The Project/
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.

This map is showing the Relief Line North study area, from Steeles Avenue in the north, Victoria Park Avenue to the east, Pape Station to the south, and Yonge Street to the west. Also included in this map are existing rapid transit lines, shown as solid lines, such as Line 1 Yonge-University, Line 2 Bloor-Danforth, Line 4 Sheppard, GO Rail, and UP Express. The Eglinton Crosstown and Sheppard East LRT, which are projects currently in delivery, are shown as dotted lines. Note that projects in delivery are under construction or in the engineering design stage. Eleven interchange stations are shown as white circles and the Relief Line South route is shown in black with white dashes in the south portion of the map.
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