Read About Key Project Information
The Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension Project will provide a critical extension for the existing Toronto Transit Commission subway system across the municipal boundary between the City of Toronto and The Regional Municipality of York (York Region)
Facts about the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension
- Length of Subway Extension: 8.6 km
- 6.2 km from Downsview Station to Steeles West station (in Toronto)
- 2.4 km from Steeles West Station to Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station (in York Region)
This will be the first Toronto Transit Commission rapid transit line to cross the City of Toronto boundary.
About the Route
The Toronto - York Spadina Subway Extension is an 8.6km extension from Downsview Station northwest through York University within the City of Toronto and north to the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, in The Regional Municipality of York.
Planned Service Levels:
- Trains every 4 minutes
Six stations will be built along the extension: (station names are subject to change)
- Sheppard West - on Parc Downsview Park lands, adjacent to the Barrie GO Transit Line
- Finch West - at the corner of Keele Street and Finch Avenue
- York University - near the common of York University
- Steeles West - at North West Gate and Steeles Avenue, east of Jane Street
- Highway 407 - adjacent to Highway 407 and Jane Street
- Vaughan Metropolitan Centre - near Highway 7 west of Jane Street
To encourage commuters to use the subway system, 2,900 new parking spaces will be built at three stations along the extension. They include:
- Finch West Station - 400 spaces
- Steeles West Station - 1,900 spaces
- Highway 407 Station - 600 spaces
Open for Service:
Subway service is expected to begin in fall 2016.
- Provincial environmental assessment approved for Downsview to Steeles West portion in March 2007
- Provincial environmental assessment approved for Steeles West to Vaughan Metropolitan Centre portion in April 2007
- Federal Environmental Assessment approved for entire project in March 2008
Estimated Project Cost:
The estimated cost of this project is $2.6 billion.
The Toronto - York Spadina Subway Extension project is jointly funded by the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario, the City of Toronto and The Regional Municipality of York.
- The Government of Canada has committed $697 million, of which $75 million has already been provided.
- The Province of Ontario has provided $870 million, which has been deposited into the Move Ontario Trust.
- The City of Toronto and The Regional Municipality of York have committed to fund one-third of total project costs. Toronto will contribute $526 million and York Region will contribute $352 million.