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York University Station Construction Update

April 4, 2016

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York University Station entrance building – March 2016

York University Station entrance building.

York University Station is the third stop on the Toronto‑York Spadina Subway Extension and is located in the heart of the York University campus in the Harry W. Arthurs Common. Bus services operated by different agencies and currently circulating through the Common will be relocated to bus terminals at Finch West, Pioneer Village and Highway 407 stations. Service plans have yet to be finalized by the TTC and the other transit operators.

The entrance building is located on the west side of Ian Macdonald Boulevard and can be recognized by its distinct boomerang shape and two covered entry wings rising to the north and south. Travellers passing through the campus will see that the entrance building's roof structure is well advanced. The finished metal roof surface will be considered a cool roof, as it has a high solar reflectance and absorbs little heat.

Glass curtain walls are currently being installed in the entrance structure's landscaped light well and on the building's east side. The light well is to bring daylight into the station and allow views of the campus. Its design uses daylight to reduce electricity use and assist with passenger orientation. Glazing on the east side of the entrance structure provides additional natural light to the concourse level and allows pedestrians to see the view across the Common toward Vari Hall.

Glazing is bird-friendly glass in painted steel framing. Within the station, all six escalators have been installed, mechanical and electrical infrastructure installation is underway, and work on the terrazzo flooring has begun.

Work to re-establish the University roads around the construction site will begin shortly. Both the eastbound and westbound legs of York Boulevard into the Common are scheduled to reopen to transit in the late summer.

South entrance – March 2016

South entrance.

View through the station across the Common - standing where Ian Macdonald Boulevard will be – March 2016

View through the station across the Common.

View of the light well from the concourse level looking west – March 2016

View of the light well from the concourse level.

View of the escalators from the platform level – December 2015

View of the escalators from the platform level. 

Rendering of platform

Rendering of platform.

The TYSSE project is an 8.6-kilometre extension of the Toronto Transit Commission’s Yonge-University-Spadina subway line from its present terminus at Downsview Station (to be renamed Sheppard West Station when the extension is complete) to the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station at Highway 7. It will have six new stations. The expansion of the subway will bring the line into The Regional Municipality of York. The new line is expected to open by the end of 2017.

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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.

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Bus Route Changes


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

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