Operating Statistics - 2016

The TTC Operating Statistics publication contains all the key facts and figures about the system’s performance in an annual period and is an invaluable quick reference when talking about the TTC’s achievements in service. The Operating Statistics are compiled by the Corporate Communications Department.

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 91 per cent complete at the end of 2016. 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 on-street passenger pick up and drop off (on New Park Place and Millway Avenue) , and connections to YRT SmartREIT Bus Terminal and to the Viva BRT, which will run in the centre of Highway 7.
Elevators: 4
Escalators: 6
Highway 407: is located west of Jane Street and south of Highway 407, west of Black Creek. Includes: 18-bay GO/YRT/Viva bus terminal, 560-space commuter lot, one passenger-pick-up-and-drop-off (30 spaces), connection to future Highway 407 Transitway.
Elevators: 2
Escalators: 7
Pioneer Village: is located diagonally below Steeles Avenue West. Includes: 12-bay TTC and 5-bay YRT bus terminal, 1,950-space commuter lot, one passenger-pick-up-and-drop-off (11 spaces).
Elevators: 4
Escalators: 10
York University: is located at York University, crossing underneath Ian Macdonald Boulevard in the heart of the Keele Campus at the east end of the Harry W. Arthurs Common.
Elevators: 2
Escalators: 6
Finch West: is located under Keele Street, north of Finch Avenue West. Includes: Five-bay TTC bus terminal, 358-space commuter lot, one passenger-pick-up-and-drop-off (10 spaces), future connection to Finch West LRT.
Elevators: 3
Escalators: 8
Downsview Park: is located at Downsview Park on the south side of Sheppard Avenue West, centred under GO Transit’s Barrie Commuter Rail line. Includes: connection to Barrie GO rail service.
Elevators: 3
Escalators: 6
Website: spadina.ttc.ca

Construction Information Line: 1-800-223-6192

E-mail: TYSSE@ttc.ca


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.

Project Stats
1,400,000 m3
Amount of excavated material (enough to fill Rogers Centre).

400,000 m3
Amount of concrete used (equal to 10 CN Towers).

Total tons of rebar required for construction.

9,000 rings
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.

17.4 kilometres
Total length of double track and power rail.
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