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GO buses replace Lakeshore-West trains west of Oakville GO Station, late June 21, all day June 22, 23



Metrolinx continues building a grade separation (overpass) at Burloak Drive as part of the GO Expansion Program. GO Transit is revising service along the 01 Lakeshore West line this weekend, Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23 to accommodate...... Read on...

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Metrolinx continues building a grade separation (overpass) at Burloak Drive as part of the GO Expansion Program.


GO Transit is revising service along the 01 Lakeshore West line this weekend, Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23 to accommodate the Burloak construction. Trains operate with regular schedules between Oakville GO Station and Union Station. Buses operate between West Harbour and Oakville GO stations.

GO trains and buses don’t operate to and from Appleby and Bronte GO stations Saturday and Sunday, except early mornings. Board Burlington Transit and Oakville Transit buses to travel to and from Appleby and Bronte.

GO buses also replace some late Friday-night trains between Oakville and West Harbour GO stations. The westbound trains that usually start their trips in Union Station at 11:17 and 11:47 p.m. Friday, June 21 and 12:17 and 12:47 a.m. Saturday, June 22 end in Oakville, instead of continuing to Aldershot or West Harbour GO stations.

The schedule change also affects passengers connecting with GO buses at some GO stations.

12 Niagara Falls / Burlington
  • Westbound:
  • You’ll have to wait six to 19 minutes to connect from the train-replacement bus at Burlington. This is as little as four minutes less and as much as nine minutes more than usual.
  • Eastbound:
  • If you’re aboard the first bus to arrive at Burlington GO Station at 7:26 a.m., you’ll have to wait four minutes to connect with a train-replacement bus, then wait 10 to 15 minutes to connect with the train at Oakville GO Station.
  • If you’re aboard most buses that arrive in Burlington GO Station, you’ll have to wait 24 to 34 minutes to connect to the train-replacement bus, then 10 to 15 minutes to connect with the train in Oakville. You’ll arrive in Union Station 30 minutes later than usually.
15 Brantford / Burlington
  • Westbound:
  • You’ll have to wait a four to 16 minutes to connect from a train-replacement bus at Aldershot GO. This is as little as six minutes less and as much as six minutes more than usual.
  • Eastbound:

If you’re aboard buses arriving at Aldershot GO Station between 7:20 a.m. and 7:20 p.m., you’ll have to wait 55 minutes to connect with a train-replacement bus, then wait 10 minutes to connect with the train at Oakville GO Station. You’ll arrive at Union Station one hour later than usual. + If you’re aboard the bus arriving at Aldershot at 9:20 p.m., you’ll have to wait five minutes to connect with a train-replacement bus, then wait 10 to 15 minutes to connect with the train at Oakville. + If you’re aboard the bus arriving at Aldershot at 10:49 p.m. you’ll have to wait 26 minutes to connect with a train-replacement bus service, then 10 to 15 minutes to connect to the train at Oakville. You’ll arrive at Union Station 30 minutes later than usual.

18 Lakeshore West
  • Hamilton-bound:
  • Late Friday / early Saturday: The bus that usually starts in Aldershot GO Station at 1:39 a.m. doesn’t connect to a train. Instead, board the replacement bus from Oakville at 12:45 a.m. to continue to West Harbour, arriving nine minutes earlier than usually. Or, board the replacement bus from Oakville at 1:15 a.m. to travel to West Harbour, arriving 20 minutes later than usually.
  • Buses along the 18N branch of the route operate between Oakville and West Harbour, stopping at Bronte, Appleby and Burlington GO Stations, then local stops to West Harbour, including Aldershot.
  • Buses along the 18P branch leave Oakville operate express between Oakville and Aldershot, stopping only at Burlington GO Station.
  • Saturday and Sunday: You’ll have to wait 28 to 43 minutes to connect with buses in Aldershot, as much as 35 minutes more than usually. Buses along the 18E branch of the route start their trips in Aldershot as much as 30 minutes earlier or later than regular buses along route 18.
  • Buses along the 18A branch operate express — without stopping — between Union Station Bus Terminal and Clarkson GO Station, then drop off or pick up passengers at all stops to the Hamilton GO Centre.
  • Buses along the 18E branch operate express between Oakville and Burlington then drop off or pick up passengers at all stops to West Harbour.
  • Buses along the 18H branch operate only between Union and Oakville.
  • Buses along the 18J branch drop off or pick up passengers at all stops between Union and the Hamilton GO Centre.
  • Buses along the 18P branch operate express between Oakville and Aldershot, stopping only at Burlington.
  • Buses along the 18Y branch operate express between Oakville and Burlington.
  • Buses along the 18Z branch operate express between Oakville and Aldershot.
  • Toronto-bound
  • Saturday and Sunday: You’ll have to wait 21 to 31 minutes to connect with buses in Aldershot, then wait 10 to 15 minutes to connect with trains in Oakville. You’ll arrive in Union Station as much as 30 minutes later than usually.
  • Buses reverse the eastbound path along branches 18E, 18H, 18J, 18P, 18Y and 18Z.
Niagara Falls trains

Saturday and Sunday, trains operate only between Niagara Falls and Burlington.


Metrolinx and GO plan to accommodate more passengers and increase service along the Lakeshore West line, as part of their GO Expansion Program (formerly “regional express rail”).


Weekend events affect transit services, June 21, 22, 23



Special events in Hamilton, Milton the North York ara of Toronto and central Toronto result in detours or delays for transit services this weekend — from Friday, June 21 until Sunday, June 23....... Read on...

Special events in Hamilton, Milton the North York ara of Toronto and central Toronto result in detours or delays for transit services this weekend — from Friday, June 21 until Sunday, June 23.


TTC subway operators reducing speed through sections of the subway system: June 20 update



TTC transit control continues to ask subway operators to reduce their speed through certain areas of the subway system as a safety precaution due to crews at track level performing ongoing maintenance on the tracks. These reduced speed zones...... Read on...

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TTC transit control continues to ask subway operators to reduce their speed through certain areas of the subway system as a safety precaution due to crews at track level performing ongoing maintenance on the tracks. These reduced speed zones mean that trains travel more slowly than normally in the area.

Here’s where reduced speed zones are in effect on Lines 1 and 2:

  • Line 1 Yonge - University:
  • Both ways between Bloor and Rosedale stations;
  • Southbound between Yorkdale and Lawrence West stations;
  • Southbound between King and Union stations;
  • Northbound between Lawrence and York Mills stations;
  • Northbound between St. Clair West and Eglinton West stations;
  • Northbound between Wilson and Sheppard West stations.
  • Line 2 Bloor -Danforth:
  • Eastbound between Keele and Dundas West stations; and
  • Eastbound between Coxwell and Woodbine stations.

At reduced speeds, trains are moving at between 15 and 25 kilometres per hour (km/h), instead of normal speeds of 40 to 50 km/h.


TTC CEO Rick Leary resigning, August 30



The chief executive officer of the TTC, Rick Leary, has announced that he is resigning his position Friday, August 30. This is his statement about his resignation: “Earlier this morning, I advised the Board of my intention to resign as...... Read on...

The chief executive officer of the TTC, Rick Leary, has announced that he is resigning his position Friday, August 30.

This is his statement about his resignation:

“Earlier this morning, I advised the Board of my intention to resign as CEO of the TTC effective August 30.

“Just now, the Board accepted my resignation.

“In many ways this was a difficult decision for me.

“But in others it was an easy one - let me explain.

“As many of you know, I was recently recognized for 10 years of service here at the TTC.

“And what an incredible 10 years it has been - I would go as far as to say this has been the most rewarding experience in my four decades in public transit.

“But for many people, a decade in any job also brings with it some self-reflection when it comes to personal and professional goals and objectives.

“This year I turned 61, and I believe there are some new opportunities and challenges that await me before I fully retire.

“And that’s where I’m at today - looking at the next phase of my career.

“Some will ask about the timing of this announcement, and that’s fair.

“For me it was about seeing one last major undertaking over the finish line - that being the new Collective Agreement with ATU Local 113, our largest union partner.

“I believed that it was my duty and obligation to ensure the new agreement was in place before I stepped down.

“And if we had not reached that agreement, I needed to be here to steer the organization through a labour disruption.

“Thankfully, we got that agreement.

“That means three years of labour peace and three years of full transit service for the millions of customers who rely on us every day.

“I’m proud of this deal, just as I’m proud of the many other things we’ve accomplished in my time here.

“I joined the TTC in 2014 when I was lured away from York Region to serve as the Chief Service Officer by then-CEO, and my friend, Andy Byford.

“My primary responsibility was for surface operations - bus and streetcar services.

“Andy also honoured me by naming me Deputy CEO.

“My task was to improve the surface network operations and address things like poor on-time performance and streetcar short turns that were a regular source of frustration for customers.

“I was also in charge of the Capital State of Good Repair program to address the replacement and upgrades of track, power, facilities and vehicles.

“These initiatives helped the TTC win the 2017 APTA “Transit System of the Year” - something I know Andy was very proud of!

“When I was named permanent CEO in July of 2018, I never lost sight of those core responsibilities.

“But I knew there was much more that needed to be done when it came to changing our corporate culture.

“This resulted in a number of ‘firsts’ for the TTC.

“Together with the Board and the amazing TTC staff, we did things like:

  • “We hired its first-ever Chief of Diversity and Culture and created the first-ever Action plan on Diversity and Inclusion. This was a ground-breaking and award-winning plan that ensures everyone who rides and works at the TTC feels welcome and safe.
  • “We also changed recruitment processes to ensure our workforce is reflective of our customers.
  • “We created the first international chapter of the Conference of Minority Transit Officials (COMTO).
  • “We created the first Capital Investment Plan for the TTC that outlines where investment is needed to ensure the long-term health of our infrastructure. Through that Plan, we secured Billions of dollars for new vehicles, station upgrades and expansion. And I want to thank elected officials from all levels of government for that.
  • “We created the first Data and Analytics Group and started using modern technology to improve service performance through real-time data collection.
  • “We also prioritized the greening of the TTC fleet with the purchase of the first battery-electric buses with a complete conversion to zero-emissions by 2040.

“There are plenty more, but I would just quickly mention managing service through the COVID-19 pandemic and the cyber security incident we experienced.

“Now, I need to be clear, these accomplishments are not mine alone, and in some cases, they are works that are ongoing.

“But no one does anything on their own!

“The credit for any success I’ve had goes to the almost 17,000 incredible employees of this organization and the exceptional Senior Management Team - past and present.

“I cannot begin to thank them enough for buying into our new vision and working tirelessly to implement it.

“Like me, they all understand our company is about customer service first and foremost.

“To TTC employees, I say thank you - from the bottom of my heart.

“You make me proud every day.

“I also want to thank the Boards and Chairs I have worked with.

“I always felt like their support and their guidance was also directed to achieving the best customer experience possible.

“So to Josh Colle, the late Jaye Robinson, Jon Burnside and current chair, Jamaal Myers, I say thanks.

“Also to former Mayor John Tory and current Mayor Olivia Chow.

“They were both willing to have difficult discussions about ways to keep this City moving better, but they always understood and backed us in our needs.

“I have a few other people to thank.

“To former York Region Chair Bill Fisch for taking a chance on a guy from Boston to lead York Region Transit in 2009.

“Moving here opened the door to me fulfilling a dream of becoming a Canadian Citizen - like all the hockey heroes of my childhood.

“Thanks also to my friends Andy Byford and Gary Webster for their vision and foresight.

“They knew that innovation and service excellence were the keys to the TTC’s success.

“I stand on their shoulders.

“Like they did, I hope I am leaving the organization better-positioned to continue to succeed for years to come.

“Last and certainly not least, my family.

“My wife of 27 years Anne-Marie, my children Bryan, Caroline and Courtney.

“When I uprooted their lives and moved them to another country in 2009, their love and support never wavered.

“They have always been there for me - even tolerating me.

“Even as the COVID pandemic changed things for our family, they continue to stand by me.

“As I said at the beginning, I will be stepping down effective August 30.

“Until then, I will continue to lead this organization with pride and with honour.

“And not to ruin the surprise, but we have a great announcement about increasing service at the beginning of September that I look forward to participating in!”*


Ontario Line - Pape Station: TTC trains bypass station, June 22, 23



Metrolinx is building the Ontario Line subway between Exhibition Place / Ontario Place and the area near the Ontario Science Centre, through downtown Toronto. Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23, TTC trains along Line 2 Bloor - Danforth...... Read on...

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Metrolinx is building the Ontario Line subway between Exhibition Place / Ontario Place and the area near the Ontario Science Centre, through downtown Toronto.


Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23, TTC trains along Line 2 Bloor - Danforth won’t stop at Pape Station due to Ontario Line construction. Metrolinx contractors are working near the station platform those days. The construction doesn’t affect bus service at Pape Station (at least not any more than it already has) and the station remains open to passengers.

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If you’re walking, biking or riding a bus to Pape Station and you want to travel along Line 2, here’s what you need do when you get to the station:

  • Board a shuttle bus at Pape Avenue and Danforth Avenue. Buses operate eastbound to Coxwell Station and westbound to Broadview Station.
    • Donlands and Greenwood stations are not accessible. If you need an accessible station, board the shuttle bus to Broadview or Coxwell station and board the subway there.

If you need to travel to Pape Station from another location on Line 2, here’s what you need to do:

  • If you’re travelling eastbound along Line 2 towards Pape Station, exit at Broadview or Chester stations and walk about five minutes eastward to Pape Station. Alternatively, shuttle buses operate both ways along Danforth Avenue between Broadview and Coxwell stations.
  • If you’re travelling westbound towards Pape Station, exit at Donlands Station and walk about five minutes westward to Pape Station. Alternatively, shuttle buses will operate both ways aong Danforth Avenue between Broadview and Coxwell stations. If you require an accessible connection, exit at Coxwell Station and board a shuttle bus on Danforth Avenue to travel to Pape Station.

No subway service, June 22, 23: St Clair to College



The TTC is closing Line 1 Yonge - University subway between Sheppard - Yonge and St Clair stations Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23. Line 1 trains operate only between Vaughan Metropolitan Centre and College stations and between...... Read on...

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The TTC is closing Line 1 Yonge - University subway between Sheppard - Yonge and St Clair stations Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23. Line 1 trains operate only between Vaughan Metropolitan Centre and College stations and between Finch and St Clair stations those days.

Shuttle buses partially replace subway service. The buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops near each station on the closed section of the line. TTC staff are available in each station to direct you to the shuttle-bus boarding and offloading locations.

(Or, consider a shuttle-bus alternative.)

College Station doesn’t have elevators, so the TTC recommends that northbound passengers needing accessibility help exit at Dundas Station and speak to any TTC employee for information and directions. Wheel-Trans vehicles will be available for anyone needing help to get around.

While this section of Line 1 is closed, TTC crews are maintaining the tracks and improving stations.

In a news release, the transit agency explains that, “While the TTC does most subway maintenance at the conclusion of service each night, it continues to require weekend and early weeknight closures to complete critical infrastructure and state-of-good-repair work.”

The TTC is closing this section of Line 1 once more in June:

  • Monday, June 24 until Thursday, June 27 — St Clair to College — close early — station improvements, track work.

Streetcars return to St. Clair Avenue, June 23



As part of the TTC’s plans to maintain a state of good repair and continue to modernize its streetcar system, it has upgraded the streetcar overhead power system and renewed other infrastructure in the terminals at St Clair West and...... Read on...

As part of the TTC’s plans to maintain a state of good repair and continue to modernize its streetcar system, it has upgraded the streetcar overhead power system and renewed other infrastructure in the terminals at St Clair West and St Clair stations and at several sites on St. Clair Avenue West.

The TTC has also co-ordinated this work with other projects in the area by Metrolinx, the City of Toronto and other agencies.

Since Sunday, September 3, the TTC has replaced streetcars with buses along the 512 St Clair route to accommodate these various construction projects.

Starting Sunday, June 23, the TTC resumes streetcar service along route 512. Since construction continues in the terminal at St Clair West Station, streetcars don’t stop in the loop at the station. Streetcar passengers wanting to connect with subway trains along Line 1 Yonge - University must board or exit cars on St. Clair Avenue West at Tweedsmuir Avenue — one block west of the station.

The transit agency also continues to detour buses along these routes, which would usually start and end their trips in St Clair West Station terminal:

  • 33 Forest Hill;
  • 90 Vaughan; and
  • 126 Christie.

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Construction in St Clair West Station terminal and the resulting TTC detours continue “until December 2024”, meaning as late as until December 31.


The TTC is also revising overnight service along St. Clair Avenue, starting early Monday, June 24.

It’s cancelling bus service along this route:

  • 312 St Clair - Junction overnight.

It’s operating streetcars along this new route:

  • 312 St Clair overnight.

It’s also introducing a new overnight bus route:

  • 340 Junction overnight.

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^ Image: TTC via Steve Munro.


Subway closes early, June 17 to 21: St Clair to College



The TTC is closing Line 1 Yonge - University subway between Sheppard - Yonge and St Clair stations earlier than usually, Monday, June 17 until Friday, June 20. Line 1 trains operate only between Vaughan Metropolitan Centre and College...... Read on...

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The TTC is closing Line 1 Yonge - University subway between Sheppard - Yonge and St Clair stations earlier than usually, Monday, June 17 until Friday, June 20. Line 1 trains operate only between Vaughan Metropolitan Centre and College stations and between Finch and St Clair stations after 11 p.m. those days.

Shuttle buses partially replace subway service. The buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops near each station on the closed section of the line. TTC staff are available in each to station to direct you to the shuttle-bus boarding and offloading locations.

(Or, consider a shuttle-bus alternative.)

College Station doesn’t have elevators, so the TTC recommends that northbound passengers needing accessibility help exit at Dundas Station and speak to any TTC employee for information and directions. Wheel-Trans vehicles will be available for anyone needing help to get around.

While this section of Line 1 is closed, TTC crews are maintaining the tracks and improving stations.

In a news release, the transit agency explains that, “While the TTC does most subway maintenance at the conclusion of service each night, it continues to require weekend and early weeknight closures to complete critical infrastructure and state-of-good-repair work.”


Single-track subway operation, late June 17 to 20: Finch West to Sheppard West



After 11 p.m. from Monday, June 15 until Thursday, June 20, the TTC is operating Line 1 Yonge - University subway trains in both directions along the southbound tracks only between Finch West and Sheppard West stations. During single-track...... Read on...

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After 11 p.m. from Monday, June 15 until Thursday, June 20, the TTC is operating Line 1 Yonge - University subway trains in both directions along the southbound tracks only between Finch West and Sheppard West stations.

During single-track operation, both south- and northbound trains alternate along the southbound tracks. The TTC is operating a subway shuttle train between Finch West and Sheppard West. The subway shuttle train operates along the southbound tracks, to accommodate “tunnel work” on the northbound tracks.

You must board southbound trains on the northbound platforms at Finch West and Downsview Park stations. You’ll have to change trains at Finch West and Sheppard West stations. You may also have to wait for trains longer than usually. Expect delays as much as 20 minutes for your trip.

If you require Wheel-Trans service, speak with any TTC customer service staff member for help or directions.

In a news release, the transit agency explains that, “While the TTC does most subway maintenance at the conclusion of service each night, it continues to require weekend and early weeknight closures to complete critical infrastructure and state-of-good-repair work.”


Fleet Street streetcar infrastructure upgrades: TTC detours, starting June 17



The TTC has announced that, starting 11 p.m. Monday, June 17, it’s revising Fleet Street service “during streetcar infrastructure upgrades”, affecting service. Buses replace all streetcars along this route: 509 Harbourfront. It’s detouring streetcars along this route: 511 Bathurst. Shuttle...... Read on...

The TTC has announced that, starting 11 p.m. Monday, June 17, it’s revising Fleet Street service “during streetcar infrastructure upgrades”, affecting service.

Buses replace all streetcars along this route:

  • 509 Harbourfront.

It’s detouring streetcars along this route:

  • 511 Bathurst.

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Shuttle buses replace route 511 cars south of Queen Street West.

Streetcar infrastructure upgrades and the resulting TTC detours continue until June 20 (4 a.m.)


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