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No subway service, September 3, 4, 5:
Pape to St George



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All day tomorrow, Saturday, September 3, Sunday, September 4 and Labour Day, Monday, September 5, the TTC is closing the 2 Bloor - Danforth line between Pape and St George stations, as the City of Toronto crews maintain the concrete structures under the Prince Edward Viaduct and the TTC crews maintain the signal system, tracks and stations and install PRESTO fare-card infrastructure. All Line 2 trains operate only between Kennedy and Pape stations and between Kipling and St George stations this weekend.

The TTC’s replacing subway service with both local and express shuttle buses between the two stations:

  • Local shuttle buses start and end their trips in the bus terminals at Pape and St George Stations, then operate along Danforth Avenue, the Prince Edward Viaduct and Bloor Streets East and West. They drop off or pick up passengers at the intersections nearest to subway stations:
  • at Chester and Broadview Avenues, Castle Frank Road, Sherbourne, Yonge and Bay Streets.
  • To improve service for passengers traveling to and from the Canadian National Exhibition, the TTC is also operating express shuttle buses directly between Pape and St George stations. The westbound express shuttles stop at Bloor-Yonge and Bay stations. The eastbound express shuttles do not stop between St George and Pape.

PRESTO fare-card devices may not be available on all shuttle buses. If you’re a PRESTO user, carry tokens or exact cash in case the bus that arrives does not have PRESTO.

To reduce congestion and help improve travel times for TTC passengers and all road users, the City is prohibiting parking on both sides of Danforth Avenue from 3:30 a.m. Saturday until 12:01 a.m. Tuesday:

  • between Pape and Broadview Avenues.

It’s also prohibiting parking on both sides of Bloor Streets East and West at the same time:

  • between Sherbourne and Huntley Streets;
  • between Ted Rogers Way and Church Street; and
  • between Avenue Road / Queen’s Park and St George Street.

All subway stations on the closed section of Line 2 remain open for you to buy tickets, tokens and passes or to connect with buses and streetcars.

If you need accessible transportation, Wheel-Trans buses also operate between Pape and St George stations. You can ask for the Wheel-Trans bus by speaking with a supervisor at these stations.


Shuttle-bus alternatives

One way that you can reduce the impact of the closure is by planning ahead, leaving earlier than usually and giving yourself more time to get to where you’re going.

Although shuttle buses replacing subway service will be frequent, they may also be crowded.

Regular TTC buses and streetcars provide less frequent, less direct, but, perhaps, less stressful alternatives. Consider boarding, buses or streetcars east or west of the closure to by-pass the crowds, if you’re traveling to and from downtown.

  • ride streetcars operating along the 504 King route at Dundas West station. Connect with the 1 Yonge - University line at St Andrew or King stations.
  • ride streetcars operating along the 505 Dundas route at Dundas West station. Connect with the 1 Yonge - University line at St Patrick or Dundas stations.
  • ride streetcars operating along the 506 Carlton route at Main Street Station. Connect with the 1 Yonge - University line at Queen’s Park or College stations.
  • ride buses operating along the 94 Wellesley route at Ossington Station. Connect with the 1 Yonge - University line at Wellesley Station.

The TTC has previously closed this section of the subway several times this year:

It plans to close the same section of the subway on several more occasions this year:

  • Saturday, October 7, Sunday, October 8 and Thanksgiving, Monday, October 9;
  • Saturday, November 5 and Sunday, November 6; and
  • Saturday, November 26 and Sunday, November 27.
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