On October 17, 2018 the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks signed a Notice to Proceed for the Relief Line South transit project in accordance with the Environmental Project Report (EPR). Following this, the City of Toronto and Metrolinx issued the Statement of Completion of the Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) on October 19 2018. The completion of the TPAP allows the project to proceed to construction.
Further design work is currently underway. At its meeting May 24, 2017, City Council authorized advancing preliminary design with a report back in late 2019. This work will be advancing over the next 18-24 months and will include further opportunities for public consultation.
The Relief Line South is a new subway line that will connect the Yonge-University-Spadina Subway (Line 1) downtown to the Bloor-Danforth Subway (Line 2). This transit project will help to relieve crowding on Line 1 south of Bloor, at the Bloor-Yonge Station, and on the surface transit routes coming in and out of downtown.