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Highway 7 West being surveyed to prepare for rapidways

What work is being done?

Land surveyors will be taking measurements along Highway 7 (from Weston Rd. to Centre St.) and down Centre St. to Dufferin St. over the next two months. This segment is being given priority to coincide its completion with the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension.

The balance of survey work, between Helen St. and Yonge St., will commence at a later date. You will be advised in a new bulletin when the rest of the survey work will take place.

Why is it being done?

To more accurately document existing properties, road conditions and confirm property/project boundaries in preparation for building the vivaNext rapidways.

What impact will this have?

There should be little or no impact as surveyors use their portable measuring devices and make every effort to ensure area residents and businesses are not inconvenienced.

Where and when will the rapidways be built?

Rapidway construction will happen in two phases over several years:

  • Highway 7 between Highway 400 and Creditstone to coincide with the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension – 2012 to 2015
  • The balance of Highway 7 between Helen St. and Yonge St. – 2016 to 2020 

How can I stay informed about this project?

Visit the project page on our website for more details and visuals:

For more information about the vivaNext plan and to receive project updates, please visit, or contact your Community Liaison, Nimisha Raja.

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Interested in learning more about the next phase of the rapid transit system in Thornhill? Click here to read more of the frequently asked questions related to the planning, route location and timing of the next phase of rapid transit coming to Vaughan.

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It isn’t just the Spadina Subway line that’s coming to Vaughan. It’s everyone. And everything. The Vaughan Metropolitan Centre is on its way and that means offices, residences, restaurants, entertainment and busloads of culture. Yes, busloads.

York Region’s easiest, most convenient way to get there? Viva.

Beginning from the Yonge subway linkup and heading westward, this dedicated rapidway will carry riders to their preferred port of call, whether it’s the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, Thornhill or Pine Valley Drive further west or any point between.

Are we there yet? Overall, it’s looking great out west. We started out of the gates in 2013 to begin work in the Highway 7 right-of-way, and December 2016 is when the rapidway will open for phase one, between Edgeley Boulevard and Bowes Road. Phase two is coming up close behind, with the main work starting in 2016 in the right-of-way from Edgeley to Helen and Bowes to Yonge Street, opening in December 2020. Further construction beyond 2020 could also be in the future — plans depend on available funding commitments.

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