A fourth station has been added to the Yonge North Subway Extension, one of Ontario's four priority subway projects that will bring better rapid transit to the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
On Friday, the province said it will be moving ahead with a fourth station at Clark Avenue and pursuing further adjustments to the route that will maximize benefits for residents and minimize community impacts.
The project’s three other stations include one station located at Steeles Avenue and two surface-level stations located at Highway 7 and Highway 407 (Bridge Station) and High-Tech Road in Richmond Hill.
With the addition of this fourth station, the Yonge North Subway Extension is expected to attract 27,300 peak hour daily riders and an estimated 1,900 jobs within a 10-minute walk of Clark Station alone.
“Our government hasn’t stopped working to deliver a world-class transit system the people of Toronto and York Region deserve,” said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation.
“The Yonge North Subway Extension will strengthen connectivity across the region, reduce travel times and greenhouse gas emissions, and provide more people with access to rapid transit. The new Clark Station is the clear choice to support all those key benefits," said Mulroney.
An updated stations analysis from Metrolinx shows that Clark Station will offer seamless transfers between the Yonge North Subway Extension and the planned branch of York Region Viva Orange bus rapid transit. Clark Station will serve 2,500 riders during the busiest travel times while providing access to rapid transit in key residential and employment growth areas like Promenade Centre and the Bathurst and Centre corridor.
In addition to Clark Station, the province says it will work with the York Region and the City of Toronto to explore the possibility of the funding of additional stations located at Royal Orchard Boulevard and Cummer Avenue.