final recommendations
Yonge subway extension
It’s about connections.
It’s about time.
Introducing the Yonge street
subway extension.
A 6.8 kilometre extension of the
Yonge subway from Finch to Highway 7.
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Station locations
You told us … the three main criteria in deciding where stations should be located are:
Steeles station… will include a subway stop and an underground bus terminal as shown below.
• Transit connections that are close and convenient
• Near live /work opportunities
• In places where positive neighbourhood/local community effects are created
Highway 7
bus terminal
Richmond Hill
Centre Terminal
Highway 407
Langstaff
/ Longbridge Station
Royal
Orchard
Royal Orchard
Station
subway platform
Clark
Clark Station
Drewry
Finch
Sheppard
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Future aerial street view
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Steeles Station
Yonge
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Steeles
Cummer/Drewry
Station
Cummer
Finch Station
Sheppard
Station
Not to scale
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Crossing the East Don River
When bridging the valley, we will:
You told us … your preference was to go over the river/valley with a bridge.
1 Restore the valley to its natural state
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2 Level Yonge Street to provide continued
access to adjacent sites
5 P
rovide a safe pedestrian environment to
cross between the heritage community
north and south of the bridge
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nsure the bridge design includes heritage
features in context with the community
6 Meet Ministry of Environment guidelines
for attenuating traffic and subway noise
4 Ensure lighting is designed to be sensitive
to adjacent uses in the community
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You told us … heritage features should be incorporated into the bridge design.
Further consultation will take place.
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Artist’s rendering – concept only
South aerial view from York Condominium 300
Existing crossing
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The Yonge subway terminus
You told us … the three most important criteria for planning the Richmond Hill Centre terminal are:
Figure 1
• Close links to all other transit services [GO, Viva, YRT]
• Convenient pedestrian access
• Year-round protection from the weather
Richmond Hill Centre Terminal
works in conjunction with
Langstaff/Longbridge station
So we have selected the alignment on figure 1 because it:
1. Allows us to construct a compact intermodal transit terminal
2.Provides for commuter parking at the
Intermodal
passenger
terminal
Langstaff/Longbridge station
3.Integrates transit oriented development planned at Langstaff
and Richmond Hill Centre
4. Provides convenient pedestrian access to intermodal terminal
5. Ensures close proximity to GO rail
6. Protects the woodlot
7. Minimizes construction impact on Yonge Street
scale 1:2000
Image courtesy of Calthorpe
scale: 1: 2000
Image courtesy of Calthorpe
Legend
8. Minimizes impact on the stable residential community west of Yonge Street
407 Transitway preliminary
routes under study
9. Minimizes impact on Pomona Creek
Community connector
10. Integrates the proposed 407 transitway with the intermodal terminal
11. Minimizes impact on the existing storm water pond
12. Minimizes impact on the existing hydro corridor
Hydro corridor
Existing GO parking
Bus terminal
407 transitway station
Limits of passenger pick-up
and drop-off, park-and-ride
and associated roads
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Yonge Subway capacity improvements
A view to the future
The TTC and City of Toronto have identified a number of options to increase capacity on the
Yonge Subway line.
Yonge subway capacity improvements
% increase
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new subway cars have increased capacity
closer spacing
+10%
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4
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+36%
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n/a
between trains
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2,300 riders
2,900
full
train
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*empty
train
7th car added to train
+10%
+4%
transfer to Spadina Subway
new parking spaces on Spadina Subway extension
n/a
* Every other train makes a short turn at Finch station in morning peak period.
* Every other southbound train starts at Finch station in morning peak period.
Next steps
Final Art SAS 24in h x 35in w
January / February 2009
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Issue Notice of Completion
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ubmit Environmental Project Report to Ministry
of the Environment for 30-day public review
Ministry of the Environment review period
[up to 35 days]
March / April 2009
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Issue Statement of Completion
Spring 2009
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Project ready to proceed
1 West Pearce Street, Suite 600, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 3K3
phone 905 886 6767
fax 905 886 6969
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