Ontario Government Reaches Next Milestone for Transit Priority ProjectsPublished on May 12, 2021
Under the leadership of Premier Ford, Ontario is undertaking the largest transit expansion in Canadian history. Ontario’s bold $28.5 billion transit plan for the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), which already included a commitment of nearly $17 billion from the province, marks the largest subway expansion in Canadian history with the all-new Ontario Line; a three-stop Scarborough Subway Extension; the Yonge North Subway Extension; and the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension. The combined subway projects will support over 16,000 jobs during the construction period, and by 2041, will have a total daily ridership of over 620,000 with almost 400,000 people within walking distance of a new transit station.
Through Ontario's landmark partnerships with the Federal Government, City of Toronto and York Region, this government is making unprecedented progress in delivering on our bold plan to provide people with access to better, more reliable and more seamless rapid transit that will help them get to where they need to go and when they need to get there.
Now the federal government has committed their 40 per cent share of Ontario’s priority subways, marking a significant step forward in getting shovels in the ground and delivering a more integrated and modern rapid transit system for people in the GTA.
Confirming the funding partnership with the Government of Canada has been a top priority for the Province, especially given the significant benefits to the local, regional, provincial and national economy. By having the federal government come to the table in this historic partnership, we are moving full steam ahead on building these projects that our residents need today and for future generations.
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