Toronto’s Metrolinx building world-class transit system

Updated:December 3, 2020, 7:00 AM

Toronto, Ontario

One of North America’s largest infrastructure investments

Metrolinx is building a world-class transit system so you can safely travel better, faster and easier. Metrolinx is hard at work building a landmark transit system for the Greater Golden Horseshoe.

Undertaking one of North America’s largest infrastructure investments, and with over 200 projects underway, the transit planners, builders and operators are on the fast-track to creating possibilities across the entire region – so you can live, work and play wherever you choose.

If you’ve ever hopped aboard GO Transit, taken UP Express to Pearson airport, or tapped your PRESTO card, then you know first-hand of the unequalled transit system Metrolinx has already built.

Making progress is an unending vision that doesn’t let Metrolinx rest on its laurels. It has mapped out how it plans to connect communities and cities. What if Union Station was easier to access and navigate? 

What if the region had connected light rail, running outside of regular traffic, so you could get where you need to go, as easily as possible? What if a new web of rapid transit was built to touch every corner of Toronto? What if GO service was increased, giving us frequent, all-day, transit on seven separate lines, including new stations?

Wonder no more. This is the transit system that is being built across the region; it will connect us to every part of the Greater Golden Horseshoe. And it’s happening right now with plans to build 62 additional Light Rail Transit(LRT) stations and stops to get across the region, 48 kilometres of new LRT lines, as well as 42 upgraded GO stations.

Metrolinx is making progress in every direction. Be it Toronto, Hamilton, Peel Region, York Region, Halton, Durham, Simcoe County, Waterloo, Guelph & Wellington, or the Niagara region.

“We’re expanding today’s transportation network to create more possibilities, more connections and ultimately a greater region,” says Metrolinx President and CEO Phil Verster.

Metrolinx is delivering an integrated, regional transportation system. One with a mix of buses, streetcars, light rail, heavy rail and subways that will serve the needs of residents and business for years to come.

Construction can be messy and difficult to deal with, but this short-term impact is all part of building the transit system our region needs. And Metrolinx is making it happen.

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