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No subway service, May 11: York Mills to Davisville

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The TTC is closing Line 1 Yonge - University subway between York Mills and Davisville stations this Saturday, May 11. Line 1 trains operate only between Finch and York Mills stations and between Eglinton and Vaughan Metropolitan Centre stations that day.

Shuttle buses partially replace Line 1 subway service. The buses start and end their trips in or near the terminals at York Mills and Eglinton stations. They drop off or pick up passengers at stops on Yonge Street near Lawrence and Eglinton stations.

(Or, consider a shuttle-bus alternative.)

Passengers at Davisville Station must board buses along regular surface routes at Yonge Street and Davisville Avenue / Chaplin Crescent. This will allow room for shuttle buses to enter the bus bay. This affects service along the 11 Bayview, 14 Glencairn and 28 Bayview South routes.

Sheppard - Yonge and Davisville are both accessible stations. Wheel-Trans is also available at all four stations for passengers needing accessible service. Ask any TTC staff member about Wheel-Trans service from each station.

While this part of Line 1 is closed, the TTC continues its project to install accessibility features at Lawrence Station. Once it finishes construction, Lawrence Station will include two elevators connecting passengers from the station entrance to the bus-terminal and subway levels. The station will also feature new barrier-free doors throughout, accessible sliding doors and better way-finding and signs.

Lawrence Station is closed. All other stations on the closed section of Line 1 remain open so you can buy or pay for fares or connect to other TTC buses.

During construction at Lawrence Station, the TTC is closing the station bus terminal. Board buses at temporary stops on Lawrence Avenue West, instead of in the station bus terminal:

  • eastbound at Yonge Street; and
  • westbound at Lorindale Avenue (one block west of Yonge Street).

According to a TTC news release, “While the TTC does most subway maintenance at the conclusion of service each night, it continues to require weekend and early weeknight closures to complete critical infrastructure and state-of-good-repair work.”

The TTC is closing this part of Line 1 at least three more times during May:

  • Monday, May 13 until Friday, May 17 - Sheppard - Yonge to St Clair - close early - station improvements, track work.
  • Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19 - Sheppard - Yonge to St Clair - station improvements, track work.
  • Monday, May 27 until Friday, May 31 - Sheppard - Yonge to St Clair - close early - station improvements, track work.

Shuttle buses

(We’ve based this part of the post by reviewing Transit Toronto posts during other closures of this section of Line 1. Information available from TransSee during a previous closure is also a source for this information. TransSee is a web application that provides real-time bus tracking and predicts the location of the next vehicles at a stop. Note that information in this part of the post is unofficial — the TTC may operate buses with an alternate service pattern.)

Southbound shuttle buses start their trips on York Mills Road, beside the entrance / exit for York Mills Station, then proceed:

eastward along York Mills;
southward along Yonge Street;
westward along Chaplin Crescent; and then
southward into Davisville Station terminal,
ending their trips.

Northbound passengers start their trips in Davisville Station terminal, then proceed:

northward along Yonge Street;
eastward along Old York Mills Road; and then
westward along York Mills Road to beside the entrance / exit for York Mills Station,
ending their trips.

Shuttle-bus alternatives

Plan your trips on the subway ahead of time to avoid stress and crowds. Leave extra time in your schedule and expect longer travelling times those days.

While shuttle buses operate frequently, they will be crowded.

Regular TTC buses and streetcars provide less frequent, less direct, but, perhaps, less stressful alternatives. Consider travelling along the University branch, instead of the Yonge branch, to and from downtown Toronto and avoid the shuttle buses entirely. Or board buses along the 97 Yonge route to travel to and from stops on Yonge north of Davisville Station.

Ride buses or streetcars along routes serving streets north or south of the closure to reach stations on the University branch.

North of the closure area:

  • Buses along the 36 Finch West route and board the subway at Finch West Station, instead of Finch Station.
  • Buses along the 84 Sheppard West route and board the subway at Sheppard West Station, instead of Sheppard - Yonge Station.

At the closure area:

  • Buses along the 96 Wilson or 165 Weston Rd North routes and board the subway at Wilson Station, instead of York Mills Station.
  • Buses along the 52G Lawrence West route and board the subway at Lawrence West Station, instead of Lawrence Station.
  • Buses along the 52A / 52D Lawrence West route and board the subway at Lawrence West Station, instead of Eglinton Station.
  • Buses along the 32 Eglinton West route and board the subway at Eglinton West Station, instead of Eglinton Station.

South of the closure area

  • Buses along the 512 St. Clair route and board the subway at St. Clair West Station, instead of St. Clair Station.
  • Trains along the 2 Bloor - Danforth subway line and board the 1 Yonge - University line at St. George Station, instead of Yonge Station.
  • Streetcars along the 506 Carlton route and board the subway at Queen’s Park Station, instead of College Station;
  • Streetcars along the 505 Dundas route and board the subway at St. Patrick Station, instead of Dundas Station.
  • Streetcars along the 504 King and 503 Kingston Rd routes and board the subway at St. Andrew Station, instead of King Station.

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