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Finch West Light Rail Transit

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Finch West Light Rail Transit

Ministry of Transportation

Through the moving Moving Ontario Forward plan, the province is investing in priority rapid transit projects that will connect to GO Transit and other transit systems across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). These priority rapid transit projects will increase transit ridership, reduce travel times, manage congestion, connect people to jobs, and improve the economy. 

Ontario is working with its agency, Metrolinx, and the City of Toronto to move forward on next steps to building the new Finch West light rail transit (LRT) project.

  • The Finch West LRT will bring 11 kilometres of new modern, reliable, rapid transit to Toronto from the new Finch West subway station on the Toronto-York Spadina subway extension at Keele Street to Humber College in Toronto's northwest corner.
  • The LRT line will have 18 surface stops and one below-grade interchange station, connecting people to key destinations along Finch to help get them where they need to go. 
  • The Finch West LRT will provide crucial connections to many of the region's existing transit lines, including GO Transit bus services, and Mississauga and Brampton local bus services at Humber College.
  • The LRT will also provide a new rapid transit connection with the TTC's subway system along the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension.
  • Projected ridership is expected to be 2,250 passengers per hour in the peak direction by 2031.
  • The maintenance and storage facility for the LRT project will be located along Finch Avenue West between Norfinch Drive and York Gate Boulevard.
  • The preliminary design and environmental assessment phase for the Finch West LRT was completed in 2010. A separate environmental assessment for the maintenance and storage facility for the light rail vehicles will begin soon.
  • Targeted start of construction: Spring 2016
  • Estimated completion date: 2021

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