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No subway service, Lawrence to Bloor,
September 19, 20



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The TTC is canceling subway service along the 1 Yonge - University line between Lawrence and Bloor Stations this weekend, Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20.

Frequent, accessible buses replace the trains, serving the bus terminal at Lawrence Station and then stopping to drop off or pick up passengers at all other stations along this section of the line. Lawrence, Eglinton, Davisville, St Clair and Rosedale stations are open for passengers to buy fares. Summerhill Station is closed.

Southbound buses likely operate along Yonge Street as far south as Davenport Road / Church Street, then proceed:

east- and southward along Church; and then
westward along Bloor Street East to Yonge, ending their streets.

Buses likely pick up passengers on the north side of Bloor Street East east of Yonge.

Northbound buses likely operate entirely along Yonge Street between Bloor and Lawrence Avenue.

For passengers requiring an elevator or using wheelchairs, scooters and other mobility aids, the TTC is operating Wheel-Trans buses between York Mills and Bloor Stations.

Lawrence, Eglinton, Davisville, St. Clair and Rosedale Stations remain open so you can pay or buy fares and connect with buses and streetcars. Summerhill Station is closed.

All trains serving the line operate between Finch and Lawrence Stations and between Downsview and Bloor Stations only.

TTC crews are working on a long-term project to replace signals along the line, while the subway is closed. The TTC must replace its signals, relays, wiring and cabling equipment, some of which is nearly 60 years old, since their frequent failure significantly impacts service. The TTC says that “This necessary signal and track work will result in a more reliable service.” Once it has completed its project to install new signals and automatic train control, the TTC can improve the frequency of subway service, resulting in less crowding and greater reliability of the signal system.

Regular subway service resumes Monday, September 21.

The TTC is again closing the same section of the subway line Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18.


Plan your trips on the subway ahead of time this Saturday and Sunday to avoid stress and crowds. Leave extra time in your schedule and expect longer traveling times those days.

While shuttle buses between the two stations will operate frequently, they will be crowded.

Consider traveling along the University - Spadina branch, instead of the Yonge branch, this weekend, when traveling to and from downtown Toronto and avoid the shuttle buses entirely.

Ride buses or streetcars on routes serving streets north or south of the closure to reach stations on the University branch, instead of boarding the subway on the Yonge branch:

  • Ride buses operating along the 84 Sheppard West route and board the subway at Downsview Station, instead of Sheppard - Yonge Station.
  • Ride buses operating along the 96 Wilson or 165 Weston Rd North routes and board the subway at Wilson Station, instead of York Mills Station.
  • Ride buses operating along the 52 Lawrence West route and board the subway at Lawrence West Station, instead of Lawrence Station, if you’re traveling from west of Lawrence West Station.
  • Ride buses operating along the 32 Eglinton West route and board the subway at Eglinton West Station, instead of Eglinton Station.
  • Ride streetcars operating along the 512 St. Clair route and board the subway at St. Clair West Station, instead of St. Clair Station.
  • Ride trains operating along the 2 Bloor - Danforth subway line and board the 1 Yonge - University - Spadina line at St. George Station, instead of Yonge Station.
  • Ride streetcars operating along the 506 Carlton route and board the subway at Queen’s Park Station, instead of College Station.
  • Ride streetcars operating along the 505 Dundas route and board the subway at St. Patrick Station, instead of Dundas Station.
  • Ride streetcars operating along the 501 Queen route and board the subway at Osgoode Station, instead of Queen Station.
  • Ride streetcars operating along the 504 King route and board the subway at St. Andrew Station, instead of King Station.