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Yonge North Subway Extension

What We’re Doing

With $55 million in funding from the Government of Ontario, Metrolinx is working with the City of Toronto, the TTC, the Regional Municipality of York and the York Region Rapid Transit Corporation to conduct detailed planning, design and engineering work on the Yonge North Subway Extension.

This project would see the eastern segment of Line 1 extended north from the TTC’s Finch subway station to Highway 7 in Richmond Hill.

Why We’re Doing It

York Region is growing – the Regional Municipality of York estimates that 58 million riders per year would use the extension by 2031. This project would make it easier for more people to take rapid transit and will strengthen connections between Toronto and York Region.

A number of other planned and underway improvements would contribute to the success of the Yonge North Subway Extension — the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension; increased GO train service in York Region; and a new relief line subway route in Toronto.

Project Status

Planning and design are now underway

Quick Facts

  • Project Cost: Additional planning work Metrolinx will be undertaking with partners will inform the final project cost
  • Location: Toronto, York Region
  • Number of stations/stops: Stop options are being explored as part of planning and design work.
  • Route length: 36 kilometres
  • Major transit connections: GO Transit rail network (Richmond Hill line), GO Transit bus service, York Region Transit/vivaNext
  • Completion date: To be determined once planning and design work are complete

Learn More

Read more about the Yonge North Subway extension at vivanext.com.