Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in Vaughan on Friday morning attending the official opening of the TTC’s new subway extension.
Trudeau joined Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne, Toronto Mayor John Tory, and TTC Chair Josh Colle for a ribbon cutting ceremony on the Line 1 extension.
The new line adds 6 new stations after Sheppard West, including Downsview Park, Finch West, York University, Pioneer Village, Highway 407 and Vaughan Metropolitan Centre.
Although the station’s ribbon cutting took place today, the new subway stops open to the public on Sunday, December 17, bringing service all the way to Vaughan.
According to the province, the Line 1 Extension/Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE) will add an estimated 36 million transit trips, helping ease traffic congestion.
The total cost of the line 1 extension, the largest subway expansion in the region in nearly 40 years, is about $3.2 billion.
“The subway expansion to Vaughan is the largest subway expansion in a generation and one of the largest in recent North American history,” said Wynne in a statement. “This historic investment will make a real difference in people’s lives across the region.”
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