Monday, March 02, 2015

City of Toronto and TTC seeking public input on potential station locations for relief line

City of Toronto Media Relations has issued the following:

News Release:  March 2, 2015

City of Toronto and TTC seeking public input on potential station locations for relief line

The City of Toronto's City Planning division, together with the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), is planning the Relief Line – a new rapid transit line that would connect Line 1 Yonge-University in downtown Toronto to Line 2 Bloor-Danforth east of the Don River.

The next phase of the study is underway. Members of the public are encouraged to visit to review study materials and provide input on the following:
• potential station area options between downtown and the Danforth, east of the Don River, and 
• evaluation criteria that will be used to determine the preferred route and station locations.

Four identical public meetings are being held where the public can review study materials, speak directly with the study team and provide input. All meetings are from 7 to 9 p.m.

- Tuesday, March 3 at Calvary Church, 746 Pape Ave.
- Thursday, March 5 at Riverdale Collegiate Institute, 1094 Gerrard St. E.
- Monday, March 9 at St. Lawrence Hall, 157 King St. E.
- Thursday, March 12 at Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St.

The Yonge subway is currently over-capacity south of Bloor-Yonge station and passenger transfer between the Bloor-Danforth subway and the Yonge subway is seriously constrained. Even with planned and funded improvements to Line 1, additional transit capacity will be needed to accommodate projected growth. The proposed Relief Line would provide an alternative transit route to downtown from the east and north, and relieve crowding on Line 1 at Yonge-Bloor station and on downtown surface transit routes.

City Planning is conducting an integrated assessment of the Relief Line, the Scarborough Subway Extension and SmartTrack. Throughout 2015, analysis and public consultation for these projects will be co-ordinated for recommendations to City Council.

Information is available at ( and on Twitter by following @CityPlanTO.

This news release is also available on the City's website:

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Media contact: Bruce Hawkins, Strategic Communications, 416-392-3496,

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