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Subway closes early, October 26 to 29: Finch to Eglinton



The TTC is closing Line 1 Yonge - University between Finch and Eglinton stations earlier than usually Monday, October 26 until Thursday, October 29. Line 1 subway trains operate only between Vaughan Metropolitan Centre and Eglinton stations after 11...... Read on...

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The TTC is closing Line 1 Yonge - University between Finch and Eglinton stations earlier than usually Monday, October 26 until Thursday, October 29. Line 1 subway trains operate only between Vaughan Metropolitan Centre and Eglinton stations after 11 p.m. those days.

Shuttle buses partly replace subway service, dropping off or picking up passengers at stops on Yonge Street near stations on the closed section of the line. TTC staff are available in each station to direct you to shuttle-bus stops.

(Or, consider a shuttle-bus alternative.)


Although shuttle buses are accessible, Wheel-Trans is also available for passengers. Ask TTC staff in each station for help or information about Wheel-Trans service.


Most stations on the closed section of the subway line remain open so you can pay for fares or connect with TTC buses and Line 4 Sheppard subway trains. However, North York Centre Station is closed. Note also that the TTC is temporarily closing exits / entrances at three stations:

  • At Sheppard - Yonge Station, it is temporarily closing the automatic entrance / exits on Yonge Street at Poyntz Avenue and Anndale Drive. You can use all other exits / entrances at the station.
  • At York Mills Station, it is temporarily closing the Old York Mills Road entrance / exit. Enter or exit the station in the York Mills Centre or Yonge Corporate Centre or at the northwest corner of Yonge Street and Wilson Avenue.
  • At Lawrence Station, it’s closing the entrances / exits at Bedford Park and Ranleigh Avenues. Enter or exit the station on Yonge Street at Lawrence Avenues East and West.

While this section of Line 1 is closed, TTC crews are maintaining the tunnel and installing and testing the automatic train control (ATC) signalling system in the subway corridor.

The TTC says that “The existing signals, relays, wiring and cabling equipment, much of which is over 60 years old, need replacing as their failure significantly impacts service. Once Automatic Train Control is fully installed and operational, customers will see improved frequency of subway service, less crowding and greater reliability of the signal system.”

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 ATC upgrades.”


The TTC is closing this section of Line 1 twice more in November:

  • Monday, November 2 until Thursday, November 5 — Sheppard - Yonge to Eglinton — close early — ATC, tunnel upgrades.
  • Monday, November 9 until Thursday, November 12 — Sheppard - Yonge to Eglinton — close early — ATC, tunnel upgrades.
  • Saturday, November 13 and Sunday, November 14 — Finch to St Clair — Track work, Eglinton - Crosstown light rail transit construction.

Port Credit GO Station: Construction continues overnight, starting October 27



Metrolinx is enhancing safety features at Port Credit GO Station, as part of the GO Expansion Program. During various projects at the station, they’re installing tactile yellow tiles at the edge of the train platforms (now underway); upgrading elevators that...... Read on...

Metrolinx is enhancing safety features at Port Credit GO Station, as part of the GO Expansion Program.

During various projects at the station, they’re

  • installing tactile yellow tiles at the edge of the train platforms (now underway);
  • upgrading elevators that connect the middle platform to the south platform;
  • adding an accessible ramp to the west end of the south platform (underway); and
  • upgrading the accessible ramp to the east end of the south platform (underway).

GO Transit recently finished repairing the train platforms. Starting Tuesday, October 27, crews are installing tactile yellow safety tiles on the north side of the island platform overnight nightly. The tiles remind passengers how far back to safely stand from the edge of the platfrom. This will not affect how you board or exit from trains at Port Credit.

When crews have completed the north side of the island platform, they’ll start working on the south side.

GO says, “Please be careful around construction equipment until work is complete on the island platform”. Construction continues until “winter 2021” or until March 31, 2021.

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Since Tuesday, August 4 GO has closed 15 parking spaces in the southwest lot near Stavebank Road North, so crews can store construction material for ongoing construction at Port Credit GO.


Since Tuesday, September 8 GO has closed the east ramp near the station building. You can access the station building through the front entrance, which is fully accessible. During this project, crews are widening the ramp to provide more space when you use it.

GO expects construction on this project to continue until “later this fall” or until November 30.


Since Monday, September 14, GO has been building a new accessible ramp connecting the bus terminal to the south train platform. This temporarily affects how you access buses at the station.

The work zone blocks platform 8 in the terminal. MiWay is relocating the stop for northbound buses along the 8 Cawthra route and eastbound buses along the 23 Lakeshore route to platform 5.


Metrolinx and GO plan to accommodate more passengers and increase service along the Lakeshore West line, as part of their GO Expansion Program (formerly “regional express rail”).


Transit-Related iPhone 12 Wallpapers, Just Because



This is an entirely frivolous post, but who among us would turn down free stuff? The new iPhone is out and we are not being paid to sponsor them. However, I do like to customize my phone’s appearance and, as...... Read on...

This is an entirely frivolous post, but who among us would turn down free stuff?

The new iPhone is out and we are not being paid to sponsor them. However, I do like to customize my phone’s appearance and, as a natural-born Torontonian and as a transit nut, I tend to look for Toronto-related wallpapers. There are some excellent photographs out there, if you just but look, and I thought that I’d try my hand at making some of these wallpapers, based on some of the photographs from Transit Toronto (and one other from Ottawa’s train station):

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Feel free to download these wallpapers for your iPhones or your Android phones if they’ll work. Or, if you would like to make your own wallpaper, show us what you got by tagging us on Twitter at @transittoronto with your wallpaper. We’ll retweet our favourites.


Malton GO Station: Less parking, starting October 26



Metrolinx continues a project to enhance communication and safety features and create more connections at Malton GO Station, as part of the GO Expansion Program. Starting Monday, October 26, GO Transit is closing 25 parking spaces in the lot west...... Read on...

Metrolinx continues a project to enhance communication and safety features and create more connections at Malton GO Station, as part of the GO Expansion Program.


Starting Monday, October 26, GO Transit is closing 25 parking spaces in the lot west of the station building. A contractor is installing utilities in the area and creating a new laneway for accessing the station.

GO says, “There is still plenty of parking available in the parking lot. Please be careful around construction equipment until this work is complete.”

The work zone blocks the parking spaces until “the end of the year” or until December 31.


Metrolinx is preparing the station for GO Expansion by:

  • adding tactile yellow safety tiles at the edge of the train platforms to remind you how far back to stand;
  • installing new digital signs on the train platforms;
  • widening the island platform to allow trains to stop on the north side; and
  • changing the accessible platform to function on both sides.

Metrolinx continues upgrading the station “until spring 2022” or until June 30, 2022.


Metrolinx and GO plan to accommodate more passengers and increase service along the Kitchener line, as part of their GO Expansion Program (formerly “regional express rail”).


YRT upgrading shelter at Newmarket Terminal, October 26



From 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday, October 26, York Region Transit is upgrading the heated shelter in Newmarket Terminal. To accommodate the work zone, YRT is closing platform 4 in the terminal. Buses along the 56 Gorham - Eagle...... Read on...

From 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday, October 26, York Region Transit is upgrading the heated shelter in Newmarket Terminal.

To accommodate the work zone, YRT is closing platform 4 in the terminal. Buses along the 56 Gorham - Eagle route pick up passengers at platform 5, while crews work in the shelter area.

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^ Temporary stop for route 56 at Newmarket Terminal from 8 a.m until 4 p.m. Monday, October 26.

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^ Usual Newmarket Terminal platform layout.


Subway opens late, October 25: Broadview to St George



The TTC is delaying the start of service along Line 2 Bloor - Danforth between Broadview and St George stations this Sunday, October 25. All Line 2 trains operate only between Kennedy and Broadview stations and between Kipling and...... Read on...

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The TTC is delaying the start of service along Line 2 Bloor - Danforth between Broadview and St George stations this Sunday, October 25. All Line 2 trains operate only between Kennedy and Broadview stations and between Kipling and St George stations before noon that day.

Shuttle buses partially replace subway service between the two stations, stopping on the street near stations on the closed section of the line.

(Or, consider a shuttle bus alternative.)

Most stations on the closed section of Line 2 remain open so you can pay for fares or connect with buses, streetcars and Line 1 Yonge - University subway trains. However, Sherbourne and Bay stations are closed before noon.

Although shuttle buses are accessible, Wheel-Trans service is also available between Broadview and St George stations. You can ask staff at these stations for Wheel-Trans service.


While this section of Line 2 is closed, City of Toronto contractors work under the Prince Edward Viaduct to replace beams.


Cooksville GO Station: Construction continues, October 26



Metrolinx is continuing its project to upgrade Cooksville GO Station, as part of the GO Expansion Program. Starting Monday, October 26, GO Transit is closing the pedestrian bridge, the stairway from the train platform to the pedestrian bridge and...... Read on...

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Metrolinx is continuing its project to upgrade Cooksville GO Station, as part of the GO Expansion Program.

Starting Monday, October 26, GO Transit is closing the pedestrian bridge, the stairway from the train platform to the pedestrian bridge and the elevator from the train platform to the pedestrian bridge. A contractor is painting in the stairway area.

You can use the elevators in the parking garage to reach the tunnels which will bring you to the train platform.

GO is closing the bridge, station and elevator “for about one week” or until November 2.


Monday, September 21, GO opened the east pavilion, east tunnel, east side of the platform and the pedestrian bridge.

Construction is ongoing at the station. Some items, including digital signs, will not be complete “until later this fall” or until November 14.

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Since “the week of May 4”, GO has closed all parking spaces on the main lot west of Hurontario Street, as contractors resurface the lot. GO says that ample space, including carpool and accessible parking spots, is available in the parking garage. The parking lot remains closed “until the end of 2020” or until December 31.


Metrolinx and GO plan to accommodate more passengers and increase service along the Milton line, as part of their GO Expansion Program (formerly “regional express rail”).


Burlington GO Station: Elevators closed, starting October 26



Metrolinx continues to improve accessibility and other amenities at Burlington GO Station, as part of the GO Expansion Program. Starting Monday, October 26, GO Transit is closing all elevators in the station, while crews upgrade them. GO says, “The elevators...... Read on...

Metrolinx continues to improve accessibility and other amenities at Burlington GO Station, as part of the GO Expansion Program.


Starting Monday, October 26, GO Transit is closing all elevators in the station, while crews upgrade them. GO says, “The elevators are reaching the end of their lifespan and these updates will make them more efficient and reliable.”

If you need an elevator, you have no access to train platforms at Burlington GO, starting Monday.

GO is advising passengers who need an elevator to reach the platforms to travel, instead, to and from Aldershot GO Station — one station to the west — or Appleby GO Station — one station to the east.

If you need help to get to one of these stations, you can register for GO’s accessible shuttle service by calling 416-869-3200 or 1-888-438-6646 (toll0free). You can also ask for a paper copy of the request form from a station attendant. Make your request 48 hours before you travel.

Burlington Transit buses along the 1 Plains - Fairview route also connect passengers between Burlington and Appleby GO stations.

The elevator in the north parking structure will still be available during construction.

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GO is also building a secure bike locker at the station. Construction on both the elevators and the bike locker continues until “spring 2021” or until June 30, 2021.


Metrolinx and GO plan to accommodate more passengers and increase service along the Lakeshore West line, as part of their GO Expansion Program (formerly “regional express rail”).


Bramalea GO Station: Metrolinx construction, Brampton Transit detour, October 24



Rendering of the future station building and parking structure. Image: GO Transit Metrolinx continues a project to upgrade Bramalea GO Station, as part of the GO Expansion Program. GO Transit is closing the the exit lane to Bramalea Road...... Read on...

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Rendering of the future station building and parking structure. Image: GO Transit

Metrolinx continues a project to upgrade Bramalea GO Station, as part of the GO Expansion Program.


GO Transit is closing the the exit lane to Bramalea Road on the north side of the station Saturday, October 24. Crews are installing a storm sewer pipe in the area. Motorists on the north side of the station must exit onto Steeles Avenue East.

Brampton Transit is detouring buses along this route, while the exit lane is closed:

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Starting Monday, April 20, GO permanently closed the centre pedestrian tunnel at the station. It’s building a new tunnel.


Since GO has temporarily suspended train service to and from the south platform, don’t use that platform if you need an elevator to access the station building, bus loop or parking lot on the north side. Elevators are not available at the south platform.

While GO upgrades the platforms, you may have to board or exit from trains at a different location than usually.

Travelling from Bramalea GO Station

  • Look for signs to show you where to stand and remember to spread out along the platform to help keep trains on time.
  • A temporary accessible ramp is available on the east end of the island platform near the elevator.
  • Some coaches will not open from outside of the train. Spread out along the platform and keep the accessibility coach available for those who need it most.

Travelling to Bramalea GO Station

  • Listen to the announcements on the train that will let you know which cars open doors at Bramalea GO Station.

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Metrolinx and GO plan to accommodate more passengers and increase service along the Kitchener line, as part of their GO Expansion Program (formerly “regional express rail”).

At Bramalea, they’re building:

  • a new station structure, which links to a parking garage, adding as many as 1,300 spaces;
  • a new passenger pick-up and drop-off area (or “kiss ‘n’ ride”);
  • better bus platforms for GO Transit and Brampton Transit, with a new bus loop only for Brampton’s Züm rapid-transit buses;
  • a bike-storage room;
  • new retail spaces;
  • better access to Bramalea Road;
  • a new accessible pedestrian tunnel at the west end of the station;
  • better safety features, including new emergency call systems and upgraded lighting; and
  • better platforms with a snow-melting system, canopies and capacity for 12-car trains.

MiWay revising services, October 26



MiWay is making minor changes to its services, starting Monday, October 26....... Read on...

MiWay is making minor changes to its services, starting Monday, October 26.


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