Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) Station acts as the new terminus of the Toronto Transit Commission's 1 train line, which was recently extended north
Its shell-like roof curves down to the ground on the long sides, while glass windows fill the gaps at each end – where the entrances are found.
For the interior, Grimshaw also partnered with Canadian firm Paul Raff Studio to create a metallic ceiling installation.
The concave surface is lined with thousands of square-shaped mirrored panels that redirect both natural and artificial light around the space, and to the platforms below.
Safety was also a key concern. The station has clear sight lines, with walking routes to stairs and gates easily visible. They are clearly mapped to eliminate bottlenecks during rush-hour commuting.
"Beyond convenience and ease of use, the geometry and transparency create a safer, more secure transit environment," said a statement from Grimshaw.
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