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Subway closes early, Sheppard - Yonge to Eglinton: October 18 to 21



The TTC is closing Line 1 Yonge - University subway between Sheppard - Yonge and Eglinton stations earlier than usually Monday, October 18 until Thursday, October 21. Line 1 subway trains operate only between Finch and Sheppard - Yonge...... Read on...

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The TTC is closing Line 1 Yonge - University subway between Sheppard - Yonge and Eglinton stations earlier than usually Monday, October 18 until Thursday, October 21. Line 1 subway trains operate only between Finch and Sheppard - Yonge stations and between Vaughan Metropolitan Centre and Eglinton stations after 11 p.m. those evenings.

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.)

Most stations on this section of Line 1 remain open, so you can buy fares or connect to TTC buses and Line 4 Sheppard subway trains. However, Lawrence Station is closed.

Note also that the TTC is temporarily closing the Old York Mills Road entrance / exit at York Mills Station. Enter or exit the station in the York Mills Centre or Yonge Corporate Centre or at the northwest corner of Yonge Street and Wilson Avenue.


While this section of Line 1 is closed, TTC crews are upgrading the tunnel and signals in the subway corridor.

According to a TTC news release, “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… signal upgrades.”


The TTC is closing this section of Line 1 twice more in October:

  • Saturday, October 23 and Sunday, October 24 - Finch to St Clair - Metrolinx construction on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit line; track work.
  • Monday, October 25 until Thursday, October 29 - Sheppard - Yonge to Eglinton - close early - tunnel and signal upgrades.

GO revises services, October 18: some trains operate to and from London



GO Transit is revising service along train lines and bus routes, starting Monday, October 18. The highlight? For the first time, one Monday-to-Friday train in each direction operates to or from London....... Read on...

GO Transit is revising service along train lines and bus routes, starting Monday, October 18.

The highlight? For the first time, one Monday-to-Friday train in each direction operates to or from London.


Queen East construction: Buses replace streetcars east of Broadview, October 18 to 23



Since Tuesday, October 12, the TTC has replaced streetcars with buses along Queen Street East east of Greenwood Avenue. TTC crews are replacing the overhead streetcar wiring on that part of Queen East. From 10 p.m. Monday, October 18 until...... Read on...

Since Tuesday, October 12, the TTC has replaced streetcars with buses along Queen Street East east of Greenwood Avenue. TTC crews are replacing the overhead streetcar wiring on that part of Queen East.

From 10 p.m. Monday, October 18 until 4 a.m. Tuesday, October 19 and continuing overnight nightly, the TTC temporarily expands the work zone to the area west of Greenwood.

Accordingly, it’s further revising the paths for transit vehicles along these routes, during this part of the project:

  • 501 Queen streetcars; and
  • 501N Queen - Neville Park shuttle buses.

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This phase of construction on Queen and the resulting TTC detours continue until October 23 (4 a.m.) Afterwards, buses and streetcars resume their previous routing.


Kingston Road Highland Creek construction: TTC detour, starting October 18



Tuesday, October 12, City of Toronto contractors started a project to reconstruct the road and replace the City-owned portion of substandard water services on Kingston Road between Centennial Road and Deep Dene Drive. During the project, the City is closing...... Read on...

Tuesday, October 12, City of Toronto contractors started a project to reconstruct the road and replace the City-owned portion of substandard water services

  • on Kingston Road between Centennial Road and Deep Dene Drive.

During the project, the City is closing the eastbound lanes to traffic and only westbound traffic can flow on this portion of Kingston.

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Starting Monday, October 18, the TTC is detouring buses along these routes, while the traffic lanes are closed:

  • 86 Scarborough; and
  • 986 Scarborough express.

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Construction on Kingston Road and the resulting TTC detour continue until December 13. Construction (and, likely, the TTC detour) resume from April 1 until August 29, 2022.


During this project, contractors are:

  • replacing any City-owned water service pipes that do not meet City standards from the water main to the private property line;
  • replacing the sidewalks;
  • replacing the traffic control lights and devices at the intersection of Kingston with Ellesmere Road;
  • replacing curbs and gutters;
  • digging up the road surface and installing a new road base and base asphalt; and
  • paving the road surface.

No subway service, October 16 and 17: Lawrence to St Clair



The TTC is closing part of Line 1 Yonge - University subway between Lawrence and St Clair stations all day Saturday, October 16 and Sunday, October 17. Line 1 trains operate only between Finch and Sheppard - Yonge stations...... Read on...

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The TTC is closing part of Line 1 Yonge - University subway between Lawrence and St Clair stations all day Saturday, October 16 and Sunday, October 17. Line 1 trains operate only between Finch and Sheppard - Yonge stations and between St Clair and Vaughan Metropolitan Centre stations this weekend.

Frequent shuttle buses partly replace the trains, stopping in subway station bus terminals or on the street near each station of the closed section of the line.

(Or, consider a shuttle-bus alternative.)

While this section of Line 1 is closed, Metrolinx contractors continue working on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit. The TTC will also take advantage of this closure to perform maintenance in this area

All stations remain open so you can pay fares or connect with TTC buses and streetcars.

Since Lawrence Station is not yet an accessible station, if you’re travelling southbound along Line 1 and need an accessible connection, exit the train at York Mills Station and ask a TTC customer service employee for help or directions.

According to a TTC news release, “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… signal upgrades.”


The TTC is closing this section of Line 1 three more times in October:

  • Monday, October 18 until Thursday, October 21 - Finch to Eglinton - close early - tunnel and signal upgrades.
  • Saturday, October 23 and Sunday, October 24 - Sheppard-Yonge to Eglinton - Metrolinx construction on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit line; track work.
  • Monday, October 25 until Thursday, October 29 - Finch to Eglinton - close early - tunnel and signal upgrades.

Dundas West / Bloor West track repairs: TTC detours, October 15 to 18



Since 9 a.m. Thursday, October 14, TTC track crews have set up a work zone to maintain a section of the streetcar tracks on Dundas Street West just south of Bloor Street West. During this project, crews are repairing the...... Read on...

Since 9 a.m. Thursday, October 14, TTC track crews have set up a work zone to maintain a section of the streetcar tracks

  • on Dundas Street West just south of Bloor Street West.

During this project, crews are repairing the concrete margin and replacing worn rail at the northbound streetcar stop.

Crews work only in the track area to:

  • saw-cut, mill, break and remove broken concrete at the track margin and to expose the rail;
  • replace old rail with new rail; and
  • place new concrete.

Starting 10 p.m. Friday, October 18, the TTC is detouring streetcars along these routes around the work zone:

  • 306 Carlton overnight; and
  • 505 Dundas.

Shuttle buses replace the cars between Dundas West Station and Dundas Street West / Howard Park Avenue.

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^ Note that the map suggests that streetcars detour along Roncesvalles Avenue between Dundas Street West and Howard Park Avenue. This diversion is physically impossible. Streetcars can only detour along Howard Park between Dundas West and Roncesvalles.

Track repairs on Dundas Street West and the resulting TTC detours continue until October 18 (4 a.m.).


Metrolinx and GO renaming Lincolnville GO Station to honour 200-year-old elm tree, October 16



^ The elm tree stands tall during construction. Elm trees can grow to more than 25 metres in height. Image, Metrolinx. This Saturday, October 16, Metrolinx and GO Transit are renaming Lincolnville GO Station to honour the 200-year-old elm...... Read on...

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^ The elm tree stands tall during construction. Elm trees can grow to more than 25 metres in height. Image, Metrolinx.

This Saturday, October 16, Metrolinx and GO Transit are renaming Lincolnville GO Station to honour the 200-year-old elm tree that stands on the site of the new station.

That day, the transit agencies start dubbing the station in the Town of Whitchurch - Stouffville as Old Elm GO Station.

In a Metrolinx news blog post Aman Gill, Metrolinx communications planning senior advisor writes, “In preliminary plans for the new station, the tree was slated for removal to clear a path for the new bus loop. However, after consultation with the community and stakeholders in 2019, the importance of the tree to the surrounding community was clear and its preservation quickly emerged as a top priority for the project.”

The project to replace the station with a new one continues. According to the post, “the future relocated Old Elm GO station will be easier to navigate and provide [passengers] a safer and more reliable transit experience. It is also designed to accommodate increased GO service along the Stouffville line.” Metrolinx expects to complete the new station in early 2022.

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^ Rendering of the future Old Elm GO Station (formerly Lincolnville). Image, Metrolinx.

One of the major safety improvements at the new station means passengers no longer have to cross tracks to catch their bus or train.

Old Elm GO Station will also include:

  • 672 parking spaces;
  • better access for pedestrian and cyclists;
  • A bus loop to connect GO passengers with York Region Transit; and
  • An accessible platform, and barrier-free access to parking and passenger pick-up and drop-off area.

The current Lincolnville GO Station will become a train-layover facility where Metrolinx can store and maintain more trains.

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^ Rendering of the bus loop at the future Old Elm GO Station (formerly Lincolnville). Image, Metrolinx.


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


Subway closes early, Finch to Eglinton: October 12 to 14



The TTC is closing Line 1 Yonge - University subway between Finch and Eglinton stations earlier than usually Tuesday, October 12 until Thursday, October 14. Line 1 subway trains operate only between Vaughan Metropolitan Centre and Eglinton stations after...... Read on...

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The TTC is closing Line 1 Yonge - University subway between Finch and Eglinton stations earlier than usually Tuesday, October 12 until Thursday, October 14. Line 1 subway trains operate only between Vaughan Metropolitan Centre and Eglinton stations after 11 p.m. those days.

Shuttle buses partly replace subway service, dropping off or picking up passengers at stops on Yonge Street near stations on the closed section of the line. TTC staff are available in each station to direct you to shuttle-bus stops.

(Or, consider a shuttle-bus alternative.)

Most stations on the closed section of the subway line remain open so you can pay for fares or connect with TTC buses and Line 4 Sheppard subway trains or GO Transit and York Region Transit buses. However, North York Centre Station is closed. Note also that the TTC is temporarily closing exits / entrances at three stations:

  • At Sheppard - Yonge Station, it is temporarily closing the automatic entrance / exits on Yonge Street at Poyntz Avenue and Anndale Drive. You can use all other exits / entrances at the station.
  • At York Mills Station, it is temporarily closing the Old York Mills Road entrance / exit. Enter or exit the station in the York Mills Centre or Yonge Corporate Centre or at the northwest corner of Yonge Street and Wilson Avenue.
  • At Lawrence Station, it’s closing the entrances / exits at Bedford Park and Ranleigh Avenues. Enter or exit the station on Yonge Street at Lawrence Avenues East and West.

While this section of Line 1 is closed, TTC crews are maintaining the tracks in the subway corridor.

According to a TTC news release, “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 [signal] upgrades.”


The TTC is closing this section of Line 1 four more times in October:

  • Saturday, October 16 and Sunday, October 17 - Lawrence to St Clair - Metrolinx construction on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit line.
  • Monday, October 18 until Thursday, October 21 - Finch to Eglinton - close early - tunnel and signal upgrades.
  • Saturday, October 23 and Sunday, October 24 - Sheppard-Yonge to Lawrence - Metrolinx construction on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit line; track work.
  • Monday, October 25 until Thursday, October 29 - Finch to Eglinton - close early - tunnel and signal upgrades.

Thanksgiving holiday service, October 11



The TTC, GO Transit and other transit agencies in the Greater Golden Horseshoe area are adjusting their schedules this Monday, October 11 — Thanksgiving....... Read on...

The TTC, GO Transit and other transit agencies in the Greater Golden Horseshoe area are adjusting their schedules this Monday, October 11Thanksgiving.


Queen East construction: Buses replace streetcars east of Greenwood, starting October 10



Overnight nightly from 10 p.m. until 4 a.m. and from Monday, October 18 until Saturday, October 23, the TTC expands the work zone to west of Greenwood Avenue. It’s revising the paths for buses and streetcars during those overnight periods....... Read on...

Overnight nightly from 10 p.m. until 4 a.m. and from Monday, October 18 until Saturday, October 23, the TTC expands the work zone to west of Greenwood Avenue. It’s revising the paths for buses and streetcars during those overnight periods.


Starting Sunday, October 10, the TTC is operating buses, instead of streetcars, on Queen Street East east of Greenwood Avenue along this route:

The TTC has not announced a reason for the service change, but according to transit blogger Steve Munro, it’s upgrading the overhead [streetcar] wiring on the street. The project is part of TTC’s system-wide program of upgrading the overhead wiring to allow full pantograph operation for its new low-floor Toronto Flexity streetcars.

The transit agency is operating buses along this new, temporary bus route between Neville Park Loop and Lakeshore Garage on Commissioners Street:

  • 501N Queen - Neville Park.

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Streetcars continue to detour along King Streets East and West west of Parliament Street due to ongoing construction projects:

Streetcars along route 501 only operate as far westward as King West and Spadina Avenue.


Due to the multiple construction projects in the Queen / Queensway / Lake Shore corridor, the TTC is also revising overnight service.

It’s replacing streetcars with buses along this route:

  • 301 Queen overnight.

It’s also extending the path so that the buses operate between Long Branch and Neville Park loops, avoiding the need for passengers to transfer.

And, it’s cancelling this temporary shuttle-bus route:

  • 301L Queen - Long Branch overnight.

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