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No subway service, August 27, 28:
Lawrence to Bloor



BY_to_Lawrence.jpgThis weekend, Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28, the TTC is closing the 1 Yonge - University subway line between Lawrence and Bloor Stations.

Trains operate along line 1 only between Finch and Lawrence Stations and between Downsview and Bloor Stations this weekend.

While this section of the subway is closed, the TTC is operating as many as 100 shuttle buses along Yonge Street. The buses start and end their trips in Lawrence Station bus terminal and loop at the south end of their route along Church Street and Bloor Street East to drop off and pick up passengers at Bloor and Yonge Streets. The buses stop on Yonge Street at the intersections nearest to all subway stations on the closed section of the line.

The TTC has not yet equipped PRESTO fare-card devices on all shuttle buses. Carry tokens, tickets or cash, in case the vehicle that arrives at your stop is not yet PRESTO-ready.

Wheel-Trans buses operate between Finch and Eglinton stations. Speak with any TTC staff member to ask for the service.


TTC crews are carrying out essential track and signal work during the closure. They’re:

  • performing major maintenance to the cross-over track between Eglinton Station and south of Berwick Avenue;
  • upgrading electrical systems in the open-air section from south of the Kay Gardner Beltline Bridge to north of Davisville Station;
  • repairing track north of Rosedale Station; and
  • removing eight dead trees
  • between Hillsdale Avenue West and Manor Road West - three trees on the east embankment and one tree on the west embankment; and
  • between Lola Road and Imperial Street - four trees on the east embankment.

To provide a faster trip for passengers and keep traffic flowing, the City of Toronto is restricting parking on both sides of Yonge Street between Lawrence and St Clair Avenues from 3:30 a.m. Saturday until 11:59 p.m. Sunday.


Shuttle-bus alternatives

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 operate frequently, they will be crowded.

Consider traveling along the University 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 and 196 York University rocket routes 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.
  • Ride buses operating along the 32 Eglinton West route and board the subway at Eglinton West Station, instead of Eglinton Station.
  • Ride buses 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 and 514 Cherry routes and board the subway at St. Andrew Station, instead of King Station.