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Annual Accessibility Public Consultation - New Subway Projects

Metrolinx has assumed responsibility for planning and design of new subway projects.

New subway lines/extensions being planned include: Eglinton Crosstown West Extension, Ontario Line, Scarborough Subway Extension, and Yonge Subway Extension.

Station design will meet the Metrolinx Universal Design Standard and incorporate lessons learned from other projects.

New design standards are being developed, which will address station and vehicle accessibility features.

The following six Design Principles are overarching values that inform and guide the development of the Metrolinx Design Standards (including the Subways Design Standard) and integrate the physical, digital and human aspects of the end to end customer journey: Seamless, Intuitive, Inclusive, Safe, Reliable, and Thoughtful.

For Ontario Line stations in particular, Metrolinx established the following core design principles: passenger-focused design; system reliability, efficiency and safety; public realm benefits and place making; context and integration; and intuitive wayfinding.

Subway stations will provide a positive and accessible customer experience that is integrated, convenient, usable and safe for customers accessing them using various modes and services such as specialized transit.

Station designs will be inherently accessible to people with diverse abilities, simple and intuitive to use, convey perceptible information, minimize hazards, and designed with appropriate size and space to be inclusive for all customers.

Public input is vital to this project; please visit the Subways section of Metrolinx Engage to learn more.

Sharing your thoughts – Subways

  • Along the pathways leading to their stations;
  • In their stations;
  • On their vehicles;
  • In their communications, signage and wayfinding; and
  • In their customer service offerings?
  • Along the pathways leading to their stations;
  • In their stations;
  • On their vehicles;
  • In their communications, signage and wayfinding; and
  • In their customer service offerings?

If you do not wish to answer this question please write "No comment".

If you require feedback on your comments, please indicate so in your submission and be sure to include your email address.

If you’re interested in getting more involved, please email us at [email protected] or call 416-525-2493.