Province to Extend Bloor-Danforth Subway Line

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Province to Extend Bloor-Danforth Subway Line

Ontario Government Improving Public Transit, Creating Jobs

Ministry of Transportation

Ontario is proposing to extend the Bloor-Danforth subway line from Kennedy Station to Scarborough City Centre to help ease congestion, create jobs and generate economic development.

The proposed route will be 6.4 kilometres in length and will extend from the existing Kennedy station along the current Scarborough RT route.

Investing in public transit infrastructure is part of the new Ontario government's plan to help reduce gridlock, strengthen communities, create jobs and help people in their every day lives.

Quick Facts

  • During rush hour the TTC projects that about 14,000 passengers will ride the Scarborough subway every hour.
  • The Province is fully funding the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, which will be in service by 2020. Tunnel boring machines named Dennis and Lea are currently digging the underground portion of the line eastward from Black Creek Drive.
  • Since 2003, Ontario has invested more than $16.1 billion in public transit in Ontario, including $7.7 billion in GO Transit.

Quotes

Glen R. Murray

“Our government is committed to getting shovels in the ground to build efficient public transit to Scarborough. We are committing $1.4 billion to extend the Bloor-Danforth subway line all the way to the Scarborough City Centre to make it easier for residents to travel, improve quality of life, generate jobs and bring investment to the area.”

Glen R. Murray

Minister of Transportation and Minister of Infrastructure

Media Contacts

  • Bob Nichols

    Communications Branch, Ministry of Transportation

    416-327-1158

  • Patrick Searle

    Minister’s Office

    416-327-1815

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