Ontario Premier Doug Ford has just revealed the ambitious new transit plan for Toronto, and it sees the city getting a new subway line connecting Ontario Place to the Science Center.
Ford announced that the province would be investing $28.5 billion in expanding Ontario’s transit network, and of that budget, $10.9 billion will go toward a new “Ontario Line,” which is set for completion by 2027. This marks the most money ever invested into getting new subways built, according to a statement from the province.
It’s a historic day in Ontario! Proud to stand with @fordnation and @MonteMcNaughton to announce a transit plan for the 21st century, including the new Ontario Line! We are improving transit to get you to work, to home, and to family and friends sooner. #onpoli pic.twitter.com/HDizYtpBwF
— Jeff Yurek (@JeffYurekMPP) April 10, 2019
In addition to the new line, $5.6 billion will go toward extending the Yonge North subway line, $5.5 billion will go toward extending the Scarborough subway line, and $4.7 billion will go toward extending the Eglinton Crosstown West subway line.
“Our government is investing in transportation to bring relief and new opportunities to transit users and commuters,” Ford said at a press conference in Etobicoke this morning. “We announced the new Ontario Line to deal with the dangerous congestion on Line 1, the Yonge North Subway Extension that will connect the subway to one of the region’s largest employment centers, the three-stop Scarborough Subway Extension to better serve communities, and the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension.”