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TTC opened doors to two new stations for Doors Open Toronto on May 27, 2017

May 31, 2017

 Photo of people on stairs.

On Saturday May 27, the TTC opened its doors to close to 5,000 visitors for a sneak peek of two of its newest subway stations, as part of the 18th annual Doors Open Toronto. The two stations – Downsview Park and York University – are part of the six station, 8.6 km Line 1 subway extension – also known as the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE) - into York Region, opening later this year.

Visitors had access to the stations, took self-guided tours, discovered unique facts about how the stations and tunnels were built and how they will operate, took selfies, spoke with project staff, CEO Andy Byford and artist Panya Clark Espinal. Visitors also got to enjoy explainer videos on the public art piece Piston Effect (Jason Bruges Studio) and EllisDon’s construction of York University Station.  A mini-theatre was also set-up at both stations to watch a video of the entire project’s construction and evolution.

Photo of people on platform

TTC would like to thank the many visitors and partners involved in the success of the Doors Open event including; Doors Open Toronto, York University, GO Transit, Metrolinx,  VivaNext, PRESTO, EllisDon, Aecon, Panya Clark Espinal, Jason Bruges Studio, BAI/Tconnect, TTC Shops, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and City of Toronto Planning Pop-up.

Subway Musicians who performed at York University were Hameed Shaqq on the steel pan, Leo Zhang on the cello, and duos Mel Harrietha on guitar, bass, harmonica, tambourine and Natalie Wong on the violin.

Subway Musicians who performed at Downsview Park were the duos of Dayna Pirso on ukulele and Alex Shaw on guitar and Sheree Spencer and Kristin Fung voice and ukulele.

Jason Bruges Studio: artwork video

EllisDon: construction video

TTC: event video



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