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Yonge North Subway Extension

Yonge North Subway Extension

Updates & News

April-May 2021 | Public Engagement

As we prepare an environmental assessment update for the project, we’re planning a series of live virtual public events so that we can collect your input and include it in our planning wherever possible. Over the months to come, Metrolinx will host live question-and-answer sessions with project experts so you can ask questions and share your feedback.

View past and upcoming events now. →

March 18, 2021 | Updated Project Plans

Metrolinx released the Initial Business Case along with a supplementary analysis that reveal how the project will serve the heart of major growth centres and significantly cut travel times.

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.

The latest plans propose up to four stations along an extension of roughly 8 kilometres. Transit hubs would be located at Steeles Avenue and within the Highway 7/Highway 407 corridor (“Bridge Station”). A station at High Tech Road would serve future communities envisioned within the Richmond Hill Centre area.

Further analysis is being conducted to determine which additional fourth station will be included in the final project.

Key Facts

Proposed stations

4*

Proposed connections to other transit options

  • Richmond Hill GO train service
  • Highway 407 GO bus service
  • York Region VIVA bus rapid transit
  • Local York Region and TTC bus service

Route length

8 km

Ridership

94,100 daily boardings

Improved access to transit

26,000 more people living within a 10-minute walk to a station

Improved access to jobs

22,900 employees within walking distance to a station

Daily reductions in traffic congestion

7,700 km in vehicle kilometres traveled

Yearly reductions in greenhouse gas emissions

4,800 tonnes