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Results of Potential Corridor Evaluation

Summary of Results
Detailed Results



Four potential Relief Line corridors were identified for evaluation in June 2015, and two of the corridors were each split in two to allow for more detailed analysis. The resulting six potential corridors were evaluated using 50 criteria to identify which would best address the project and city-building objectives. 

map showing all potential corridors for the Relief Line


Summary of Evaluation Results

Each corridor diverts a similar number of transit riders from Line 1 south of Bloor and eases crowding and congestion at Bloor-Yonge Station. The corridors that connect from Pape Station to Queen/Richmond (B) and King/Wellington (D) have the best results from the evaluation and both received a high degree of support from stakeholders and the public.

Chart summarizing the evaluation of potential corridors


View the detailed evaluation


During every phase, the Relief Line Project Assessment will use the evaluation framework that was developed as part of the review of the City’s Official Plan transportation policies (“Feeling Congested?”). The evaluation framework captures the many aspects of city-building, all of which are important to the future of Toronto.

The Potential Corridors have been evaluated to determine their ability to address the city-building objectives. The evaluation process has also considered the input received as part of the public and stakeholder consultation process.

Corridor B1 (Pape Station to Downtown via Queen/Richmond) has emerged as the Preferred Corridor. A summary of evaluation results is provided below.

More about the preferred corridor 
View the summary of evaluation of each potential corridor


Draft Detailed analysis of potential corridors

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