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Current coverage of the Yonge North Subway Extension through the Royal Orchard community

Ford government will build second station in Thornhill as part of Yonge subway extension

April 20, 2022

The Doug Ford government will add a fifth station to the Yonge North Subway Extension after previously scaling back the project amid ballooning costs.


Province adds Royal Orchard station in Thornhill to Yonge subway extension

January 14, 2022

A Royal Orchard station had been bypassed in Metrolinx's scaled back version of the subway route since its estimated cost of between $400 million and $500 million did not fit the $5.6-billion funding envelope for the project.


A new skyline with dozens of towers as tall as 80 storeys is being planned near Toronto

December 16, 2021

At the line's north end in the Richmond Hill Centre area, a station at High Tech Road could eventually be surrounded by a new skyline that would replace vast seas of big-box retail and surrounding surface parking.


Route adjusted for planned Yonge North subway extension amid criticism from residents

December 8, 2021

The CEO of Metrolinx says the planned route for the Yonge North subway extension has been adjusted amid concerns from some residents.


Concerns about Metrolinx Yonge North Subway Route

November 5, 2021

Mayor Frank Scarpitti speaks to CP24 (video)


Toronto community groups demand more input on transit projects at Queens Park protest

October 5, 2021

Building public transit should be done with community consultation, groups say dozens of demonstrators from seven community groups across the city.


Thornhill route of Yonge subway extension still in doghouse with residents

August 19, 2021

Aug. 15 human/canine protest looks for bone from Metrolinx as geotechnical work, field surveys move forward.


Thornhill residents concerned about Yonge North subway extension running under Royal Orchard neighbourhood

July 27, 2021

Since Metrolinx announced in March a revised route that will tunnel under homes in the Royal Orchard neighbourhood, this is the first time Metrolinx's face-to-face's talks have enraged homeowners in the community.


Location of final station for Yonge North subway extension unveiled

July 16, 2021

The Yonge North subway extension will include a fourth station at Clark Avenue in Thornhill, the Ford government has announced.


Residents protest Yonge Subway North Extension

June 5, 2021

City News covered the protest led by residents on the Yonge Subway North Extension running under their homes.


Metrolinx v Riverside: Where Does the Truth Lie?

June 3, 2021

In an unusual move for a public agency, Metrolinx published a blog post seeking to set the record straight on various issues about the combined Ontario/GO line corridor through the Riverside/Leslieville area.


Anger growing over planned subway route under Thornhill neighbourhood

May 11, 2021

Residents in Thornhill are growing angrier over a recent decision to build a new subway extension under their neighbourhood


Federal government to spend $12B on Toronto, Hamilton transit

May 11, 2021

The federal government will spend more than $12 billion on transit projects in Toronto and Hamilton.


Neighbourhood shocked that Toronto's new subway may run right under their houses

May 7 , 2021

Residents of a Toronto neighbourhood say they've been blindsided by Metrolinx's plans to build a new subway system beneath their homes.


They fight for their neighbourhoods and do battle with developers. Yet their efforts can be undone with a single word: NIMBY

May 6, 2021


New Thornhill Community Coalition Unites York Residents in Addressing Development Challenges

May 4, 2021

SFRA has joined a newly-formed coalition of ratepayers’ and residents' associations in Markham and Vaughan to work together


Opposition grows as Metrolinx revises YNSE plan

April 29 2021

A Thornhill neighbourhood is angry and prepared to fight.


Metrolinx hosts virtual Q&A for Thornhill residents to address concerns on Yonge North Subway

April 6, 2021

April 7 online forum will address plan to tunnel under homes in the Royal Orchard neighbourhood.


Route announced for Yonge subway extension to Richmond Hill features fewer stations, above-ground section

March 25, 2021

In an effort to contain costs of the subway, the Ontario government is eliminating some proposed stations and building a portion of it above ground


Tunnel vision over Yonge subway extension to Richmond Hill threatens Markham neighbourhoods, critics charge

March 24, 2021

Thornhill residents, councillor, raise concerns over tunnelling under and possible expropriation of homes as a result of realigned route

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