Toronto-York-Spadina subway extension opens Dec. 17

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SEEC participants who prefer taking transit can take the subway directly to the Executive Learning Centre on York University’s Keele campus, beginning Dec. 17.

The York University and Pioneer Village Subway Stations are part of an 8.6-kilometre, six-station extension to the Toronto Transit Commission’s Yonge-University-Spadina line (Line 1). This extension stretches from Sheppard West Station (formerly Downsview Station) northwest through Keele campus and north to the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre.

The new York University Station is located at the east end of the Harry Arthurs Common, just a short walk from the Schulich School of Business and the ELC. (See overhead view below)

subway at York overhead view
Earlier photo of subway construction, shows location of the new York University Station, the Schulich Executive Education Centre (Executive Learning Centre).

TTC Bus service being relocated

As of Dec. 17, there will be no TTC bus service from the Harry Arthurs Common but service will continue to operate around the York University Keele campus.

All TTC buses will now be located at the Pioneer Village Subway Station. All TTC buses will service York University from the new Pioneer Village Subway station.

Key changes to the bus network include:

  • Connecting bus services to serve new subway stations where possible
  • Route 196 York University Rocket bus route will be replaced by the subway extension
  • York Region Transit buses will replace the service north of Steeles Avenue West on Weston Road, Jane Street, Keele Street and Dufferin Street

For more information about routes servicing the Keele Campus, visit the TTC website or visit the FAQ page at the York Transportation website.

GTA Rapid Transit services

The subway extension will connect with GTA municipal rapid transit lines including, Brampton’s Züm, York Region Transit/Viva, (Viva/Next BRT), as well as the GO Transit regional buses at the Hwy. 407 Subway Station.

SEEC participants arriving on campus from municipal and regional transit service providers will arrive and depart from Keele Campus as usual. Riders do not need to leave their buses at any of the new stations. All other transit buses will continue to provide service to the Keele Campus with some route changes and adjustments. Please visit the websites of the individual transit providers for the most up-to-date information.

Brampton Transit (Züm) BUSES

Brampton Transit-Züm buses will continue to service the Keele Campus from the current location, Ian Macdonald Blvd. Some routes may include additional stop(s) at Pioneer Village Station, Highway 407 Station and Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station.

For more information about Routes serving the Keele campus, visit the Brampton Transit website.

GO Transit

GO Transit buses will continue to service Keele campus from the Harry W. Arthurs Common.

There will be an additional stop on GO bus service. Buses will be stopping at the new Hwy. 407 Station. GO riders can stay on the bus and continue to York University.

The York U GO train station located on Canarctic Drive will continue to operate as usual.

For more information about routes serving Keele campus, visit GO Transit’s website.

York Region Transit (YRT/Viva)

YRT/Viva, buses will continue to service Keele campus from the current location on Ian Macdonald Blvd. Some routes may include additional stop(s) at Pioneer Village Station, Hwy. 407 Station and Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station.

  • Route 10 will terminate at the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station.
  • Route 22A will be replaced with the 96 Keele-Yonge service.

For more information about Routes serving the Keele campus, visit the YRT/Viva website.