Cross-passage tunnel work began Feb. 28 in Vanier/Founders Green

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Site preparations began Thursday, Feb. 28, for the excavation of a cross passage for the northern subway tunnels. The construction site is situated southeast of Ottawa Road, in the Vanier/Founders Green near the Founders Residence and east of the Lumbers parking lot. This tunnel construction is anticipated to last until approximately June.


Construction work will include:

  • installation of a chain link fence around the construction site and a construction gate;
  • construction of a new walkway south of the construction site;
  • large construction vehicles entering and exiting the site, including a drill rig;
  • drilling and excavation activities – some noise and vibration may be experienced.

Work will normally run from 7am to 7pm, Monday to Friday.

A new pedestrian walkway will be built south of the construction site. Please watch for and obey all signs.

A project information centre is open in York Lanes across from the York University Bookstore. Our construction liaison officers are on-hand three days a week to greet visitors and share information about the project. The York Lanes office has project information and station models of the future York University and Steeles West stations. Visit our website here for visiting hours or to book an appointment.

For more information, visit York University’s Subway Construction web page. For specific Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension construction information, contact the construction information line at 1-800-223-6192 or e-mail the TYSSE at For hearing impaired service, contact TTY Service at 416-481-2523 (daily, from 8am to 5pm; closed holidays).