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GO Transit

MiWay closing bus roadway
at City Centre Terminal, July 16 to August 8



MiWay buses won’t be operating through the City Centre Terminal from Monday, July 16 until Wednesday, August 8. Instead, buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops on nearby Rathburn Road West and Duke of York Boulevard.

The transit agency is closing its major hub to accommodate Alectra Utilities Corporation contractors who are relocating power infrastructure. Alectra is preparing for upcoming Metrolinx construction of the Hurontario light rail transit line.

Although buses won’t be serving their regular stops in the terminal, passengers can still access its various amenities, including the fares, information and “Lost and Found” booths and the mall-level washrooms. The north and south doors of the terminal building are open to passengers and other pedestrians. The east and west doors remain closed.

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^ This map illustrates where MiWay (and Brampton Transit) buses stop on-street near City Centre Terminal from July 16 until August 8.

MiWay buses may not operate according to regular schedules, while the terminal is closed. Passengers should expect delays along these routes:

  • 3 Bloor;
  • 6 Credit Woodlands;
  • 7 Airport;
  • 8 Cawthra;
  • 9 Rathburn - Thomas;
  • 10 Bristol - Britannia;
  • 19 / 19A / 19B / 19C Hurontario;
  • 20 Rathburn;
  • 21 Explorer;
  • 26 Burnhamthorpe;
  • 28 Confederation;
  • 34 Credit Valley;
  • 61 Mavis;
  • 66 McLaughlin;
  • 68 Windsor Hill;
  • 76 City Centre - Subway;
  • 91 Hillcrest - Cooksville GO;
  • 107 Malton express;
  • 109 Meadowvale express;
  • 110 University express.

Brampton Transit buses continue to operate from their regular stop at City Centre Terminal along this route:

  • 502 Züm Main.

The buses pick up passengers at platform A on the south side of Rathburn Road West, just west of the entrance into the bus loop.

Expect delays due to the construction and more bus traffic on Rathburn Road West.


GO Transit buses do not call at City Centre Terminal, but instead operate to and from nearby Square One GO Bus Terminal. Nevertheless, expect delays due to the construction and more bus traffic on Rathburn Road West along these routes:

  • 19 Mississauga / North York;
  • 21 Milton / Toronto;
  • 25 Waterloo / Mississauga
  • 29 Guelph / Mississauga;
  • 40 Hamilton / Pearson / Richmond Hill;
  • 45 Mississauga / York U;
  • 46 Oakville / York U; and
  • 47 Hamilton / York U.

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^ This map illustrates where MiWay (and Brampton Transit and GO) buses usually stop at City Centre Terminal.



Highway 7 West rapidway - Vaughan Centre:
Overnight asphalt repairs, starting July 16



Metrolinx and York Region contractors recently completed a rapidway — bus-only lanes in the centre of the roadway — on Highway 7 between Jane Street and east of Bowes Road / Baldwin Avenue. Since the project is still under warranty, the contractors must return from time to time to repair or upgrade their work.


To accommodate upcoming asphalt repairs for warranty work, crews are conducting various overnight operations in different locations.


Repairing utility access portals (“manholes”) and paving black asphalt:

  • roadway between west of the Canadian National Railway bridge and Keele Street.
  • from 7 p.m. Monday, July 16 until 7 a.m. Tuesday, July 17 and from 7 p.m. Tuesday until 7 a.m. Wednesday, July 18.
  • the work zone restricts traffic to just one lane in each direction.
  • York Region Transit passengers should expect delays aboard buses along these routes:
  • Viva orange; and
  • 77 Highway 7.

Paving red asphalt:

  • rapidway between west of the Canadian National Railway bridge and Keele Street.
  • from 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 18 until 7 a.m. Thursday, July 19.
  • the work zone restricts eastbound traffic to just two lanes.
  • YRT passengers should expect delays aboard buses along these routes:
  • Viva orange; and
  • 77 Highway 7.


Eglinton Crosstown LRT - Mount Pleasant:
Piling to support excavation, starting "mid-July"



Metrolinx contractors continue working to build the future Eglinton - Crosstown light rail transit line.


As early as mid-July (or about Monday, July 16), crews are mobilizing a second drill on the south side of Eglinton Avenue East to begin piling in the southwest work zone beside Eglinton Junior Public School.

Piling is a common step in constructing the foundation of a building. Crews drill several meters below-grade, place a steel beam in the shaft and pour concrete. Piles form the support of the station structure. After installing the piles, the crews will then place lagging, braces and tie-backs to support excavation.

However, before the crews can start piling on the southwest corner, they’ll install a large scaffolding system over the sidewalk to protect pedestrians and delineate the work zone. Installing the scaffolding requires several days to complete.

Crews work from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. every day. Expect noise and dust from drilling and noise and vibration from other construction activities.

During this phase of the project, crews extend the southern work zone further north. Taunton Road remains closed, while other crews install storm sewers. The work zone restricts traffic to to the north side of Eglinton Avenue East and to the west side of the intersection on Mount Pleasant Road. It also blocks the north / south crosswalk on the east side of the intersection.

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During this phase of construction near the future Mount Pleasant Station, TTC passengers can expect delays aboard buses along these routes:

  • 34 Eglinton East;
  • 51 Leslie;
  • 54 Lawrence East;
  • 56 Leaside;
  • 74 Mt Pleasant;
  • 142 Downtown / Mt Pleasant express;
  • 334 Eglinton East overnight; and
  • 354 Lawrence East overnight.

Piling on the southwest corner of Eglinton Avenue East and Mount Pleasant Road and the resulting TTC delays continue “for four months” or until November 23.



Yonge Street rapidway - Richmond Hill:
Utility installations, roadwork, starting July 16



Metrolinx and York Region contractors continue the project to build a rapidway — bus-only lanes in the centre of the roadway — along Yonge Street in Richmond Hill.


Starting Monday, July 16 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day, crews are installing a duct bank (a structure which gathers and encases utility cables) on the west side of Yonge Street north of May Avenue.

Crews are digging an open trench to install the duct bank. The work zone will block the southbound curb lane on Yonge to traffic during and after working hours.

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York Region Transit passengers should expect delays aboard buses along these routes:

  • Viva blue;
  • Viva blue “A”;
  • 99 Yonge;
  • 98 / 99 Yonge late-night;
  • 242 North Richvale GO shuttle; and
  • 589 Richmond Hill community bus.

Duct-bank installation on Yonge Street at May Avenue and the resulting GO and YRT delays continue “for about two weeks” or until July 30.


Starting Monday, July 16 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day, crews continue utility work on the east side of Yonge Street south of Major Mackenzie Drive East.

The work zone restricts northbound traffic to one lane, just south of Major Mackenzie East — but only during working hours.

GO Transit passengers should expect delays aboard buses along this route:

  • 61 Richmond Hill / Toronto.

York Region Transit passengers should expect delays aboard buses along these routes:

  • Viva blue;
  • Viva blue “A”; and
  • 99 Yonge.

Utility work on Yonge Street south of Major Mackenzie Drive East and the resulting GO and YRT delays continue “for about two weeks” or until July 30.


From 7 p.m. Monday, July 16 until 7 a.m. Tuesday, July 17 and continuing overnight nightly, crews are installing a duct bank on the east side of Yonge Street north of Weldrick Road East.

The work zone will block the northbound curb lane on Yonge to traffic during working hours.

GO Transit passengers should expect delays aboard buses along this route:

  • 61 Richmond Hill / Toronto.

York Region Transit passengers should expect delays aboard buses along these routes:

  • Viva blue;
  • 99 Yonge; and
  • 98 / 99 Yonge late-night.

Duct-bank installation on Yonge Street north of Weldrick Road East and the resulting GO and YRT delays continue until 7 a.m. July 20.


Expect noise and dust from equipment and trucks during working hours.

Wherever possible, crews will make sure that sidewalks and bus stops remain open. However, if a work zone blocks a walk or stop, signs will direct you to the nearest available location.



Hurontario LRT - Courtneypark:
Gas-line relocation, starting "mid-July"



Metrolinx continues to prepare for upcoming construction on the Hurontario light rail transit line in Mississauga and Brampton.


As early as mid-July (or about Monday, July 16), Enbridge crews are relocating the gas line at the intersection of

  • Hurontario Street with Courtneypark Drive

to prepare for the LRT project. These pipelines are integral to Enbridge’s gas system, so it must reroute them to make sure it can continue to deliver natural gas safely and reliably while construction proceeds.

Crews work Mondays to Fridays from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. During these hours, the work zone restricts traffic lanes on Hurontario Street, Courtneypark Drive East and Courtneypark Drive West. At least one north- and one southbound lane on Hurontario will be available to motorists at all times.

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Brampton Transit passengers aboard buses along this route should expect delays:

  • 502 Züm Main

MiWay passengers aboard buses along these routes should expect delays:

  • 19 Hurontario;
  • 57 Courtneypark and
  • 103 Hurontario express.

MiWay may relocate the stop on the northwest corner of Hurontario and Courtneypark West.

Gas-line relocation at Hurontario and Courtneypark and the resulting BT and MiWay delays continue “for about three weeks” or until August 10.



Yonge Street rapidway - Richmond Hill:
Overnight work, GO, YRT detours, July 13, 14



Metrolinx and York Region contractors continue the project to build a rapidway — bus-only lanes in the centre of the roadway — along Yonge Street in Richmond Hill.


Since Monday, July 9, crews have been working overnight on Yonge Street between 16th Avenue and Highway 7. The work zone has restricted northbound traffic to just one lane.

From 10 p.m. Friday, July 13 until 8 a.m. Saturday, July 14, work on this part of the project further affects transit services, as the work zone temporarily blocks parts of Yonge Street and the Highway 7 / Yonge Street connector road.

GO Transit has not announced detours, but you can expect them for buses entering and exiting Richmond Hill Centre terminal along these routes:

  • 40 Hamilton / Pearson / Richmond Hill;
  • 51 Pickering / York U;
  • 52 Oshawa / York U; and
  • 54 Markham / York U.

You can also expect delays for buses along this route due to the construction on Yonge Street:

  • 61 Richmond Hill / Toronto.

York Region Transit is detouring buses along these routes:

You can also expect delays for buses along these routes due to the construction on Yonge Street:

  • Viva blue;
  • 98 / 99 Yonge late-night;
  • 760 Vaughan Mills / Wonderland.

Expect noise and dust from equipment and trucks during working hours.

Wherever possible, crews will make sure that sidewalks remain open. However, if a work zone blocks a walkway, signs will direct you to the nearest available location.



The Bridle Path crane activity:
TTC detour, July 17



The City of Toronto is closing:

  • The Bridle Path between Lawrence Avenue East and Park Lane Circle

from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, as contractors lift a crane at a construction site.

The TTC is detouring buses along this route, while the street is closed:

  • 162 Lawrence - Donway.

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Wellesley Street crane activity:
TTC detour, July 14



The City of Toronto is closing:

  • Wellesley Street East between Sherbourne and Jarvis Streets

from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, July 14 to accommodate contractors who are lifting a crane at a construction site.

The TTC is detouring buses along this route, while the street is closed:

  • 94 Wellesley.

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The City is again closing the street between the same two intersections for crane activity and the TTC is again detouring the buses Saturday, July 21.



Weekend events affect transit services,
July 11, 12, 13, 14, 15



The annual Honda Indy Toronto dominates central Toronto and the list of events affecting transit services this weekend.

Other events affecting transit take place in Barrie, Brampton, the Georgetown area of Halton Hills, the Hespeler area of Cambridge, Kitchener, the Lindsay area of Kawartha Lakes, Markham, Milton, Mississauga and Oakville.



Honda Indy: TTC detours, July 11 to 15



From 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 11 until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, July 15, the City of Toronto is closing:

  • Lake Shore Boulevard West between Ontario Drive and Strachan Avenue

to accommodate the annual Honda Indy motorsports festival.

Exhibition Place is also closing a number of streets, including:

  • Canada Boulevard,
  • Manitoba Drive,
  • Nova Scotia Avenue,
  • Ontario Drive and
  • Princes’ Boulevard

during the event.

The TTC is detouring buses and streetcars while the streets are closed (or to avoid congestion near the venue) along these routes:

  • 121 Fort York - Esplanade;
  • 145 Downtown / Humber Bay express;
  • 504C King; and
  • 510 Spadina.

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