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Ceremony marks the end of trackwork
for TTC subway extension to Vaughan



This Monday, June 6, at the site of the future Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station, federal, provincial and municipal officials marked the ceremonial end of work to install tracks for the project to extend the University branch of the TTC’s Line 1 subway to York University and Vaughan.

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The Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, Ontario Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca, Adam Vaughan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister of Canada (Intergovernmental Affairs), the chair and chief executive officer of York Region Wayne Emmerson and Councillor Josh Colle, chair of the Toronto Transit Commission, took part in the event. The dignitaries walked down to track level in the station, where they tapped in the last clips that hold the rails in place.

The TTC is the manager for the project and its contractors have installed a total of 17.4 kilometres (10.82 miles) of track and four sections of special track.

The project extends the subway line by 8.6 kilometres (5.34 miles) from its present terminus at Downsview Station to Highway 7 in York Region. It will have six new subway stations, three new commuter parking lots and a regional terminal for TTC, York Region Transit and GO Transit buses.

The Government of Canada has committed as much as $697 million to the project. The Province of Ontario has provided $870 million, through the the Move Ontario Trust.

The City of Toronto is contributing $907 million and the Regional Municipality of York $606 million towards total project costs.

You can learn more about the project here (TTC).

This video gives you a tour of the completed tracks and lets you glimpse the stations under construction.