An information centre has opened at the east end of York University's York Lanes very close to where a new subway station will open in four years' time.

Project Info Centre for York University station on the Spadina subway extensionThe TTC's new Project Information Centre at York Lanes

The TTC's storefront unit includes scale models, renderings, has lots of printed information to take away, and is staffed by TTC employees happy to answer quesiotns about the northwestly extension to the city's rapid transit system currently underway.

Project Info Centre for York University station on the Spadina subway extensionThe TTC's new Project Information Centre at York Lanes

Scale model of York University station on the TTC Spadina subway extensionScale model of York University station at the TTC's new Project Information Centre at York Lanes

The centre will be open Mondays between 1 and 3 PM, and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 AM to 1 PM. Otherwise, you may may book an appointment by emailing tysse@ttc.ca.

York U's new subway stop will be in the centre of the campus where York Boulevard meets Ian Macdonald Boulevard. The area, which is often clogged by buses serving the busy campus, will be the scene of construction for years now leading up to the opening of the new station in late 2015. York wants to be able to rid its centre entirely of the buses once the station opens, giving Harrry Arthurs Common over entirely to pedestrians when all is done.

Buses near the new York University station on the TTC Spadina subway extensionYork Boulevard is packed with buses bringing people to York University from across the GTA.

The station, which will cut diagonally under the site, will have a wing-shaped entry pavilion with an excavated bowl entry court at the east end of the common. Escalators and an elevator will allow those passengers to reach the surface without having to descend or ascend the bowl in inclement weather.

York University station on the TTC Spadina subway extensionYork University station on the TTC Spadina subway extension

Underground, the station is marked by muscular diagonals throughout.

York University station on the TTC Spadina subway extensionYork University station on the TTC Spadina subway extension

UrbanToronto has many renderings of this Foster + Partners-designed and Arup Canada-engineered project in the York University Station entry of our dataBase. Click the link below to get a good look at this highly-anticipated extension to our rapid transit network, or choose the Projects & Construction link below to join in the discussion on the project.