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Yonge North Subway Extension LIVE - January 5, 2022

On January 5, 2022, Metrolinx hosted a presentation and live question-and-answer session with members of the Yonge North Subway Extension project team to share information about refinements made to the northern segment of the route and progress being made on the project, including plans for early works at Finch Station. The panel of Metrolinx experts answered the top-voted questions submitted by participants through our interactive online platform. The panel also took questions from community members who called in to the meeting. The topics included the adjusted alignment, Transit Action Ontario’s route proposal and Metrolinx’s analysis, and updates on our upcoming community office and sound demonstrations.

If you weren’t able to join us, the video recording is available below for you to watch any time.


Call-In With Your Question

As we continue to evolve the virtual engagement format, we are adding a call-in option for tonight’s event. To ask your question by voice, join the Zoom meeting here. We aim to keep each question and subsequent answer to 3 minutes allowing for as many call-in questions as possible.

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6:30: Meeting Begins/ Opening Remarks  

6:35: Yonge north Subway Extension Project Update 

7:00: Questions and Answers 

8:00: Wrap up & Closing Remarks 

Presentation Materials

Meet the Speakers

Photo of Raj Khetarpal

Raj Khetarpal

Acting VP for Community Engagement – 905 Region

Photo of Stephen Collins

Stephen Collins

Program Sponsor for YNSE

Mark Ciarvarro

Mark Ciavarro

Vice President of Subways Project Delivery

Maria Doyle

Maria Doyle

Manager, Property Acquisitions

Other Attendees:

  • Leona Hollingsworth, Director, Community Engagement – 905
  • Nick Faieta, Senior Manager, Community Engagement – York Region
  • Azim Ahmed, Manager, Community Engagement Yonge North Subway Extension 

  • Sam Kulendran, Engineer, Technical Advisor
  • Nasim Bozorgmehr, Senior Advisor, Rapid Transit Planning

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Anonymous's avatar

Why isn't the option of using cut and cover or building elevated not being considered? The alignment passes over a wide stretch of yonge street which can easily accommodate an elevated or cut and cover section. Speeding up construction, lowering costs, and allowing addition stations to be built which currently don't fit the budget.

Anonymous's avatar

Which level of government, provincial, federal, regional (York), local (markham) have approved this option and who were the people who have signed off on this option for each level who have reviewed it. Can these project approval documents be reviewed for each government authority.

Anonymous's avatar

We know that Cummer and Royal Orchard Stations may or may not be built depending on funding. It was stated that Metrolinx is working to find funding options. My question is, what do those discussions involve? Are there any specific details that can be provided? What is the probability that we will see one of them get built, and which one if so?

Anonymous's avatar
Jan 5, 2022 - 11:45

We have a park that begins at Kirk and travels north or south to Royal Orchard. What are the plans for this park if option 3 is inevitable?
How will Metrolinx accommodate the community in the future. Is there a plan for tree's, plants and wildlife?
It is said that a project through our community will take more than 10 years? True/False

Anonymous's avatar

Has it been considered for the extension to rise to the surface north-east of Steeles and follow the CN rail corridor east until it reaches the Richmond Hill GO corridor, following it up to High Tech station? This route would require 3.5 km less tunnelling, saving over $1 billion, and John-Bayview is more prone for densification compared to Centre.