About the Relief Line North
If you take transit in Toronto, you may have noticed that things are getting a bit tight. It’s not just our bulky jackets, umbrellas, sports equipment or shopping bags – we’re growing. By 2041, the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area (GTHA), which had a population of nearly 7 million in 2016, is expected to grow to almost 10.1 million people and 4.8 million jobs – we need more and better ways to get people where they want to go.
The Relief Line North will expand our rapid transit network to better serve existing and future transit users, helping to make sure our communities continue to be great places to live, work and play. This continuation of the planned Relief Line South will help address a gap in our existing rapid transit network, offer alternative routes and relieve congestion on Line 1 Yonge and at existing and future interchange stations, including Bloor-Yonge and Eglinton. Optimizing the transportation system ensures the best possible use of the existing and future assets and capacity. This means better connections to urban centres, employment nodes and regional destinations, and shorter, more comfortable commutes.
Provincial funding for the Relief Line North is currently in place to advance the planning and environmental assessment of this important rapid transit project.