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Yonge North Subway Extension - Ask-A-Question

Get the answers you’re looking for from the experts working on the Yonge North Subway Extension. Below, you can find what’s been asked and answered at our live virtual open house events for this important project.

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Anonymous's avatar

I had the experience of being in a basement apartment a good distance from the the bloor subway and felt the vibrations and heard the sound of trains.

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Metrolinx
May 26, 2021 - 16:14

Metrolinx is committed to addressing noise and vibration due to construction and operation of the extension. Our aim is to make sure there is no significant difference between the levels of noise and vibration in your community today compared to what those levels are in the future. We will work with communities to ensure a comprehensive array of solutions are in place to keep things peaceful and quiet when the extension is up and running. We will have more detailed information about the solutions we’ll be putting in place in the coming months as further design work is refined and we conduct and consult on environmental assessments.

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Similar to the question from Anonymous, how far down will the subway extension be relative to other lines? How will elevation differences, like the valley between Centre and Royal Orchard impact this?

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Metrolinx
May 27, 2021 - 15:40

One of the most important differences as it relates to keeping neighbourhoods quiet and peaceful is that Line 2 was built at a shallower depth than is proposed along the Yonge North Subway Extension, which will use modern tunneling methods to carefully dig tunnels deep below the surface and use the latest technology to limit noise and vibration from trains passing over the rails.

The bottoms of the tunnels will be at least 20 metres deep in the Royal Orchard community – roughly as deep as a six-storey building is tall. The tops of the tunnels will be at least 14 metres below the surface, which is equal to the height of a four-storey building.

The tunnels will be surrounded by thick reinforced concrete and will be built to strict design and engineering standards. A big benefit is that they’ll be based on modern and up-to-date industry standards, which have significantly improved since the first subway lines in the GTA were built many decades ago.

We’re confident that high-quality, modern tunnels built to the latest industry standards will ensure future subway services won’t be a disruption for the community.

Metrolinx is committed to addressing any noise and vibration due to construction and operation of the extension.  Our aim is to ensure no appreciable difference between existing noise and vibration levels in your community. 

We’re looking at a wide array of proven noise and vibration solutions for the project, like high-grade rail fasteners that keep all the parts tightly together, rubber dampers that attach to the rails to absorb vibration, and large rubber mats that go between the tracks and the tunnel to absorb noises and vibrations.

Anonymous's avatar

Clark only goes west to Dufferin and east to Henderson. Royal Orchard Only goes east to Bayview. John Street is the best choice. Goes east to Scarborough and beyond. It goes west and joins to Highway 7. Only real reasonable choice is John Street.

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May 26, 2021 - 16:15

Clark Station is part of our analysis because it provides easy connections to local and express York Region bus services. Our analysis shows there is lower potential for growth John Street compared to the other potential stations because it is located within the boundaries of heritage conservation districts.

Metrolinx is working with our municipal partners to determine the best location for the fourth station as planning work continues. The locations planners are looking at are in line with the previously proposed Cummer, Clark, and Royal Orchard stations.

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Apr 24, 2021 - 15:23

John St. is huge, running through Markham (with different names) yet it doesn't even have a bus directly connecting it to Yonge St. Instead there is one bus route with long wait intervals, snaking out to Yonge through Doncaster. It is a logical east/west link.

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May 26, 2021 - 16:16

Our analysis shows there is lower potential for growth near John Street compared to the other potential stations because it is located within the boundaries of heritage conservation districts. Metrolinx is working with our municipal partners to determine the best location for the fourth station as planning work continues. The locations planners are looking at are in line with the previously proposed Cummer, Clark, and Royal Orchard stations.

 

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Is there a long term plan for a northern link to connect the 2 north/south lines?

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Metrolinx
Jun 2, 2021 - 14:02

The Yonge North Subway Extension will provide convenient connections to a planned TTC rapid transit line along Steeles Avenue, as well as regional GO bus services that travel along Highway 7 and Highway 407, as well as York Region Transit BRT lines.

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Will there be construction for a subway stop at Royal Orchard & Yonge? If yes, when will this happen? Will Thornhill Green, York Community Housing residents be affected?

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Metrolinx
May 27, 2021 - 09:34

Royal Orchard is one of the three stations under consideration to be included in the final project, along with the previously proposed Cummer and Clark stations. Metrolinx is working with our municipal partners to determine the best location for the fourth station as planning work continues. We will have more details to share about potential impacts, and the solutions available to minimize them, when the Preliminary Design Business Case is finalized.  

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May 26, 2021 - 16:17

Bridge Station and High Tech Station are placed the way they are to serve the areas that will be the most dense in the future, making it faster and easier for riders to use the subway, and to better support growth while curbing local traffic congestion.

Since the areas surrounding these two stations are planned to support significant growth, Bridge and High Tech will contribute a large portion of the riders that will use the extension, especially those who transfer to the subway from a bus.

Bridge Station will connect with GO trains, GO buses, and local transit services, including Viva BRT, while High Tech station will put more than half of the Richmond Hill Centre area within walking distance of the subway by 2041.

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There are many condos between HIgh Tech and Major Mac.

2) What is the problem why the subway has to go through Royal Orchard?

3) Why can it not go straight up YOnge Street?

3) What date will costruction start and how many yhears will it take?

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Metrolinx
May 27, 2021 - 10:07

The changes we’ve put forward will allow us to bring rapid transit closer to more people through the addition of a fourth station.

Running the route along the existing CN railway corridor in the northern end of the route allows us to build a fourth station within the $5.6 billion funding envelope because it minimizes the amount of tunneling needed. With the other completely underground options, only three stations could be built.

This approach will also help us bring better rapid transit service to the many people who will live in the Richmond Hill Centre and Langstaff Gateway areas in the coming years, since they are designated as urban growth centres and the existing CN rail line runs through the centre of them. This location also fills the gap in the regional transit network by connecting the subway with the GO and Viva Bus Rapid Transit networks, unlocking more travel opportunities across the region.

To get to the rail corridor in that area, we need to run a tunnel off of Yonge Street that will connect with the rail corridor.

Another benefit to running the route along the existing CN railway is we can protect for an easier extension of the subway north in the future. This is because we are positioning the northern end of the project along a pre-existing rail corridor.

The planed date to begin the main construction of the project is late 2023. We will have more information about construction timelines as we progress through the next phase of planning and design, but we remain committed to an in-service date of 2029-2030, after the Ontario Line is in service. 

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What will be the impact to the Thornhill Outdoor Pool and Park, as well as the Thornhill Golf & Tennis Club?

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Metrolinx
May 27, 2021 - 10:08

The precise alignment of the Yonge North Subway Extension will evolve throughout the design and procurement process as teams gather more information, including details on ground conditions, community and environmental impacts, and potential for partnering with third parties.

The properties requirements will be confirmed when detailed planning and design work for the alignment and stations is completed.

Metrolinx will work to identify which properties would be required and would only acquire properties that are necessary to get transit built.

We expect to have more detailed information to share in the coming months, as further design work is refined.

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Metrolinx
May 26, 2021 - 16:18

We will work with municipalities and other stakeholders to determine the best way to maintain access for vehicles and pedestrians to Yonge Street and the surrounding streets and minimize disruption to residents and businesses.

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May 4, 2021 - 09:06

John Street deserves a station because it connects west and east of Yonge street and not Clark Ave

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Metrolinx
May 26, 2021 - 16:20

Our analysis shows there is lower potential for growth along John Street compared to the other potential stations because it is located within the boundaries of heritage conservation districts. Metrolinx is working with our municipal partners to determine the best location for the fourth station as planning work continues. The locations planners are looking at are in line with the previously proposed Cummer, Clark, and Royal Orchard stations.

Anonymous's avatar
May 5, 2021 - 12:08

Will there be a change in parking space north of Finch?
Will there be a garage above / nearby / beside stations at Steeles,Clark,Bridge ?
Will there be a change in parking space at Finch or High Tech?
Will there be added parking beside Home Depot at Langstaff (use of Biz Express to this area) ?
What about development above subway station-like at Davisville, Eglinton or York Mills?
How will this affect current GO bus/Train facilities?
Will this be pay or free or reserved parking?
How will transfer between parking & stations & busses be arranged/facilitated?

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Metrolinx
May 26, 2021 - 16:21

The next stage in planning for the Yonge North Subway Extension includes the release of the Preliminary Design Business Case (PDBC), which will further refine the project's design, alignment, and benefits. Parking will be evaluated in more depth through the PDBC.

The Yonge North Subway Extension has been designed to support vibrant urban development along the alignment that creates faster, easier connections to rapid transit so that people can get out from behind the wheel. Those connections include local transit routes, TTC bus service, York Region local and VIVA express bus service, Richmond Hill GO service, Highway 407 GO bus service, access with PRESTO (which automatically applies transfers and gives the user the lowest cost of a ride), as well as active transportation like walking and cycling.

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How deep and where will the tunnelling section be?
What effect will the vibrations have on surface buildings and land values?
What have been the experiences about this along the Bloor-Danforth subway lines?
How about noise experiences with surface properties of subways in North America,Asia or Europe?

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Metrolinx
May 27, 2021 - 10:09

The current plans for the project recommend placing the northern section of the Yonge North Subway Extension at the surface, instead of tunneling all the way to Richmond Hill. In the refined version of the preferred route, the tracks head north beneath Yonge Street from Finch Station before they curve away from Yonge Street and emerge at the surface at the proposed subway tunnel portal south of Langstaff Road at the CN railway corridor.  The line then travels north within the existing railway corridor under the Highway 7 and Highway 407 overpasses on its approach to the Richmond Hill Centre area.

The tops of the tunnels will be at least 14 metres below the surface, which is equal to the height of a four-storey building. The tunnels will be surrounded by thick reinforced concrete and will be built to strict design and engineering standards.We’re confident that high-quality, modern tunnels built to the latest industry standards will ensure future subway services won’t be a disruption for the community.

Many aspects of subway technology have evolved and improved since the construction of Line 2, which opened in the mid-1960s. One of the most important differences as it relates to keeping neighbourhoods quiet and peaceful is that Line 2 was built at a shallower depth than is proposed along the Yonge North Subway Extension, which will use modern tunneling methods to carefully dig tunnels deep below the surface and use the latest technology to limit noise and vibration from trains passing over the rails. Our aim is to ensure there is no appreciable difference between the noise and vibration levels in your community today compared to when the extension is up and running.

We’re looking at a wide array of proven noise and vibration solutions for the project, including resilient fasteners, floating slab and ballast mats to help cushion the tracks and reduce noise and vibration. Rail dampers can also be used to help reduce the noise from passing trains. These types of solutions have been used around the world, including on the recently completed Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension. We will have more detailed information about the solutions we’ll be putting in place in the coming months as further design work is refined and we conduct and consult on environmental assessments.

Anonymous's avatar

How will this subway line be connected by transit to areas south of Newmarket?
How about connections to cars, taxi etc. services and trucks in Yonge Street corridor?
Will VIVA blue run super-express trips to Oak Ridges, Aurora or Newmarket?
How about subway connections to busses using highway 404/407?

Is there a chance of using GO trains hauling small freight packages to subway transfer depots?

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Metrolinx
Jun 2, 2021 - 13:43

The Yonge North Subway Extension has been designed to support vibrant urban development along the route that creates faster, easier connections to rapid transit so that people can get out from behind the wheel. The project is expected to serve 94,100 riders each day by 2041, cutting the time spent commuting in Toronto and York Region by a combined 835,000 minutes each day.

The new transit hub at Bridge Station will allow riders to easily tap into more travel options than ever before. It will offer fast and simple connections to York Region Transit and regional GO buses that travel on major roadways like Highway 7, Highway 407 and Yonge Street.

For example, riders will save as much as 15 minutes on a trip from the Oak Ridges area to midtown Toronto by getting on the Richmond Hill GO train line at the future Bloomington GO station and transferring to the subway at Bridge Station, which will be integrated with the existing Langstaff GO station. From there, customers can take Line 1 to Eglinton Station, where they’ll have convenient ways to get to destinations from Etobicoke to Scarborough via the Eglinton Crosstown LRT.

Anonymous's avatar

What development will there be at Centrepoint plaza? (parking or non-parking,traffic lights)
How about development nearby to Yonge-Steeles interchange in Markham and Vaughan?
How about development at Yonge and Clark, John, Royal Orchard,Langstaff areas?
Will Centrepoint be expanded or contracted in size or development?
What effect on traffic will there be in terms of traffic lights or lane and sidewalk widenings?

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Metrolinx
Jun 2, 2021 - 13:44

We are working with our municipal partners and local property owners to make sure new subway stations integrate with existing and emerging communities along the route.

The Yonge North Subway Extension will support vibrant urban development that creates faster, easier connections to rapid transit so that people can get out from behind the wheel. We are supporting the vision of the Province of Ontario and local municipalities’ Urban Growth Centres along the Yonge Street corridor. The vision for these burgeoning communities is an important part of the business case analysis and informs our decisions through each stage of the project.

We will work closely with our municipal partners and property owners to gain a complete understanding of the unique local considerations in each neighbourhood along the extension and coordinate our work to deliver this important and much-needed project.

The environmental studies we’re doing now will look at the potential effects the project will have on local traffic through construction and when the extension is up and running. We’ll have more details to share when a draft report is finalized later this year.

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Metrolinx
May 26, 2021 - 16:22

The plans released in March are moving forward for further analysis through the Preliminary Design Business Case. The exact route of the Yonge North Subway Extension will evolve as planning work continues and community input is gathered. Your feedback is vital in helping us move the project forward in the best way possible and there will be many opportunities along the way for you to share your ideas and insight with us.

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Metrolinx
May 26, 2021 - 16:22

The project includes three confirmed stations at Steeles Avenue, Highway 7 and Highway 407, and High Tech Road.

Metrolinx is working with our municipal partners to determine the best location for the fourth station as planning work continues. The locations planners are looking at are in line with the previously proposed Cummer, Clark, and Royal Orchard stations.  

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Metrolinx
May 26, 2021 - 16:22

Bridge Station and High Tech Station are placed the way they are to serve the areas that will be the most dense in the future, making it faster and easier for riders to use the subway, and to better support growth while curbing local traffic congestion.

Since the areas surrounding these two stations are planned to support significant growth, Bridge and High Tech will contribute a large portion of the riders that will use the extension, especially those who transfer to the subway from a bus.

Bridge Station will connect with GO trains, GO buses, and local transit services, including Viva BRT, while High Tech station will put more than half of the Richmond Hill Centre area within walking distance of the subway by 2041.

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May 10, 2021 - 11:49

Given that the intersections of Centre Street/John Street and Yonge Street is the "historic downtown" of Thornhill, I feel that perhaps a station there might be a good idea.

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Metrolinx
May 26, 2021 - 16:23

Our analysis shows there is lower potential for growth along John Street compared to the other potential stations because it is located within the boundaries of heritage conservation districts. Metrolinx is working with our municipal partners to determine the best location for the fourth station as planning work continues. The locations planners are looking at are in line with the previously proposed Cummer, Clark, and Royal Orchard stations.

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What will be the deciding factors that will be considered for the choice of which of the potential stations will be constructed? When do you estimate that this decision will be made?

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Metrolinx
May 26, 2021 - 16:24

We are using the same business case framework from the Initial Business Case to analyze the benefits of each station. This includes predicting how many people would use each station and looking at how many new riders a station would attract to the line each day. Our studies also consider how the distance between each station will affect ridership. Through these comparisons, we get a better understanding of how much the community would benefit from each of these stations. We also consider how complex it would be to build each station and how much impact it might have on nearby properties and development planned in the future.

 

Metrolinx is working with partners to determine the best location for the fourth station as planning work continues. The locations planners are looking at are in line with the previously proposed Cummer, Clark, and Royal Orchard stations. We are completing our analysis of those proposed stations through the Preliminary Design Business Case and will have more details to share when it is finalized.

Anonymous's avatar

What above ground facilities would be required at each of the potential sites and have specific choices been made as to where these facilities would be placed?

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Metrolinx
Jun 1, 2021 - 11:49

The stations along the Yonge North Subway Extension will require entrances, traction power substations, emergency exit buildings, emergency service buildings and bus facilities. The final sites of these surface level facilities will be confirmed through further planning and design work. 

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Metrolinx
May 26, 2021 - 16:25

Metrolinx is working with partners to determine the best location for the fourth station as planning work continues. The locations planners are looking at are in line with the previously proposed Cummer, Clark, and Royal Orchard stations. We are completing our analysis of those proposed stations through the Preliminary Design Business Case and will have more details to share when it is finalized.

Anonymous's avatar

Cost was the main reason for tunneling under houses to Go tracks. With new funding from the Feds can we now revert back to Option 1 ?

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Metrolinx
May 27, 2021 - 10:11

The Yonge North Subway Extension uses innovative solutions to ensure the project can be built quickly and serve key growth areas while delivering the most possible benefits within the initial funding envelope of $5.6 billion. Our planners considered a range of factors to make the Yonge North Subway Extension as easy as possible to access, for a wide number of people.

Running the route along the existing CN railway corridor in the northern end of the route allows us to build a fourth station within the $5.6 billion funding envelope because it minimizes the amount of tunneling needed. With the other completely underground options, only three stations could be built.

This approach will also help us bring better rapid transit service to the many people who will live in the Richmond Hill Centre and Langstaff Gateway areas in the coming years, since they are designated as urban growth centres and the existing CN rail line runs through the centre of them. This location also fills the gap in the regional transit network by connecting the subway with the GO and viva Bus Rapid Transit networks, unlocking more travel opportunities across the region.

To get to the rail corridor in that area, we need to run a tunnel off of Yonge Street that will connect with the rail corridor.

On May 11th, the federal government announced a $10.4 billion funding commitment to Ontario’s four priority subway projects, including the Yonge North Subway Extension.

This commitment is in addition to contributions from the Government of Ontario and York Region, which make up the combined $5.6 billion funding envelope for the Yonge North Subway Extension.

Anonymous's avatar

If you are serious about community involvement why do you give us lip service and not listen to the community when we tell you that we do NOT want the subway under our homes.

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Metrolinx
May 26, 2021 - 16:25

The plans we recently released in the Initial Business Case are just the first step of a planning process that includes robust and frequent conversations with communities. It provides recommendations that are backed up by evidence to make sure the proposal we’re bringing forward for consultation is something we can confidently deliver.

 

Our goal is to ensure we bring transit to the most people while limiting impacts on homes, businesses and communities as a whole. Once we identify the path a transit line will take, we’re able to then target our outreach to start discussing any impacts and how we’ll solve for them. That’s what we’re doing now, and there will be many, many more discussions as we move forward together on this important project.

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Metrolinx
May 27, 2021 - 13:27

With the completion of the Initial Business Case, we’ll now begin to confirm the benefits, financing, and delivery plans for procurement through the Preliminary Design Business Case (PDBC). The development of the PDBC is expected to take place through the spring and summer of 2021. The target to finalize the PDBC is later this year.

Anonymous's avatar

When will we know the impacted properties in the Royal Orchard community? Certain councillors have this information but it is being held in secrecy and it impacts greatly the lives of the community.

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Metrolinx
May 27, 2021 - 10:13

We’re still confirming property requirements as we consult on and refine our plans.

We understand that residents and businesses want those details and we will reach out to impacted property owners at the earliest opportunity. 

Our preferred approach is to enter into direct negotiations with owners, with the goal of reaching amicable agreements. 

Whether we have to acquire a portion of a property or the entire property, the owner will be compensated. In all cases, owners are compensated for their property at a price they could expect through a sale at fair market value. 

Fair market value represents the value of the property based on the market conditions at that time. A third-party appraisal will be completed to estimate the fair market value.

Property owners may also complete their own appraisal to determine or confirm the fair market value. In some cases, other kinds of third-party experts may be asked to help determine fair market value for a property, such as environmental consultants.

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Metrolinx
May 26, 2021 - 16:25

The Train Storage Facility will be placed within the CN Railway north of High Tech Station.

Anonymous's avatar
May 19, 2021 - 20:27

Recently you wrote in an engage that digging under the river will be cheaper than rebuilding the bridge. Is that assuming that either Clark or Royal Orchard will be cut, or is that alignment cheaper even if both Royal Orchard and Clark are built?

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Metrolinx
Jun 4, 2021 - 17:07

Both Royal Orchard and Clark stations can be accommodated within the announced $5.6 billion funding envelope should one of them be selected as the fourth station to be included in the project.

Anonymous's avatar

Just add stations at Cummer, Clark, Royal Orchard and maybe even John/Centre if that is what the community wants. You will have already dug the tunnel. The stations don't have to be full service but mostly self-service with new fare technology that we will have by the time this thing is built. There will be so many condominiums (with more taxpayers) from Finch to High Tech that you will definitely need a multi-station system for downtown York Region, like you have in Toronto. These projects always go over budget anyway.

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Metrolinx
May 27, 2021 - 10:14

While all six previously envisioned stations were contemplated within the 2009 Environmental Assessment and a subsequent Benefit Case Analysis that Metrolinx completed in 2013, Metrolinx has undertaken analysis of alternative options that would achieve the highest possible benefits and fit within the approved budget for the project. The analysis has determined that the $5.6 billion funding envelope announced for the project can accommodate up to four stations, if the extension follows the recommended alignment.

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May 25, 2021 - 14:33

In the 2011 EA for the 407 Transitway, a proposed fully grade separated route was laid out for the transitway to connect to Richmond Hill Centre: https://407transitway.com/400ToKennedy/downloads/Plate%2041_Jan%2031%202...

Since then, that EA has lapsed, and now you are proposing an alternate alignment for the Subway Extension. With the diagram of the bus terminal for Bridge Center Station, there seems to be no mention of the 407 Transitway anywhere. If Option 2 or 3 are chosen, will Bridge Center/Bridge West station be designed with a fully grade separated 407 Transitway in mind, or will the Transitway have to access the bus terminal, and temporarily leave the grade separated corridor?

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Metrolinx
Jun 4, 2021 - 17:06

We are working with our partners to plan a potential connection at Bridge Station to the Highway 407 Transitway that would give transit vehicles fast and easy access to the terminal.

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Both Vaughan Council and Markham Council have voted to reject the Option 3 alignment. The YNSE is aimed to serve these cities, and they are demanding that Metrolinx reject any alignment that runs under existing residential communities. Please defer to your local government where the YNSE intends to serve. What steps are Metrolinx taking to seriously consider Option 1 and 2, or other alternative alignments that adhere to Yonge Street?

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Metrolinx
Jun 22, 2021 - 15:15

The exact alignment of the Yonge North Subway Extension will evolve as planning work continues and community input is gathered.

The initial plans that come from the Initial Business Case and supplementary analysis give us a road map for the project so we can reach out to the community to get insights that will help move the project forward in the best way possible.

Every approach has pros and cons, but we only choose options that we know will bring significant benefits to the communities they serve, with impacts we know we can avoid or manage to a very large extent.

We’re going to be using noise and vibration solutions for the project that are proven to work. A big benefit is that they’ll be based on modern and up-to-date industry standards, which have significantly improved since the first subway lines in the GTA were built many decades ago.

The detailed studies we’re doing right now will help us make sure we put all the right noise and vibration solutions in place so neighbourhoods along the route stay sought-after places to live in.

Its important to note that there is still significant work to be done on this important project, with many opportunities for you to share your input and engage with us.

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Jul 17, 2021 - 19:43

The Bloor Danforth Viaduct was built decades before Line 2, but because of foresight an allowance was made during construction for a future subway line under the roadbed. Forty years from now there may be reasons to take Line 1 further north, or for it to intersect with an east/west line on Steeles or #7. Are you making allowances for those possibilities?

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Metrolinx
Jul 28, 2021 - 09:40

Yes, we are enabling for future extensions as part of our design. In fact, one of the benefits to running the alignment along the existing CN railway is we can protect for an easier extension of the subway north in the future. This is because we are positioning the northern end of the project along a pre-existing rail corridor.

Anonymous's avatar

I’m very happy Clark was chosen, but all stations are not created equal. Will you consult with the public about the features and design of this station, so that we can help it reach its potential?

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Metrolinx
Jul 28, 2021 - 14:39

We’ll be looking for opportunities to consult with communities on the look and feel of certain design elements of the new stations on the Yonge North Subway Extension. This feedback is considered alongside factors like cost and technical feasibility.

Anonymous's avatar

My business is at the corner of Yonge and Clark. When will you be giving me a timeline on your plans for my corner and how long my business will be affected?

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Metrolinx
Aug 4, 2021 - 16:58

We will know more about precise environmental and community impacts as the project moves through further design stages, which are currently underway. We expect to confirm specific property requirements with owners starting in mid 2022. 

Metrolinx strives to communicate with property owners early and often so that there is ample time to work through solutions. Going forward, we will support businesses through construction by offering noise and traffic mitigation and local business supports like promotional signage, wayfinding, and construction hoarding. 

As well, when businesses are impacted by the construction of a transit project, Metrolinx works with owners and tenants to see how they may be able to continue operating. 

If operations are impacted, compensation and supports may be provided. Each case is considered independently to ensure the right solutions are in place for each business. 

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Metrolinx
Aug 4, 2021 - 17:00

You can view the presentation and slides for the May 19th Virtual Open House here

Anonymous's avatar
Aug 23, 2021 - 01:19

Will Bridge station actually be 'bridged' over the Richmond Hill GO line

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Metrolinx
Aug 26, 2021 - 14:24

The proposed transit hub at Highway 7 and Highway 407 will conveniently connect as many as six future and existing regional and rapid transit services, including the Richmond Hill GO line. Bridge Station will give customers new travel options that will allow them to tap into the entire regional transit network.

Bridge Station will be built at surface level and will provide fast and convenient transfers to Richmond Hill GO trains through an elevated customer concourse. Building the station at surface level will save riders lengthy trips to and from underground platforms and will make transferring from the subway to a GO train, GO bus, or local bus faster and easier.

Anonymous's avatar
Aug 23, 2021 - 01:31

I don't think the word 'bridge' is enough to make the station feel important and intermodal.
My suggestions: Bridge Central, Longbridge

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Metrolinx
Aug 26, 2021 - 14:24

Thank you for your feedback. Bridge Station is an important part of the project, and it was determined to be essential for maximizing the benefits of the Yonge North Subway Extension. The station will significantly improve access to frequent rapid transit and support the growth of the neighbourhoods it serves.

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- Longbridge Square
- Long Bridge (both words are separated)

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Aug 28, 2021 - 03:47

if Ontario line construction will start in 2022, what year and month will construction start for this extension

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Metrolinx
Sep 7, 2021 - 09:49

The planned date to begin the main construction on the project is late 2023. We will have more information about construction timelines as we progress through the next phase of planning and design, but we remain committed to an in-service date of 2029-2030, after the Ontario Line is in service.

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Metrolinx
Sep 7, 2021 - 09:50

The possibility of crowding on Line 1 is an important factor in the planning and design of the Yonge North Subway Extension, which is why the project is targeted for completion in 2029-30, after the Ontario Line goes into service.

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Anonymous
Sep 8, 2021 - 23:37

will the extension have Automatic Train Control above ground

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Metrolinx
Sep 27, 2021 - 13:03

Yes, the automatic train control system similar to the existing Line 1 will help make sure service along the Yonge North Subway Extension is fast and reliable. Trains will be operated as an extension of the existing TTC Line 1 service.

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Sep 8, 2021 - 23:46

If Bridge station is going to connect with Richmond Hill GO line, does it mean 'add a second track to the existing GO platform'

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Metrolinx
Sep 24, 2021 - 17:05

As part of our GO Expansion, customers on the Richmond Hill line will benefit from up to 30% more train service. On the Richmond Hill GO line, existing track will be re-commissioned in the Don Valley up to Pottery Road to allow trains to pass each other, enabling service in both directions. Riders will able to easily transfer from the Yonge North Subway Extension to the Richmond Hill line because Bridge Station will be connected to the existing Langstaff GO station.

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I have trouble understanding why there are two stations so close by above the 407. I understand that it needs to be connected to the go transit but why not create a single station that does both what these two are doing?
It seems like the budget of the bridge station could be spent on another station more evenly spaced out down the line.

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Metrolinx
Sep 24, 2021 - 15:39

The stations on the northern section of the extension are placed the way they are to serve the most people in the future, making it faster and easier for riders to use the subway and connect to transit services across the region, and to better support growth while curbing local traffic congestion.

Bridge and High Tech stations will support York Region’s growth plans for the Langstaff Gateway and Richmond Hill Centre urban grow centres, which have been in place for many years in response to the demand for housing and employment opportunities in the region. Since those areas are expected to grow significantly in the years to come, these stations will help make sure any growth is sustainable by contributing a large portion of the riders that will use the subway extension.

Located between Highway 7 and Highway 407, Bridge Station will create vital connections between the subway and the Richmond Hill GO line, as well as GO bus, Viva Bus Rapid Transit and local bus services that run along the two major highways. It’s also worth noting that the station at High Tech Road would put the subway within walking distance for more than half of the residents expected to live in the Richmond Hill Centre area by 2041.

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As has been touted for the Ontario Line, why aren't more sections of the extension consider for elevation instead of tunnelling? Steeles to Clark can easily be elevated before dipping down below old Thornhill and coming up again past Centre at the valley - then the residents around Royal Orchard don't have to worry about tunnelling under their property.

Then maybe use the savings from not tunnelling to build Cummer and Royal Orchard stations?

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Oct 27, 2021 - 13:24

Elevated options were not part of our business case analysis for the Yonge North Subway Extension because there would not be enough clearance between the highway overpasses and the overhead hydro lines in the northern section of the route to accommodate an elevated subway. Running the route underground from Finch Station to the CN Railway corridor means we can limit our property needs and minimize impacts to the community.

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Oct 20, 2021 - 15:35

How will residential streets near subway stops be protected from becoming parking lots?

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Metrolinx
Nov 10, 2021 - 11:08

The next stage in planning for the Yonge North Subway Extension includes the release of the Preliminary Design Business Case (PDBC), which will further refine the project's design, alignment, and benefits. Parking will be evaluated in more depth through the release of the PDBC.

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Has anyone tried to predict the number of riders that currently go to Finch station who will board north of Finch plus the new riders north of Finch and the effect this may have on being able to board at Finch? What actions are being planned to address possible boarding issues at Finch as a result of trains being full by the time they arrive there?

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Metrolinx
Nov 10, 2021 - 11:35

The extension won’t come online until the Ontario Line goes into service, which will significantly reduce crowding on Line 1. The Yonge North Subway Extension is also one of four projects under the Subway Program that are designed to spread demand across the transit network as it expands.

Our analysis shows about 59,300 riders would get on the subway at Finch Station by 2041, if there the extension was not built.

In comparison, building the Yonge North Subway Extension would put a combined 94,100 riders on the subway daily. By 2041, this would bring 48,800 people within walking distance of the new stations and would give 26,000 more people access to rapid transit compared to a scenario where the extension was not built.

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Oct 31, 2021 - 00:27

Instead of having the extension go east to reach the Richmond Hill line after leaving Royal Orchard station, how about having the line actually go slightly northeast to reduce tunneling costs a little bit more?

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Nov 10, 2021 - 11:37

The changes we’ve put forward to the route will allow us to bring rapid transit closer to more people through the addition of a fourth station.

Running the route along the existing CN railway corridor in the northern end of the route allows us to build a fourth station, within the $5.6 billion funding envelope because it minimizes the amount of tunneling needed. With the other completely underground options, only three stations could be built.

To get to the rail corridor in that area, we need to run a tunnel off of Yonge Street that will connect with the rail corridor.

This approach will also help us bring better rapid transit service to the many people who will live in the Richmond Hill Centre and Langstaff Gateway areas in the coming years, since they are designated as urban growth centres and the existing CN rail line runs through the centre of them. This location also fills the gap in the regional transit network by creating a multi modal hub at Bridge Station, connecting the subway with the GO and Viva Bus Rapid Transit networks, unlocking more travel opportunities and network connections across the region. These plans also better enable current and future development in the region.

Another benefit to running the route along the existing CN railway is we can protect for an easier extension of the subway north in the future. This is because we are positioning the northern end of the project along a pre-existing rail corridor.

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Metrolinx
Nov 24, 2021 - 00:33

The planned date to begin the main construction on the project is late 2023. We will have more information about construction timelines as we progress through the next phase of planning and design, but we remain committed to an in-service date of 2029-2030, after the Ontario Line is in service.

The latest plans for the project include four confirmed stations, with potential additional stations being studied further. Steeles, Bridge and High Tech stations were determined to be essential for maximizing the benefits of the project. These stations will significantly improve access to frequent rapid transit and support the growth of the neighbourhoods they serve. Clark Station will offer riders seamless connections to the planned extension of the Viva Orange bus rapid transit line, which serves communities along Highway 7.

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Anonymous
Dec 1, 2021 - 14:29

Will both the Viva Blue & Pink lines service Steeles station on-street?

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Dec 7, 2021 - 16:15

The next stage in planning for the Yonge North Subway Extension includes the release of the Preliminary Design Business Case (PDBC), which will further refine the project's design, alignment, and benefits.

The design concept and requirements for the bus terminal are being refined based on the needs identified by the TTC, York Region Transit, and other local stakeholders. We are seeking input from the TTC and City of Toronto and will share more details about the Steeles Station transit hub when the Preliminary Design Business Case is finalized.

The Yonge North Subway Extension has been designed to support vibrant urban development along the alignment that creates faster, easier connections to rapid transit so that people can get out from behind the wheel. Those connections include local transit routes, TTC bus service, York Region local and VIVA express bus service, Richmond Hill GO service, Highway 407 GO bus service, access with PRESTO (which automatically applies transfers and gives the user the lowest cost of a ride), as well as active transportation like walking and cycling.

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Anonymous
Dec 3, 2021 - 14:18

even if the extension opens, will the Wheel-Trans access hub at Yonge & Steeles remain

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Metrolinx
Dec 6, 2021 - 12:45

The extension will meet or exceed all necessary accessibility standards.

The design concept and requirements for the bus terminal are being refined based on the needs identified by the TTC, York Region Transit, and other local stakeholders. We are seeking input from the TTC and City of Toronto and will share more details about the Steeles Station transit hub when the Preliminary Design Business Case is finalized.

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Dec 3, 2021 - 14:25

Will the maintainence facality be underground via portals or above ground

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Dec 6, 2021 - 12:46

Our design and planning teams determined that placing train storage facility at ground level will significantly reduce costs while maintaining important benefits of the project.

Placing the train storage facility at surface level brings the proposal in line with the TTC’s five subway train maintenance and storage facilities, which are also above ground. This approach is common for transit support facilities all over the world. Cities like Vancouver, Chicago, and New York all have ground level train storage facilities that successfully integrate into residential areas while meeting the needs of their transit networks.

The next stage in planning for the Yonge North Subway Extension includes the release of the Preliminary Design Business Case (PDBC), which will further refine the project's design, alignment, and benefits.

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You indicate the depths are between 50 - 21 meters as it travels through the Royal Orchard Community; what is the depth once it reaches the CN corridor which is closest to the homes on Kirk and Shieldmark?

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Metrolinx
Dec 13, 2021 - 11:35

Building the subway at surface level along the existing CN railway corridor reduces the need for complex and costly construction of tunnels and underground stations. We will also be able to complete the project sooner than if the subway was tunneled the entire length of the route. It also protects for a future potential northern extension of the subway by better utilizing the existing railway transportation corridor.

We expect to have more detailed information in the coming months as further design work is refined and we move forward with environmental assessments, but our goal will be to minimize impacts to communities as much as possible as we deliver major transit benefits to them. We’re committed to sharing the latest updates of our plans with the community, and that includes how we’ll help manage any impacts during construction and beyond.

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Dec 13, 2021 - 14:48

When does the subway train surface? North or South of the cemetery?

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Metrolinx
Dec 14, 2021 - 17:41

The Yonge North Subway Extension will transform the commute in York Region, North York and beyond by extending the TTC’s Line 1 service north from Finch Station to Vaughan, Markham and Richmond Hill. The latest plans propose four stations along an extension of roughly 8 kilometres.

The tracks head north beneath Yonge Street from Finch Station before they curve away from Yonge to emerge at the surface at the proposed subway tunnel portal south of Langstaff Road at the CN railway corridor. The path travels north within the CN railway corridor under the Highway 7 and Highway 407 overpasses on its approach to the area identified as Richmond Hill Centre.

The precise route of the Yonge North Subway Extension will evolve as planning work continues. We expect to have more detailed information in the coming months as further design work is refined and we move forward with environmental assessments, but our goal will be to minimize impacts to communities as much as possible as we deliver major transit benefits to them.

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Anonymous
Dec 14, 2021 - 14:23

Which stations are to have pubilc artwork?

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Metrolinx
Dec 16, 2021 - 15:27

The design concept and requirements for the stations are being refined based on the needs identified by the TTC, York Region Transit, and other local stakeholders. We are seeking input from stakeholders and municipal partners and will share more details about the stations when the Preliminary Design Business Case is finalized, later in 2022.

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Dec 14, 2021 - 19:07

If the goal is to have walkable transit available within 5-10 minutes, why are there so few stations between Finch and Bridge and then Bridge and Hub so close together?
I live in the Royal Orchard neighbourhood and I’d have a 35 minute walk to Clark station. How does that distance meet your requirement of 5-10 minute walkable transit?
Thank you

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Metrolinx
Dec 16, 2021 - 15:28

We are using the same business case framework from the IBC to analyze the benefits of each station. This includes predicting how many people would use each station and looking at how many new riders a station would attract to the line each day. Our studies also consider how the distance between each station will affect ridership. Through these comparisons, we get a better understanding of how much the community would benefit from each of these stations. We also consider how complex it would be to build each station and how much impact it would have on nearby properties and development planned in the future.

The stations on the northern section of the extension, Bridge and High Tech, are placed the way they are to serve the most people in the future, making it faster and easier for riders to use the subway and connect to transit services across the region, and to better support growth while curbing local traffic congestion.

By 2041, as many as 64,000 people are expected to live in the Richmond Hill Centre and Langstaff Gateway communities and more than 36,000 people could have jobs in the area. Since the neighbourhoods surrounding Bridge and High Tech stations are expected to grow significantly in the years to come, these stations will contribute a large portion of the riders that will use the extension, especially those who transfer to the subway from a bus.

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Dec 14, 2021 - 19:13

I understand the objective of having the Bridge station in the middle of the new development, but couldn’t those objectives be satisfied with an underground walkway with ‘moving sidewalks’ like at the airport?
Wouldn’t that be less disruptive than tunnelling under out homes?

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Metrolinx
Dec 16, 2021 - 15:29

Our plans focus on both future development and also on the people who live in these communities today. York Region has been planning for this growth for many years in response to the demand for more housing and employment opportunities in these communities. We are supporting those plans.

Building the subway at surface level along the existing CN railway corridor reduces the need for complex and costly construction of tunnels and underground stations. We will also be able to complete the project sooner than if the subway was tunneled the entire length of the route. It also protects for a future potential northern extension of the subway by better utilizing the existing railway transportation corridor.

The Yonge North Subway Extension will enable 26,000 more residents and 22,900 more jobs to be within a 10-minute walk of a new station within the next two decades. This ensures that any growth is sustainable, because reliable rapid transit with convenient connections to the regional transportation network is the foundation for growth. It gives new and current residents the means to move and give them more options to move around with more choices and more opportunities.

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Dec 14, 2021 - 21:03

Which stations are to have coummuter parking?

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Metrolinx
Dec 16, 2021 - 15:29

The next stage in planning for the Yonge North Subway Extension includes the release of the Preliminary Design Business Case (PDBC), which will further refine the project's design, alignment, and benefits. Parking will be evaluated in more depth through the PDBC.

The Yonge North Subway Extension has been designed to support vibrant urban development along the alignment that creates faster, easier connections to rapid transit so that people can get out from behind the wheel. Those connections include local transit routes, TTC bus service, York Region local and Viva express bus service, Richmond Hill GO service, Highway 407 GO bus service, access with PRESTO (which automatically applies transfers and gives the user the lowest cost of a ride), as well as active transportation like walking and cycling.

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Can the subway be drilled on the west side of Yonge Street S of Baythorn (under the Thornhill Club parking lot and the low buildings on the W side) to enable the subway turn to avoid the 8111 Yonge Street building and hence remain mostly under Baythorn? Part of the turn could be under the NW corner of the lot (but not under the parking garage).

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Metrolinx
Jan 11, 2022 - 14:59

Metrolinx has refined plans for the subway extension that will result in deeper tunnels and a route that travels under far fewer residential properties in the Royal Orchard community than the previous route. The changes mean the subway tunnels will follow a route that travels mostly under Bay Thorn Drive wherever possible once they turn east from Yonge Street to connect with the rail corridor. The previous route went under 40 homes and an additional 23 properties, whereas the new route goes under 20 homes and 15 additional properties.

We are preparing to release an update to the environmental assessment for the project shortly, which will contain more detailed analysis on this specific route. This route will also be the basis for the analysis we complete for the Preliminary Design Business Case, which is also tracking for release later in 2022.

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Dec 31, 2021 - 13:04

At a corner steel wheels rubbing against steel rails generates a noise pitch of about 4000 Hz and an intensity of about 100 Db; 130 db is the pain threshold. This noise will escape through the openings at a station and will transmit to nearby buildings; example Union Station. Has this been considered in the design and for the proximate Gazebo?

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Metrolinx
Jan 11, 2022 - 15:01

Metrolinx is committed to addressing any noise and vibration due to construction and operation of the extension. Metrolinx will work with communities to ensure a comprehensive array of measures are in place to address noise or vibration impacts and to ensure designs are sensitive and respectful of communities.

We now have access to a wide range of solutions to address noise and vibration that simply were not available decades ago, when most of the GTA’s existing subway lines were built. We will use modern solutions that are tested and proven across the globe and recently in Toronto to extend the western leg of Line 1 to Vaughan.

In fact, based on what we have observed inside buildings that sit above the tunnels and the conditions we’ve studied in Royal Orchard, we know the sounds and vibrations from subway trains traveling in the Yonge North Subway Extension’s tunnels will be very difficult to hear and feel. We will do everything practicable to make sure people who live along the subway extension barely notice it.

The tunnels will be surrounded by thick reinforced concrete and will be built to strict design and engineering standards. We’re confident that high-quality, modern tunnels built to the latest industry standards will ensure future subway services won’t be a disruption for the community.

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How much has metrolinks budgeted in their business plan for option 3 to pay all the hownowners that will have their properties affected

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Metrolinx
Jan 11, 2022 - 15:02

Metrolinx strives to limit the amount of property we need to support the construction and operation of important and much-needed transit infrastructure. Metrolinx will only look to acquire property that is absolutely necessary to support critical transit construction.

Where we need to acquire property to support new transit infrastructure, it is our responsibility to compensate property owners fairly, not necessarily because the subway will impact their property, but because they own the land that is needed. Whenever we need to acquire property to support a new transit project, we ensure that owners and tenants experience no financial loss.

We have a transparent and unbiased process in place to determine fair market value through appraisals and negotiations. Metrolinx will enlist the services of a third-party appraisal expert to estimate the value of the property. Market factors at the time of the acquisition will inform the assessment and will be based on comparable sales of similar properties in similar locations and situations.

When we confirm our property needs for the project, we will reach out to property owners to explain in detail what is needed and whether that need is permanent or temporary.

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Metrolinx
Jan 11, 2022 - 15:03

The Yonge North Subway Extension – January 5, 2022 Virtual Open House can be found here: https://www.metrolinxengage.com/en/content/yonge-north-subway-extension-...

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Feb 5, 2022 - 11:12

There are several very large condo and rental projects at the Yonge and Cummer area, an intersection that will serve far more people than other stations along the TTC network, yet there is little to no communication on that subject. Metrolinx needs to provide a clear answer on:

a) Is this station happening?
b) What's holding up announcement?
c) What funding model is being pursued Cummer station?
d) Why is Royal Orchard being announced and not Cummer?

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Metrolinx
Apr 6, 2022 - 10:22

The latest plans for the project include four confirmed stations, with potential additional stations being studied further. Steeles, Bridge and High Tech stations were determined to be essential for maximizing the benefits of the project. These stations will significantly improve access to frequent rapid transit and support the growth of the neighbourhoods they serve. Clark Station will offer riders seamless connections to the planned extension of the Viva Orange bus rapid transit line, which serves communities along Highway 7.

The province is working with our regional and municipal partners to explore potential funding opportunities that could support additional stations. Metrolinx is moving planning and design work forward for Cummer Station and Royal Orchard Station in case they can be included in the project.

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The notice notes the at grade section and train storage facility goes North to Moonlight Ln and the map shows this to be west of the currently existing rail line. The observatory neighborhood has both business and homes immediately next to the train tracks/burm on the West side. When will more detailed information about the exact location of the construction and if it will impact currently existing structures/homes be available?

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Metrolinx
Mar 24, 2022 - 11:57

That's correct, the EA study area extends to approximately just north of 16th Avenue, but the exact location of the train storage facility (TSF) is still to be determined. 

The facility needed for the Yonge North Subway Extension will be used to store, inspect and clean subway trains while they are not in service. Placing a train storage facility at surface level is a standard practice, and it’s critical to keep it above ground to stay within the $5.6 billion funding envelope for the project. Cities like Vancouver, Chicago, and New York all have ground level train storage facilities that successfully integrate into residential areas while meeting the needs of their transit networks. This change brings the proposal in line with the TTC’s five subway train storage facilities, which are all above ground. 

We will continue to work closely with municipal and regional partners to make sure we get the most benefits out of the design while minimizing local impacts.

The next stage in planning for the Yonge North Subway Extension includes the release of the Preliminary Design Business Case (PDBC), which will further refine the project's design, route, and benefits. We expect to release the PDBC in early 2023.

If you live in the area, we'd love to connect with you! Please call us at 416-202-7000 or email us at [email protected]

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In changing the alignment of the subway to go through Thornhill, why did you choose to go under people's homes rather than under the cemetery. Are live people less important than dead people?

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Metrolinx
Mar 9, 2022 - 22:50

Through our analysis, we found that running the subway tunnels below Holy Cross Cemetery would have made it necessary to relocate hundreds of burial sites since the tunnels would not be deep enough in this area. This could have affected thousands of people and added significantly to project timelines because we would need to identify, locate and get in touch with any next of kin to notify them of our plans before any burials are moved. With those issues in mind, planning and design teams advanced the analysis of the northern section of the route immediately after the Initial Business Case (IBC) was drafted and submitted for endorsement by the Metrolinx board. The refined route proposal presented alongside the IBC is the recommended path forward, and will be analyzed further in the Preliminary Design Business Case, which will guide the next phase of the project.

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Project footprint shows it covering all current property just south of the 16th st. Bridge.
Does that mean the Honda dealership, the other garages, and the specifically planned public City Park space on Northern Heights will be taken over by this project?

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Metrolinx
Mar 24, 2022 - 14:00

Thanks, great question. 

Metrolinx and the City of Richmond Hill have discussed potential impacts related to the proposed train storage facility (TSF) and the City’s planned Great Lands Interim Local Park, which is to be located immediately east of Northern Heights Drive. These lands do not overlap with the TSF and a multi-use trail will separate the two.

We’re still confirming property requirements as we consult on and refine our designs. We'll be working with the City of Richmond Hill and the property owner of the Honda dealership to coordinate plans as we move forward with design work.

The next stage in planning for the Yonge North Subway Extension includes the release of the Preliminary Design Business Case (PDBC), which will further refine the project's design, route, and benefits. We expect to release the PDBC in early 2023.

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Concerned that delay would impact YSNE.

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If the extension is now going to Moonlight Lane along the CN tracks, would it not make sense to build a small above ground station (like a GO train station) at Carville Rd. This would reduce the number of cats driving to HighTech to park as everyone from Major Mac to Edgar could walk to this station to catch the subway. It would also provide direct access to Hillcrest Mall. This is a highly populated area with more condos proposed.

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Metrolinx
Mar 24, 2022 - 12:02

Although High Tech station is the last station on the subway extension, the subway line will terminate at the train storage facility (TSF). The EA study area extends to approximately just north of 16th Avenue, but the exact location of the TSF is still to be determined.

The next stage in planning for the Yonge North Subway Extension includes the release of the Preliminary Design Business Case (PDBC), which will further refine the project's design, route, and benefits. We expect to release the PDBC in early 2023.

If you live in the area, we'd love to connect with you! Please call us at 416-202-7000 or email us at [email protected]

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Feb 13, 2022 - 15:23

Will any of the houses on Shieldmark Cres. have to be demolished?

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Metrolinx
Feb 16, 2022 - 14:54

The portal will be located in the existing Richmond Hill GO corridor, north of Holy Cross Cemetery and south of Langstaff Road, so that the train can arrive at Bridge Station, which will be at surface level.

We're still confirming property requirements as we consult on and refine our plans. 

We take the time to do detailed studies on what's needed so we can limit our construction footprint and be certain that we're only acquiring properties that are absolutely necessary to get transit built. However, when we confirm our property needs for the project, we reach out to affected property owners through a letter that clearly indicates what is needed and whether the impact is permanent or temporary. This notification letter includes a dedicated program staff member and contact details to ensure any questions are addressed and lines of communication remain open. Some outreach has already begun for initial needs we've identified.

Metrolinx strives to communicate with property owners early and often so that there is ample time to work through solutions. We will know more about precise environmental and community impacts as the project moves through further design stages, which are currently underway. 

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Feb 14, 2022 - 16:43

During peak transit, what is the travel time expected to be for travel from High-Tech Station to Union Station ?

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Metrolinx
Feb 16, 2022 - 15:00

Great question! That's still to be determined. We're still in the early phases of this project, so a detailed understanding of travel times will be made public in the Preliminary Design Business Case (PDBC). The PDBC will refine and expand on the work done in the Initial Business Case, which we published in March 2021. As planning and design work on the project move forward, we'll be able to answer questions about travel times more confidently.

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Metrolinx
Feb 16, 2022 - 15:19

Thanks, good question! The Yonge North Subway Extension is targeted for completion in 2029-30, after the Ontario Line goes into service. 

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Feb 17, 2022 - 11:39

I know it is early but I am wondering what the proposed start date of this project is ? I am trying to guage when the Yonge-Steeles intersection will be in turmoil.

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Metrolinx
Mar 9, 2022 - 23:02

The planned date to begin the main construction on the project is late 2023. We will have more information about construction timelines as we progress through the next phase of planning and design, but we remain committed to an in-service date of 2029-2030, after the Ontario Line is in service.

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Metrolinx
Mar 24, 2022 - 14:19

Thanks for your question. We're still in the early stages of design on the rail system and the train storage facility (TSF). We'll be working with the City of Richmond Hill and local communities as we move forward with design work.

The next stage in planning for the Yonge North Subway Extension includes the release of the Preliminary Design Business Case (PDBC), which will further refine the project's design, route, and benefits. We expect to release the PDBC in early 2023.

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Feb 18, 2022 - 11:39

Where can we engage and provide feedback with regards to the masterplanned community surrounding the terminal station?

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Metrolinx
Mar 24, 2022 - 14:16

Thanks for this! You can log on to engagehightech.ca to read the report and watch the video of the live streamed public consultation hosted by Infrastructure Ontario and the landowner group. 

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Anonymous
Feb 19, 2022 - 07:38

It is wonderful to see this project moving ahead, and all the thought that has been given to the neighbourhood. Given the huge environmental benefits of this project, what can be done to accelerate the project, and why can it not move forward faster than the Ontario line?

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Metrolinx
Mar 9, 2022 - 23:04

Crews have already started collecting ground samples from areas along the route in order to gather information that will be essential to the planning and design of the extension’s structures and tunnels.

The planned date to begin the main construction on the project is late 2023. We will have more information about construction timelines as we progress through the next phase of planning and design, but we remain committed to an in-service date of 2029-2030, after the Ontario Line is in service.

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I can't understand why you are not tunnelling under the cemetery. I was told one reason may have been that you would need more distance to come to ground at Bridge station. OK. Maybe? But then, show the report. And explain why you could not come to ground in the cemetery itself? Why are dead people being prioritized over live people? Move the cemetery if necessary.

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Metrolinx
Mar 24, 2022 - 10:20

Thanks, good question! Through our analysis, we found that running the subway tunnels below Holy Cross Cemetery would have made it necessary to relocate hundreds of burial sites since the tunnels would not be deep enough in this area. This could have affected thousands of people and added significantly to project timelines because we would need to identify, locate and get in touch with any next of kin to notify them of our plans before any burials are moved. With those issues in mind, planning and design teams advanced the analysis of the northern section of the route immediately after the Initial Business Case (IBC) was drafted and submitted for endorsement by the Metrolinx Board.  

Metrolinx has refined plans for the subway extension from Option 3 that will result in deeper tunnels and a route that travels under far fewer single-family homes in the Royal Orchard community than the previous route. The changes mean the subway tunnels will follow a route that travels mostly under Bay Thorn Drive wherever possible once they turn east from Yonge Street to connect with the rail corridor. 

It’s important to note that we’re going to be using noise and vibration solutions for the project that are proven to work. A big benefit is that they’ll be based on modern and up-to-date industry standards, which have significantly improved since the first subway lines in the GTA were built many decades ago. The detailed studies we’re doing right now will help us make sure we put all the right noise and vibration solutions in place so neighbourhoods along the route stay sought-after places to live in. 

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If you must tunnel under an apartment building, a school, and some 20 homes, why are you not offering the full value plus a significant uplift for moving costs to every one of those residents? This would be the right thing to do.

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Metrolinx
Mar 24, 2022 - 11:12

Great question! Metrolinx will need to acquire property to build the tunnels and support future subway service. Some property may also be needed at the surface to accommodate emergency exit buildings and ventilation shafts along the route.  

Sometimes an entire property is needed, and sometimes just part of it is needed; some property needs are temporary to support construction, and others are permanent to support new infrastructure. In any case, we will compensate owners with fair market value for any property that is needed.  

It’s important to note that Metrolinx compensates property owners for the right to occupy the space under their property. That property has value and owners will be compensated for that value, even when the infrastructure we are building is deep underground and no space is occupied at surface level. 

When we confirm our property needs for the project, we will reach out to affected property owners through a letter that clearly indicates what is needed and whether the impact is permanent or temporary. This notification letter will include a dedicated program staff member and contact details to ensure any questions are addressed and lines of communication remain open. 

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Feb 19, 2022 - 09:18

I understand that you considered going through the cemetery and coming up to grade before turning to align with the CN tracks but the Catholic Church said no. How is this acceptable? I find it unconcionable that you would have no problem displacing the lives of hundreds of people but as soon as a powerful institution like the Catholic Church objects you give in. Did someone pay you off? I am going to ask the Ontario Auditor General to investigation this decision.

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Metrolinx
Mar 24, 2022 - 10:21

Thanks for the question. Through our analysis, we found that running the subway tunnels below Holy Cross Cemetery would have made it necessary to relocate hundreds of burial sites since the tunnels would not be deep enough in this area. This could have affected thousands of people and added significantly to project timelines because we would need to identify, locate and get in touch with any next of kin to notify them of our plans before any burials are moved. With those issues in mind, planning and design teams advanced the analysis of the northern section of the route immediately after the Initial Business Case (IBC) was drafted and submitted for endorsement by the Metrolinx Board.  

Metrolinx has refined plans for the subway extension from Option 3 that will result in deeper tunnels and a route that travels under far fewer single-family homes in the Royal Orchard community than the previous route. The changes mean the subway tunnels will follow a route that travels mostly under Bay Thorn Drive wherever possible once they turn east from Yonge Street to connect with the rail corridor. 

It’s important to note that we’re going to be using noise and vibration solutions for the project that are proven to work. A big benefit is that they’ll be based on modern and up-to-date industry standards, which have significantly improved since the first subway lines in the GTA were built many decades ago. The detailed studies we’re doing right now will help us make sure we put all the right noise and vibration solutions in place so neighbourhoods along the route stay sought-after places to live in. 

Anonymous's avatar
Feb 19, 2022 - 09:53

The rumour on social media is that Metrolinx could have gone through the cemetery but the idea was squashed at the request of the Catholic Church and the De Gasperis family who own the land in the Langstaff Gateway. Angelo DeGasperis' son Romeo is buried in the cemetery and did not want anything disturbing it. Can you confirm? Why is the train not going through the cemetery? There is more than enough length in the cemetery for the train to come to ground.

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Metrolinx
Mar 24, 2022 - 10:23

Thanks, good question! Through our analysis, we found that running the subway tunnels below Holy Cross Cemetery would have made it necessary to relocate hundreds of burial sites since the tunnels would not be deep enough in this area. This could have affected thousands of people and added significantly to project timelines because we would need to identify, locate and get in touch with any next of kin to notify them of our plans before any burials are moved. With those issues in mind, planning and design teams advanced the analysis of the northern section of the route immediately after the Initial Business Case (IBC) was drafted and submitted for endorsement by the Metrolinx Board.  

Metrolinx has refined plans for the subway extension from Option 3 that will result in deeper tunnels and a route that travels under far fewer single-family homes in the Royal Orchard community than the previous route. The changes mean the subway tunnels will follow a route that travels mostly under Bay Thorn Drive wherever possible once they turn east from Yonge Street to connect with the rail corridor. 

It’s important to note that we’re going to be using noise and vibration solutions for the project that are proven to work. A big benefit is that they’ll be based on modern and up-to-date industry standards, which have significantly improved since the first subway lines in the GTA were built many decades ago. The detailed studies we’re doing right now will help us make sure we put all the right noise and vibration solutions in place so neighbourhoods along the route stay sought-after places to live in. 

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Feb 21, 2022 - 20:18

I get why there might have been two subway stations when we were looking at Richmond Hill and Longbridge, but now that Longbridge has been moved to Bridge, it no longer makes sense to have two stations. One would do (Bridge) to service both communities. Reducing the stations to one would reduce the pressure to have so much density and the area could develop better for people and economically. The densities across these two TOCs is insane.

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Metrolinx
Mar 24, 2022 - 11:07

Thanks for that question. The stations on the northern section of the extension are placed the way they are to serve the most people in the future, making it faster and easier for riders to use the subway and connect to transit services across the region, and to better support growth while curbing local traffic congestion. 

Since the neighbourhoods surrounding Bridge and High Tech stations are expected to grow significantly in the years to come, these stations will contribute a large portion of the riders that will use the extension, especially those who transfer to the subway from a bus.  

Located between Highway 7 and Highway 407, Bridge Station will create vital connections between the subway and the Richmond Hill GO line, as well as GO bus, Viva Bus Rapid Transit and local bus services that run along the two major highways. It’s also worth noting that the station at High Tech Road would put the subway within walking distance for more than half of the residents expected to live in the Richmond Hill Centre area by 2041.  

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required along tunnel?
Will breather shafts be required to provide fresh air to the tunnel - if so, will noise and fumes not be transmitted to the surface?

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Metrolinx
Mar 9, 2022 - 23:27

Our design team is working to determine the exact location of the emergency exit buildings needed along the entire route of the subway extension, with a specific focus to reduce the number needed in residential areas. Emergency exit buildings are single storey structures that are smaller than a house and can be designed in a variety of ways to fit the look and feel of the area around them.

Emergency exit buildings will be needed at various points along the tunnelled section of the route and are only used in the unlikely event of an emergency in the tunnel that would require people to safely get to the surface.

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It is not practical for Georgina residents to use the subway, why should new builds in Georgina be forced to pay (through development charges) for this project?

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Metrolinx
Mar 24, 2022 - 10:04

Growth plans within York Region need to be supported by a strong foundation of fast, reliable rapid transit with convenient connections to the regional transportation network that will keep people moving and give them more options to move around – whether those people are new to the community or have lived there for many years.  

For example, you’ll save as much as 15 minutes on a trip from northern York Region to midtown Toronto by getting on the GO train at Bloomington GO Station and transferring to the subway at Bridge Station, which will be connected to the existing Langstaff GO Station.   

Bridge Station will create vital connections between the subway and the Richmond Hill GO line, as well as GO bus, Viva Bus Rapid Transit and local bus services that run along the two major highways. 

For more information about development charges in Georgina, please contact the Regional Municipality of York at [email protected].  

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It’s right in the middle of a residential area. Please explain!

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Metrolinx
Mar 24, 2022 - 12:05

The EA study area extends to approximately just north of 16th Avenue, but the exact location of the TSF is still to be determined.

The facility needed for the Yonge North Subway Extension will be used to store, inspect and clean subway trains while they are not in service. Placing a train storage facility at surface level is a standard practice, and it’s critical to keep it above ground to stay within the $5.6 billion funding envelope for the project. Cities like Vancouver, Chicago, and New York all have ground level train storage facilities that successfully integrate into residential areas while meeting the needs of their transit networks. This change brings the proposal in line with the TTC’s five subway train storage facilities, which are all above ground. 

We will continue to work closely with municipal and regional partners to make sure we get the most benefits out of the design while minimizing local impacts.

The next stage in planning for the Yonge North Subway Extension includes the release of the Preliminary Design Business Case (PDBC), which will further refine the project's design, route, and benefits. We expect to release the PDBC in early 2023.

If you live in the area, we'd love to connect with you! Please call us at 416-202-7000 or email us at [email protected]

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I live on Glenmanor Way, backing onto Clark. Can you elaborate on any additional construction at the station area if any that are planned or will be developed.

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Metrolinx
Mar 24, 2022 - 10:10

Thanks for your question. It's a little too early in the design process to know details about station construction. But the next stage in planning for the Yonge North Subway Extension includes the release of the Preliminary Design Business Case (PDBC), which will further refine the project's design, route, and benefits. The design for Clark Station will be evaluated in more depth through the PDBC and we’ll have more information to share once it’s finalized.

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I want to know if the existing buildings will get direct access to the stations. Namely the Clark station and the World on Yonge residential towers/Shopping mall.

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Metrolinx
Mar 24, 2022 - 10:16

Thanks for your question. It's a little too early in the design process to know thsoe details. But the next stage in planning for the Yonge North Subway Extension includes the release of the Preliminary Design Business Case (PDBC), which will further refine the project's design, route, and benefits. The design for Clark Station will be evaluated in more depth through the PDBC and we’ll have more information to share once it’s finalized.

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In the meeting it was said that all affected home owners have already received a letter of notification of tunnelling. How about expropriations? Are you going to involve other homes and properties too?

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Metrolinx
Mar 24, 2022 - 13:27

Thanks for your question, Carolyn.

Our design team is working to determine the exact location of the emergency exit buildings needed along the entire route of the subway extension, with a specific focus to reduce the number needed in residential areas. Emergency exit buildings are single storey structures that are smaller than a house and can be designed in a variety of ways to fit the look and feel of the area around them.

Emergency exit buildings will be needed at various points along the tunnelled section of the route and are only used in the unlikely event of an emergency in the tunnel that would require people to safely get to the surface.

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Can you confirm that you will actually run passenger trains under freight lines above? Has that ever been done before, anywhere?

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Metrolinx
Apr 6, 2022 - 13:03

Yes. Many places around the world such as China, France and the United Kingdom run passenger subways under live rail networks. The YNSE Line will run passenger subway trains under the existing CN/Metrolinx corridor from the proposed Portal/Launch Staft to just south of Holy Cross Cemetery. There is also one additional perpendicular crossing that occurs along Yonge Street, north of Steeles Avenue. 

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Your Steeles Station page predicts 8,400 people will be within walking distance of Steeles station by 2041. Are you not aware that developers in Vaughan have already submitted proposals that (if they get everything that they want) would add 17,000 new residents on the north side of Steeles between Hilda and Yonge, and further tower proposals are expected. On the Markham side of Yonge/Steeles another 8,000 residents are proposed. And for CentrePoint the property owner is proposing 8,500 housing units (while still having nearly as much retail as is there now). All of these proposals include minimal parking, making the assumption that all those new residents will primarily use public transit.

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Metrolinx
Apr 6, 2022 - 14:43

The next stage in planning for the Yonge North Subway Extension includes the release of the Preliminary Design Business Case (PDBC), which will further refine the project's design, and benefits. Parking will be evaluated in more depth through the PDBC.

The Yonge North Subway Extension has been designed to support vibrant urban development along the alignment that creates faster, easier connections to rapid transit so that people can get out from behind the wheel. Those connections include local transit routes, TTC bus service, York Region local and Viva express bus service, Richmond Hill GO service, Highway 407 GO bus service, access with PRESTO (which automatically applies transfers and gives the user the lowest cost of a ride), as well as active transportation like walking and cycling.

We are determined to make the project the best possible fit for the communities it will serve. We’ll continue to work closely with our regional and municipal partners as we advance our plans.

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I was wondering Will the Yonge-Steel station be the first one that can be operated? or do we need to wait until the whole project is completed?

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Metrolinx
Apr 5, 2022 - 15:07

We remain committed to an in-service date of 2029-2030, after the Ontario Line is in service.

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Apr 7, 2022 - 14:21

Swinging the track alignment east of Yonge Street will add two significant curves to the track. Anyone who has ridden the subway around the union street loop knows that subways with steel wheels running on steel tracks does not like going around corners. Has the noise and vibration issues generated from these curves been considered? Also, will these curves add to the maintenance and operating costs to the trains and tracks? Have these costs been accounted for in the business case?

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Metrolinx
Apr 8, 2022 - 13:15

The standards for designing underground rapid transit have come a long way since the downtown portion of Line 1 was built in the 1950s. The latest design standards for subway tunnels have been developed to make the ride smoother and more comfortable for customers by avoiding tight curves, which reduces wear on the trains and track, and minimizes noise and vibration. Our objective is to meet or exceed the most up-to-date regulations and design standards.

Yonge North Subway Extension Initial Business Case can be found here: https://www.metrolinx.com/en/regionalplanning/projectevaluation/benefits...

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What stations are official for the project? Where will the stations be? It seems as though different articles are saying different things.

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Metrolinx
May 4, 2022 - 23:46

The latest plans for the project include five stations: Steeles, Clark, Royal Orchard, Bridge and High Tech.

The Government of Ontario is working with the City of Toronto to explore potential funding solutions that may come forward for Cummer Station as part of the planning process.

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May 3, 2022 - 12:20

Has there been any work done on the extension of Beecroft north of Finch?
Is it contemplated to be extended up to Steeles Ave?

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Metrolinx
May 13, 2022 - 14:34

The Yonge North Subway Extension is a roughly eight-kilometre extension of TTC Line 1 that travels north from Finch Station to serve North York, Vaughan, Markham and Richmond Hill. The latest plans for the project include five stations: Steeles, Clark, Royal Orchard, Bridge and High Tech.

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The cost savings in the long term scope of building this subway, cannot be the entire reason for Metrolinx changing "etched in stone design plans" at such a late date. Who, what stepped in demand a change? This plan may save a few dollars, but it isn't going to save our community any worry, anxiety, surface disruptions, safety, hardship, dislocation, real estate values, and more negatives.

This is a classic example of you putting the dollar ahead of social and human elements! ----, no one can pinpoint the exact cost of any part of, or complete subway, at this juncture. You know it, as I know it. Look at any recent government project involving transportation and end costs are hugely distorted above estimates.

As citizens, footing the bills, we deserve more respect, consideration, inclusion and input! Diminish the Political Intrusions. Politicians have forgotten that we the public elected them to represent us, speak for our desires, and make decisions aligned with our BEST INTERESTS !

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Metrolinx
Jul 14, 2022 - 14:57

Thank you for providing us with your feedback. Community input is vital to our work because it can help uncover insights we might not have anticipated. That feedback helps us refine our plans based on what we hear from communities, pending further analysis and review by our planning and design teams.

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May 28, 2022 - 11:35

The cost savings in the long term scope of building this subway, cannot be the entire reason for Metrolinx changing "etched in stone design plans" at such a late date. Who, what stepped in demand a change? This plan may save a few dollars, but it isn't going to save our community any worry, anxiety, surface disruptions, safety, hardship, dislocation, real estate values, and more negatives.

This is a classic example of you putting the dollar ahead of social and human elements! ----, no one can pinpoint the exact cost of any part of, or complete subway, at this juncture. You know it, as I know it. Look at any recent government project involving transportation and end costs are hugely distorted above estimates.

As citizens, footing the bills, we deserve more respect, consideration, inclusion and input! Diminish the Political Intrusions. Politicians have forgotten that we the public elected them to represent us, speak for our desires, and make decisions aligned with our BEST INTERESTS !

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Metrolinx
Jul 14, 2022 - 14:57

Thank you for providing us with your feedback. Community input is vital to our work because it can help uncover insights we might not have anticipated. That feedback helps us refine our plans based on what we hear from communities, pending further analysis and review by our planning and design teams.

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There must be other factors / appeasements / catering to power groups, etc. that came into play. The cost savings in the long run scope of building this subway, cannot be the entire reason for Metrolinx changing "etched in stone design plans", at such a late date. Who, or what, stepped in to demand a change? This new plan may save a few dollars, but it isn't going to save our community any worry, anxiety, surface disruptions, safety, noise, hardship, dislocation, real estate concerns, and many more negatives, like underground noise transmission distances.

This is a classic example of putting the dollar ahead of important social and human elements !! ----, no one can pinpoint the exact cost of any part of, or completed subway, at this juncture. You know it, as I know it. Look at any recent government project involving transportation, and the end costs are hugely distorted above estimates.

The fact that the boring machinery isn't in the ground yet, indicates that we have a good 10 years to finalize plans for the north end. Therefore, let's return to the original design, and KEEP THE YONGE SUBWAY ON / UNDER YONGE STREET ! !

As citizens, footing the bills, we deserve more respect, consideration, inclusion and input ! Diminish the Political Intrusions ! Politicians have forgotten that we the public elected them to represent us, speak to our desires and concerns, and make decisions that align with our BEST INTERESTS !

Richard Mason, Thornhill .

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Metrolinx
Jul 14, 2022 - 14:58

Thank you for providing us with your feedback. Community input is vital to our work because it can help uncover insights we might not have anticipated. That feedback helps us refine our plans based on what we hear from communities, pending further analysis and review by our planning and design teams.

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Metrolinx
Jul 26, 2022 - 11:43

Thank you for providing feedback regarding Clark Station. Your feedback and suggestion will be forwarded to our project team. Community input is vital to our work because it can help uncover insights we might not have anticipated. That feedback helps us refine our plans based on what we hear from communities, pending further analysis and review by our planning and design teams.

 

The next stage in planning for the Yonge North Subway Extension includes the release of the Preliminary Design Business Case (PDBC), which will further refine the project's design, route, and benefits. Parking will be evaluated in more depth through the release of the PDBC.

 

The Yonge North Subway Extension has been designed to support vibrant urban development along the route that creates faster, easier connections to rapid transit so that people can get out from behind the wheel. Those connections include local transit routes, TTC bus service, York Region local and Viva express bus service, Richmond Hill GO service, Highway 407 GO bus service, access with PRESTO (which automatically applies transfers and gives the user the lowest cost of a ride), as well as active transportation like walking and cycling. The extension will meet or exceed all necessary accessibility standards.

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Sep 5, 2022 - 14:47

the change to the scope subway extension comes one year after the ford government slashed two stations from route and moved a portion of the line above ground after dertermining that its original plan would have increased the tag from $5.6 billion to $9.3 billion. the route will still travel from finch station to just north of highway 7 in richmond hill 5 station steeles station clark station royal ochard station langstaff/longbridge station richmond hill centre station

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Metrolinx
Sep 20, 2022 - 11:10

Thank you for providing us with your feedback. Community input is vital to our work because it can help uncover insights we might not have anticipated. That feedback helps us refine our plans based on what we hear from communities, pending further analysis and review by our planning and design teams.

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Sep 5, 2022 - 14:47

the change to the scope subway extension comes one year after the ford government slashed two stations from route and moved a portion of the line above ground after dertermining that its original plan would have increased the tag from $5.6 billion to $9.3 billion. the route will still travel from finch station to just north of highway 7 in richmond hill 5 station steeles station clark station royal ochard station langstaff/longbridge station richmond hill centre station

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Metrolinx
Sep 20, 2022 - 11:11

Thank you for providing us with your feedback. Community input is vital to our work because it can help uncover insights we might not have anticipated. That feedback helps us refine our plans based on what we hear from communities, pending further analysis and review by our planning and design teams.

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Sep 5, 2022 - 14:47

the change to the scope subway extension comes one year after the ford government slashed two stations from route and moved a portion of the line above ground after dertermining that its original plan would have increased the tag from $5.6 billion to $9.3 billion. the route will still travel from finch station to just north of highway 7 in richmond hill 5 station steeles station clark station royal ochard station langstaff/longbridge station richmond hill centre station

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Metrolinx
Sep 20, 2022 - 11:16

Thank you for providing us with your feedback. Community input is vital to our work because it can help uncover insights we might not have anticipated. That feedback helps us refine our plans based on what we hear from communities, pending further analysis and review by our planning and design teams.

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The change in scope of the subway extension come a year after ford governments cut two station off the route moved a part the line above ground after determining that its original plan would increase the price from 5.6 billion to $9.3 billion billion dollar the route will still run Finch station north of highway 7 in Richmond hill planned five station steeles station clark station royal ochard station langstaff/longbridge Richmond hill centre station planned one more station cummer station

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Metrolinx
Sep 20, 2022 - 11:09

Thank you for providing us with your feedback. Community input is vital to our work because it can help uncover insights we might not have anticipated. That feedback helps us refine our plans based on what we hear from communities, pending further analysis and review by our planning and design teams.

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The change in scope of the subway extension come a year after ford governments cut two station off the route moved a part the line above ground after determining that its original plan would increase the price from 5.6 billion to $9.3 billion billion dollar the route will still run Finch station north of highway 7 in Richmond hill planned five station steeles station clark station royal ochard station langstaff/longbridge Richmond hill centre station planned one more station cummer station

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Metrolinx
Sep 20, 2022 - 11:07

Thank you for providing us with your feedback. Community input is vital to our work because it can help uncover insights we might not have anticipated. That feedback helps us refine our plans based on what we hear from communities, pending further analysis and review by our planning and design teams.

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Sep 30, 2022 - 13:56

start the construction earlys finch station expcted this fall award contact work partner black mcdonlad upgrades will connect the approximately on board to help us set stage for major construction begin said metrolinx project sponsor stephen collins eight kiometer subway extension to existing toronto transit commission ttc line 1 service future new subway extension to up to five new station Richmond hill centre teriminal station urban growth centre storage facliity 16th avenue station 1st stop steeles station 2nd clark station 3rd royal ochard station 4th bridge station 5th richmond hill centre station

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Metrolinx
Oct 4, 2022 - 13:01

Thank you for your feedback. 

Anonymous's avatar
Sep 30, 2022 - 13:56

start the construction earlys finch station expcted this fall award contact work partner black mcdonlad upgrades will connect the approximately on board to help us set stage for major construction begin said metrolinx project sponsor stephen collins eight kiometer subway extension to existing toronto transit commission ttc line 1 service future new subway extension to up to five new station Richmond hill centre teriminal station urban growth centre storage facliity 16th avenue station 1st stop steeles station 2nd clark station 3rd royal ochard station 4th bridge station 5th richmond hill centre station

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Metrolinx
Oct 4, 2022 - 13:01

Thank you for your feedback. 

Anonymous's avatar
Sep 30, 2022 - 13:56

start the construction earlys finch station expcted this fall award contact work partner black mcdonlad upgrades will connect the approximately on board to help us set stage for major construction begin said metrolinx project sponsor stephen collins eight kiometer subway extension to existing toronto transit commission ttc line 1 service future new subway extension to up to five new station Richmond hill centre teriminal station urban growth centre storage facliity 16th avenue station 1st stop steeles station 2nd clark station 3rd royal ochard station 4th bridge station 5th richmond hill centre station

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Metrolinx
Oct 4, 2022 - 13:02

Thank you for your feedback. 

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Oct 3, 2022 - 20:19

metrolinx award contact falls next year september 2023 yonge north subway extension construction late 2023 finished completed by 2030 stephen collins projects to connect new extension Finch station to richmond hill centre 1st steeles 2nd clark 3 rd royal ochard station 4th bridge station 5th last station Richmond hill Centre station new terminal station storage facility 16th avenue station overnight one cummer station funding confirmed extension langstaff go train orange viva bus route to vaughan metropolitain centre subway extension to future richmond hill centre subway station stephen award station rail contact 2024 l want rename sunface level High tech/Richmond hill centre station and Bridge station highway 7 in highway 7 royal ochard station clark station steeles station cummer station potential station close Finch station start design station updated project metrolinx map

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Metrolinx
Oct 4, 2022 - 13:02

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future will viva orange bus terminate at vaughan metropolitain centre or it terminate at High tech/Richmond hill centre station between go train langstaff future bridge station and High tech/ Richmond hill centre station 40000 new home nears transit Transit in york region the governments future development

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Metrolinx
Oct 18, 2022 - 14:47

Thank you for your question. The Yonge North Subway Extension will expand travel options along York Region’s Viva bus rapid transit lines and provide more Line 1 subway riders with a seamless journey. A simple transfer to the Viva bus rapid transit system will make getting across York Region more convenient than ever.

York Region Transit (YRT) does not intend to remove VIVA service between Vaughan Metropolitan Centre and the Langstaff Area. YRT has proposed a two-branch service for the VIVA Orange in their service strategy, with both branches accessing the Yonge North Subway Extension.

One branch will travel to Bridge Station, located between Highway 7 and Highway 407. Please note that the Richmond Hill Bus Terminal will be decommissioned and replaced with the Bridge Bus Terminal. Bridge Station will create vital connections between the subway and the Richmond Hill GO line, as well as GO bus, Viva Bus Rapid Transit and local bus services that run along the two major highways. The other branch will travel to Clark Station. Clark Station will offer riders seamless connections to the planned extension of the Viva Orange bus rapid transit line, which serves communities along Highway 7.

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Anonymous
Oct 9, 2022 - 02:16

When will the PDBC for the project be released?

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Metrolinx
Oct 14, 2022 - 12:02

Thank you for your question. With the completion of the Initial Business Case, we’ll now begin to confirm the benefits, financing, and delivery plans for procurement through the Preliminary Design Business Case (PDBC). We expect to finalize the PDBC in early 2023.

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Oct 11, 2022 - 13:49

york region rapid transit corpoation where the future will connecting all most transportation subway buses and they go train everything talking about connection hill crest mall shopping centre want final 2 station
above ground langstaff/longbridge and last station Richmond hill Centre station connecting bus Vaughan metropolitain centre station projects updated up five station steeles clark royal ochard Langstaff/longbridge 2000 communter parking spaces near closer richmond hill centre 14 subway train storage facillity up 16th avenue station overight final one station cummer drewry closer Finch station connecting 905 416 federal liberal has minority goverment next canadian - federal election next year october 16 2023

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Metrolinx
Oct 13, 2022 - 16:46

Thank you for comment. 

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Located 8675 Yonge street Richmond hill highway 7 ON between Richmond hill centre subway station between langstaff Go train Richmond hill Go train and Go bus viva bus construction of Yonge street 2028 first contract tunnel next year 2024 APR to jun 2024 tunnel done second contract do station design train control and track done ready for service in next 8 year look like all design station 2030

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option 1A Richmond hill centre station medium complexity significant bus terminal would be located above adjacent subway alignments medium complexity Langstaff option 1A platforms to be located within Yonge street row station site located adjacent and under hydro one transmission corridor careful coordination required scope includies commuter parking and street ppudo bus connection occur on street minimizing bus facility requirements two new transit developments The change to scope The of the subway extension come next year april 20 2023 after The Ford government slashed two stations from route and moved portion of the line above ground after determining that its original plan would have increased the price tag from $5.6 billion to $9.3 billion. The route will still travel From Finch station to just north of highway 7 in Richmond hill. planned five new station above ground steeles station clark station royal ochard station Langstaff/longbridge station Richmond hill centre station 12 train storage facility overnight 16th avenue station future many six station in 2035 one station

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option 1A Richmond hill centre station medium complexity significant bus terminal would be located above adjacent subway alignments medium complexity Langstaff option 1A platforms to be located within Yonge street row station site located adjacent and under hydro one transmission corridor careful coordination required scope includies commuter parking and street ppudo bus connection occur on street minimizing bus facility requirements two new transit developments The change to scope The of the subway extension come next year april 20 2023 after The Ford government slashed two stations from route and moved portion of the line above ground after determining that its original plan would have increased the price tag from $5.6 billion to $9.3 billion. The route will still travel From Finch station to just north of highway 7 in Richmond hill. planned five new station above ground steeles station clark station royal ochard station Langstaff/longbridge station Richmond hill centre station 12 train storage facility overnight 16th avenue station future many six station in 2035 one station