Toronto’s newest TTC Line just unveiled some exciting new project updates. The Ontario Line is the 16 KM-long, 15-stop development to the TTC that this city has been waiting for. On Monday, the government revealed their plans for two of those subway stations along the way.
Corktown Station and the East Harbour Transit Hub are the two proposed transit-oriented communities being developed as a part of the Ontario Line in Toronto.
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First, let’s talk about Corktown Station. In recent renderings unveiled by the government, it’s clear to see there are big plans ahead. The area plans come stacked with new housing, jobs, commercial buildings, and community spaces. Because this part of Toronto is the location of Canada’s First Parliament site, the plans have also incorporated ways to keep the neighbourhood’s rich history alive.
As for East Harbour? In the preliminary concept, the 38-acre chunk of land has been proposed as a major transit hub. The plans highlight both residential and community spaces that could bring in a potential of more than 50,000 jobs. Not too shabby!
Of course, all of this is still in the early planning stages. The concept renderings that have been released thus far still have to be approved by a variety of important groups. Apparently, municipal review of the proposals has already begun, and public consultations with local communities, Indigenous partners, and stakeholders are set to take place in the summer and fall of 2021.
If all is approved and these plans turn into action, we can expect the new TTC hubs to open sometime as early as 2026. Sure, that’s a pretty long wait. But when you consider all the developments happening in the area, we think the wait is worth it.
You can follow along with the project when you head to the official website here.
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