TTC Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station

The Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station represents the end of the line of the TTC’s Spadina Line Extension. The line spans the 8.6 km distance between the existing Sheppard West Station on the Spadina Line located in Toronto, to the Vaughan Corporate Centre in the Region of York. 

The design features column-free structures with high ceilings and bright open spaces that allow daylight to penetrate deeply into the station. The ceiling was transformed by a kaleidoscopic display of mirrored panels and windows created by Paul Raff Studio of Toronto.

Sustainable initiatives include a cool roof to the main entrance; a green roof to the electrical substation; increased daylight levels to reduce electric lighting usage; energy-efficient lighting in illuminated wayfinding; water-efficient plumbing fixtures; reduced stormwater runoff into the municipal drainage system by utilizing green roof landscaping and soft landscaping areas adjacent to other building runoff areas; and bicycle parking.

Location: 
Toronto, Ontario
Design Architect: 
Grimshaw Architects
Architect of Record: 
Adamson Associates Architects
Engineer of Record: 
ARUP Canada
Client: 
Toronto Transit Commission
Size: 
186,625 sf / 17,337 sm
Completion: 
2017