructed over the existing GO tracks to provide customers with additional access to trains between Liberty Village and Exhibition Place, adds the release.

The province’s transit plan for the GTA includes a commitment of nearly $17 billion for construction.

 

Representatives from all levels of government were on hand at Toronto’s Exhibition Place Sunday (March 27) to mark the official groundbreaking for the Ontario Line subway project. The $10-plus-billion, 15.6-kilometre, 15-stop line will run from Exhibition Place through downtown Toronto east to the Ontario Science Centre with connections to more than 40 transit lines including the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, the TTC’s Line 1 and Line 2 and GO Transit. Pictured, Metrolinx president and CEO Phil Verster (left) and Ontario Premier Doug Ford responded to questions.
FORDNATION FACEBOOK — Representatives from all levels of government were on hand at Toronto’s Exhibition Place Sunday (March 27) to mark the official groundbreaking for the Ontario Line subway project. The $10-plus-billion, 15.6-kilometre, 15-stop line will run from Exhibition Place through downtown Toronto east to the Ontario Science Centre with connections to more than 40 transit lines including the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, the TTC’s Line 1 and Line 2 and GO Transit. Pictured, Metrolinx president and CEO Phil Verster (left) and Ontario Premier Doug Ford responded to questions.

 

Last May, the federal government announced over $10 billion in funding for Ontario’s four priority subway projects in the GTA: the Ontario Line, the three-stop Scarborough Subway Extension, the Yonge North Subway Extension and the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension.

“With all three levels of government at the table, we have worked at an unprecedented pace to move each of Premier Ford’s four priority subway projects forward,” said Caroline Mulroney, minister of transportation, in a statement. “With shovels now in the ground on three of Ontario’s four priority projects, we are closer to providing better travel options, alleviating gridlock on our roads, and creating thousands of good local jobs.”

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Sherif Iskandar Image Sherif Iskandar

1. when is the anticipated completion date for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT?
2. when is the anticipated completion date for the 15.6 kilometre Ontario Line?
3. Will the 15.6 kilometre Ontario Line connect with the Eglinton LRT line underground or on surface (at Don Mills and Eglinton)?

Thanks

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