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Relief Line should be Toronto's top transit priority

The City of Toronto can't wait 13 more years to relieve the pressure on our major subway lines and stations. Extending our subways to suburban locations will only load more people onto already packed subway platforms and trains. The danger is evident: how many people might be injured or die before Toronto moves ahead with practical planning?

When the transit system isn't functional, Toronto can't function. We must make the Relief Line the top transit priority for all residents. Please contact your local councillor by calling 311 - let the City know that the Relief Line should be the top transit priority.

Check out these links to learn more.

  • September 23, 2020 - Metrolinx News Read More
    Zooming in on Ontario Line plans from Osgoode to the Don River - Delivering a line below Toronto's Queen Street that's been anticipated for more than a century
  • June 2, 2020 - CTV News Read More
    Ford government will split Ontario Line into two portions for purpose of procurement process
  • May 27, 2020 - Metrolinx News Read More
    Blending into the neighbourhood - How Metrolinx experts are designing the Ontario Line to be part of communities it will serve
  • May 14, 2020 - Metrolinx Read More
    The upside of Ontario Line's upside - How Metrolinx experts are looking to design a Toronto subway that isn't just confined to dark tunnels
  • January 29, 2020 - inhalton Read More
    Here's the latest on Doug Ford's new subway line
  • Oct. 18, 2019 - Toronto Sun Read More
    BRADFORD: Transit planning needs to put people before politics
  • Jul. 27, 2019 - Steve Munro Read More
    Transit & Politics - The Ontario Line: Metrolinx' Initial Business Case
  • Jul. 25, 2019 - CBC Read More
    Business case for Ford's proposed Ontario Line released; transportation engineer gives it a nod
  • Jul. 5, 2019 - The Daily Commercial News Read More
    Transport Futures panellists debate Ontario Line merits
  • Jun. 18, 2019 - CBC Read More
    Ontario Line dubbed 'Mystery Line' as province plans to submit business case by end of June
  • Apr. 10, 2019 - Mortgage Brokernews Read More
    New subway line a catalyst for development
  • Apr. 3, 2019 - Globe and Mail Read More
    Mayor Tory supports staff recommendation to earmark $3.1 billion from a federal transit fund for the Relief Line project
    Mayor Tory says it's time to 'push ahead and build' two subway projects
  • Jan. 31, 2019 - Toronto Star Read More
    Metrolinx puts Relief Line first
  • Jan. 24, 2019 - Daily Commercial News Read More
    Transit advocates praise advanced relief line plan
  • Dec. 28, 2018 - Toronto Star Read More
    Shawn Micallef says I'm hopeful we'll have smarter conversations about transit, expediting what desperately needs to be built, like the relief subway line ...
    Naive to hope Toronto can change in 2019? That means we have work to do
  • Dec. 21, 2018 - Toronto Star Read More
    The Relief Line subway will help the City of Toronto make huge strides writes Mayor John Tory.
    Ottawa must make permanent pledge to fund public transit growth
  • Nov. 21, 2018 - City News Read More
    Ryerson University Associate Professor Murtaza Haider says the province should focus on building the Relief Line.
    Ontario transportation minister vows to expand subway into the suburbs
  • Nov. 2, 2018 - NRU Publishing Inc. Read More
    Urbanizing the Suburbs: North York District Profile
    Posted with permission of the publisher of NRU Publishing Inc. Original article first appeared in Novae Res Urbis -Toronto Edition, Vol. 22, No. 43, Friday, November 2, 2018.
  • Oct. 9, 2018 - Toronto Star Read More
    Once automatic train control is operational it could increase capacity on the Yonge line by as much as 25 per cent, which is critical to relieving crowding on Line 1 until the proposed relief subway line can be built.The politicians who want to extend the Yonge subway should try riding it during rush hour
  • Sep. 2, 2018 - POSTMEDIA edition Read More
    T.O. doesn't need another transit map
  • August 30, 2018 - CBC Read More
    Mayoral candidate Jennifer Keesmaat unveils ambitious transit plan for Toronto
  • Aug. 30, 2018 - The Globe And Mail Read More
    Toronto mayoral challenger Jennifer Keesmaat's transit plan pitches fast tracked relief line and enhanced bus service
  • Aug. 30, 2018 - Toronto Star Read More
    Mayoral challenger Jennifer Keesmaat vows to cancel parts of SmartTrack, withdraw funding for Scarborough subway
  • Aug. 3, 2018 - Real Estate Professional Read More
    Transit advocate enters mayoral race
  • Jul. 11, 2018 - Toronto Star Read More
    Crucial TTC subway project under review amid executive departures
  • Jun. 15, 2018 - Toronto Star Read More
    Ben Myers of Bullpen Research wants to align housing with transit, and recommends that the province invest in the Relief Line
    How can Doug Ford fix Toronto-area housing?
  • May 30, 2018 - Canadian Real Estate Magazine Read More
    Zoning could be key to funding downtown relief line
  • May 14, 2018 - Daily Commercial News Read More
    RCCAO praises growing support for relief line
  • May 3, 2018 - ReNew Canada - May/June Read More
    GimmeRelief by Andy Manahan.
  • May 1, 2018 - TVO Podcast Read More
    Relief Line: Toronto's Top Transit Priority
  • Apr. 28, 2018 - CBC News Read More
    Curious, concerned residents attend meeting on downtown relief subway line.
  • Apr. 18, 2018 - Breakfast Television Read More
    Breakfast Television (CityTV) interviews Andy Manahan, RCCAO, on Toronto's need for subway relief line.
  • Apr. 16, 2018 - Toronto Star Read More
    Toronto Star supports much needed 'relief line' designed to ease pressure on the massively overcrowded Yonge corridor.
  • Apr. 14, 2018 - Toronto Sun Read More
    Crammed subway leads many to cry out #GimmeRelief
  • Mar. 2, 2018 - Toronto Star Read More
    Columnist Edward Keenan points out that there has been long standing resistance to the TTC's absolute top priority, the so called Downtown Relief Line and adds to the chorus of take the politics out of transit planning.Want to build a better Toronto? Lose the secrecy not the politicians
  • Feb. 20, 2018 - Toronto Star Read More
    Toronto's latest sign of decline: senior civic servants leaving in droves
  • Feb. 10, 2018 - Toronto Star Read More
    Relief line subway riders' priority, poll shows
  • Feb. 5, 2018 - Spacing Magazine Read More
    LORINC: Why a TTC commuter will get killed at Yonge Bloor station
  • Feb. 5, 2018 - Toronto Star Read More
    Subway crowding at crisis level
  • Feb. 3, 2018 - Toronto Star Read More
    Toronto's relief line still nowhere in sight as crowding sparks safety concerns on TTC
  • Jan. 31, 2018 - Toronto Star (editorial) Read More
    Dangerous over crowding on Toronto subway underlines need for Downtown Relief Line
  • Dec. 19, 2017 - Toronto Star Read More
    Toronto's new subway extension is beautiful, but it's not the line we should've built
  • Dec. 11, 2017 - The Globe And Mail Read More
    The important question is: How much does it damage Toronto's future if the downtown relief line does not get built?
    Outgoing TTC CEO Andy Byford says that not building the relief line 'would be a huge risk'.

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