TORONTO—The Ontario government recently announced it has designated two sites along the Yonge North Subway Extension for transit-oriented developments.
The two new community hubs would be at the Bridge and High Tech stations on the TTC’s extended Line 1, stated a recent release.
The new communities would include commercial, office and retail space with approximately 14,000 new jobs expected to be created in the region. The proposed communities would be served by the future Yonge North Subway Extension, GO regional service, VIVA Rapid Transit and major highways.
The station sites are within the Richmond Hill Langstaff Gateway Urban Growth Centre, an area targeted for population and employment growth.
On July 16, the province announced a fourth station at Clark Avenue for the Yonge North Subway Extension.
The government is currently in consultations with the City of Richmond Hill, the City of Markham, the City of Vaughan and York Region, with public consultations beginning later this fall.
“By working with our municipal and regional partners, our government is unlocking a once-in-a-generation opportunity to integrate critical subway and community planning along the Yonge North Subway Extension that will transform the area for decades to come,” said Stan Cho, associate minister of transportation, in a statement. “We are moving beyond the ‘park and ride’ model and creating communities built around transit.”