With the announcement on September 26, 2008 of the draft Metrolinx Regional Transportation Plan, extension of the Yonge Subway line north from Finch Station to Richmond Hill Centre/Highway 7 in York Region emerged as one of the top 15 priorities for early implementation within the first 15 years of the plan.

Toronto City Council approved the TTC/City of Toronto as co-proponents of the project at its meeting of October 29 and 30, 2008.

This project will provide a significant reduction in traffic on Yonge Street, resulting in substantial reductions in noise, emissions and environmental impacts while providing a reduction in travel time and more reliable transit service.

  • Length of extension:  6.8 km
  • Number of stations proposed:  6 (resulting in average station spacing of 1.13 km)


The Commission, at its meeting of December 17, 2008, considered a report entitled "Yonge Subway Extension - Final Report on Transit Project Assessment Process and Future Actions PDF Icon" - this presentation was provided at that meeting.