1.11.15 - “[B]uild the Yonge Extension”
The Yonge Extension project is still in the planning stages. However, it is expected to be completed in 2029-2030. The promise therefore is partially kept.
“The Yonge North Subway Extension is reaching an important milestone as 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. Stronger transit connections between Toronto and York Region are even closer as the Yonge North Subway Extension takes another step toward breaking ground. Metrolinx is announcing three companies will be shortlisted for a request for proposals (RFP) on how they will complete upgrades at Finch Station to connect the approximately eight-kilometre subway extension to existing TTC Line 1 service.”
The Yonge Extension project is still in the planning stages. It is expected to be completed in 2029-2030. The promise therefore remains in progress.
“The Yonge North subway extension will include a fourth station at Clark Avenue in Thornhill, the Ford government has announced. The province was initially planning to build six stations along the 8-kilometre route from Finch Station to just north of Highway 7 in Richmond Hill but in March it announced that it would eliminate two stations and move part of the route above ground after determining that the original plan would have seen the price tag rise from $5.6 billion to $9.3 billion.”
“The Ontario government has signed off on a preliminary agreement with York Region to move forward on a long-promised northward extension of the Yonge subway line into the 905 region. The agreement sets a framework for the roles, responsibilities and potential funding mechanisms for the project, which comes with an estimated price tag of $5.6 billion.”