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Metrolinx holding first of 4 public meetings on Ontario Line

Last Updated Jan 23, 2020 at 12:16 pm EST

A map of the new Ontario Line proposed in the PC government's 2019 budget. HANDOUT/PC government budget

Metrolinx officials will be holding their first of four public meetings on the proposed Ontario Line.

The first meeting will be held at the Ontario Science Centre, the proposed end of the 15-stop transit line, on Thursday night.

The provincial government announced plans for the new transit project while the City of Toronto was still planning a separate downtown relief line.

Back in October, the city agreed to support the Ontario Line if the province stopped their push to take ownership of the subway.

The Ontario Line would run 16 kilometres from Ontario Place to the Science Centre, with connections to Line 1 of the TTC at Osgoode and Queen and Line 2 at Pape station. It also includes stops in the densely populated areas of Queen and Spadina and King and Bathurst intersections.

The transit project is expected to cost $11 billion and the Ontario government said they believe it will take 8 years to complete.

Residents in the area are invited to participate in the public meetings to learn more and ask questions.

The other three will be held next week at Ryerson University’s Tecumseh Auditorium on Monday, the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto’s Social Hall on Tuesday and Exhibition Place’s Beanfield Centre Wednesday. All the sessions will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Those who can’t make the public sessions are also able to email ontarioline@metrolinx.com.

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