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DRT revises services, December 10



Durham Region Transit is adjusting the schedules for buses along two routes, starting Monday, December 10.

By adjusting the schedules, DRT says, it’s improving service for passengers connecting with GO Transit trains at Oshawa and Whitby GO stations.

Starting Monday, buses operate with new schedules along these routes:

  • 303 Garden - You can view the new schedules here (.pdf).
  • 922 Bloor - Townline - You can view the new schedules here (.pdf).


No subway service, December 8:
Kennedy to Victoria Park



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The TTC is closing the Line 2 Bloor - Danforth subway between Kennedy West and Victoria Park stations this Saturday, as crews maintain the tracks. Line 2 subway trains operate only between Victoria Park and Kipling stations all day Saturday, December 8.

Express shuttle buses replace subway service between the two stations. The buses drop off or pick up passengers in the bus terminals at Kennedy, Warden and Victoria Park stations. All stations will remain open so you can buy fares or transfer to buses.

Wheel-Trans accessible service is available from any station. You can speak to a TTC staff member for more information about Wheel-Trans service.

This is the last weekend this year during which the TTC has scheduled a subway closure. However, it will continue to close parts of the rapid transit system to maintain and upgrade infrastructure weekends throughout 2019.


Shuttle-bus alternatives

Plan your trips on the subway ahead of time this Saturday to avoid stress and crowds. Leave extra time in your schedule and expect longer traveling times that day.

While shuttle buses operate frequently, they will be crowded.

Regular TTC buses provide less frequent, less direct, but, perhaps, less stressful alternatives:

  • 12 Kingston Rd (12B branch only): buses operate between Kennedy and Victoria Park stations.
  • 20 Cliffside: buses operate between Kennedy and Main Street stations.
  • 70 O’Connor (70C branch only): buses operate between Warden and Coxwell stations.
  • 113 Danforth: buses operate between Kennedy and Main Street stations.
  • 135 Gerrard: buses operate between Warden and Main Street stations.


King streetcar infrastructure upgrades:
TTC detours, December 8 to 10



The TTC is upgrading streetcar infrastructure

  • on King Streets East and West between River and Shaw Streets

this weekend from 5 a.m. Saturday, December 8 until 4:30 a.m. Monday, December 10.

Crews work on three separate projects:

The TTC is not operating streetcars along the 504 King route between Dufferin and Sumach Streets. However, streetcars do operate along two branches this weekend:

  • 504A branch: between Dundas West Station and Dufferin Gate Loop; and
  • 504B branch: between Broadview Station and Distillery Loop.

Shuttle buses replace the cars, operating between Dufferin Gate Loop and King Street East / River Street.

The TTC is also revising overnight service.

  • Streetcars along the 304 King overnight route serve passengers between Dundas West and Broadview Stations, but operate along Queen Streets West and East, instead of King West and East.
  • Shuttle buses also operate between Dundas West and Broadview Stations, but follow the usual path along King.

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Repairing rail and concrete

TTC track crews repair rail and concrete

  • on King Street West near Massey Street, Tecumseth Street, Spadina Avenue and Peter Street.

Crews work only in the the track area, as they:

  • break and remove concrete to expose the rail;
  • replace old rail with new rail; and
  • place new concrete.

  • Saturday, December 8, 3 a.m.: at each of the four sites, the track crew starts setting up the work zones. By 8 a.m. they start excavating and chipping the old concrete to expose the rail they intend to replace. They continue working until Sunday morning, replacing old rail with the new rail including welding and grinding the new rail.

  • Sunday, December 9: the crews place new concrete in the track areas. They leave it to cure before traffic can resume over the track area by 4:30 a.m. Monday, December 10. and set it to cure.

The work zones restrict traffic to just one lane in each direction. The City of Toronto may prohibit parking and turns near work zones to protect the safety of the crew.


Upgrading overhead wiring

Crews are upgrading the wiring

  • on King Street East at the intersection with ##Church Street**; and
  • on King Street East at the intersection with Parliament Street.

To complete this overhead work safely and with little impact to traffic, crews work overnight from 11:30 p.m. Saturday, December 8 until 7 a.m. Sunday, December 9 and from 11:30 p.m. Sunday until 4:30 a.m. Monday, December 10.

On average, they’ll use two to three TTC overhead trucks with hydraulic equipment. Nearby residents may hear noise from trucks when they are backing up or see bright site lighting overnight.


Maintaining a switch

TTC track crews are maintaining the eastbound track switch

  • on King Street East just east of Sumach Street.

Crews work overnight when traffic volumes are lowest and when they can set up a safe work zone. They start working after the last streetcar of the day leaves Distillery Loop early Saturday, December 8, Sunday, December 9 and Monday, December 10. They finish each morning by 4:30 a.m.

The City of Toronto may prohibit parking and turns near work zones to protect the safety of the crew.



Bay Street crane activity:
TTC detour, December 7 to 10



From 9 p.m., Friday, December 7 until 5 a.m. Monday, December 10, the City of Toronto is closing:

  • Bay Street between Richmond and Front Street West

to accommodate crews who are lifting cranes at several construction sites.

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

  • 6 Bay.

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Weekend events affect transit services,
December 7, 8 and 9



Events in the Bowmanville area of Clarington, Burlington, Milton, the Sunderland area of Brock Township, Toronto and the Unionville area of Markham affect transit services this weekend.



Eglinton Crosstown LRT - Yonge:
Overnight work, road closure, December 9



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


From 1 until 7 a.m. Sunday, December 9, crews are working

  • on Berwick Avenue west of Yonge Street

to carry support ongoing construction of the facility services building for the TTC’s Line 1 Yonge - University subway, near the future Eglinton [LRT] station.

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For transit passengers:

  • Access to the TTC’s Eglinton Station bus terminal remains open to buses. However, passengers aboard buses along these routes can expect delays:

  • 34 Eglinton East;

  • 51 Leslie;
  • 54 Lawrence East; and
  • 56 Leaside.

The work may also delay buses along these routes, although passengers would not be aboard through the work zone:

  • 332 Eglinton West overnight;
  • 334 Eglinton East overnight; and
  • 354 Lawrence East overnight.

For pedestrians:

  • The sidewalk on the south side of Berwick is closed. You must walk on the north side. A temporary crosswalk just west of the work zone allows you to safely cross Berwick.
  • At times, At times, crews may ask you to temporarily stop or divert around the crane activity.

For motorists:

  • The work zone blocks all lanes of Berwick Avenue west of the bridge over the subway line and one curb lane on the south side of the street on and east of the bridge.
  • Access to the loading dock for 2180 Yonge remains available by entering Berwick from Yonge.
  • Access to the parking lot for 2180 Yonge remains available by entering Berwick Avenue from Duplex Avenue.

For nearby residents:

  • Expect noise from construction equipment and truck traffic entering and exiting the work zone.


Metrolinx maintaining Lakeshore West tracks,
delaying GO trains after 10 p.m., December 6 to 8



From Thursday, December 6 until Saturday, December 8, Metrolinx crews are maintaining the tracks along GO Transit’s 01 Lakeshore West line after about 10 p.m. each night.

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

The crews are welding rails and maintaining signals, which is part of plans to improve service along the Lakeshore West corridor.



"Easier Access" to Keele and Runnymede stations
Open house, December 11



You can learn more about upcoming TTC projects to install elevators at Keele and Runnymede station next Tuesday, December 11, as part of its **”Easier Access” program .

With “Easier Access”, the TTC intends to install elevators in all its subway 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. This week, it completed work to provide accessible access in St Patrick Station. It also intends to introduce accessible access to the subway at two more stations — Dupont and Royal York — in 2019.


The TTC expects to start building in 2019 of a barrier-free path from the main entrance to all levels of Keele Station by installing:

  • Two elevators to access eastbound and westbound platforms;
  • PRESTO-enabled accessible fare gates (already available in the station);
  • Automatic sliding station entry doors;
  • Better signage; and
  • Close-circuit television (CCTV) security cameras in the accessible pathway.

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Since “late November”, crews started building a barrier-free path from the main entrance to all levels of Runnymede Station by installing:

  • three elevators to access the east- and westbound platforms;
  • automatic sliding station-entry doors (on Kennedy Avenue); and
  • better signs and closed-circuit television (CCTV) security cameras along the accessible pathway.

During construction of this project, crews are also repairing the masonry and upgrading the fire alarms.

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The open house takes place:

Tuesday, December 11
Council Chamber - Swansea Town Hall,
95 Lavinia Avenue,
From 6:30 until 8:30 p.m.

Getting there by public transit:

  • Southbound TTC buses along the 77 Swansea route to Morningside Avenue and Lavinia Avenue. Walk north almost one block to the town hall.
  • Northbound buses along the 77 Swansea route to Windermere and Morningside Avenues. Cross to the northeast corner, then walk eastward one block along the north side of Morningside to Lavinia. Cross to the east side. Walk north almost one block to the town hall.


St Patrick Station now providing
accessible access to TTC subway



St Patrick Station is now the 45th of the TTC’s 75 stations to provide accessible access to the subway system.

The new, accessible entrance is at 480 University Avenue on the northwest corner of University Avenue and Dundas Street West. Elevators connect the street to the concourse level and the subway platforms. This entrance also includes weather-protected stairs.

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At a later date, the TTC plans to install Barbara Todd’s Many Little Plans, as part of the project to upgrade the station.

The TTC is continuing its “Easier Access” program to install elevators in its subway 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. It intends to introduce accessible access to the subway at two more stations — Dupont and Royal York — in 2019.


Jane Jacobs, Toronto’s revered urban activist, advised “Make many little plans” as a key ingredient for creating a healthy urban environment. Many Little Plans will consist of more than 400 ceramic tiles in the alcoves of the subway platform. Every tile will portray the silhouette of a person, each with his or her unique pattern. Photographs of local residents and the station’s users, taken with full participation of the subjects, will appear throughout the artwork. Many Little Plans will be a compendium of ages, genders, ethnicities and walks of life, reminding viewers of the vibrant diversity of Toronto’s urban population.

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Barbara Todd is an interdisciplinary artist, best known for her innovative quilted-textile works. She marries a minimalist aesthetic to a poetic and politicized sensibility. Her work is featured in museums, private collections and public commission spaces in Canada and the United States.



Less frequent Lakeshore East GO trains,
Buses east of Whitby, December 7, 8 and 9



Metrolinx says it’s working on “critical upgrades to our network”, requiring GO Transit to significantly revise train service along the 09 Lakeshore East line this weekend and other weekends this fall.

Here’s what’s happening this weekend:

Friday, December 7

Hourly evening service starting with the eastbound train that leaves Union Station at 6:13 p.m. and the westbound train that leaves Oshawa GO Station at 7:38 p.m.

GO is cancelling the eastbound trains that usually leave Union at 43 minutes after the hour and the westbound trains that usually leave Oshawa at eight minutes past the hour.

Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9

Trains operate hourly both days. Eastbound trains leave Union at 13 minutes past the hour. They end their trips in Whitby at one minute past the hour. Westbound trains leave Whitby at 47 minutes past the hour. They end their trips in Union at 40 minutes past the hour.

Shuttle buses operate between Whitby and Oshawa GO stations.

GO is cancelling the trains that usually leave Union at 43 minutes past the hour and Oshawa at 11 minutes past the hour.


GO has already operated with less frequent service nine previous weekends this fall:

GO is similarly revising service or decreasing the frequency of service along the line one more weekend this year:

  • Friday, December 14, Saturday, December 15 and Sunday, December 16.