What’s Happening – Commuter’s Curiosity

Joanna Kervin, Director, Third Party, Planning and Property, TYSSE gives DUKE a tour of the Finch West Bus Terminal, June 29, 2016
Joanna Kervin, Director, Third Party, Planning
and Property, TYSSE gives DUKE a tour of the
Finch West Bus Terminal, June 29, 2016

Our neighborhood is set to become a new transit hub in the coming years, first with the new Finch West subway station and then later with the LRT intersecting on the transit line as well. Like everyone else in the neighborhood, I am anxious to know how things are progressing with the new subway station. So we contacted TTC’s Toronto‑York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE) for more information.

Finch West Station – Coming Soon
In June, the DUKE Heights team was invited by the TYSSE’s project manager, Joanna Kervin, to go on a tour of the new Finch West Subway Station. We started our tour going in through what will be the main entrance on the west side and came out through the new 6 bay, TTC bus terminal. We left, walking through the supporting columns of the bus terminal that will incorporate strong structural concrete forms for the Public Art displays as designed by UK based artist, Bruce McLean.
You may have seen in the news recently, that the track work on the new subway extension is now complete. Dignitaries gathered at the future Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station to announce the news, on June 6th, that the 17.4 kilometres of track and four sections of special track was now in place. This allows construction to progress further on the subway stations themselves. Work at the Finch West Station for this summer will focus on interior projects like tiling, escalators, flooring and ceilings. Work will also be completed on the new commuter parking lot at Finch West and on the bus station and the power substation.