Highway 407 (TTC)

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Highway 407
TTC - Line 1 - Yonge-University-Spadina line.svg
Location Jane St,
Vaughan, Ontario
Coordinates 43°47′02″N 79°31′23″W / 43.78389°N 79.52306°W / 43.78389; -79.52306Coordinates: 43°47′02″N 79°31′23″W / 43.78389°N 79.52306°W / 43.78389; -79.52306
Platforms centre platform
Tracks 2
Disabled access Yes
Architect Aedas
Other information
Status Under construction
Opened Expected completion 2016-2018
Preceding station   TTC   Following station
TTC - Line 1 - Yonge-University-Spadina line.svg Yonge–University Extension in 2018
toward Downsview

Highway 407[1] is a subway station under construction on the Spadina line extension, the western branch of the Yonge–University–Spadina line of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC). It is located at the southwest corner of the Jane Street and Highway 407 ETR interchange (currently vacant farmland), in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada, and it is expected to open in the autumn of 2016.

This will be one of the new stations on the University-Spadina leg that are outside the City of Toronto in York Region.


Current plans for the station show a large parking lot and large surface bus route terminal, as well as the underground subway station. This station will be engineered and positioned in conjunction with a proposed (not yet designed) underground bus stop for the proposed GO Transit Highway 407 Transitway.[2]

On 27 November 2009 the official ground breaking ceremony was held for the Spadina Extension, and major tunneling operations began in June 2011. The project is expected to be completed by late 2016-2018.[3]

The architecture firm Aedas has been commissioned for the design; this is still somewhat in flux, with only the components directly related to the subway facility being set out in detail.[citation needed] Facilities to handle both municipal buses and the GO Transitway are sketched in.

The subway station will have an open design, particularly to the east overlooking Black Creek. Due to structural elements related to the water table, the centre platform at the line level will have no columns, all weight being transferred to the sides to counter buoyancy.[4]

Proposed surface connections[edit]

The primary reason for locating a station in this area is to provide a link to the proposed GO Transit 407 Transitway, which will be constructed on the south side of Highway 407 for much of that highway's length. GO Transit's highly successful and profitable 407 Express route already runs past this location, so passenger traffic at this station is anticipated to be high as soon as the station opens.


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