YORK REGION, ONT. — Updated plans for the Yonge North Subway Extension, one of the province’s four priority subway projects slated for the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), now includes a fourth station at Clark Avenue in York Region, Ont. as well as further adjustments to the route.
An updated station analysis from Metrolinx shows Clark Station will offer seamless transfers between the Yonge North Subway Extension and the planned branch of York Region Viva Orange bus rapid transit, states a release, adding it will serve 2,500 riders during the busiest travel times while providing access in key residential and employment growth areas like Promenade Centre and the Bathurst and Centre corridor.
The province will also work with York Region and the City of Toronto to explore the possibility of the funding of additional stations located at Royal Orchard Boulevard and Cummer Avenue.
In May, the Government of Canada announced funding for Ontario’s four transit priority projects in the GTA: the Ontario Line, a three-stop Scarborough Subway Extension, the Yonge North Subway Extension and the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension.
The federal government is funding up to $2.24 billion for the Yonge North Subway Extension, conditional on federal Treasury Board approval, the release adds.