YSE station designers awarded10 October 2018
Ontario — Weston Williamson + Partners (WW+P) with WSP Engineers has been retained to design two of the five new stations on the Yonge Subway Extension (YSE) in Toronto and York Region, it announced October 4. This is the practice’s first rail project in the city and follows their work on the Toronto Pearson Airport Masterplan.
The Line 1-Yonge University subway, is the busiest rapid transit line in Canada, the firm said. The YSE will stretch from Finch Station in Toronto north to Richmond Hill, a total of 7.4km. Both of the WW+P stations, at Clark and Langstaff, will be tunnel/bore construction with box stations. There will be intermodal interchanges at each and at Langstaff there will be parking provision for 2,000 cars.
Senior partner and architecture project director Christian Bocci said: “We are excited to be contributing two stations and their associated urban realm to this fantastic project. By improving connectivity across the greater Toronto area, the extension will also unlock thousands of new homes and jobs.”
The YSE is expected to carry 165,000 passengers per day on the latest Toronto Rocket six-car trains.
Weston Williamson + Partners is an international architecture practice, with offices in London, Sydney and Melbourne, working on a variety of projects, which currently include work on HS2 Phase 1 & 2, Crossrail 1 & 2 and Melbourne Metro line extension. WW+P also works with London Underground, Docklands Light Railway and many residential and mixed-use clients.