This project is no longer active. The following information is provided for archival purposes.
This site was last updated June 7, 2010
Update – May 2010
The Etobicoke-Finch West Light Rail Transit project has been approved by the Ontario Minister of the Environment. Please review the Statement of Completion (PDF) including Additional Proponent Information (PDF) and the Ontario Minister of the Environment’s Notice to Proceed (PDF).
March 2010 – Notice of Completion - Environmental Project Report (EPR)
The TTC and the City of Toronto have completed an Environmental Project Report (EPR) for the Etobicoke-Finch West LRT. Please see the Notice of Completion (PDF).
Environmental Project Report - March 24, 2010
Please review the Environmental Project Report:
The City of Toronto and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) are examining ways to significantly improve transit service on Finch Avenue West between Yonge Street and the Highway 27 area.
The Etobicoke-Finch West LRT is one component of the Transit City Light Rail Plan - a proposed network of seven new light rail lines that would provide comfortable, efficient rapid transit throughout Toronto.
Toronto’s Official Plan focuses on city-building and establishing key avenues and nodes for future growth. The Official Plan and the TTC’s Ridership Growth Strategy also stress the importance of making high quality transit a more attractive option for travel. Modern, environmentally-sustainable LRT service will support the growing travel needs of people who live and work in the Finch West Corridor and beyond, and will also make the street livelier, more attractive, and more people-friendly. This is part of Toronto’s Climate Change and Beautiful City initiatives to make all of Toronto more pleasant place to live and work.
Frequently Asked Questions
Study area map
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What Are We Recommending?
We are recommending that the bus service on Finch Avenue West, from Finch Subway Station to the Highway 27 area be replaced with modern, fully accessible, electrically-powered light rail vehicles operating in dedicated transit lanes, separated from traffic. This would make transit a fast, reliable, and comfortable way to travel on Finch Avenue West and support the growth management objectives of the Official Plan.
The environmental impact of the Etobicoke Finch West LRT will be assessed in accordance with Ontario Regulation 231/08, Transit Projects and Greater Toronto Transportation Authority Undertakings (2008). An environmental project report is being prepared as part of the Transit Project Assessment Process.
Please review the online newsletter for background information about the project:
Open Houses: December 2009
The City of Toronto and the TTC held four Open Houses in December, 2009. TTC and the City presented final passenger stop locations, traffic management strategies as well as details related to all environmental aspects of the project including mitigation measures for the preferred design.
Please see the Public Notice (PDF).
Open House Display Boards
Please review the display boards (PDF) including the Metrolinx Big Move (PDF) for the December 2009 Open Houses.
Please review an update on the project for September, 2009 (PDF).
Public Consultation Reports
Open House Display Panels (July/August 2008)
Please review the Open House Display Panels (PDF) from the first round of consultation.
Need more information?
Please contact Metrolinx through their website: http://www.metrolinx.com