TYSSE: Pioneer Village Station

Pioneer Village Station Main Entrance, image courtesy of TTC / Stevens Group Architects / Will Alsop
  • Pioneer Village Station Entrance on the TTC Spadina Subway, Toronto
  • Pioneer Village Station Entrance on the TTC Spadina Subway, Toronto
  • Pioneer Village Stn Platform View on the TTC Spadina Subway, Toronto
  • Pioneer Village Station Artwork on the TTC Spadina Subway, Toronto
  • Pioneer Village Stn Bus Terminal on the TTC Spadina Subway, Toronto
  • Pioneer Village Stn Bus Terminal on the TTC Spadina Subway, Toronto
  • Pioneer Village Station Bus Terminal on the TTC Spadina Subway Extension Toronto
  • Pioneer Village Stn Bus Terminal on the TTC Spadina Subway, Toronto
  • Pioneer Village Stn Grade Plan on the TTC Spadina Subway, Toronto
  • Pioneer Village Stn Section Plan on the TTC Spadina Subway, Toronto
  • Pioneer Village Stn Upper Concourse, TTC Spadina Subway, Toronto
  • Pioneer Village Station Lower Concourse, TTC Spadina Subway, Toronto
  • Pioneer Village Station Platform Plan, TTC Spadina Subway, Toronto
  • Pioneer Village Station Site Plan, TTC Spadina Subway, Toronto
  • Pioneer Village Station Location, TTC Spadina Subway, Toronto

Pioneer Village will be the fourth station on the Toronto York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE) north of the line's current terminus at Downsview. The station will be located on Steeles Avenue West at Northwest Gate, a street that leads into the north end of York University. The station is designed by the same team that is putting Finch West Station together - IBI Group Architects – Engineering & Architects of Record : Will Alsop/aLL Design - Design Architect.

Project information

Steeles Av W at NW Gate, Toronto
Walsh Canada
aLL Design, IBI Group
Janet Rosenberg + Studio
Public Space
Under Construction
Late, 2017
3
39 ft, 39 ft, 26 ft
1, 1, 1
"LightSpell" A public art selection process resulted in the selection of realities: united, a studio led by brothers Jan and Tim Edler, as the public artist for Pioneer Village Station. The artists have worked in close collaboration with the architectural design team to develop a concept for a public art that is called “LightSpell”. LightSpell is a “super sculpture”; a hybrid between art installation and the lighting of the subway station. The interactive installation consists of a suspended array of 62 light elements. Each element is made of 16 individually controllable luminaires and can produce all letters of the alphabet, as well as special characters and numerals from 0 to 9. Regardless of the character displayed, the light intensity of the active segments is automatically adjusted so that the illumination of the space below is kept at a constant level. The artists have stated: “LightSpell is an experiment in public interaction and will entail various aspects regarding the freedom of the individual versus the interest of the larger group. It is a democratic installation: Whatever message by an individual is projected the installation always serves the demands of the community of other waiting people by providing light for everybody.” This concept has been developed and approved by the Pioneer Village Station Art Design Review Committee (ADRC).
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