The TTC fi­nally en­ters the 905

San­dra Ye­ung Racco Vaughan Ward 4 Coun­cil­lor

Thornhill Post - - News -

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

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