A new subway is coming to the campus, and the TTC wants you to learn all about it.
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An information centre has opened at the east end of York University’s York Lanes very close to where a new subway station will open in four years’ time.
The TTC’s storefront unit includes scale models and renderings, has lots of printed information to take away, and is staffed by TTC employees happy to answer questions about the northwesterly extension to the city’s rapid transit system currently underway. (It’s open Mondays 1–3 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 a.m.–1 p.m.)
York U’s new subway stop will be in the centre of the campus where York Boulevard meets Ian Macdonald Boulevard. The area, which is often clogged by buses serving the busy campus, will be the scene of construction for years now leading up to the opening of the new station in late 2015. York wants to be able to rid its centre entirely of the buses once the station opens, giving Harrry Arthurs Common over entirely to pedestrians when all is done.
The station, which will cut diagonally under the site, will have a wing-shaped entry pavilion with an excavated bowl entry court at the east end of the common. Escalators and an elevator will allow those passengers to reach the surface without having to descend or ascend the bowl in inclement weather.
Head over to Urban Toronto to learn more about the design.