Metrolinx

Metrolinx

Metrolinx, an agency of the Government of Ontario under the Metrolinx Act, 2006, was created to improve the coordination and integration of all modes of transportation in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. The organization’s mission is to champion, develop and implement an integrated transportation system for our region that enhances prosperity, sustainability and quality of life. Metrolinx launched The Big Move, a Regional Transportation Plan, in September 2008.

Vision & Mission

The Metrolinx Vision:

Working together to transform the way the region moves.

The Metrolinx Mission:

To champion and deliver mobility solutions for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

History

As part of its plan to deliver long-term sustainable transportation and better transit, the Province of Ontario created the Greater Toronto Transportation Authority on April 24, 2006. Now known as Metrolinx, it was created to play a critical role in planning and delivering a seamless, integrated transit network allowing people to use public transit to travel easily from Hamilton to Newmarket to Oshawa. It’s the final piece in a three-part approach by the Province to prepare the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area for growth and sustained prosperity.

Metrolinx is developing a world-class transportation system alongside the work of the Greenbelt, which protects more than 1.8 million acres of environmentally sensitive and agricultural land in the heart of the region, and the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, a plan that coordinates population and job growth.

Crucial to Metrolinx’s success was the development of a Regional Transportation Plan for a seamless, integrated transportation network throughout this region, which is Canada’s largest and among North America's most rapidly growing. The plan – named The Big Move – identified that the province’s transit and transportation problems are regional in nature and cross municipal boundaries. The solution requires the coordination and integration of transit and transportation systems in order to allow growth to happen and help people and businesses move more easily throughout the region.

In 2009, Metrolinx merged with GO Transit, the regional public transit service. The organization grew further with the addition of two more operating divisions – the Union Pearson Express in 2010 and PRESTO in 2011. When complete, the Union Pearson Express will be a premium express rail shuttle service between Union Station in downtown Toronto and Pearson Airport. PRESTO is a new electronic fare card that allows riders to transfer seamlessly across multiple transit systems.

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Company information

20 Bay Street, Suite 600, Toronto, ON M5J 2W3, Canada
+1 (416) 874 5900

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 Photo of the Day: Monument to Multiculturalism
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 Throwback Thursday: Bay and Front
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 Topping Off March 2014: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
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 Topping Off February 2014: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
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 Topping Off May 2012: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
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 Topping off February 2012: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
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Projects


Caledonia Crosstown Station

Metrolinx, TTC, Caledonia Crosstown Station, Crosstown LRT, ARUP, NORR, DTAH
2400 Eglinton Avenue West , Toronto | Toronto Transit Commission, Metrolinx
The Crosstown is a 19-kilometre light rail transit line (LRT) that will run through the heart of Toronto. Running along Eglinton Avenue, the LRT will connect west to east from Jane Street/Black ... go to project

Cedarvale Crosstown Station

Metrolinx, TTC, Eglinton West/Allen Road Crosstown Station, Crosstown LRT, HDR
1300 Eglinton Ave West, Toronto | Toronto Transit Commission, Metrolinx
The Crosstown is a 19-kilometre light rail transit line (LRT) that will run through the heart of Toronto. Running along Eglinton Avenue, the LRT will connect west to east from Jane Street/Black ... go to project

Crosstown LRT - Avenue Station

Avenue Crosstown LRT Station, Toronto, design by the IBI Group for Crosslinx
Eglinton Avenue West and Avenue Road, Toronto | Metrolinx
The Avenue Crosstown station will be underground. There will be two entrances at Avenue: the primary entrance will be at the northwest corner of Avenue and Eglinton; and the secondary entrance ... go to project

Crosstown LRT - Chaplin Station

Main entrance, Chaplin Crosstown LRT Station, Metrolinx, TTC, IBI Group, Aecon
574 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto | Metrolinx, Toronto Transit Commission
The Crosstown is a 19-kilometre light rail transit line (LRT) that will run through the heart of Toronto. Running along Eglinton Avenue, the LRT will connect west to east from Jane Street/Black ... go to project

Fairbank Crosstown Station

Metrolinx, TTC, Dufferin Crosstown Station, Crosstown LRT
1815 Eglinton Ave West, Toronto | Toronto Transit Commission, Metrolinx
The Crosstown is a 19-kilometre light rail transit line (LRT) that will run through the heart of Toronto. Running along Eglinton Avenue, the LRT will connect west to east from Jane Street/Black ... go to project

Forest Hill Crosstown Station

Metrolinx, TTC, Bathurst Crosstown Station, Crosstown LRT, IBI, SNC-Lavalin
842 Eglinton Ave West, Toronto | Toronto Transit Commission, Metrolinx
The Crosstown is a 19-kilometre light rail transit line (LRT) that will run through the heart of Toronto. Running along Eglinton Avenue, the LRT will connect west to east from Jane Street/Black ... go to project

GO Stations: New and Expansions

Gormley, GO transit, train, Toronto, Richmond hill, extension, layover
1700 Stouffville Rd, Richmond Hill | Metrolinx
New: Gormley Station Construction of a new GO Station in Gormley is underway, extending the Richmond Hill line north to Stouffville Road and Leslie Street. The station will include surface parking ... go to project

Hurontario-Main LRT

Hurontario-Main LRT at Eglinton, close-up, image courtesy of Metrolinx
Hurontario Street, Mississauga | Metrolinx
A proposed Light Rail Transit (LRT) system is a key part of Mississauga and Brampton’s vision for the Hurontario-Main corridor. This is a large, complex city-building project from the Port Credit ... go to project

Keelesdale Crosstown Station

Metrolinx, TTC, Keele Crosstown Station, Crosslinx Transit Solutions
2620 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto | Toronto Transit Commission, Metrolinx
The Crosstown is a 19-kilometre light rail transit line (LRT) that will run through the heart of Toronto. Running along Eglinton Avenue, the LRT will connect west to east from Jane Street/Black ... go to project

Kennedy Crosstown Station

Kennedy Crosstown Station, Metrolinx, TTC, Crosslinx Transit Solutions
2467 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto | Metrolinx
The Crosstown is a 19-kilometre light rail transit line (LRT) that will run through the heart of Toronto. Running along Eglinton Avenue, the LRT will connect west to east from Jane Street/Black ... go to project

Laird Crosstown Station

Laird Crosstown Station, Metrolinx, Toronto Transit Commission
Eglinton Ave E & Laird, Toronto | Metrolinx, Toronto Transit Commission
The Laird Crosstown station will be underground. There will be two entrances at Laird: the primary entrance will be at the southwest corner of Laird and Eglinton; and the secondary entrance will ... go to project

Mississauga Transitway

mississauga, transitway, square one, brt, bus, terminal, Winston Churchill
, Central Parkway & Hwy 403, Mississauga | Metrolinx, City of Mississauga
The new Mississauga Transitway will provide more efficient and reliable east-west transit service on a dedicated bus corridor. The construction of the Transitway is well underway with GO Transit ... go to project

Mount Dennis Crosstown Station and EMSF

Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Toronto, by Metrolinx, Crosslinx Transit Solutions
3500 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto | Metrolinx, Toronto Transit Commission
Mount Dennis is the furthest west stop on the Crosstown line. In addition to the stop, Mount Dennis will be the home of a facility to store and maintain the Crosstown vehicles. The stop will ... go to project

Oakwood Crosstown Station

Oakwood Crosstown Station, image courtesy of Metrolinx
The Oakwood Crosstown station will be underground. Headwall construction to accommodate an underground station is currently underway. Headwalls are temporary support walls for future excavation of ... go to project

Pickering GO Pedestrian Bridge

Pickering GO Pedestrian Bridge. Design by AECOM Whitby
Pickering GO Station, Pickering | Metrolinx, Province of Ontario, Government of Canada
Construction is underway on Pickering’s landmark pedestrian bridge. The extended steel span will be installed in March, with the full completion expected by this fall. It could not be more ... go to project

Strachan Avenue Overpass

Strachan Avenue Overpass looking east, Toronto, Metrolinx
Strachan Ave. at Wellington St., Toronto | Metrolinx
New Strachan Avenue overpass and below-grade rail corridor on the GeoThe Strachan Avenue Overpass is one of the grade separations for the Georgetown South Project. Strachan Avenue will be raised ... go to project

TYSSE: Downsview Park Station

Downsview Park Station from the air (Courtesy of TTC / Aedas)
1212 Sheppard Ave West, Toronto | Toronto Transit Commission, Metrolinx
Downsview Park subway station will be the first station north of the current terminus of the Toronto York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE). It is expected to open in 2017. While images of the ... go to project

TYSSE: Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station

TTC Vaughan Centre Station entrance, design by Grimshaw Architects / Arup Canada
Highway 7 & Millway Ave, Vaughan | Toronto Transit Commission, Metrolinx
Vaughan Metropolitan Centre subway station will be the new terminus of the Spadina subway. Part of the Toronto York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE) project now under construction, it is expected ... go to project

Union Pearson Express

Union Pearson Express, Union Station, Toronto
, | Metrolinx
Connecting Toronto Pearson International Airport with Union Station in downtown Toronto in a relaxing 25 minutes, the Union Pearson Express is set to simplify how Canada’s busiest airport is ... go to project

Union Station Revitalization

Union Station Revitalization, Great Hall, image courtesy of NORR Architects
75 Front St W, Toronto | City of Toronto, Metrolinx
Union Station is Canada’s busiest and most important passenger transportation hub and a designated National Historic Site. The station’s revitalization will result in many benefits, including an ... go to project

Yonge Crosstown Station

Yonge Station, Metrolinx, TTC, Crosslinx Transit Solutions
Yonge and Eglinton, Toronto | Metrolinx
The Crosstown is a 19-kilometre light rail transit line (LRT) that will run through the heart of Toronto. Running along Eglinton Avenue, the LRT will connect west to east from Jane Street/Black ... go to project