subway arrives at union

Yonge North Subway Extension

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

Early upgrades at Finch Station

Work is substantially complete on early upgrades to get Finch Station ready for major construction on the Yonge North Subway Extension. These ‘early works’ will help connect the approximately eight-kilometre subway extension to existing TTC Line 1 service.

Street-level work

Heavy-duty cables were secured inside a protective casing and installed underground along Hendon Avenue, travelling from an existing traction power substation – a building where electricity is converted to a form suitable for providing power to the subway – to Finch Station.

A new fire department connection was also be installed near the intersection of Yonge Street and Hendon.

Tail tracks

The 'tail tracks' that support existing Line 1 service provide temporary parking space for subway trains while they’re not taking riders to and from their destinations. The changes Metrolinx made to the tail track area involve extending the waterless sprinkler system from the existing service tracks through the tail tracks, along with new cables and other equipment that will link the future subway extension into the existing communications and support systems.

Electrical rooms

Minor renovations were made to these areas to accommodate the additional power cables that travel underground from the traction power substation.

Land Acknowledgement

Metrolinx acknowledges that it operates on lands that have been, and continue to be, home to many Indigenous Peoples including the Anishnabeg, the Haudenosaunee and the Huron-Wendat peoples. We are all Treaty people. Many of us have come here as settlers, as immigrants or involuntarily as part of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, in this generation, or generations past. We acknowledge the historic and continued impacts of colonization and the need to work towards meaningful reconciliation with the original caretakers of this land. We acknowledge that Metrolinx operates on territories and lands covered by many treaties that affirm and value the rights of Indigenous communities, Nations and Peoples. We understand the importance of working towards reconciliation with the original caretakers of this land. At Metrolinx, we will conduct business in a manner that is built on a foundation of trust, respect and collaboration.