Yonge Subway Extension
Preliminary Planning for Transit Project Assessment
Public Consultation Centre #2
September 25, 2008
yonge subway extension study
where we are today
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Today
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2
public outreach
• 28,000 postcards
• 8,000 letters
• Newspaper ads:
Toronto Star
Markham Economist & Sun
Richmond Hill Liberal
Vaughan Citizen
• Posters
• 4,000 email notices
3
public consultation centres – june 17 & 18
public input results
Option 1/
Over
Bridge/ Don River Crossing:
94
Option 1
Subway Stations:
10
What's important when planning
a subway?
Centre St.
Heritage Station Options:
46
Option 3
Option 2
Services
14
Option 3
Yearly
102
Option 2
Destination
132
Total
Surveys
20
5
87
Option 1
Connection
s
Option 3/
Under
12
Option 2
Option 1
Convenient
Richmond Hill Centre:
Option 2 /
Above River
89
Option 3
Local Env.
47
Royal
Orchard
47
126
Option 4
Option 5
Option 6
23
29
46
Option 4
Stations
Option 5
Shoppin
g
23
7
Option 4
Amenitie
s
Option 5
Planning
15
73
127
114
132
None
67
30
143
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public consultation centres what’s important when planning a subway?
Top three priorities:
1. Connections to other transit
2. Careful planning of existing
neighbourhoods and future
growth
3. Destinations, places to go
and sensitivity to the local
environment were tied for
the third priority
Feedback from June 17/18 5
potential station locations…what we heard
Feedback from June 17/18 6
east don river crossing
option 1 | bridge – choice of the majority
Feedback from June 17/18
7
what’s important when planning the
richmond hill centre station?
parking
Top three priorities:
1. Connections to transit services
2. Year round weather protection and comfort
3. Convenient pedestrian access
Feedback from June 17/18 8
building on that feedback
recap of july 31 public workshop
• Summarized results from
technical analysis
two mandatory stations
four other potential
stations
East Don River crossing
options
Richmond Hill Centre
alignment alternatives
9
recap of august 26 public workshop
• Approximately 50 attendees
• Four working groups built their “ideal subway”
• What we heard:
Six stations
Cross East Don River with a bridge
Alignment C, preferred for Richmond Hill Centre Station
Passenger pick-up and drop-off north of Steeles
10
where we are today
Recommended Yonge
Subway Extension
• Six stations
• Two terminal
Steeles – Bus Terminal
RHC – Bus Terminal
• Bridge over East
Don River
• Alternative alignments
into Richmond Hill
11
what comes with the subway stations?
Station
Pedestrian
Entrances
Cummer /
Drewry

Steeles

PPUDO
Bus
Terminal
Park’n Ride
Substation
Line station
with minimal
surface
requirements
Bus
turn-around
loop

Summary


Transit hub

Line station
with minimal
surface
requirements
Royal
Orchard

Line station
with minimal
surface
requirements
Bunker /
Longbridge


Richmond
Hill Centre


Clark

Commuter
hub



Transit hub
12
Yonge Street
steeles station key considerations
Steeles Avenue
13
east don river crossing
Bridge preferred:
Martin Grove Bridge
Allows for shallow, relatively flat
subway tunnel that will be
operationally least costly
Allows for a shallow subway
station at Royal Orchard –
easier pedestrian access,
quicker emergency response
and lower station cost
Presents an opportunity to
improve road profile on Yonge
Street for pedestrians and
drivers
Presents an opportunity to
naturalize the valley
Vaughan Mills Bridge
John Street Bridge
14
development of east don river crossing
15
longbridge/langstaff station considerations
• Protection of Holy Cross Cemetery
• Significant development site east of Yonge
• Provision of commuter parking facility
• Passenger Pick-up and Drop-off facility
• Minimize impact to Hydro One’s 230/500kV transmission
facilities
16
design features that address community concerns
• Noise buffers
• Maintain a green
corridor
• Bio swales
• Sustainable
treatments for parking
17
key considerations at richmond hill centre
407
transitway
subway
GO
train
GO
bus
YRT/
Viva
18
richmond hill centre station alignments
YONGE STREET
19
richmond hill centre alignments
8
9 Minimize impact on
stable residential
8
YONGE STREET
3
3 Integrate with
Langstaff TOD
10 Minimize
impact on
Pomona Creek
5 Access to
Langstaff TOD
13
Minimize
impact
on hydro
corridor
6 Pedestrian
access
to GO
5
6
12 Minimize impact 7
on storm water pond
7 Protect
woodlot
4
2
8 Minimize construction
impact on Yonge
1 Richmond Hill
Centre Station
4
5 Pedestrian access
to intermodal
4
1 Compact transit
intermodal
4
Langstaff
Station
11 Integrate with
407 transitway
2
2 Support
Commuter
Parking
5
6
6 Proximity
to GO rail
4 Integrate with
Richmond Hill TOD
20
have your say
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Yonge Subway Extension Public Consultation Centre #2 September 25, 2008