Sept18, 2008
Media Release

York Region invites public to interactive community meeting for proposed Yonge Street subway extension

 Live webcast offers increased accessibility for residents
NEWMARKET The public is encouraged to join representatives of The Regional Municipality of York and York Region Rapid Transit for an interactive presentation about the proposed Yonge Street subway extension. The preferred alignment, stations and other details of this project will be discussed.
Those unable to attend in person are encouraged to access the meeting online through the Viva website at
Date:       Thursday, September 25, 2008
Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
In Person:   Premier Ballroom & Conference Centre, 9019 Leslie Street, Town of Richmond Hill

Viva Phase 1 rapid transit runs today in mixed traffic in four key corridors.  VivaNext, the next generation of Viva, will put the rapid into rapid transit.  VivaNext includes the construction of 70 kilometres of surface rapid transit in these same corridors, integrated with the extension of the Yonge and Spadina subway lines north to the Vaughan Corporate Centre and Richmond Hill Centre.
Over the past several months, meetings and workshops with the public and stakeholders have provided invaluable feedback to the ongoing technical evaluation.  Residents are encouraged to come see how this important project is progressing and have their say.
For more information on York Region Rapid Transit, please visit
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Media Contact: Dale Albers, Chief Communications Officer, York Region Rapid Transit
 Phone:  905 886-6767, ext. 2250 or Cell: 416 206-3716

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