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Open house for Pape Station modernization, March 5

Update, Monday, March 3, 6:45 p.m.: The TTC has now issued a media release confirming the date and time of the open house, although the information does not appear on the TTC’s station modernization webpages. this post now updates some earlier information.

Some Transit Toronto readers are reporting that the TTC has invited them to an open house on Wednesday, March 5 about the plans to modernize Pape Station on the 2 Bloor-Danforth subway line.

The event will take place from 7 until 9 p.m., in the basement of Holy Name Parish Church, 71 Gough Avenue, Danforth Avenue entrance, one block west of Pape Avenue on Danforth. (The church is wheelchair-accessible.)

The TTC is inviting the public to comment on the design, “view the finish materials and artwork and find out what to expect during construction”.

In August, the TTC will begin a two-year project to modernize the station, upgrade station finishes, integrate public art, enhance station entrances, improve lighting and signage at all station levels and improve public access.

Key components of the project include include:

  • modifying the bus terminal layout, including a weather-protected waiting area beside the main station entrance;
  • installing new elevators to provide full accessibility between the station entrance, bus platforms, station concourse, and subway platforms; and
  • building a new second exit from the east end of both platforms to street level.

More information on the station modernization project.