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No subway service, July 15, 16: Jane to Ossington


The TTC is upgrading the tracks on the 2 Bloor - Danforth subway line this weekend, so it’s closing the line between Jane and Ossington stations.

All day Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16, Line 2 trains operate only between Kipling and Jane stations and between Kennedy and Ossington stations.

More than 40 shuttle buses replace subway service between Jane and Ossington. The buses operate along Bloor Street West between the two stations, stopping only at the intersections nearest to subway stations along the route.

The TTC is assigning Wheel-Trans buses to also operate between Jane and Ossington stations. You can speak to a TTC staff member at these two stations to ask for a Wheel-Trans bus.

While the subway line is closed, TTC crews are replacing rails and rail ties, especially in the open-air section of the line between Keele and Dundas West stations. TTC crews have been working on this section of the line to prepare the weekend closure nightly since June 28.

Regular subway service resumes Monday, July 17.

To reduce congestion and help improve travel times for all road users on Bloor Street West — including the shuttle buses — this weekend, the City of Toronto is banning parking on both sides of the street between Jane Street and Ossington Avenue. The parking ban is in effect from 3:30 a.m. Saturday until 12:01 a.m. Monday.

All day Saturday, during Bloor West Street Fest, the City is closing:

  • Bloor Street West between Armadale Avenue and Runnymede Road,

so the TTC must divert the shuttle buses.

From 6 a.m. until midnight Saturday, eastbound buses start their trips in Jane Station bus terminal, then proceed:

southward along Armadale Avenue;
eastward along Bloor Street West;
northward along Jane Street;
eastward along Annette Street; and then
southward along Runnymede Road,
resuming their regular route eastward along Bloor West.

Westbound buses operate along their regular route to Bloor Street West and Runnymede Road, then proceed:

northward along Runnymede;
westward along Annette Street;
southward along Jane Street; and then
eastward into Jane Station bus terminal,
ending their trips.

The TTC may operate some buses east- and westward along Colbeck Street between Jane Street and Runnymede Road, instead of Annette Street, to maintain efficient service during the festival.

Shuttle-bus alternatives

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:

  • 26 Dupont buses between Jane and St George Stations;
  • 94 Wellesley buses between Ossington and Castle Frank Stations; and
  • 504 King and 505 Dundas streetcars to and from downtown between Dundas West and Broadview stations.

According to the TTC, “Maintaining subway infrastructure in a state-of-good-repair is critical to ensuring a safe, reliable transit system. While the TTC does much of its maintenance work on the subway at the conclusion of service each night, it will continue to require weekend closures to complete improvements to infrastructure and signals, such as automatic train control. One weekend of work during a subway closure equals about five weeks of nightly work.”

In this video, the TTC’s chief executive officer, Andy Byford and executive director of corporate communications, Brad Ross, further explain why the TTC closes parts of its subway network weekends: