Last week UrbanToronto looked at the new Steeles West Station plan for the Spadina Subway extension now under construction in the city's northwest. This week it's time for a look at another of the stations; York University Station, engineered by Arup Canada and designed by London UK-based Foster + Partners. Pritzker-award-winning Foster is responsible for the London Underground's renowned Canary Wharf station, and for the U of T's Dan Pharmacy Building, amongst an extensive list of notable buildings worldwide.

York University Subway Station by the TTC with Foster + PartnersStation rendering, courtesy of TTC

The station will be located at the east end of York University's central common.

York University Subway Station by the TTC with Foster + PartnersSite plan, courtesy of TTC

Section view.

York University Subway Station by the TTC with Foster + PartnersSection, courtesy of TTC

Grade plan.

York University Subway Station by the TTC with Foster + PartnersGrade plan, courtesy of TTC

View from east of the entrance.

York University Subway Station by the TTC with Foster + PartnersGrade view, courtesy of TTC

View from west of the entrance, in the common.

York University Subway Station by the TTC with Foster + PartnersGrade view of the ampitheatre

View from the concourse out towards the amphitheatre.

York University Subway Station by the TTC with Foster + PartnersView out to the ampitheatre, courtesy of TTC

Concourse plan.

York University Subway Station by the TTC with Foster + PartnersConcourse plan, courtesy of the TTC

View of the concourse.

York University Subway Station by the TTC with Foster + PartnersView of concourse, courtesy of TTC

Platform plan.

York University Subway Station by the TTC with Foster + PartnersPlatform view, courtesy of TTC

The station's artwork is Piston Effect by Jason Bruges. Movement in the station will trigger change in the Liquid Crystal Display screens, which can modulate from black through gray tones to white.

York University Subway Station by the TTC with Foster + PartnersStation artwork, courtesy TTC

York University Subway Station by the TTC with Foster + PartnersStation artwork, courtesy TTC

The extension to the Spadina subway line is set to open in late 2015. For much more information on York University station, visit the TTC's web page for the project here. What do you think of the design? Can this station open soon enough, or do you think this line is a mistake? Click the link below to join in the discussion in UrbanToronto's thread for the Spadina subway extension.