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Photographer: Wade Zimmerman Photographer

Finch West by aLL Design | Railway stations ×

Photographer: Wade Zimmerman Photographer

Finch West by aLL Design | Railway stations ×

Finch West station is located at the intersection of Keele Street and Finch Avenue West. The hydro corridor to the north of the station accommodates commuter parking for 347 vehicles, Passenger Pick-Up and Drop-Off with associated access roads from Keele Street. Bruce McLean, Alsop’s long-term collaborator, was appointed as artist for the station, and in this particular case the art is totally integrated into the architecture of this structure.

McLean was inspired by ancient architecture – the external columns at Finch West refer to Greek caryatids and those supporting the underground roof were influenced by 6,000 year old Minorcan pillars that would have supported underground houses. The sculptural concrete forms are integrated with the supporting columns of the substation and entrance buildings, the bus canopy, and double-height columns below grade. Every visible aspect of the public space of this project aims to blend the boundaries between art and architecture.

Finch West Station incorporates:
• Cool roof and green roof;
• Increased daylight levels to reduce electric lighting power usage;
• Energy efficient HVAC system;
• Reduced storm water runoff into the municipal drainage system by utilizing green roof and soft landscaping areas adjacent to other building runoff areas;
• 100 secure and 13 short term bicycle parking spaces;
• Landscape design with native and drought-tolerant species;
• Integrated public art;
• Barrier-free with one fully accessible entrance;
• Maximising height and volume of station

Of both Pioneer Village and Finch West Stations, Will Alsop said, "I have to assume that on one of those really cold, miserable January mornings ... there will be people down there travelling to a job that they'd probably rather not do. What I want them to feel is a little bit of cheer, a little bit of joy."

Toronto Transit Commission

Will Alsop
Anaïs Bléhaut
Melanie Clarke
Dieter Janssen
Sonila Kadillari
Christina Kalt
Vincent Lin
Duncan Macaulay
Steve Mason
Tarek Merlin
Ed Norman
Maxine Pringle
Philip Richards
Arnold von Storp
George Wade
Greg Woods
Bonny Yu
#LetsRide

IBI Group: Architect of Record

Bruce Han
Richard Stevens
Celia Johnstone
Charlie Hoang
Ana-Francisca de la Mora
Gui Chan
Stuart Hill
Michael Norton
Welland Sin
Michael Mueller
Jennifer Ujimoto
Colleen Gono
Amer Obeid
Andrew Chiu
Adetokunbo Bodunrin
Ashley Adams
Bijan Ghazizadeh
Bill Whitelaw
Claudia Rosario
Domenico Grossi
Gary Chien
John Lenartowicz
Timothy Mitanidis
Trevor McHugh
Manisha Athavale
Kirbi Abuyan
Nasir Jaffer
Jim Bazios
Shailza Bhavsar
Behrang Ghamisi
Marjan Zelic
Keerthana Balakunalan
Gabriel Colombani
Syed Navqi

LEA Consulting Ltd.: Civil/Structural Engineering

WSP (Halsall Associates): Structural Engineering

HH Angus & Associates Ltd.: MEP

Janet Rosenberg & Studio Inc.: Landscape Design

Artists
Bruce McLean
Realities:United (Lightspell)
Jan Edler
Tim Edler

Photographer: Wade Zimmerman Photographer

Finch West by aLL Design | Railway stations ×

Photographer: Wade Zimmerman Photographer

Finch West by aLL Design | Railway stations ×

Photographer: Wade Zimmerman Photographer

Finch West by aLL Design | Railway stations ×

Photographer: Wade Zimmerman Photographer

Finch West by aLL Design | Railway stations ×

Photographer: Wade Zimmerman Photographer

Finch West by aLL Design | Railway stations ×

Photographer: Wade Zimmerman Photographer

Finch West by aLL Design | Railway stations ×

Photographer: Wade Zimmerman Photographer

Finch West by aLL Design | Railway stations ×

Photographer: Wade Zimmerman Photographer

Finch West by aLL Design | Railway stations ×

Photographer: Wade Zimmerman Photographer

Finch West by aLL Design | Railway stations ×

Photographer: Wade Zimmerman Photographer

Finch West by aLL Design | Railway stations ×

Photographer: Wade Zimmerman Photographer

Finch West by aLL Design | Railway stations ×

Photographer: Wade Zimmerman Photographer

Finch West by aLL Design | Railway stations ×

Photographer: Wade Zimmerman Photographer

Finch West by aLL Design | Railway stations ×

Photographer: Wade Zimmerman Photographer

Finch West by aLL Design | Railway stations ×

Photographer: Wade Zimmerman Photographer

Finch West by aLL Design | Railway stations ×