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Dupont Station "Easier Access" project: Crews relocate overhead utilities, "mid-January"

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.

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 March 2017. This work includes excavating the elevator shaft in the City of Toronto’s right-of-way.

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.


TTC contractors started relocating underground utilities *on Dupont Street west of Spadina Road as the first step of the project last September.

“Mid-January” (or about Monday, January 15), crews start the next phase of the project to relocate overhead utilities near the intersection of Dupont and Spadina. Crews also start working inside Dupont Station.

They’ve installed a two-level construction trailer near the subway station entrance at the northwest corner of the intersection. Hoarding safely separates the trailer from traffic. For cyclist safety, the TTC has temporarily removed bicycle parking at the northwest corner during this project.

The work zone may block traffic lanes, but at least one lane is available for traffic in all directions.

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

  • 26 Dupont; and
  • 127 Davenport.

Crews maintain access to the subway-station entrance at the northwest corner of Dupont and Spadina. They’ll generally work from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day. Occasionally, they may work until 11 p.m. or weekends to complete the project as quickly as possible and to reduce the timeline for disrupting the neighbourhood.

You can expect construction-related noise and vibration during this phase of the project.

Crews continue relocating overhead utilities “until late spring” — or until about May 31 — when they start the next phase of the project. The next phase includes digging the shaft for elevator #2 on the northwest corner in the City of Toronto’s right-of-way.