Living in Toronto means transit is a part of our daily lives. Planning and delivering reliable public transit is essential to ensuring our community remains a great place to live and work.

This means making sure we have the road infrastructure we need, and expanding the alternatives so more residents can get out of traffic and onto transit or bikes. I’ll keep pushing for better cycling infrastructure locally and connecting Ward 14 to the downtown, and for smart investments in public transit expansion for reliable transit.

Our community knows first-hand that transit planning and construction can be disruptive and frustrating. I’m committed to work with you to ensure that the disruption is minimized, and that getting around our neighbourhood is as easy as possible.

Ward 14 Metrolinx Construction

Major Metrolinx construction construction projects are taking place across Ward 14.

I share the latest on these projects and more on my Ward 14 construction page and in my weekly e-newsletter.

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Ontario Line

Construction on the Ontario Line in Ward 14 has begun. While it will deliver needed transit to our community and across the city, the impact of this construction will be felt here in Toronto-Danforth for many years.

Pape Ontario Line Construction Meetings

TDSB Trustee Sara Ehrhardt and I hosted virtual meetings in winter 2024 to update residents on upcoming Ontario Line construction along Pape and get community input on how to best minimize impacts.

  • View the recording and presentation slides from our April 2024 meeting on construction impacts to the Pape & Cosburn and Pape & O'Connor areas and the Don Valley
  • View the recording and presentation slides from our March 2024 meeting on construction impacts to the Pape-Danforth and Pape-Sammon areas
  • View the recording and presentation slides from our February 2024 meeting on construction impacts to the Pape-Riverdale area, including Pape School


In August 2019 the Province enacted Regulation 248/19, which resulted in the Relief Line South, Relief Line North, Scarborough Subway Extension, and Yonge North Subway Extension all becoming projects solely under the jurisdiction of Metrolinx.

The regulations also replaced the TTC’s Relief Line South (approved in 2017) and planning for the Relief Line North with Metrolinx’s Ontario Line.

In February 2023 Paula along with Councillors Ausma Malik and Chris Moise started the Subcommittee on Ontario Line Construction in response to concerns from residents and community stakeholders about Metrolinx's lack of public engagement and communication on construction impacts. Read more.

Stay updated on Ontario Line and other Metrolinx construction in Ward 14 here and by subscribing to my weekly e-newsletter.

GO Expansion

Metrolinx is currently working on a GO Expansion Program. Their plan includes new train technology on the Barrie, Lakeshore, Stouffville and Kitchener lines in order to accommodate faster trains offering all-day trips, going two ways, as quickly as every 15 minutes. The GO expansion program is already underway incrementally.

Community groups, conservationists and local residents raised concerns about the nature and location of Metrolinx's layover facility initially planned for the Don Valley. It would have meant rebuilding nearly a kilometre of track across the valley floor to park and maintain the GO fleet, adding a six acre train facility, re-building a 100 year old bridge that had not been used since 1967 and clear cutting over 1,000 trees.

It would have spoiled the natural wonder of one of the three great natural river valleys in Toronto – the Humber, Rouge and Don – which are so essential to a balanced life within our busy city. You can read more about these impacts in this Toronto Star article.

I moved several successful motions at City Council in September 2022 in response and continued pushing Metrolinx to change it's plan.

Then in March 2023 we got good news - Metrolinx announced it was relocating the layover facility out of the Don Valley after finding a suitable alternative location. 

This change allows the City to begin work to on the long awaited Wonscotanach Park, located in the Don Valley. This new park will be a companion piece to the many great parks along the Don River, including the soon to be completed park in the Port Lands, Corktown Common and Riverdale Park East and West.  

Learn more.

TTC Second Exit/Entrance and Easier Access Projects

The Donlands Station Second Exit/Entrance & Easier Access and Greenwood Station Easier Access projects are underway to improve accessibility, safety and convenience for TTC customers.

Donlands Station

As per the TTC's March 2024 update,  Donlands Station's new secondary entrance/exit and elevator are both scheduled to open in June 2024.

Learn more about the project on the TTC's website.

Read more about the TTC’s second exit planning and consultation process.

Greenwood Station

Elevators are scheduled to be in-service in mid-2025.

View the latest Greenwood Station project updates. Learn more about the project here.


Leslie Barns

The TTC is committed to making its services accessible and modern. As part of this commitment the TTC has replaced its fleet of streetcars with new, low floor, accessible vehicles. In order to maintain the new fleet, the TTC built a new maintenance and storage facility, located at the corner of Leslie St. and Lake Shore Blvd.

Phased intersection closures on Broadview Avenue at Dundas Street East and Gerrard Street East for streetcar track replacement

This summer, from June 25 to September 8, the City of Toronto and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) will replace streetcar tracks at the intersections of Broadview Avenue at Dundas Street East and Gerrard Street East which will result in phased intersection and road closures.

From Monday, June 25 at 4 a.m. until Monday, July 23, the intersection of Broadview Avenue and Dundas Street East will be closed for the first phase of replacement and repair work. During this time, only northbound travel will be permitted on Broadview Avenue between Gerrard Street East and Dundas Street East. From June 24 until July 24, one lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction on Broadview Avenue between Gerrard Street East and Danforth Avenue as crews work to repair other sections of track.

Lakeshore East Rail Corridor Expansion Program - Metrolinx Update

Metrolinx, an agency of the Province of Ontario, is working to transform the way the region moves by building a seamless, convenient and integrated transit network across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). Over the next ten years, Metrolinx is transforming the existing GO rail system to deliver a whole new rapid transit experience to your community. With more frequent train service you’ll have more options to get you where you need to go.

Public meetings scheduled on next steps for Toronto's Relief Line subway project

The City of Toronto and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) in partnership with Metrolinx jointly announced today that public meetings will be held on plans for a Relief Line South subway project. The public consultation is outlined in a document issued today called Notice of Commencement and Public Meetings for the Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP).

Notice of Commencement of Transit Project Assessment Process

The City, Metrolinx and TTC are working together to bring more transit to communities across the City. To achieve this, we are looking at ways to improve the connectivity of the transit network through the introduction of new SmartTrack stations.

The City of Toronto’s SmartTrack concept proposes using the Metrolinx GO network to provide additional and more frequent transit service in the City of Toronto. Within Toronto, six (6) new SmartTrack stations are planned for the Stouffville/Lakeshore East and Kitchener corridors.

505 Dundas and 506 Carlton Stop Changes

Beginning on February 18, 2018 the TTC is changing vehicle types on the 505 Dundas and 506 Carlton routes from streetcars to buses to maintain service on these routes during the ongoing streetcar shortage. To accommodate buses running on these routes, the TTC is making temporary stop adjustments. These changes will be in effect until at least late 2018.

City of Toronto co-ordinating road closures, speeding up road work and improving infrastructure during busy 2017 construction season

News Release        April 10, 2017

City of Toronto co-ordinating road closures, speeding up road work and improving infrastructure during busy 2017 construction season

The City of Toronto will continue to accelerate construction projects and co-ordinate road closures as it performs significant construction work on the City's roads, sewers and watermains to improve Toronto's aging infrastructure.

The Better Way in Ward 30

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.

Toronto seeks public input for important decisions on transit plans

The City of Toronto is asking residents to be part of the important decisions that are being made to improve Toronto's rapid transit network, including current plans for SmartTrack, Scarborough Transit, the Relief Line and Waterfront Transit Reset.

"Toronto residents have been clear – we need to get this city moving. SmartTrack will cut congestion on the Yonge line by providing all-day, two-way, express service across the city. The Scarborough transit plan will bring more transit for more people in Scarborough,” said Mayor John Tory. "We need to build transit to connect people to jobs and jobs to people and bring opportunity to all four corners of the city so our residents and businesses are able to prosper. I hope people will share their ideas, opinions and experiences with us as we work toward decisions on transit."

Transit Notice - City sewer maintenance - Temporary streetcar service changes

City sewer maintenance - Queen and Broadview area

Temporary streetcar service changes

Date: Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. Content/timeline accurate at time of printing

Work description and purpose

The City of Toronto will be conducting essential maintenance/cleaning of sewers in the general area of Queen Street and Broadview Avenue to help reduce basement flooding in the area.

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