The Metrolinx transportation plan

Haven’t had the time to go through this yet… but it certainly impacts commercial real estate and location strategies across Toronto.

http://www.metrolinx.com/default.aspx

Although the plan doesn’t specify timelines for all its key projects, it proposes the priorities as:

  • Extending the Spadina subway line to Vaughan Corporate Centre, and the Yonge line to Richmond Hill
  • A new rapid transit line along Eglinton Ave. that would connect a renewed Scarborough Rapid Transit system with Pearson airport.
  • Rapid transit along Hurontario St. that would run from Port Credit to the Mississauga City Centre and beyond to Brampton. The mode of transit isn’t specified, but light rail is being considered.
  • A new rapid transit corridor in York Region, along Yonge St. from Highway 7 to Newmarket.
  • Four east-west corridors around the region, including Finch and Sheppard rapid transit from Pearson to Scarborough Centre and Meadowvale; and expanded VIVA bus service on Highway 77, connecting to Brampton.
  • Rapid transit on Dundas St. through Peel and Oakville, linking to the Kipling subway station, along with the Highway 403 busway in Mississauga, linked to the airport and Oakville.
  • Rapid transit in Hamilton
  • Express GO service on the Lakeshore line
  • Two-way all-day GO service to Milton, Richmond Hill, Markham and Etobicoke, and trains extended to Bowmanville
  • 400-series highway expansions
  • Rapid transit service along Highway 2 in Durham
  • $500 million for 7,500 km of biking and walking lanes and paths
  • An integrated regional fare system, including a smart card
  • An online trip planner that would offer routes across the region.

Summary care of:
http://www.thestar.com/article/504783

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