Jessica Bell MPP, University–Rosedale

Government of Ontario

Act Now: Have your say on the Ontario Line

Published on October 10, 2019

Transit riders have spent years waiting for fast, reliable and affordable new transit. 

In May, Premier Doug Ford stole Toronto’s right to plan its own transit lines and scrapped the sensible shovel-ready Relief Line for a privatized Ontario Line, that is little more than lines on a map. 

Right now, we have an opportunity to fight for transit that works for Toronto. This is because Doug Ford wants Mayor John Tory and City Council to use our taxpayer dollars to support and help fund his Ontario Line. According to the media reports, Ford is so desperate for Toronto’s support he’s proposing to drop his scheme to upload the rest of the TTC from Toronto in return for City Council’s support.

City Council will be debating the subway upload and the Ontario Line at the upcoming City Executive Meeting on October 23rd.

Mayor Tory has said he will oppose any deal that is bad for transit riders. Now is the time to send a message to John Tory, Doug Ford, Justin Trudeau, and your local elected officials calling on them to support a transit line that works for us. 

🡆 Take the next step: After sending a message below, save the date and plan to come to a Rally at City Hall at 9am on October 23. Let’s come together to demand that Toronto keep transit public and to stand up for an Ontario Line that works for our city. At 9:30am we will go together into City Hall alongside the residents and organizations who will express concerns at the Executive Committee meeting about the provincial subway upload and Ontario Line.

🡆 Want to express your concerns at City Hall? Sign up to give a deputation at the Executive Committee meeting on Oct. 23, immediately after our 9:00am rally:

🡆 Read my breakdown of the recent announcements on the subway upload, the Ontario Line, the Scarborough Extension, the Yonge Line extension, and the Eglinton West LRT here.