Councillor Josh Matlow

Relief Line

1 02, 2019

Metrolinx Affirms that Relief Subway Line Needed Before Yonge St North Extension

2019-02-08T21:32:24+00:00

Metrolinx Affirms that Relief Subway Line Needed Before Yonge St North Extension Metrolinx has acknowledged that the Relief Subway Line must be built before expanding north into York Region. In a report released on Thursday, the regional transit agency stated: "Transit network forecasts show that Relief Line South needs to be in operation before the [...]

4 05, 2018

We Need Relief (Subway Line) Now!

2018-07-11T14:29:01+00:00Tags: , |

As any resident who rides the subway knows the Yonge Line is already at capacity. During rush hour at stations like Eglinton, it is common to wait for two or three trains before boarding and once on, you’re crammed in like a sardine. The overcrowding is most critical at Bloor-Yonge station, which is already nearing capacity, with [...]

2 02, 2018

We Need Relief (Subway Line) Now!

2018-07-06T20:09:54+00:00Tags: , |

As many of you experienced first-hand, Toronto's already overcrowded subway system was thrown into chaos this week. The serious delays on Tuesday and Wednesday caused by signal errors, track problems, and other incidents, punctuated the need for the Relief Subway Line. As any resident who rides the subway knows, the Yonge Line is already at capacity. [...]

7 07, 2017

Federal Government Contributes $4.8 billion for Toronto Transit Projects

2018-07-11T14:29:20+00:00Tags: , |

The federal government announced they would contribute $4.8 billion toward 1/3 shares of transit projects in Toronto. City council has submitted four priority projects for the federal transit fund: The Relief Subway Line ($6.8 billion) RER ($3.7 billion) Eglinton East LRT ($1.7 billion) Waterfront transit ($1.5 billion) Together, the projects are estimated to cost $13.7 billion. [...]

27 05, 2017

Relief Line Updates

2018-06-27T21:49:32+00:00

UPDATES April 2017: The City has announced a new preferred alignment for the Relief Line that will continue along Eastern Avenue and turn north on Carlaw Avenue, instead of Pape. The new recommended alignment will be going to Executive Committee on May 16th and City Council on May 24th. Original alignment in red, new proposed alignment in blue. April 2016: Council [...]

1 05, 2017

Relief Subway Line Planning Moves Forward, Project Still Unfunded

2018-07-06T18:05:29+00:00Tags: , |

The Relief Line subway is Toronto's top transit priority. The new subway is desperately needed to reduce overcrowding on the Yonge line, which already sees many of you waiting 3 or 4 trains just to get on at Midtown stations including Eglinton, Davisville and St. Clair. I am pleased that Council took an important step forward by voting [...]

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