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Metrolinx board of directors meets November 23



The Metrolinx board of directors is holding its next meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, November 23.

As usual, the agenda for the meeting contains both public and confidential items. The board will discuss the public items in a public session that starts at 8:30 a.m. The board then meets in private to discuss the rest of the items on the agenda after 10 a.m.

The meeting takes place in the Metrolinx Executive Boardroom, Sixth Floor, 20 Bay Street.

Among other items, the board will discuss in public reports:

  • examining future capacity issues at Union Station and various alternatives to relieve the station by 2031, including a TTC “downtown relief” subway line, with a new GO station in western downtown where some trains would terminate, and a tunnel under Lake Shore Boulevard to carry some of the trains that currently enter Union Station. (You can view the presentation here. (.pdf))
  • updating the board on GO Transit from the president of GO, Gary McNeil. (You can view the presentation here. (.pdf))
  • updating the board on the process of implementing the PRESTO fare card system — including on the TTC — from the managing director and executive vice-president of PRESTO, Steve Zucker. (You can view the presentation here. (.pdf))
  • updating the board on the project to build the Air Rail Link between Union Station and Toronto Pearson International Airport from the president of Air Rail Link, Kathy Haley. (You can view the presentation here. (.pdf))
  • examining Metrolinx’ planning authority near GO stations and “moblity hubs” and also prioritizing construction of the hubs. (You can view the presentation here. (.pdf); you can read the staff report here. (.pdf))

You can view the agenda for the meeting here.


You can read Steve Munro’s post on the board’s agenda here.