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Queen Street Route Proposed For Downtown Relief Line

The line would run from Pape Station to City Hall, planners propose.

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A Downtown Relief Line would run along Queen Street from Toronto’s east end, according to a report by the Globe and Mail.

Citing a City Planning report, the proposed subway line would begin at Pape Station and run to the area around City Hall. The line would reportedly include stops at Sherbourne Street, Sumach Street, and Broadview Avenue, and near Gerrard Square, with potential access to Stouffville’s GO corridor.

City planners looked at six possible routes for the Relief Line, all of which began at either Pape or Broadview Stations, on the Danforth Line.

The addition of a Relief Line has been hotly debated in the city, with plans dating back as far as 1910. On Tuesday, Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat promised plans for the Relief Line, along with potential stations, in the coming weeks.

Construction for the line could take up to a decade.