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Cross Passage Tunnel Work Begins February 28, 2013 in Vanier/Founders Green

February 26, 2013

Site preparations begin Thursday, February 28, for the excavation of a cross passage for the northern subway tunnels. The construction site area is situated south-east of Ottawa Road and in the Vanier/Founders Green near the Founders Residence and east of the Lumbers parking lot. This tunnel construction is anticipated to last until approximately June 2013.

Construction work will include:

Map of York University Neighbourhood

Work Hours

Pedestrian Access

A new walkway will be built south of the construction site. Please watch for and obey all signs.

Project Information Centre in York Lanes

A project information centre is open in York Lanes across from the York University bookstore.  Our Construction Liaison Officers are on-hand three days a week to greet visitors and share information about the project.  The York Lanes office has project information and the station models for York University and Steeles West stations.  Please visit our website here for more information on visiting hours or to book an appointment.

For more Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension construction information, please contact us at:

Construction Information Line: 1-800-223-6192


TTY Hearing Impaired Service: 416-481-2523 (Daily 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., closed statutory holidays).

Bus Route Changes


Review the new changes to bus routes in the area to connect to the new subway extension.

Read about it here!

Need Information

To contact us for information about the project:

Call 416-393-4636 (INFO) automated information available 24 hours daily.

Contact the Project

Photo Gallery

Check out the latest construction photos and project YouTube videos.

Click here to view the Photo Gallery.

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