Richmond Hill Council approved a resolution to formally request federal funding for the Yonge North Subway Extension.
Earlier this month, the federal government announced $14.9 billion for public transit projects over the next eight years, which includes a $3 billion per year investment in public transit in Canadian communities beginning in 2026-27. Richmond Hill Council is calling on the federal government to commit immediately to broad and substantial funding for the Yonge North Subway Extension to help the local, provincial and federal economies emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic. Both the provincial government and York Region have already agreed to fund their portion of this critical infrastructure project.
One of Richmond Hill Council’s key strategic priorities is improving ease of movement around the city, including by promoting Richmond Hill’s multiple transportation interconnections and being well positioned for the Yonge North Subway Extension. In anticipation of the arrival of the subway, Richmond Hill is also developing plans for the Richmond Hill Centre area – a future community of choice for residents, visitors and businesses, where all forms of transportation come together.
Richmond Hill Centre will be a vibrant and healthy community, defined by pedestrian-oriented, well-connected streets, parks and gathering places.