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Metrolinx maintaining Lakeshore West tracks,
delaying trains, August 13 to 17



From Monday, August 13 until Friday, August 17, Metrolinx crews are conducting track and switch maintenance near Oakville GO Station on GO Transit’s 01 Lakeshore West line.

Trains must operate more slowly than usually through the work areas. Expect delays of as much as 15 minutes behind schedule along the entire line.



Guildwood construction may delay
Lakeshore East line trains, August 13



After this weekend’s Metrolinx construction work to improve the platform at Guildwood GO Station, you can expect delays of as much as ten minutes behind schedule through that area today, Monday, August 13. GO Transit trains along the 09 Lakeshore East line must operate more slowly than usually over the area where crews were working.



Eglinton Crosstown LRT - Keelesdale:
Overnight concrete pour, August 15



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Metrolinx contractors continue building the future Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit line between Mount Dennis and Kennedy.


Crews are delivering and pouring cement from 1 a.m. until noon, Wednesday, August 15. To facilitate this delivery, flatbed trucks are arriving to the site from the north along Trethewey Drive and wait in the southbound curb lane beside the construction site for the future Keelesdale Station.

You can expect heavy traffic from trucks entering and exiting the work zone, about every three to four minutes. The trucks enter and leave the site at two locations:

  • northwest corner of Keele Street and Eglinton Avenue West; and
  • southeast corner of Yarrow Road and Eglinton Avenue West.

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In addition to construction activity, residents can expect to see crews storing equipment and material in work zones. Crews continue working at the site until 11 p.m.

LRT construction near the future Keelesdale Station continues to delay TTC buses along these routes:

  • 32A Eglinton West (Renforth);
  • 34C Eglinton West (via Trethewey);
  • 34D Eglinton West (Emmet);
  • 41 Keele;
  • 41E Keele express;
  • 332 Eglinton West overnight; and
  • 341 Keele overnight.

(Rain date: Thursday, August 16)



Highway 7 West rapidway - Concord / Thornhill:
24-hour lane closure on Bathurst, August 13, 14



Metrolinx and York Region contractors continue building a rapidway — bus-only lanes in the centre of the roadway — along Highway 7 West, Centre and Bathurst Streets between Dufferin and Yonge Streets.


From 6 a.m. Monday, August 13 until 6 a.m. Tuesday, August 14, crews are installing footings

  • on Bathurst Street, the northbound centre lane at New Westminster Drive / Atkinson Avenue,

the site of the future Atkinson vivastation.

The footings will support a future concrete barrier wall. The wall, in turn, will protect pedestrians who cross Bathurst Street at this point. When the contractors have finished viva construction at the intersection, pedestrians can cross the roadway in two stages, pausing in the centre of the roadway until signals allow them to cross the rest of the road.

The work zone restricts traffic from entering the centre lanes on Bathurst north and south of the New Westminster / Atkinson intersection. However the turn lane for northbound motorists turning left onto westbound New Westminster will remain open. “Paid-duty” York Regional Police officers will be on-site to help direct traffic.

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

  • Viva orange;
  • Viva purple;
  • 23 Thornhill Woods;
  • 88 Bathurst.


Gage North Hamilton filming:
HSR detours, August 14



From 4 until 11 p.m. Tuesday, August 14, the City of Hamilton is closing:

  • Gage Avenue North between Industrial Drive and Burlington Street East

to accommodate a film shoot.

The Hamilton Street Railway is detouring buses along these routes, while the street is closed:

  • 4 Bayfront; and
  • 41 Mohawk.

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Metrolinx construction may delay
Stouffville line trains, August 13 to 17



From Monday, August 13 until Friday, August 17, Metrolinx crews are constructing tracks between Kennedy and Scarborough GO Stations along GO Transit’s 71 Stouffville. Trains must operate more slowly than normally through the work areas and you can expect delays of as much as 10 minutes behind schedule along the entire line.



Metrolinx maintaining Kitchener line tracks,
delaying GO trains, August 13 to 17



From Monday, August 13 until Friday, August 17, Metrolinx crews continue maintaining the tracks — upgrading rails, switches and bridges — between Kitchener and Georgetown GO stations on GO Transit’s 31 Kitchener line.

Trains must operate more slowly than normally through the work areas. You can expect delays of as much as 20 minutes behind schedule along the entire line.



Eglinton Crosstown LRT - Chaplin:
Chaplin Crescent closure, starting August 11



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Metrolinx contractors continue building the future Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit line between Mount Dennis and Kennedy.


Starting Monday, July 23, the City of Toronto closed

  • Chaplin Crescent at Eglinton Avenue West

to most through traffic, so that contractors could relocate “wet” utilities — water and wastewater mains, including storm and sanitary sewers — deep under the middle of the intersection. They completed about two weeks of work and temporarily reinstated the intersection to traffic.

Starting Saturday, August 11, crews again close the intersection to complete the remaining work. They work from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. every day during each closure.

East - west traffic may travel along Eglinton West through the intersection. Except for emergency vehicles and TTC buses, north - south traffic on Chaplin cannot travel through the intersection. Southbound traffic on Chaplin will have no access to Eglinton West. Northbound traffic on Chaplin must turn at Eglinton.

While the intersection is closed, crews work in two phases, reconfiguring the work zone and blocking different parts of the roadways and intersection during each phase.

Phase 1 — Saturday, August 11 and Sunday, August 12

The work zone:

  • blocks Chaplin Crescent between Spadina Road and Eglinton Avenue West; and
  • reduces Eglinton Avenue West to just one shared lane only, with traffic alternating in each direction along the lane.

Crews remove part of the work zone so that at least one lane is available for traffic in each direction at 11 p.m. both nights.

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Phase 2 — Monday, August 13 until Monday, August 20

The work zone:

  • blocks Chaplin Crescent between Spadina Road and Eglinton Avenue West.

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TTC passengers aboard buses along these routes can expect delays:

  • 14 Glencairn;
  • 32 Eglinton West; and
  • 33 Forest Hill.


Broadview / Gerrard East track work ends early,
TTC resumes service, August 12



TTC and City of Toronto contractors and crews have completed much of the project to upgrade the streetcar tracks on Broadview Avenue ahead of schedule.

Starting 7 a.m., Sunday, August 12, the City reopens

  • the intersection of Broadview Avenue with Gerrard Street East

to all traffic.

The TTC is restoring service through the intersection along these routes:

  • 304B King overnight;
  • 306 Carlton overnight;
  • 504D King;
  • 505 Dundas; and
  • 506 Carlton.

Buses continue to operate along the routes until Sunday, September 2, when streetcars resume regular service along the 304 King overnight, 306 Carlton overnight, 504 King and 506 Carlton routes. Buses continue to serve passengers along the 505 Dundas route due to upcoming construction elsewhere along the route.

TTC crews continue to work at the intersection to restore power to the overhead wires until Saturday, August 25. They’ll work during daytime hours and will occupy traffic lanes; however, one lane in each direction will be available to motorists at all times. The TTC will also test streetcars along and across the new tracks, curves and junctions overnight from Sunday, August 26 until Wednesday, August 29.


The TTC started operating buses, instead of streetcars, along the 306 Carlton overnight, 505 Dundas and 506 Carlton routes Sunday, February 18. It used buses, in part, due to a ongoing shortage of streetcars, but more specifically for these routes, due to several major construction projects along the routes, including on Broadview Avenue.

The City and TTC closed the intersection of Broadview with Dundas Street East to all traffic Sunday, June 24, while crews replaced the tracks. That day, it also started operating buses, instead of streetcars, along parts of the 304 King overnight and 504 King routes and detoured route 304, 504 and 505 buses around construction at the intersection. The City reopened the intersection ahead of schedule at 6 p.m. Monday, July 9. However, crews continued to work on the tracks on Broadview between Gerrard and Dundas Streets East, so the buses continued to detour.

TTC crews started to repair the tracks on Broadview between Hogarth Avenue and just north of Gerrard East Monday, July 16, but did not have to detour buses further during this work.

Finally, the City closed the intersection of Broadview with Gerrard East Tuesday, July 24. It revised the detour routings for route 304, 504 and 505 buses and started new detours for routes 306 and 506. The City and TTC scheduled work for this project to continue until September 8, so they’re nearly one month ahead of schedule.



YRT withdrawing all service from York U,
starting September 2



Banner-YorkU.jpgStarting Sunday, September 2, York Region Transit buses no longer operate directly into York University’s Keele campus.

Instead, most YRT buses currently operating through the campus will start and end their trips in the Pioneer Village Station bus terminal at Steeles Avenue West and Settlers Road, where you may walk to the campus, if you only want to pay one fare. You may also transfer to the TTC’s Line 1 Yonge - University subway for direct service into the campus. This option will cost you both a YRT and TTC fare.

Buses along these YRT routes operate to and from Pioneer Village Station bus terminal directly, starting Tuesday, September 2.

YRT is “restructuring” the Viva purple route so that buses no longer operate west of Richmond Hill Centre Terminal. If you want to continue to York University you’ll have to transfer to Viva orange buses at Richmond Hill Centre Terminal. Viva orange buses operate to and from Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, where you can board the TTC subway to travel directly onto the campus. However, this option will cost you both a YRT and TTC fare. You may also transfer from Viva orange to another YRT bus operating to and from Pioneer Village station bus terminal, where you can walk onto the campus. This option will only cost you a YRT fare.

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When the TTC opened its subway extension into Vaughan, the TTC and YRT entered into a binding agreement requiring YRT to remove all transit service within the campus. The two transit agencies made the agreement to avoid duplicating service between YRT and the subway. Other transit agencies, such as GO Transit and Brampton Transit, are not bound by the same agreement that requires YRT to remove service from the campus.

While Metrolinx and all transit agencies in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area continue to work on plans to integrate fares, YRT says, “At this time, it does not appear that fare integration will happen by September 2018.” It adds, “YRT continues to work with Metrolinx and the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) transit agencies towards a consistent approach to transit fares in the region that is customer-focused, simplified, and reflects the quality and value of service provided to all travellers, including post-secondary students.”

Passengers wishing to use YRT, TTC, or Brampton Transit services can still buy the GTA weekly pass at participating ticket agents, including Ink Blotz on the Keele campus.


Unofficial workarounds

  • Southbound passengers aboard buses along the 96 Keele / Yonge and 107 / 107B Keele route and westbound passengers along the 3 Thornhill route: Exit the bus at Keele Street / Steeles Avenue West, for a shorter walk to the eastern part of the campus without having to pay an extra fare.
  • Passengers arriving in Pioneer Village Station bus terminal aboard buses along the 20 Jane and 165 / 165F Weston route: Transfer to northbound buses along the 96 Keele / Yonge and 107 / 107B Keele routes and westbound buses along the 3 Thornhill route, then exit at Steeles Avenue West / Founders Road, for a shorter walk to the eastern part of the campus without having to pay an extra fare.