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Finch West LRT - Driftwood: TTC detour, starting April 21



Update — Wednesday, May 12, 8:34 a.m.: Construction near the future Driftwood LRT stop and the resulting TTC detours continue until June 18.


Update — Saturday, April 24, 11:43 p.m.: Construction near the future Driftwood LRT stop and the resulting TTC detours continue until May 21.


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Metrolinx contractors continue building the Finch West light rail transit line between Humber College and Finch West subway station in the Etobicoke and North York areas of Toronto.


Crews are installing part of the guideway — the track bed — this spring to test the first set of light rail vehicles that will arrive this summer. They’re installing the first part of the track in the centre lanes

  • on Finch Avenue West between Norfinch Drive / Oakdale Road and Sentinel Road and
  • at the maintenance and storage facility, on the west side of York Gate Boulevard, just north of Finch West.

Starting 2 a.m. Wednesday, April 21, the work zone for the guideway-installation project blocks through north-south traffic

  • on Driftwood Avenue at Finch Avenue West,

the site of the future Driftwood LRT stop. The work zone also limits vehicle access at the intersection only to “right-in and right-out” turns.

Crews mostly work from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. However, to keep the project on deadline and to reduce the timeline for disrupting the nearby communities, they may also occasionally work overnight.

(Updated — Saturday, April 24, 11:43 p.m.) (Updated — Wednesday, May 12, 8:34 a.m.) The road closure near the future Driftwood LRT stop and the resulting TTC detour continue until May 7 until May 21 until June 18.


For transit passengers

  • Starting Wednesday, April 21, the TTC is detouring buses along this route:
  • 108 Driftwood.

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  • Passengers aboard buses along these routes can also expect delays:
  • 36 / 36A Finch West; and
  • 336 Finch West overnight.

The TTC may also temporarily relocate bus stops in the area.


For motorists

  • The work zone blocks centre lanes on Finch West between Jane Street and east of Driftwood Avenue.
  • Just one lane is available for traffic in each direction along Finch West near the work zone.
  • North-south traffic on Driftwood may only turn right onto Finch. East-west traffic on Finch may only turn right onto Driftwood.
  • Southbound traffic on San Romanoway may only turn right onto Finch. Eastbound traffic on Finch has no access to San Romanoway.
  • Eastbound traffic on Finch West may access northbound Driftwood by detouring:

northward along Jane Street; and then
eastward along Stong Court to Driftwood.

  • Westbound traffic on Finch may access southbound Driftwood by detouring:

south- and eastward along Topcliffe Avenue to Driftwood.

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  • Southbound traffic on Driftwood must detour

westward along Stong;
southward along Jane; and then
eastward along Yewtree Boulevard to Driftwood.

  • Northbound traffic reverses the southbound detour routing.

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(Updated — Saturday, April 24, 11:43 p.m.) (Updated — Wednesday, May 12, 8:34 a.m.) From Wednesday, April 21 until 5 p.m. Friday, May 7 May 21 June 18, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Driftwood Avenue and Stong Court, then detour:

westward along Stong;
southward along Jane Street; and then
eastward along Yewtree Boulevard to Driftwood,
resuming their regular route southward along Driftwood.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Driftwood Avenue across from Wilmont Drive and at Finch Avenue West and Yewtree Boulevard.

Instead, southbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Jane Street beside #4148 Jane and beyond Finch Avenue West.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Driftwood Avenue at Finch Avenue West, Wilmont Drive and Stong Court.

Instead, northbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Jane Street beyond Yewtree Boulevard and Finch Avenue West and at San Romanoway and Stong Court.
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