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Dupont Station "Easier Access" project: Crews relocating utilities, starting September 8



Update — Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 6:42 a.m.: Construction is ending on the north side of Dupont Street. Crews start relocating overhead utilities on the south side of the street, Monday, July 17, 2017. They’ll also start working to install elevators 1 and 3 on the south-east corner of Dupont and Spadina Road.


Update — Saturday, March 5, 2016, 5:29 a.m.: Crews start working on elevator 2 on the northwest corner of Dupont Street and Spadina Road Monday, March 14. During this part of the project, they’ll block traffic lanes in the northwest corner of the intersection for about one year, or until about March 31, 2017. This work includes excavating the elevator shaft in the City of Toronto’s right-of-way.


Update — Friday, January 15, 2016, 4:15 p.m.: Work starts on phase two of the project mid-January, 2016 and continues until late spring. During phase two, crews relocate overhead utilities.


The TTC is continuing its “Easier Access” program to install elevators in its rapid-transit stations, making the subway system accessible for everyone. The program supports the Government of Ontario’s Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. The provincial legislation commits the TTC to achieving a barrier-free transit system by 2025.


The TTC’s project to install new elevators at Dupont Station includes:

  • Three elevators so that passengers can access all levels of the station;
  • Accessible fare gates;
  • Barrier-free path to and from the subway platform;
  • Better signs; and
  • Closed circuit television (CCTC)security cameras.

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Starting Tuesday, September 8, a TTC contractor is relocating underground utilities on Dupont Street just west of Spadina Road. This work helps the TTC get ready for the project.

The TTC expects this early phase of the project to require about four weeks — or until about October 9 — to complete. After this phase, other contractors will relocate more utilities at the intersection. The TTC is planning for contractors to complete all utility work “by the end of 2015” or by December 31.

  • Traffic continues to flow through the intersection during this work, although crews may block south- and westbound traffic lanes.
  • The City of Toronto is temporarily restricting east-to-north left turns from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. each day.
  • The work zone blocks the north-south pedestrian crossing on the west side of the intersection. Pedestrians must cross on the east side. A “paid-duty” Toronto Police Service officer will be on-site to help direct traffic and pedestrians during working hours.

Crews generally work every day from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. so they can complete the work as quickly as possible and reduce the timeline for disrupting the neighbourhood.

The TTC may temporarily relocate bus stops near the work zone. Passengers aboard buses along these routes can expect delays:

  • 26 Dupont; and
  • 127 Davenport.
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