TTC Begins Construction of York University Station | Urban Toronto

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TTC Begins Construction of York University Station

In spite of the recent announcement that the opening of the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension would be delayed by one year to 2016, work is ongoing as the project begins to take shape. The TTC has announced that it has begun construction of York University Station, a very important piece of infrastructure that York University has been waiting on for years. The “station box,” a construction/engineering term used to describe a subway station during its construction and pre-service state, will be built under Ian Macdonald Boulevard in at the heart of York’s campus. The station’s main entrance will be in the Harry W. Arthurs Common.

Below are some renderings of what the Foster + Partners-designed station will look like when it is finished.

TYSSE Subway Expansion, York University Station, York University, TTCYork University Station, image by Foster + Partners courtesy of the TTC

TYSSE Subway Expansion, York University Station, York University, TTCYork University Station, image by Foster + Partners courtesy of the TTC

TYSSE Subway Expansion, York University Station, York University, TTCYork University Station, image by Foster + Partners courtesy of the TTC

The tunnel boring machines, or TBMs, have been hard at work digging the actual lines. The southbound tunnel, bored by TBM “Yorkie” has passed from Black Creek Pioneer Village Station (formerly Steeles West Station) at the north end of campus all the way under York University to Keele Street, on its way to Finch West Station. “Torkie” is about halway through its job of boring the northbound tunnel under the campus.

TYSSE Subway Expansion, York University Station, York University, TTCTYSSE York University Neighbourhood Map, cartography by Mapmobility courtesy of the TTC

If you have any questions about the TYSSE project, a Project Information Centre is located in York Lanes across from the bookstore. It has models of York University and Black Creek Pioneer Village Stations and Construction Liaison Officers on site three days a week. Many more images of York University Station, as well as all of the other stations on the Spadina Subway Extension can be found in UrbanToronto’s dataBase entries linked below. You can comment here, or choose the associated Forum thread links to get in on the discussion.

Brandon Lee Cell 416-471-0353, HL/Bayview

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