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TTC opens subway late, August 16,
between Lawrence West, St Clair West



Update — Sunday, August 16, 11:58 a.m.: Toronto Hydro finished its emergency repairs earlier than it expected, so the TTC restored regular subway service around 11:30 a.m.


Tomorrow, Sunday, August 16, Toronto Hydro is making emergency repairs to its power infrastructure in the area of Eglinton West Station. Hydro crews need about 10 to 12 hours to complete the work.

To accommodate the work, the TTC won’t open part of the 1 Yonge - University subway line between Lawrence West and St. Clair West Stations until 4 p.m. tomorrow. Buses replace subway service. Wheel-Trans buses operate between Lawrence West and St. George Stations, for those requiring an accessible connection to the subway. (Lawrence West and St George have elevators to and from the subway platforms.)

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Although the TTC has not announced the routing for buses, here’s how they’ve operated on previous occasions when the TTC has had to close the part of the subway line.

Southbound buses start their trips in Lawrence West Station bus terminal, then proceed:

westward along Lawrence Avenue West;
southward along Marlee Avenue;
eastward along Glencairn Avenue, stopping to drop off or pick up passengers at Glencairn Station,
southward along Bathurst Street;
westward along St. Clair Avenue West; and then
northward into St. Clair West Station,
ending their trips.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound routing.

Due to ongoing construction of the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit line on Eglinton Avenue West, the buses do not operate to and from Eglinton West Station. Instead, buses stop to pick up passengers on Bathurst Street at Eglinton West.


Expect the shuttle buses to be crowded. Instead, consider boarding, or remaining aboard, eastbound buses and street cars to connect with the Yonge branch of the subway line. This applies not just to the closed section of the subway, but to stations north and south of the closure, so you can avoid the University branch entirely.

North of the closed section of the subway:

  • ride buses operating along the 84 Sheppard West or 196 York University rocket routes to Sheppard - Yonge, instead of Downsview Station; or
  • ride buses operating along the 96 Wilson or 165 Weston Rd North routes to York Mills Station, instead of Wilson Station.

At the closed section of the subway:

  • ride buses operating along the 52 Lawrence West route to Lawrence, instead of Lawrence West Station;
  • ride buses operating along the 14 Glencairn route to Davisville, instead of Glencairn Station;
  • ride buses operating along the 32 Eglinton West route to Eglinton, instead of Eglinton West Station; or
  • ride streetcars operating along the 512 St Clair route to St Clair, instead of St Clair Station.

South of the closed section of the subway

  • ride buses operating along the 26 Dupont route to St George Station or the 127 Davenport route to Spadina Station, instead of Dupont Station;
  • ride streetcars operating along the 506 Carlton route to College, instead of Queen’s Park Station;
  • ride streetcars operating along the 505 Dundas route to Dundas, instead of St Patrick Station;
  • ride streetcars operating along the 501 Queen route to Queen, instead of Osgoode Station; or
  • ride streetcars operating along the 504 King route to King, instead of St Andrew Station.

You can also ride the 2 Bloor - Danforth subway line from Spadina or St George Stations to connect with the Yonge branch at Bloor - Yonge Station.

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