The first wave of projects is already well underway with over $16 billion in dedicated funding. The next wave of projects have been selected through business case analysis and in cooperation with municipal needs. Some projects will be selected as a result of new analysis and evidence that has emerged since 2008 that has led to a clear need to change the project’s relative priority.
Project Fact Sheets
- Brampton Queen Street Rapid Transit: 10 km of upgraded transit along Queen Street.
- Downtown Relief Line*: New subway that will improve access to the regional core for residents from across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) and provide relief to the overflowing arteries of the Toronto transit system.
- Dundas Street Bus Rapid Transit: 40 km of bus service running in dedicated lanes, connecting Toronto, Mississauga and Halton.
- Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit: 36 km of bus service running in dedicated lanes, connecting Scarborough Centre to downtown Oshawa via Pickering, Ajax and Whitby.
- GO Rail Expansion: More Two-Way, All-Day and Rush Hour Service: Introducing more two-way, all-day service, adding additional rush hour service across the entire network, and extending trains to Hamilton and Bowmanville.
- Electrification of GO Kitchener line and Union Pearson Express: Upgrading diesel train service to electric propulsion for these two complementary transit services that share a substantial portion of their routing.
- GO Lakeshore Express Rail Service – Phase 1 (including Electrification): Transforming GO Transit’s backbone from Hamilton to Oshawa into a faster, more frequent and more convenient transit option by beginning the transition to an international-style Express Rail service.
- Hamilton Rapid Transit: 14 km of rapid transit stretching from McMaster University to Eastgate Square.
- Hurontario-Main Light Rail Transit: 23 km LRT line connecting Port Credit to downtown Brampton via Cooksville and Mississauga City Centre.
- Yonge North Subway Extension*: 6 km extension that will connect the City of Toronto to the Richmond Hill / Langstaff Urban Growth Centre.
*Metrolinx has identified the important need for subway expansion. Over the next year or two we will work with the City of Toronto and York Region to undertake more complete analysis to develop a proposed route that can best address local and regional needs.