Waterfront Toronto, in partnership with the City of Toronto and the Toronto Transit Commission is undertaking a Waterfront Transit "Reset" phase 1 study that will help establish a vision and plan for a comprehensive waterfront transit network. This study will involve a review of existing waterfront transit, previously planned waterfront transit initiatives, and current and future transit needs.

An external consultant, Steer Davies Gleave, was retained to assist staff with the Phase 1 review. The study area is from Long Branch in the west to Woodbine Avenue in the east, and south of the Queensway/Queen Street. Review the Phase 1 Network Vision Report this is an external link that will open in a new window..

The completion of the Phase 1 work has reinforced the importance of a comprehensive waterfront transit solution from Long Branch to Woodbine Avenue, which has not been realized to date. This is supported by the public and stakeholders, by previous studies, and by recent trends in population and employment growth in the waterfront.

On July 12-14, 2016 City Council direct the Deputy City Manager, Cluster B, and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning in partnership with the Toronto Transit Commission and Waterfront Toronto, to initiate Phase 2 of the Waterfront Transit "Reset" for further development and costing of alignment concepts, detailed analysis of transit operations and ridership, identification of priority segments, as well as the creation of a Business Case and implementation strategy for delivering a coordinated waterfront transit solution.

Phase 2 is anticipated to begin in Fall 2016.

For more information, please visit the Waterfront Transit Reset Project this links to an external site and will open in a new window..