TORONTO, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 ─ With the official opening of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) Line 1 extension, York University welcomes two new subway stops: the York University stop in the heart of the Keele Campus, and the Pioneer Village stop which sits at the north side of campus, on Steeles Avenue. The subway extension is a transformative and long anticipated public transportation option for York’s more than 60,000 community members.
The new subway stops connect York’s Keele Campus to York Region and the City of Toronto, in an efficient and sustainable way.
“We are grateful for the tremendous efforts of all who helped to make the subway extension a reality, including our government and community partners,” said Rhonda L. Lenton, President and Vice-Chancellor. “Enhanced public transportation is essential to ensuring that our students, faculty, staff and alumni have ready access to our campuses. It increases our connectedness with communities and partners across the Greater Toronto Area, facilitates research collaboration, work-integrated learning, and enhances York University as a destination.”
The combined total investment of about $3.2 billion, thanks to the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario, the City of Toronto, and York Region in this vital public transportation infrastructure, delivers on meaningful, sustainable and efficient changes that benefit the entire community.
Construction of the TTC’s University-Spadina subway line extension into York Region began in 2011, but some subway advocates have been urging governments toward this investment for more than three decades.
The York University and Pioneer Village Subway Stations are part of an 8.6 km–six station Line 1 extension. This extension stretches from Sheppard West Station (formerly Downsview Station) northwest through York University within the City of Toronto and north to the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, in The Regional Municipality of York.
York University champions new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Meaningful and sometimes unexpected careers result from cross-disciplinary programming, innovative course design and diverse experiential learning opportunities. York students and graduates push limits, achieve goals and find solutions to the world’s most pressing social challenges, empowered by a strong community that opens minds. York U is an internationally recognized research university – our 11 faculties and 25 research centres have partnerships with 200+ leading universities worldwide. Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than 300,000 alumni.
York U's fully bilingual Glendon Campus is home to Southern Ontario's Centre of Excellence for French Language and Bilingual Postsecondary Education.
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