“Today’s announcement of a significant investment from the Province jumpstarts the construction of the Yonge North Subway Extension – Regional Council’s number one transportation priority,” said York Region Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson. “Subways unlock new travel choices for all commuters. With 52,000 businesses already within York Region, this transit investment will help drive national, provincial and regional prosperity.”
The Yonge North Subway Extension is a cross-jurisdictional project spanning the City of Toronto, City of Markham, City of Vaughan and the City of Richmond Hill. It extends 7.4 kilometres north on Yonge Street from Finch Station to the Richmond Hill/Langstaff Gateway Urban Growth Centre at Highway 7.
“The Yonge North Subway Extension is the most justified rapid transit investment in the GTA,” said City of Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti. “As Chair of the York Region Rapid Transit Corporation, I have dedicated my time to advancing this project, to securing funding and to starting construction during this term of office. Today’s announcement is welcome news to the beleaguered York Region commuters and I applaud the provincial government for its bold initiative to connect the 905 and 416.”
This critical rapid transit link will include up to six stations at Cummer/Drewry, Steeles, Clark, Royal Orchard, Langstaff/Longbridge and Richmond Hill Centre. It will also include two intermodal terminals and 2,000 commuter parking spaces near Yonge Street and Highway 407.
“This project supports vital transportation networks that connect cities, and it will help continue our economic growth,” said City of Richmond Hill Mayor Dave Barrow. “We appreciate this investment.”
“The Yonge North Subway Extension is very important to those who live, work and commute in Vaughan,” said City of Vaughan Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua. “This investment shows the importance the Province places on a connected network across the GTA.”