Humber’s North Campus has changed dramatically over the last several years. New buildings, and a commuter hub have changed the look, feel and function of the campus.
In 2019, the neighbourhood will evolve further with the start of major construction on the Finch West LRT. The project will bring 11 kilometres of rail transit to Northwest Toronto.
The LRT will have 18 stops, including 16 surface stops, plus an underground interchange station at Finch West (connecting to the new Toronto-York-Spadina Subway Extension), and one below-grade terminal stop at Humber College, connecting to other local transit including TTC, MiWay, Viva and Züm.
The in-service date for the LRT is scheduled for 2023, with the aim of moving 2,250 passengers per hour at the morning peak and 46,000 passengers per weekday by 2031.
“Sustainability is one of the core values in Humber’s new Strategic Plan and the Finch West LRT will be a great addition to the efforts already underway at the College,” said Lindsay Walker, manager, Humber’s Office of Sustainability. “LRTs produce near zero-emissions and will provide our staff and students with another environmentally friendly way to get to work and school, helping to preserve our collective future.”
The Humber College stop will have two entry points -- at the north and south ends -- each will be represented by above-grade pavilions serving as access to the LRT facilities below. There will be continuous plaza space between the two pavilions, a new access road into the college from Hwy. 27 and reconfiguration and regrading of the adjacent parking lot.
A covered walkway will also be built alongside a new entrance road into the campus from Hwy. 27, providing a convenient pedestrian path to the bus loop and the campus.
Construction will begin in Spring 2019 at the eastern end of the LRT line at the underground station at Finch Avenue and Keele Street.
More information about the Finch West LRT project can be found here.