Riverdale, Leslieville and East Harbour get new Subway and Smart Track stations
In June, I joined Mayor Tory and Transportation Minister Stephen Del Duca to announce two new Smart Track RER stations that will be built along the existing GO Corridor at the East Harbour (Unilever site) and in Riverdale at Gerrard. These new stations will be served by frequent service electrified trains, connecting our neighbourhoods with downtown and the suburbs. You can contact my office for more information and to find out about Metrolinx’s public consultations.
At its July meeting City Council voted to proceed with the Relief Line subway, which will link Yonge and Queen subway station to the Pape subway station. There will be three new stops in Ward 30 at the East Harbour, in Leslieville and in Riverdale at Gerrard.
I’m working with the Mayor and with City staff to make sure that Smart Track/ RER stations are fully integrated with Relief Line stations where they overlap at East Harbour and Riverdale, and to ensure that the new subway location in Leslieville will serve the thousands of people who live and work in the Dundas/Carlaw corridor and that the proposed route from Riverdale to Leslieville is reviewed.
I did not vote for the one stop Scarborough subway, but I did support the Eglinton East LRT to the U of T Scarborough campus.
City Council continues to discuss fare integration with GO as a foundation of Smart Track planning.
I will keep you updated on these exciting transit projects.