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TTC closes Keele Station parking lot, November 15

Update — January 26, 6:16 p.m.: The TTC reopened the lot this morning.

Starting Monday, November 15, the TTC is again closing the commuter parking lot at Keele Station for construction.

This time, contractors are paving the lot and upgrading the lighting. The TTC has scheduled this project to end in January. However, the weather may affect the progress of the work. If the winter weather prevents work from proceeding, the TTC will reopen the lot temporarily, and then continue the paving project in the spring.

During the work, the TTC is keeping the automated entrance / exit at the east end of the station that leads to the parking lot open. However, pedestrian walking to and from Indian Road will only be able to use a fenced-in pathway between the station and the street. All pedestrians can still use the main access from Keele Street.

While the lot is closed, contractors will:

  • remove the pavement;
  • improve the drainage system;
  • repair the catch basins;
  • install new electrical feeds to new light standards;
  • install new guard rails
  • place and compact “granular material” (that probably means “gravel”); and
  • grading and paving the lot and painting lines.

Commuters who usually park at Keele Station must either park at another subway or use the subway for their entire trip. The nearest TTC commuter parking lots are at Eglinton West, Islington and Kipling Stations.

The TTC previously closed the parking lot at Keele Station from October, 2009 until Tuesday, May 5, 2010.

During that work, contractors repaired and replaced parts of the concrete overpass that carries the subway tracks above the parking lot.