The TTC finally enters the 905
Sandra Yeung Racco Vaughan Ward 4 Councillor
The TTC will officially open the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension on Dec. 17. When that day comes, public transit riders will be able to travel into Vaughan and the 905 area for the first time by subway and eventually connect to a number of York Region Transit options and GO Transit.
The opening of the subway line will mark a milestone not only for York Region, but for Vaughan and Thornhill because along with the subway will come the new Vaughan Metropolitan Centre ( VMC) transportation hub, which will include connections in all directions via bus or car. The bus terminal will connect riders to the VivaNext rapidway lines, which will not only travel west on Highway 7 when complete, but also provide a direct connection from Vaughan’s downtown core to the new Bathurst and Centre rapidway line and the Promenade bus terminal in the heart of Thornhill.
The completion of all of these exciting projects means that it will be easier for residents in Thornhill to travel by public transportation and to get to locations that at one time would require a car, including the VMC, York University and downtown Toronto. Well-planned transit helps shape communities and provides residents with more efficient transportation. Next steps include working to build future infrastructure, such as the Yonge line and Concord Go lines, to keep expanding the connections.
It’s exciting to have been part of this transit expansion project since its inception, and I, like all Thornhill residents, am looking forward to its official opening.
Vaughan Thornhill councillor Sandra Yeung Racco