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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.

Anonymous's avatar

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. 

Anonymous's avatar

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.

Anonymous's avatar

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.

Anonymous's avatar
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.

Anonymous's avatar

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.

Anonymous's avatar
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