Plans for GTA transit expansion
A plan has been announced to develop the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) transit by expanding the Ontario line; a three-stop Scarborough Subway extension; the Yonge North Subway extension; and the Eglinton Crosstown West extension.
A federal funding of $10.7 billion was announced towards the project to support the build of four subways. Ontario’s $28.5 billion transit plan for the GTA included a commitment of approximately $17 billion from the province.
“Our government, under Premier Ford’s leadership, is delivering on our bold plan to provide people with access to better, more reliable and more seamless rapid transit. We are getting people where they need to go, when they need to get there,” said Caroline Mulroney, Ontario Minister, Transportation. “By having the federal government come to the table in this historic partnership, we are moving full steam ahead on building these projects that our residents need today and for future generations.”
The combined subway projects will support over 16,000 jobs during the construction period, and by 2041, will have a total daily ridership of over 620,000, with approximately 400,000 people within walking distance of a new transit station.