This Sat., Oct. 28, the TTC will host open houses at three of the six new stations on the Line 1 extension to York Region.
From 1-5 p.m., those wishing to get a first look inside the modern new stations can do so at the following locations:
- Pioneer Village Station, 2800 Steeles Ave. West
- Highway 407 Station, 7332 Jane Street
- Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station, 3150 Highway 7 West
Visitors will be able to tour the stations, meet with the construction teams, chat with staff from PRESTO, York Region Transit, Brampton Transit and TTC about service changes, and visit with other partners including BAI Canada and the City of Vaughan.
Architects and artists who designed and built the stations will be on hand, including Will Alsop (Pioneer Village station architect), David Pearl (artist for Highway 407 Station) and Paul Raff (artist for Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station).
At Pioneer Village Station, a barbeque lunch in support of the United Way will be available.
The TTC will operate shuttle service from Sheppard West Station to Pioneer Village Station and back between 12:40 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.
York Region Transit will operate a free shuttle bus between Pioneer Village, Highway 407 and Vaughan Metropolitan Centre stations.
For those planning to drive, parking is available as follows:
- Pioneer Village Station - 185 Northwest Gate (south side of Steeles Avenue West) and 2800 Steeles Ave. West (north side of Steeles Avenue West). Free parking will be available in the commuter parking lot accessible from 2800 Steeles Avenue West.
- Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station - 3150 Highway 7. Free parking is provided by SmartCentres in the parking lots at Home Outfitters at 3200 Hwy 7 and the KPMG building at 100 New Park Place.
There is no parking available at Highway 407 Station. Please use the shuttle bus service from Vaughan Metropolitan Centre or Pioneer Village stations.
Please note that these stations are not yet accessible – elevators and escalators will not be operational during the open houses.
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. The Government of Canada has committed up to $697 million to the project. The Province of Ontario has provided $870 million through the Move Ontario Trust. Significant investment income has been earned by the Trust, which helped fund the project. Total City of Toronto funding will amount to $904 million and total Regional Municipality of York funding will amount to $604 million.