TORONTO-YORK SPADINA SUBWAY EXTENSION
Since 2005 YUDC has acted as York University’s project manager for the Toronto Transit Commission’s (TTC) subway expansion project the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Expansion (TYSSE).
The 8.6 km subway extension establishes a significant new transit corridor into the northwest quadrant of Toronto and beyond. The opening of this extension at the end of 2017, with two new stations on York’s Keele Campus, ushered in a new era for the University. The extension brings high-order transit to the campus, better connecting it to the city and the GTA, and set the stage for York to embark on a city-building exercise for the lands that surround the academic core of the campus.
Our multifaceted role began when the project environmental assessment was being finalized and evolved over the years to include coordinating input on various stages of technical and architectural design development and collaborating with the TTC on the preparation of various legal documents governing construction, maintenance and operation of the line. Since 2010, our main focus was to coordinate the project’s daily construction requirements on the Keele Campus with York. Central to YUDC’s role and that of our supporting technical consultants throughout this project was ensuring the University’s interests were being identified, protected and factored into all facets of the project. More details about the TYSSE can be obtained at the TTC’s web site.
Visit our Lands for Learning project page to learn about the opportunities which lie ahead for York to create new urban neighbourhoods around the edges of the Keele Campus.
Renderings, video and photos courtesy of the TTC.