We all know how crowded the Yonge Street subway line has become. Relieving this overcrowding is my highest transit priority. I am pleased to see that several mayoralty candidates have also made it part of their campaign platforms.
A key component of Yonge subway congestion relief is the proposed Relief Line, which might form a U-shaped subway running through the downtown to east and west points on the Bloor/Danforth line. It is part of Metrolinx’s published Next Wave of transit projects.
The City of Toronto, with support from the TTC, has initiated the first phase of the Relief Line Assessment Study to seek public input. This consultation will help shape a report to City Council in June. Residents interested in transit improvements are encouraged to share their views at one of the Regional Relief Strategy meetings. Unfortunately, none of them are located near our community.
Saturday, April 5 – Sheraton Ctr Dominion Ballroom – 123 Queen St. W.
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM (jointly presented with Metrolinx)
Thursday, April 10 – Riverdale Collegiate – 1094 Gerrard St. E.
5:30 – 9:30 PM (jointly presented with Metrolinx)
Saturday, April 12 – Holy Name Parish – 71 Gough Avenue
9:00 – 12:00 PM
More information on the public consultation and the project proposals are available on the regional relief website.