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Yonge North Subway Extension

Extending Line 1 subway service nearly 8 km north from Finch Station to Richmond Hill.

Overview

The Yonge North Subway Extension will transform the commute in York Region, North York and beyond by extending the TTC’s Line 1 service north from Finch Station to Vaughan, Markham and Richmond Hill. The latest plans propose five stations along an extension of roughly eight kilometres.

When it goes into service after the Ontario Line is complete, the extension will make it faster and easier for more people to travel between York Region and downtown Toronto while cutting down on traffic congestion and pollution.

Project map

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Key facts

Number of stations

Five*

Proposed connections to other transit options

Up to seven:

  • Richmond Hill GO train service
  • Highway 407 GO bus service
  • York Region Viva Highway 7 bus rapid transit
  • York Region Viva Yonge Street bus rapid transit
  • Future Highway 407 Transitway service
  • Future TTC Steeles Avenue rapid transit service
  • Local York Region and TTC bus service

Route length

~8 km

Ridership

More than 94,100 daily boardings

Travel time savings

Up to 22 minutes

Improved access to transit

More than 26,000 more people living within walking distance to a station

Improved access to jobs

More than 22,900 employees within walking distance to a station

Reductions in traffic congestion

A reduction of more than 7,700 km in vehicle kilometres traveled during morning rush hour

Yearly reductions in greenhouse gas emissions

More than 4,800 tonnes

* The number of stations included in the final project is subject to change based on further analysis and exploration.

In the news

Construction partner confirmed for early upgrades at Finch Station

Sept. 29, 2022

Black & McDonald has been awarded a contract to work on early upgrades at Finch Station that will accommodate the Yonge North Subway Extension. [Read more]


Metrolinx taking next steps to get teams onboard for early works

April 22, 2022

A shortlist of bidders will be invited to submit their proposals for how they’ll make early upgrades at Finch Station to accommodate the extension. [Read more]


See new updated environmental studies and station area maps

Feb. 10, 2022

The vision for the Yonge North Subway Extension is coming into greater focus with the release of updated environmental studies for the project and new station area maps. [Read more]


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Timeline

  • Initial Business Case and supplementary analysis published

    March 2021

  • Neighbourhood Stations Analysis published

    July 2021

  • Request for Qualifications for Finch Station early works contract

    December 2021

  • Environmental Project Report Addendum published

    February 2022

  • Updated Environmental Project Report Addendum published

    April 2022

  • Request for Proposals for Finch Station early works contract

    April 2022

  • Updated Environmental Project Report Addendum approved

    April 2022

  • Contract awarded for Finch Station early works

    September 2022

Land Acknowledgement

Metrolinx acknowledges that it operates on the traditional territory of Indigenous Peoples including the Anishnabeg, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples. In particular these lands are covered by 20 Treaties, and we have a responsibility to recognize and value the rights of Indigenous Nations and Peoples and conduct business in a manner that is built on the foundation of trust, respect and collaboration. Metrolinx is committed to building meaningful relationships with Indigenous Peoples, and to working towards meaningful reconciliation with the original caretakers of this land.