Ontario and Canada announce plans for Yonge North Subway extension
The Ontario government, in partnership with the Government of Canada, shared updated plans for the Yonge North Subway Extension, one of the province’s four priority subway projects.
The province is moving ahead with a fourth station at Clark Avenue and pursuing further adjustments to the route.
“Our government hasn’t stopped working to deliver a world-class transit system the people of Toronto and York Region deserve,” said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation. “The Yonge North Subway Extension will strengthen connectivity across the region, reduce travel times and greenhouse gas emissions, and provide more people with access to rapid transit. The new Clark Station is the clear choice to support all those key benefits. With this alignment we can deliver the greatest number of stations for the growing communities of York Region while staying within budget, capitalizing on benefits, and providing better regional connectivity, including to GO Rail, York Region Viva and other transit options.”
An updated stations analysis from Metrolinx shows that Clark Station will offer transfers between the Yonge North Subway Extension and the planned branch of York Region Viva Orange bus transit. Clark Station will serve 2,500 riders and provide access to rapid transit in key residential and employment growth areas like Promenade Centre and the Bathurst and Centre corridor.
The province will work with York Region and the City of Toronto to explore the possibility of the funding of additional stations located at Royal Orchard Boulevard and Cummer Avenue.
“Clark Station is the right choice for York Region,” said Phil Verster, President and CEO, Metrolinx. “Clark Station will make it faster and easier to get around York Region by bringing the subway closer to thousands of people. The team at Metrolinx is very excited to continue to advance our planning and design work to deliver this important transit project.”