Relief Line / Ontario Line Stations - Exhibition/Ontario Place
Sep. 18, 2020
1. Tail tracks, west of Exhibition, will provide space for the storage of Ontario Line vehicles and protect for a future extension of the line.
2. The Ontario Line Exhibition Station will create a connection to the GO network and will bring customers to a popular destination for sports, concerts, the CNE, trade shows and other attractions. It will also bring the subway system closer to many homes and businesses in the growing and increasingly vibrant Liberty Village community. Since the Ontario Line will be above ground through this segment, commuters on the Lakeshore West Line will be able to quickly and seamlessly transfer from one train to the other.
Enabling early works, including new passenger tunnels, an extension to the existing passenger tunnel, a temporary pedestrian bridge, a new north platform, and utility relocation and protection, are anticipated to begin in 2021.
Sep. 18, 2020
1. Leaving Exhibition Station, the line runs east at surface level, under the bridge at Strachan Avenue.
2. Launch shafts and portals will be constructed at the site of the future Ordnance Park on the north side of the existing GO Corridor for the beginning of the Ontario Line tunnels. From here, the tunnel boring machines will begin to work their way east and then turn north.
In the short term, the future park site will be needed to support tunnel construction. After construction is finished, an opportunity to create a new park above the tunnel will be available for City of Toronto programming, in keeping with their existing plans for the site.
3. Plans are to preserve Garrison Crossing, the pedestrian bridge that spans the rail corridors in the area and connects with the future park site. While there may be times when it will be closed due to construction work, Metrolinx is studying ways to minimize impacts and maintain pedestrian and cycling access across the rail corridors for the duration of the project.
Tunnel work is anticipated to begin after financial close is reached for the Southern Civil, Stations and Tunnel procurement package.
Jun. 10, 2019
The provincial government is planning to shelve existing plans for the Relief Line subway and build a subway spanning Ontario Place to the Ontario Science Centre — and it claims it can build the much longer line years earlier than the current plan - Andrew Francis Wallace/Toronto Star