Dignitaries from all levels of government were on hand June 6 to mark the completion of track installation for the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension.
A special event was held to celebrate the completion of the final segment of 17.4 kilometres of track. Guests walked down into the station to track level where they participated in a ceremonial tapping in of the last clips that hold the rails in place.
The Government of Canada has committed up to $697 million to the project. The Province of Ontario has provided $870 million, held in the Move Ontario Trust.
The City of Toronto will contribute $907 million and the Regional Municipality of York will contribute $606 million towards total project costs.
The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is the project manager for the extension.
The project is an 8.6-kilometre extension of the TTC Line 1 from its present terminus at Downsview Station to the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre at Highway 7 in York Region. The project includes 6.2 kilometres from Sheppard West Station (currently known as Downsview Station) to Pioneer Village Station in Toronto and 2.4 kilometres from Pioneer Village Station to Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station in York Region.
The new line will have six new subway stations, three new commuter parking lots and a TTC, York Region and GO bus terminal.
Subway service is expected to begin at the end of 2017.
The project will be the first TTC rapid transit line to cross the city of Toronto boundary.
Six New Stations
• Downsview Park south of Sheppard Avenue West, adjacent to the Barrie GO Transit Line
• Finch West at the intersection of Keele Street and Finch Avenue West
• York University at York Boulevard and Ian Macdonald Boulevard
• Pioneer Village at North West Gate and Steeles Avenue, east of Jane Street
• Highway 407 south of Highway 407 and west Jane Street
• Vaughan Metropolitan Centre at Highway 7 and Millway Avenue.