Aug. 17, 2016

Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE)

An extension of the Spadina Subway to Vaughan Metropolitan Centre

The Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE) will provide a critical 8.6-kilometre northern extension for the existing TTC subway system from Downsview Station to Vaughan Metropolitan Centre - This will be the first TTC rapid transit line to cross the City of Toronto boundary - The subway will connect to other regional rapid transit lines at Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, such as Brampton’s Züm BRT and Viva’s Highway 7 (BRT) Rapidway

The 6.2-kilometre Toronto portion of the subway extension will connect Downsview Station to Steeles Avenue - The remaining 2.4-kilometre York Region portion will connect Steeles Avenue to Vaughan Metropolitan Centre – Six stations will be built along the extension and the TTC will continue to operate this line as part of its current service

The extension is currently under construction and service on the new extension is expected to start at the end of 2017

The TYSSE is a $2.6 billion, fully funded project, made possible through funding from three levels of government - In 2006, the Provincial government announced it would contribute $670 million, with an additional $200 million announced in 2007 - The Federal government announced its $697 million commitment to the project through the Building Canada Fund in 2007 - Both the City of Toronto and the Regional Municipality of York will provide the remaining funds, each contributing $526 million and $352 million, respectively

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