Downsview Park Station
Downsview Park Station will provide access to facilities and developments in Parc Downsview Park and the Keele Industrial area north of Sheppard Avenue West. The station is set back to allow for transit oriented development on the south side of Sheppard Avenue West. To maximize transit oriented development, bus terminal parking and Passenger Pick-Up and Drop-Off facilities will be available at the future Sheppard West and Finch West Stations.
Bakersfield Street will be extended to provide vehicle access to the west side of the station. The TTC subway station is centred under the CN/GO Rail line to provide better integration between transit modes and to make room for transit oriented development. GO Transit has committed to cost sharing for this fully-integrated, multi-modal transit facility. The development potential of Parc Downsview Park is maximized by locating a significant portion of the station in the 30-metre strip on either side of the CN/GO right-of-way that is not available for development.
Entrance pavilions are located on both sides of the CN/GO Rail line with access for pedestrians on footpaths adjacent to maintenance and emergency response access routes. A maintenance driveway extends from the Bakersfield Street and Sheppard Avenue West intersection, allowing for access to the Bakersfield substation that is integrated with the west pavilion. The east pavilion contains both TTC spaces and GO Transit ticketing spaces.The station is located to allow transit oriented development to build up to a more urban nature in the future, with the design of the TTC station meeting height limitation requirements for the Downsview Airport.
Follow these links to the TTC Commission Reports and learn more about the conceptual design and features for Station:
Panya Clark Espinal
A Public Art selection process resulted in the selection of Panya Clark Espinal as the public artist for Downsview Park Station. The artist is intrigued by the act of looking and the assumptions we make about what we see. She has developed a piece called "Spin".
Artwork is integrated into glazing, terrazzo, ceramic wall tile, and aluminum ceiling finishes throughout the station in a collaborative effort by the artist and the architect.
In the artist's words...Spin offers viewers various opportunities throughout the station to visualize three imaginary circular brushstrokes floating within and beyond the architectural envelope they are occupying. Using anamorphic techniques, each view of the rings is depicted on the architectural surfaces such that when viewed from the point of 'projection' the rendered lines connect smoothly and crystalize as a unified geometry. When seen from other angles the various segments of the geometry fragment and the ring becomes unrecognizable. As we move through the station and descend to the lower levels we see the rings from different angles and pass through them, observing them deconstruct.
Located in Canada’s first national urban park, Downsview Park Station will be a vital link between transit modes, TTC subway and buses, GO Transit train service, the Downsview community and Parc Downsview Park (PDP), which itself will include large green spaces integrated with urban precincts. The station is a focal point of the northern park area and its design reflects the dual nature of the park, featuring sweeping lush vegetated green roofs, dramatic sloped glass walls and landform shaped building elements in aluminum and stone. The Entrance buildings incorporate large wells cut through the floor levels containing escalators and stairs but also serve to conduct ample daylight down through the station while creating sightlines for passenger orientation and wayfinding. The fully accessible station includes at concourse level a free public passageway under the rail corridor as well as the fare line entrance to the subway. The station will be a thoroughly modern passenger terminal subscribing to sustainable design principles in step with Toronto Green Standards.
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January 16, 2015
The 2014 review of the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE) tunnels and station construction.
January 8, 2014
The Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE) has now completed its third year of tunnels and station construction.
Update: TBM "Moley" Breaks Through on the East Side of W.R. Allen Road - Marking the Completion of the Southern Portion of Tunnels in TorontoMarch 13, 2013
TBM "Moley" complete it's final breakthrough marking the completion of the southern tunnels.
January 9, 2013
Moley has just completed crossing under Kodiak Crescent.
December 27, 2012
Moley has just completed the milestone of crossing under Whitehorse Road.
December 7, 2012
Holey has now completed the milestone of breaking through at the extractions shaft.
December 3, 2012
Holey and Moley reach their next milestones.
September 18, 2012
Tunnel Boring Machine “Moley” begins tunnelling again.
July 24, 2012
TBM "Holey" launches toward Downsview Subway Station.
June 11, 2012
First Set of Twin Tunnels Complete!
March 29, 2012
TBM "Holey" Crosses Toro Road Under Keele Street
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February 1, 2013
Lane restrictions on St. Regis Crescent for utility connections and road reinstatement.
December 21, 2012
TYSSE Construction will be modified at all the construction sites between Christmas and the New Year.
June 28, 2012
Construction continues at the intersection of Kodiak Crescent and Whitehorse Road.
Update: Northbound Lane Restrictions on Allen Road North of Sheppard Avenue West to North of De Boers Drive for Subway Tunnel ConstructionJanuary 25, 2012
The middle lane and the dedicated transit lane on northbound Allen Road north of Sheppard Avenue West will be closed for extraction shaft construction.
January 2012 - Fall 2012: Northbound HOV Lane Closed on Allen Road North of Sheppard Avenue West to North of De Boers Drive for Subway Tunnel ConstructionJanuary 12, 2012
Beginning Monday, January 16 at 9:30 a.m. the HOV lane on northbound Allen Road north of Sheppard Avenue West will be closed for extraction shaft construction and will reopen in Fall 2012.
December 13, 2011
Sheppard Avenue West and Bakersfield Street Utility Works
November 3, 2011
Sheppard Avenue West and Bakersfield Street Utility Works
October 3, 2011
Construction continues at the intersection of Kodiak Crescent and Whitehorse Road for a portion of work associated with the construction on the southern tunnels.
September 9, 2011
Construction crews will be building a large shaft for the arrival of the Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) “Holey and Moley”. There will be intermittent lane restrictions on northbound Allen Road north of Sheppard Avenue West.
August 11, 2011
Latest Construction News – Work crews will be working overnight and on weekends starting Monday, August 15, 2011 - Thursday, September 15, 2011.
July 22, 2011
This month the Tunnel Boring Machine “Holey” began tunnelling operations from the advanced launch shaft at the Sheppard West Station site and is headed towards our Finch West Station site.
There are no major disruptions at this time.
Downsview-Sheppard and Downsview-Wilson Heights Construction Activity
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