Well that was fast! Yes, I’m smiling a bit, and still surprised. For some reason I was doubted that the Ontario Line would start so quickly. In some ways, with an election coming up in a few months, I thought “will it get cancelled”? Today the province, aided by Federal officials and others, are breaking ground on the building on the Ontario Line.
The Ontario Line is the newest transit line in Toronto, Canada. Its northern terminus is at Science Centre station, where it will connect with Line 5 (Eglinton Crosstown). Its southern terminus is at the existing Exhibition GO Station. This will be one of the largest transit projects on the Greater Toronto region. Once completed it will change the landscape, possibly bringing even more development throughout the city.
With 15 stations, the route will be over 16 kilometres long. I eagerly anticipate the day when it is extended to Fairview Mall and beyond. The Ontario government hasn’t said what kind of vehicles would be used on the route, but I’m hoping it’ll be anything off the shelf. It’s not necessary to reinvent the wheel, so lets use technology that can be implemented quickly. For more on the Ontario Line, check out the video below.