final recommendations
Yonge subway extension
November 26.08
It’s about connections.
It’s about time.
Welcome to the Yonge street subway
extension meeting.
A 6.5 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:
• Transit connections that are close and convenient
• Near live /work opportunities
• In places where positive neighbourhood/local community effects are created
Highway 7
Richmond Hill
Centre Terminal
Highway 407
Langstaff
/ Longbridge Station
Royal
Orchard
Royal Orchard
Station
Clark
Clark Station
Drewry
Finch
Sheppard
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Steeles Station
Yonge
Bathurs
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Dufferi
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Steeles
Cummer/Drewry
Station
Cummer
Finch Station
Sheppard
Station
Not to scale
Steeles station… will include a subway stop and an underground bus terminal as shown below.
bus terminal
subway platform
Future aerial street view
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Crossing the East Don River
You told us … your preference was to go over the river/valley with a bridge.
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Artist’s rendering – concept only
South aerial view from York Condominium 300
Existing crossing
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When bridging the valley, we will:
1 Restore the valley to its natural state
2 Level Yonge Street to provide continued
access to adjacent sites
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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
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eet Ministry of Environment guidelines
for attenuating traffic and subway noise
4 Ensure lighting is designed to be sensitive
to adjacent uses in the community
You told us … h
eritage features should be incorporated into the bridge design.
Further consultation will take place.
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Bridge
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ORCHARD
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ROYAL
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ROYAL
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Bridge
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LEGEND
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Future Road
Existing Road
Subway Tunnel
River Valley
LEGEND
Future Road
Existing Road
Subway Tunnel
River Valley
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The Yonge subway terminus
You told us … the three most important criteria for planning the Richmond Hill Centre terminal are:
• Close links to all other transit services [GO, Viva, YRT]
• Convenient pedestrian access
• Year-round protection from the weather
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
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
8. Minimizes impact on the stable residential community west of Yonge Street
9. Minimizes impact on Pomona Creek
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
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Figure 1
Richmond Hill Centre Terminal
works in conjunction with
Langstaff/Longbridge station
Intermodal
passenger
terminal
scale 1:2000
Image courtesy of Calthorpe
scale: 1: 2000
Image courtesy of Calthorpe
Legend
407 Transitway preliminary
routes under study
Community connector
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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Next steps
December 2008
Continue to post draft technical reports
on vivayork.com for review and comments
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Prepare the Environmental Project Report
January 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
For more information
Visit our website at vivayork.com or call 905 886 6767
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February 2009
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Ministry
of the Environment review
period [up to 35 days]
March 2009
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Issue Statement of Completion
Spring 2009
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Project ready to proceed
A view to the future
1 West Pearce Street, Suite 600, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 3K3
phone 905 886 6767
fax 905 886 6969
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final recommendations Yonge subway extension November 26.08