TTC receives Engineering Project of the Year Award for Line 1 subway extension
Today, TTC Chair Josh Colle announced the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE) has received the 2016 Engineering Project of the Year Award from the Professional Engineers of Ontario – York Chapter. The award was presented at the TTC Board Meeting on Feb. 21.
“It is my pleasure on behalf of the Board to announce that the TYSSE Project was recently awarded the Project of the Year Award for 2016 from the Professional Engineers of Ontario – York Chapter,” Chair Colle said. “The award highlights a high degree of engineering and leadership demonstrated in conjunction with the three station design teams – AECOM, ARUP and TSGA – in categories such as innovation, sustainability, commercial viability and impact on communities. Congratulations to the TYSSE project team.”
The Professional Engineers of Ontario – York Chapter award recognizes the contribution, both to the engineering profession and to the local community, by an organization that has completed an outstanding project.
The TYSSE is a six-station, 8.6-km extension of the Line 1 Yonge-University Subway from the current Downsview Station (to be renamed Sheppard West Station), northwest through York University, and north into York Region.
The TYSSE will be the first subway expansion crossing the municipal boundary of Toronto. The six stations on the extension are: Downsview Park, Finch West, York University, Pioneer Village, Highway 407 and Vaughan Metropolitan Centre. The extension is scheduled to open in December 2017.