How Ford's Ontario Line plan came together in just three months - with secrecy, a shifting route and a consultant - 2020-02-15
It projects that by operating the Ontario Line's smaller trains as frequently as every 90 seconds, it could carry up to 34,000 passengers in peak directions per hour, slightly fewer than the TTC subway. About 389,000 people are expected to use the line every day, compared to 206,000 for the relief line.
The agency says it advanced the project quickly because of the urgent need to expand Toronto's network, and it was able to move fast because of previous work that had been done on the relief line.
But some at Metrolinx told the Star they were concerned the Ontario Line was rushed to meet political deadlines. One former agency official who had direct knowledge of the project and spoke on the condition of anonymity to talk freely about their former employer, said "the timelines for it couldn't follow any of Metrolinx's standard processes."