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Greenwood Station "Easier Access" construction: Project starts "this fall"

Update — Friday, February 4, 3:58 p.m.: Construction on phase 2 starts Monday, February 7.

Update — Friday, December 3, 3:46 p.m.: Construction on phase 1 started today.

The TTC is continuing its “Easier Access” program to install elevators in its rapid-transit 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.

Yesterday, Thursday, October 7, the TTC hosted a community meeting during which staff presented to members of the public their plans for making Greenwood Station accessible.

The work includes a barrier-free path from the main entrance to all levels of the station, including installing:

  • two elevators to access east- and westbound platforms;
  • automatic sliding station-entry doors;
  • better signs;
  • closed-circuit television (CCTV) security cameras beside the accessible pathway; and
  • public art, as part of the TTC Public Art Program.


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Construction phases

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Transit and traffic impacts

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Construction at the station won’t affect subway service along Line 2 Bloor - Danforth. The station will remain open to passengers during all phases of construction. However, during part of the project the work zone will block bus access to the station terminal. During those phases of construction, the TTC will detour buses along the 31 Greenwood route to operate to and from Coxwell Station terminal.

During some construction phases, the work zone may result in pedestrian detours and block or reduce traffic lanes.

During excavation, installation of caissons and construction of the underground structure, the work zone will affect traffic lanes at the intersection of Strathmore Boulevard with Linnsmore Crescent:

  • Phase 1: Strathmore west of Linnsmore - eastbound lane closed to traffic.
  • Phase 2: Linnsmore north of Strathmore - both lanes closed to traffic.
  • Phases 3 and 4: Linnsmore north of Strathmore - southbound lane closed to traffic; northbound lane reopened.
  • (Part of) Phase 3: Linnsmore south of Strathmore - reduced traffic lanes.
  • Phases 3 and 4: Strathmore at Linnsmore - intersection closed.

Crews will mostly work Mondays to Fridays from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., as necessary. However, crews may also work overnight and weekends during the course of the project to complete the work as quickly as possible.

Expect noise, dust and vibration. The TTC will implement “mitigation measures”, such as monitoring vibration, wet-cutting concrete and installing mesh fencing to reduce dust.

Construction trucks, equipment and workers will be present in the general area.

The TTC will temporarily remove or relocate bike parking and the bike-share facility at the station.

The TTC expects to start construction this fall, complete the project in December 2023 (meaning construction continue as late as until December 31, 2023) and open the elevators by “Q1 2024”, meaning as late as March 31, 2024.