Yesterday, Ontario announced four new GO Train stations along the Stouffville and Lakeshore East GO Transit lines as part of Metrolinx’s Regional Express Rail (RER) program – including one at our very own East Harbour. The proposed new GO Train stations support the City of Toronto’s SmartTrack plan. “Here at this site…a SmartTrack Station will help transform this site into a major hub of jobs and employment where people can get to work here without stopping off a streetcar or out of a subway station,” said Mayor Tory.
SmartTrack adds to the province’s RER program, providing subway-like urban rail services on existing GO tracks. It will connect the Toronto region’s three main jobs centres – Markham centre, the downtown financial district and airport precinct.
Del Duca said the new four GO Transit stops are all part of the larger transit vision that the province shares with the City, and signals a “transit Renaissance” for Toronto.
For more information on this announcement, check out some of the links below:
CBC News // “Mayor John Tory touts east end GO station as ‘major hub’ for jobs” (June 22, 2016)
CP24 // “Four new GO stations announced for east end as part of SmartTrack plan” (June 22, 2016)
Global News // “4 new GO train stations coming to east end, will also service SmartTrack” (June 22, 2016)
NewsTalk 1010// “Mayor hopes to create employment hub in east end with new transit stops” (June 22, 2016)
Inside Toronto // “East-end Toronto to see four new GO stations built” (June 22, 2016)
Urban Toronto // “Four New SmartTrack Stations Announced for Toronto’s East End” (June 22, 2016)
680 News // “Four new GO stations to serve SmartTrack” (June 22, 2016)
For more information on East Harbour, visit our Project Page.
[East Harbour] will be the hub that’s just north of a renewed waterfront. It will be the place that sparks redevelopment all across the east side of Toronto.
Toronto City Councillor