The Regional Municipality Of York


Statement from York Region Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson

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Newmarket – The Regional Municipality of York and York Regional Council are encouraged by the Ontario government’s plans to accelerate transit delivery and support efforts to streamline critical infrastructure and priority transit projects.

Transportation remains the top issue for half of all York Region residents. This is why Regional Council continues to make record-level investments in transportation and transportation-related projects, including the extension of the Yonge North Subway line into the City of Richmond Hill and many road construction and rehabilitation projects across the Region.

By removing barriers through the Environmental Assessment process and collaborating with competing construction projects, the Province is helping its municipal partners deliver the critical infrastructure needed to move residents and goods across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

York Region and York Region Rapid Transit Corporation have been working to advance the Yonge North Subway – Council’s number one transit priority. We are optimistic the proposed legislative and regulatory changes will help move this project forward and provide commuters in York Region and our neighbouring communities with a variety of transit options.

On behalf of Regional Council, I applaud the Ontario government for their support of Ontario’s transit network and commitment to advance the Yonge North Subway. A project of this magnitude requires sustained support from all levels of government, and we will continue to work with federal and provincial partners in an effort to secure funding and get shovels in the ground.

The Regional Municipality of York consists of nine local cities and towns and provides a variety of programs and services to 1.2 million residents and 52,000 businesses with over 636,600 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available at

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Media Contact:   
Patrick Casey, Director, Corporate Communications, The Regional Municipality of York
Cell: 905-715-8211

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