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Yonge North Subway Extension

Yonge North Subway Extension

Updates & News

April 22, 2022 | Request for proposals issued for Finch Station early works

The Yonge North Subway Extension reaches an important milestone as a shortlist of bidders is invited to submit their proposals for how they’ll make early upgrades at Finch Station to accommodate the extension.

Learn more about how this work will connect the extension to existing TTC Line 1 service. →

April 14, 2022 | Release of updated EPR addendum

Metrolinx released the updated Environmental Project Report addendum after seeking and addressing public feedback on the draft report posted in February 2022. The report includes public comments received throughout the comment period.

Read the updated report and learn about the topics it studies. →

Project Overview


This map of the Yonge North Subway Extension shows the route traveling beneath Yonge Street from the existing Finch Station before the alignment curves 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. Stations at Steeles Avenue, High Tech Road, and the Highway 7/Highway 407 corridor are moving forward. Metrolinx is working with partners to determine which potential fourth station would best complement the benefits of the project. The locations planners are looking at are in line with the previously proposed stations at Cummer Avenue, Clark Avenue, and Royal Orchard Boulevard.

The proposed 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.

Key Facts

Proposed stations

5*

Proposed connections to other transit options

up to 7 km

  • Richmond Hill GO train service
  • Highway 407 GO bus service
  • York Region Viva Highway 7 bus rapid transit
  • York Region Viva Yonge Street bus rapid transit
  • Future Highway 407 Transitway service
  • Future TTC Steeles Avenue rapid transit service
  • Local York Region and TTC bus service

Route length

~ 8 km

Ridership

More than 94,100 daily boardings

Improved access to transit

More than 26,000 more people living within walking distance to a station

Improved access to jobs

More than 22,900 employees within walking distance to a station

Morning rush hour reductions in traffic congestion

More than 7,700 km in vehicle kilometres traveled

Yearly reductions in greenhouse gas emissions

More than 4,800 tonnes

** *The number of stations included in the final project is subject to change based on further analysis and exploration.