Transportation Development

Move Ontario 2020 (The Big Move)

 

On June 15, 2007, Premier of Ontario Dalton McGuinty and Ontario Minister of Transportation Donna Cansfield announced the government’s plan to fund 52 transit projects in Ontario to improve transit services provided by GO Transit, the Toronto Transit Commission, York Region Transit’s Viva bus rapid transit system, Durham Region Transit, Mississauga Transit, Brampton Transit, and the Hamilton Street Railway.


Construction on the 902 kilometres of new or improved rapid transit is to start in 2008 and be in place by 2020. The Government of Ontario has committed two-thirds of the estimated $17.5 billion cost, and has asked the Government of Canada to provide the remaining one-third. Municipalities are not expected to contribute to the capital cost of the projects, but would be responsible for any operating subsidies that are required.


Simultaneous with the announcement of MoveOntario 2020, the government announced its intention to fund the development of rapid transit in Kitchener-Waterloo in the same fashion as the MoveOntario projects, i.e., a two-thirds commitment, with the federal government paying the balance. Thus while the Kitchener-Waterloo RT project is not a formal part of MoveOntario 2020, the government is treating it in the same fashion as the MoveOntario 2020 projects.


MoveOntario 2020 initiatives have fallen under the umbrella of Metrolinx’s regional transportation plan.


The Big Move Map (Click To Expand)




Related Reports


REIN Canada 2008 GTA Transportation Report – Projection of how transit development and population growth in Ontario will affect home values.


GO 2020 – Go Transit expansion plans and long term planning from now until 2020.
 


The Big Move Long Term Plan – Detailed information on ‘The Big Move’ project.




Highlights Of The Plan


GO Transit


GO Rail extensions

 

GO Lakeshore East rail line extension from Oshawa to Bowmanville
GO Richmond Hill rail line extension to Aurora Road
GO Rail extensions/capacity expansions

GO Bradford rail line extension and capacity expansion from Bradford to Barrie

 
GO Rail capacity expansions

 

GO Bradford rail line capacity expansion from Union Station to Bradford
GO Georgetown rail line capacity expansion from Union Station to Georgetown
GO Lakeshore West rail line capacity expansion by adding a third track from Port Credit to Oakville
GO Lakeshore West rail line capacity expansion by adding a third track from Burlington to Hamilton
GO Lakeshore East rail line capacity expansion by adding a third track from Union Station to Scarborough
GO Milton rail line capacity expansion from Union Station to Milton
GO Richmond Hill rail line capacity expansion from Union Station to Richmond Hill
GO Stouffville rail line capacity expansion from Union Station to Stouffville and extension of the line to Uxbridge

 
New GO Rail lines

 

GO Crosstown rail line between Weston Road and the Don Valley
GO Crosstown rail line between the Don Valley and Agincourt
GO rail line from Union Station to Bolton
GO rail line on the Havelock line from Agincourt to Pickering
GO rail line on the Seaton line from Agincourt to Brock Road in Pickering

 
GO Rail conversion

 

GO Lakeshore rail line electrification (SuperGO)

 
GO Bus Rapid Transit

 

GO Bus Rapid Transit along Highway 403 from Oakville GO rail station to Mississauga
GO Bus Rapid Transit northwest Toronto link from Renforth Drive to York University
GO Bus Rapid Transit on Markham Road from Highway 407 in Markham to Highway 401
GO Bus Rapid Transit on Highway 401 from Markham Road in Scarborough to Pickering GO rail station
GO Bus Rapid Transit connector on Highway 427 from Renforth Drive to Highway 407
GO Bus Rapid Transit along Highway 407 from York University to Langstaff (Yonge Street) and on to Markham Road
GO Bus Rapid Transit along Highway 407 from Burlington to Highway 401
GO Bus Rapid Transit along Highway 407 from Highway 401 to Highway 427
GO Bus Rapid Transit along Highway 407 from Highway 427 to York University

 
Further information: GO Transit/Metrolinx



Toronto Transit Commission


 
Subway/RT extensions


Spadina subway line extension north from Downsview Station to Highway 7 (Vaughan Corporate Centre)
Yonge subway line extension north from Finch Station to Highway 7 (Langstaff Road)
Scarborough RT extension from McCowan Station to Sheppard Avenue


(See a detailed report on the expansion of the Yonge-University-Spadina line).


 
New Light Rail Transit lines


Waterfront West Light Rail Transit from Union Station to Long Branch
Sheppard Avenue Light Rail Transit from Don Mills Station to Morningside Avenue
Finch Avenue West Light Rail Transit from Highway 27 to Finch Station
Don Mills Road Light Rail Transit from Steeles Avenue to the Bloor-Danforth subway
Jane Street Light Rail Transit from Steeles West Station to Jane Station
Malvern Light Rail Transit from Kennedy station to Malvern
Eglinton Avenue Light Rail Transit from Renforth Drive to Kennedy Station in Scarborough

 
TTC Transitway development


Yonge surface transit improvements from Finch Station to Steeles Avenue


Further information: TTC Transit Planning



York Region Transit/Viva
New Viva Bus Rapid Transit lines


Viva Markham North-South Link from Markham Centre to Don Mills station
Viva Transitway development


Viva Yonge Street from Steeles Avenue to Highway 7 (Langstaff)
Viva Yonge Street from Highway 7 (Langstaff) to 19th Avenue in Richmond Hill
Viva Yonge Street from 19th Avenue to Newmarket
Viva Highway 7 from Highway 50 to Yonge Street (Langstaff)
Viva Highway 7 from Yonge Street (Langstaff) to Cornell

 
Further information: VivaNext.com



Mississauga Transit

 
Mississauga Transitway (BRT)


Mississauga Transitway west of Mississauga City Centre to Winston Churchill Boulevard
Mississauga Transitway east of Mississauga City Centre to Renforth Drive

 
New Light Rail Transit lines

Dundas Street West Light Rail Transit from Kipling station to Hurontario Street
Hurontario Light Rail Transit from Queen Street in Brampton to Lakeshore Road in Mississauga

 
Further information: Mississauga Transit