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Field investigation near Lansdowne Station
for future "Easier Access" project

The TTC is continuing its “Easier Access” program to install elevators in its subway 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 continues to plan and design future elevators at Lansdowne Station. It’s assessing soil conditions near the station this Tuesday, December 6 and Wednesday, December 7. During this process, crews obtain ground samples by drilling two holes in the Toronto Parking Authority (“Green P”) lot just north of Bloor Street West between Lansdowne Avenue and St. Clarens Avenue.

The crews also drill and core for a sample in the roadway across from 477 St. Clarens Avenue.

The crews work only from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. this Tuesday and Wednesday with a drilling unit and hydro-vacuum truck. The hydro-vacuum digs a guide-hole to make sure that drilling does not disturb underground utilities.

You can expect to hear noise when the equipment is fully operating.

The work does not disrupt subway service.

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