When the 8 kilometer extension of Yonge (Line 1) subway is completed by Metrolinx in 2030, it's expected to add 94,000 passengers daily from four new stations. This will ease traffic between the 905 municipalities and downtown Toronto, but first a major construction period will begin in 2023.
Before any major work, changes are required at Finch station to accommodate the extension. Most of the work will be on the "tail track" – the tunnel extending past the station used to temporarily park trains – or on various electrical systems behind the scenes. Some projects will take place at street level, including a new power substation and fire department access near Yonge and Hendon. This work will begin in the fall of 2022.
Metrolinx continues to work on public engagement, sharing information on the project with interested neighbourhoods and communities. Their next online engagement is scheduled for Wednesday, January 5 at 6:30 PM. Register online here.