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Ontario Government Wants Your Opinion on High Speed Rail

Ontario High Speed Rail

The Ontario government moving ahead with plans to build high speed rail between Toronto and Windsor, a first for Ontario and Canada. Currently, they are in the early stages of the planning, design and environmental assessment work. You can learn more from visiting their WEBSITE.

They want to hear from you during the planning, design and EA process! Your input will help inform the evaluation process and will influence decision making. Have your say and sign up for their mailing list to stay up-to-date on the program.

The route identified in the Special Advisor’s Report is a concept route only. High speed rail is a priority initiative and the EA Terms of Reference will be scoped to identify and evaluate route alternatives for high speed rail from Kitchener-Waterloo to London.

Getting Your Input

They want feedback and input from the people, Indigenous communities, businesses, municipalities and agencies that could be impacted by high speed rail. This is a crucial part of the planning process and will help shape how they move the project forward. They are creating a database with the issues and views brought forward to us. This will influence decision making and help them to develop mitigation measures.

Some of the issues they have heard from you so far include the potential impact of high speed rail on farmland, road access and travel patterns, and wildlife. All of these issues, and more, will be taken into consideration during the EA process.

They know how important it is to hear what people are saying and we take your input and views seriously. As the program moves forward we will be hosting public engagement sessions, with the first planned for September 2018. In the meantime, they welcome you to EMAIL them with any of your questions or concerns.

Want to stay up-to-date on the high speed rail program? Subscribe to to their MAILING LIST.


  1. Thank you for enclosing this article. Over the next few days I shall look at their website and email them. Something that urgently needs addressing is the route that it will take between Toronto and Kitchener. For this project to be successful it needs a dedicated route throughout. Having to share tracks with GO Trains can potentially lead to numerous delays. I'm all in favour of the Toronto - Kitchener line being upgraded to provide a regular GO service. However my understanding is that this route (someone please correct me if I'm wrong) is in large parts single track. That's no good for high speed rail, it needs to be double track throughout.

    Finally in Windsor it needs to run into a much better located station, instead of the inconveniently located one in Walkerville. As well as that it should be placed to be able to connect to a possible future link into Detroit and on to Chicago.


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