Operating Statistics - 2015
6. Spadina Subway Extension
The Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE) is a six-station, 8.6-km extension of the Line 1 Yonge-University Subway from the current Downsview Station (to be renamed Sheppard West Station), northwest through York University, and north into York Region.
The TYSSE will be the first subway expansion crossing the municipal boundary of Toronto. The official groundbreaking took place in 2009. The extension is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2017. The extension will cost approximately $3.18 billion (approval was obtained in February 2016) and has generated thousands of jobs during its construction, which was about 80 per cent complete at the end of 2015. Here are the six stations:
Vaughan Metropolitan Centre: is located north of Highway 7 to the west side of the relocated Millway Avenue. The terminal station is a multi-modal transportation hub with an off-street passenger-pick-up-and-drop-off area, and connections to York Region Transit (YRT) Bus Terminal and to the Viva Bus Rapidway, which will run in the centre of Highway 7.
Highway 407: is located west of Jane Street and south of Highway 407, west of Black Creek. Includes: inter-regional bus terminal, 600-space commuter lot, connection to future Highway 407 Transitway.
Pioneer Village: is located diagonally below Steeles Avenue West. Includes: TTC and YRT bus terminals, 1,900-space commuter lot.
York University: is located at York University, crossing underneath Ian Macdonald Boulevard in the heart of the Keele Campus below the Harry W. Arthurs Common.
Finch West: is located under Keele Street, north of Finch Avenue West. Includes: TTC bus terminal, 400-space commuter lot, future connection to Finch West LRT.
Downsview Park: is located at Downsview Park on the south side of Sheppard Avenue West, centred under GO Transit’s Barrie Train Line. Includes: connection to Barrie GO rail service.
Construction Information Line: 1-800-223-6192
The Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension project is jointly funded by the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario, the City of Toronto and The Regional Municipality of York.
Amount of excavated material (enough to fill Rogers Centre).
Amount of concrete used (equal to 10 CN Towers).
Total tons of rebar required for construction.
Total number of precast tunnel liners (54,000 segments).
Total kilograms of earth each tunnel boring machine dug (equivalent to 280 cars).
Total number of precast double ties.