Yonge North Subway Extension Planning Moving Forward
– Richmond Hill, ON
As part of Moving Ontario Forward, the province is helping to advance detailed planning work for the Yonge North Subway Extension that will connect more people to transit and improve travel around the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
Ontario will be providing more than $55 million to its transit agency, Metrolinx to work with the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), the Regional Municipality of York and York Region Rapid Transit Corporation to continue planning and design work on the priority project identified in Metrolinx’s Regional Transportation Plan for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
The proposed Yonge North Subway Extension would extend the Yonge Subway Line from the existing Finch Station to Highway 7 in Richmond Hill, giving residents and commuters more transit options when complete.
Ontario is making the largest investment in public infrastructure in the province’s history — about $160 billion over 12 years, which is supporting 110,000 jobs every year across the province, with projects such as roads, bridges, transit systems, schools and hospitals. In 2015, the province announced support for more than 325 projects that will keep people and goods moving, connect communities and improve quality of life.
Expanding and creating new transit projects is part of the government’s economic plan to build Ontario up and deliver on its number-one priority to grow the economy and create jobs. The four-part plan includes investing in talent and skills, including helping more people get and create the jobs of the future by expanding access to high-quality college and university education. The plan is making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario’s history and investing in a low-carbon economy driven by innovative, high-growth, export-oriented businesses. The plan is also helping working Ontarians achieve a more secure retirement.
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