is a proposed station
of the Yonge–University–Spadina line
of the subway system
If built, it would be located on the grounds of York University
’s main Keele campus, near Ian Macdonald and York Boulevards, and it's expected to open in early 2015. According to the environmental assessment, the main entrance would be located within an expansion of the York Lanes building, which is adjacent to the station site; on the opposite side of the university common, the Schulich School of Business would contain a smaller, automated entrance. The proposed design, however, uses separated entrances onto the commons with no connections to university buildings.
More than 1400 TTC buses currently serve the campus every weekday, in addition to hundreds more spread across other services including Go Transit
, York Region Transit
, Brampton Transit
. The development of a subway station will greatly reduce the number of buses entering campus by effectively eliminating the 196 York University Rocket
, and will serve to greatly improve public transit access to the university and surrounding area.
The university’s main buildings lie to the west of the proposed location. Seneca College
’s York campus is found to the south, and the Rexall Centre
to the west.
The station would be built underground, lying on a northwest-southeast axis. The line will approach from Finch West station
along Keele Street
, then bend northwestward to meet the... Read More