Twin tunnelling for the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension is complete! In November, the tunnel boring machine known as Torkie finished the tenth and final tunnel drive for the project, breaking through the headwall near Highway 7 and Jane Street.
This project is an 8.6 kilometre extension of the TTC’s Yonge-University-Spadina subway line from Downsview Station to the Vaughn Metropolitan Centre. It will have six new stations, including one at York University.
With tunnel boring complete, the second phase of work can begin on the track, traction power, walkways and signal communication systems inside the tunnels. Station construction is also well underway. By the end of last year, you could see the walls and roof of what will be Sheppard West Station going up! Construction is expected to be completed in 2016. For more information and the latest updates, click here.