November 17, 2017
The third station on the soon-to-be-opened Line 1 extension to Vaughan sits right in the heart of York University campus.
York University Station is a truly stunning addition to the university campus. It features two covered entry wings that rise up to the north and south sides of the Common.
The architect’s vision was to have natural light flood down from surface level through the concourse and down to the platforms, and this has been achieved in spectacular fashion via a landscaped light scoop that harvests light and creates a vibrant, airy space.
The station features striking concrete beams and dramatic artwork, all designed to truly contribute to the urban landscape of the university campus.
Existing TTC bus service that presently serves the university will be diverted to Finch West and Pioneer Village stations from opening day on December 17. For a period, York Region and other transit providers will continue to serve the university campus.
The opening of a subway station on campus at York has been a long-held dream for the university. It will be a beautiful reality in just a few weeks’ time.
This Sun., Nov. 19, at 12:30 p.m., we welcome the annual Toronto Santa Claus Parade. You can get to the parade using any of the following subway stations:
Line 1 Yonge-University: Spadina, St George, Museum, Queen’s Park, St Patrick, Osgoode, Queen and King stations.
Line 2 Bloor-Danforth: Christie, Bathurst, Spadina and St George stations
Short route diversions will be taking place on the following surface routes. We encourage you to use ttc.ca to plan your trip:
- 5 Avenue Rd
- 6 Bay
- 72 Pape
- 94 Wellesley
- 121 Fort York-Esplanade
- 126 Christie
- 161 Rogers Rd
- 300 Bloor- Danforth
Streetcar routes will run regularly during the parade.
Families and customers traveling in groups can take advantage of the TTC’s Group/Day Pass for one day of unlimited travel for just $12.50. To see if this pass is right for your group, visit ttc.ca. Children 12 and under ride free.
The TTC is discontinuing Day/Group passes purchased using the TTCConnect smartphone app. Starting Nov. 30, you will no longer be able to purchase Day/Group passes using the app, but you’ll have until the end of the year to use the ones you’ve already purchased.
If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact TTC Customer Service at 416-393-3030 or visit ttc.ca.
There is no subway closure planned for this weekend.
This Mon., Nov. 20, College Station will close at 10 p.m. for fare gate construction. This closure is necessary to complete the floor work that cannot be done when the station is open. Trains will bypass College Station. The station will reopen Tuesday morning at 6 a.m.
When the fare gate installation is complete next spring, every TTC subway station and entrance will have new gates and accept PRESTO. All TTC buses and streetcars accept PRESTO today.
For the full fare gate construction schedule, visit ttc.ca.
Name: Dustin Fromstein
Position: Overhead Linesman
Years of service: 14
I’ve always been fascinated by electrical technology, so from day one I knew I wanted an electrical apprenticeship with the TTC. I started as summer student janitor and then was hired permanently. I continued working while I was in school to get the credentials I needed for an apprenticeship. I wanted to work in this area because I was interested in learning about the technology that it takes to run the streetcars. When I got to the department I really fell in love with the work. Employees are the TTC’s number one asset. In the past few years I’ve really felt that the TTC offers opportunities and support and empowers employees with career development. I definitely see myself in a leadership role in the future and I am so grateful to have the friendships and opportunities that I’ve gained from working for the TTC.
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