TTC takes over Downsview Park Station
Downsview Park was the second of six Line 1 extension stations handed over to the TTC on Oct. 2. York University Station was turned over by contractors on Sept. 18.
As of today, the TTC is 74 days out from the start of revenue service on the Toronto-to-York subway extension, which is scheduled for Sun., Dec. 17.
The Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension project is a six-station, 8.6-km extension of the Line 1 Yonge-University Subway from the current Sheppard West Station, northwest through York University, and north into York Region. It represents the TTC’s first subway expansion crossing the municipal boundary of Toronto into the 905 region. Here’s a recap of each accessible station:
Vaughan Metropolitan Centre: is located north of Highway 7 to the west side of the relocated Millway Avenue. The terminal station is a multi-modal transportation hub with on-street passenger pick up and drop off (on New Park Place and Millway Avenue), and connections to YRT SmartCentres Place Bus Terminal and to the Viva BRT, which will run in the centre of Highway 7.
Highway 407: is located west of Jane Street and south of Highway 407, west of Black Creek. Includes: 18-bay GO/YRT/Viva bus terminal, 583-space commuter lot, one passenger-pick-up-and-drop-off (25 spaces), connection to future Highway 407 Transitway.
Pioneer Village: is located diagonally below Steeles Avenue West at Northwest Gate. Includes: 12-bay TTC and 5-bay YRT bus terminal, a 1,881-space commuter lot, one passenger-pick-up-and-drop-off (11 spaces).
York University: is located at York University, crossing underneath Ian Macdonald Boulevard in the heart of the Keele Campus at the east end of the Harry W. Arthurs Common.
Finch West: is located under Keele Street, north of Finch Avenue West. Includes: 5-bay TTC bus terminal, 347-space commuter lot, one passenger-pick-up-and-drop-off (10 spaces), future connection to Finch West LRT.
Downsview Park: is located at Downsview Park on the south side of Sheppard Avenue West, centred under GO Transit’s Barrie Commuter Rail line. Includes: connection to Barrie GO rail service.
The TYSSE project is jointly funded by the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario, the City of Toronto and The Regional Municipality of York.