Subway extension pushes TTC outside Toronto
Heads of three levels of government helped inaugurate the first new TTC subway project in more than a decade Friday.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Premier Kathleen Wynne, Toronto Mayor John Tory and York Region Chairman Wayne Emmerson were among dignitaries on hand to cut the ribbon on the TorontoYork Spadina Subway Extension, which has pushed the TTC subway network outside of Toronto for the first time in its history. Two of the six new stations on 8.6kilometre line are fully within the City of Vaughan in York.
Speaking to reporters and officials at York University station after taking the new subway from the ribbon cutting ceremony at Vaughan Metropolitan Centre station, Trudeau said the extension would “improve the quality of life for hard-working people and their families” across the region, and provide suburban residents “unprecedented accessibility to key downtown areas.”
The extension is the first addition to the subway network since Line 4 (Sheppard) entered service in 2002, and will open to the public on Sunday.