By investing in infrastructure, the Government of Canada is helping to address complex challenges that Canadians face every day—ranging from the rapid growth of cities to climate change, and environmental threats to water and land.
Today, the province of Ontario issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the Advance Tunnel Contract, marking a significant milestone in its plan to reduce gridlock, connect people to jobs and make travel between York Region and Toronto faster and easier.
The Government of Canada has contributed $36,344,175 through the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund to support preliminary engineering work to extend the Yonge North Subway from the existing Finch Station to the Richmond Hill Centre. Funding will be used for stations, bridge design, train storage/maintenance facility, power and traction subsystems, fire/life safety systems, utility investigations, geotechnical and hydrogeological investigations and environmental requirements, planning and ridership forecasting, economic and business case development and communications and community relations.
Investing in community infrastructure creates stronger communities, and invests in the well-being of Canadians today, and for generations to come.
“Reliable public transit is key to building inclusive communities. The Yonge North Subway Extension will enable York Region to keep welcoming more residents while creating good middle-class jobs. We will keep working collaboratively with our partners to support meaningful investments in infrastructure projects across the country that deliver for Canadians”
- Tony Van Bynen Member of Parliament for Newmarket-Aurora