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Read these daily “on schedule” posts to find news and other information that affects your daily commute. You’ll learn about public meetings, special events and construction projects that affect transit services today.




MiWay 2018 service plan:
Information events, September 25 to 30



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You can learn more about MiWay’s plans to improve its services in 2018 by dropping into one of four information events next week.

MiWay intends to increase service levels along major corridors and introduce more express services to power its grid network in 2018. The theme for the third year of the MiWay Five transit service plan is “Powering the Grid”.

According to the transit agency, “MiWay Five is a five-year plan (2016 - 2020) that is shifting Mississauga’s transit system to a grid network that allows for more frequent buses along main corridors and delivers more direct services. The plan also optimizes… the Mississauga Transitway, which will be completed with the opening of Renforth station this fall.”

You can view the presentation for the events here. (.pdf).

You can comment on the plans by attending one of the sessions or on-line here.

MiWay have scheduled the events:

Events take place in:



Eglinton - Crosstown LRT -- Yonge / Eglinton:
Another pedestrian tunnel closing September 24



eglinton crosstown logo.pngMetrolinx contractors continue working to build the future Eglinton - Crosstown light rail transit line.

Construction of the future Eglinton Station on the LRT line at Eglinton Avenue and Yonge Street will soon block the underground pedestrian tunnel linking the TTC’s Eglinton [Subway] Station with RioCan’s Yonge-Eglinton Centre on the northwest corner of the intersection. The tunnel also connects the Line 1 Yonge - University subway station to Oxford Property’s Canada Square complex on the southwest corner. It closes this Sunday, September 24 and remains closed until September, 2021.

The tunnel is one of four that allow pedestrians access to each corner of the intersection. Two of the tunnels closed earlier this year and the fourth closes in 2018.

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TTC installing PRESTO fare-gates
at Broadview Station, starting September 28



The TTC continues to install new PRESTO fare gates at more stations.

Broadview Station is next.

Starting Thursday, September 28, TTC crews are removing turnstiles and replacing them with new, PRESTO-enabled, paddle-style fare gates. The new gates provide easier access and improve the flow of passengers into and out of stations.

Crews work on the project in two phases.

During phase 1, you can only enter and exit the station through the collector booth aisle.

During phase 2, the TTC is closing the collector booth. During this phase, you can’t buy tickets, tokens or TTC passes at the station. Cyou can only enter and exit the station through a temporary station collector aisle.

A PRESTO card reader is available during both phases.

To buy a PRESTO card, visit the Gateway Newstand in Broadview Station or prestocard.ca.

The TTC has not announced a date for the end of construction at Broadview Station.



Brampton Transit celebrates... you!
Customer Appreciation Week, September 25 to 29



Brampton Transit celebrates its passengers during the annual Customer Appreciation Week, from Monday, September 25 until Friday, September 29. BT thanks you for riding its buses with music, snacks and free giveaways at terminals throughout Brampton.

Events take place:

Monday, September 25
Downtown Brampton Terminal,
3 until 6 p.m.

Tuesday, September 26
Brampton Gateway Terminal,
11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Wednesday, September 27
Trinity Common Terminal,
3 until 6 p.m.

Thursday, September 28
Bramalea Terminal
3 until 6 p.m.

Friday, September 29
Heart Lake Terminal
2 until 5 p.m.



Weekend events affect transit services, September 22, 23, 24



The Invictus Games dominates the list of events affecting transit services in the Greater Toronto, Hamilton and Golden Horseshoe area this weekend. The Games divert TTC buses and streetcars from their regular routes in the Downsview and downtown areas of Toronto.

Two major parades — Peterborough’s Pride Parade and the Niagara Wine Festival Grande Parade in St. Catharines — also affect local and regional services.

Other events take place in the Ancaster area of Hamilton, Barrie, Brampton, the Georgetown area of Halton Hills, Guelph, the Hespeler area of Cambridge, the Lindsay area of Kawartha Lakes, Markham and Milton.



No subway service, September 23 and 24:
Kipling to Islington



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The TTC is closing its Line 2 Bloor - Danforth subway line between Kipling and Islington stations Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 23. All Line 2 trains operate only between Islington and Kennedy Stations this weekend.

Frequent shuttle buses replace subway service, operating along Bloor Street West between Kipling and Islington stations.

The TTC is extending the path for buses operating along the 192 Airport rocket route this weekend. Buses still drop off or pick up passengers in Kipling Station bus terminal, but they also continue further eastward to start and end their trips in Islington Station terminal. The TTC is also operating more buses along the route.

Wheel-Trans vehicles also operate between Kipling and Islington stations. Speak to any TTC staff member to ask for Wheel-Trans service.

If you are travelling westbound along the subway and need an elevator, exit the train at Jane Station and ask any TTC staff member for Wheel-Trans.

While this section of the subway is closed, TTC crews are upgrading the tracks and cables between the stations.


This is the last time this year that the TTC is closing this section of the subway over a weekend. It closed the same section of Line 2 just once before — Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20.


In this video, the TTC’s chief executive officer Andy Byford and Executive Director of Corporate Communications Brad Ross explain why the TTC closes parts of the subway weekends.



Less frequent Lakeshore GO train service,
September 23 and 24



GO Transit is decreasing the frequency of service along the 01 Lakeshore East and 09 Lakeshore East lines this weekend, Saturday, September 23 until Sunday, September 24.

Trains operate along the lines every hour, instead of every 30 minutes.


09 Lakeshore East:

Trains operate hourly during track work near Rouge Hill and Danforth GO stations.

  • Westbound trains that usually leave Oshawa GO Station at 11 minutes past the hour do not operate.
  • Eastbound trains that usually leave Union Station at 43 minutes past the hour do not operate.

GO buses serving the 81 Port Perry / Whitby, 88 Peterborough / Oshawa and 90 Lakeshore East routes continue to operate to and from GO stations with their regular schedules.

Connecting Durham Region Transit and TTC buses continue to operate with their regular schedules.

01 Lakeshore West:

Trains operate hourly between Aldershot and Appleby GO Stations during track work near Burlington GO Station.

  • Westbound trains that usually leave Union Station at 13 minutes past the hour end their trips in Appleby GO Station.
  • Eastbound trains that usually leave Aldershot GO Station at 31 minutes past the hour start, instead, in Appleby.

GO buses serving the 12 Niagara Falls / Burlington, 15 Brantford / Burlington and 18 Lakeshore West routes continue to operate according to their regular schedules.

Connecting Hamilton Street Railway and Burlington Transit buses also continue to operate according to their regular schedules.


You may have to wait in stations as much as 30 minutes longer than usually for the next GO train.



Invictus Games affect TTC services,
September 22 to 30



Toronto is hosting the 2017 Invictus Games, an international sporting event for wounded, ill and injured servicemen and -women, both serving and veterans.

The City of Toronto is closing:

  • Bay Street south of Front Street West from 5 until 8 p.m.

Saturdays, September 23 and September 30 during the opening and closing ceremonies for the event in the Air Canada Centre.

The City is also closing:

  • Queen Street West between York and Bay Streets

from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Friday, September 22, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, September 23, from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday, September 24 and from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday, September 25 during wheelchair tennis competitions in Nathan Phillips Square.

York University is closing:

  • Ian Macdonald Boulevard between Shoreham Drive and Founders Road

from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Sunday, September 24 and from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., Monday, September 25 during a number of sporting events at the York Lions Stadium on the Keele campus.

The TTC is detouring buses operating along these routes, while the streets are closed:

  • 6 Bay;
  • 106 York University;
  • 501 Queen; and
  • 502 Downtowner.

The TTC has assigned Wheel-Trans vehicle to provide accessible service to two more games venues:


The opening and closing ceremonies may affect GO Transit buses heading toward Union Station GO Bus Terminal along these routes:

  • 16 Hamilton / Toronto;
  • 18 Lakeshore West;
  • 21 Milton / Toronto;
  • 31 Guelph / Georgetown / Toronto;
  • 63 King City / Toronto;
  • 65 Newmarket / Toronto;
  • 71 Stouffville / Toronto; and
  • 90 Lakeshore East.

However, GO has not announced detour information.

The events at York University may also affect York Region Transit buses operating along this route Monday, September 25 only during rush hours:

  • Viva orange.

However, YRT has not announced detour information.



TTC installing PRESTO fare-gates
at Spadina Station, starting September 18



The TTC continues to install new PRESTO fare gates at more stations.

Spadina Station is next.

Starting Monday, September 18, TTC crews are removing turnstiles at the main entrance and replacing them with new, PRESTO-enabled, paddle-style fare gates. The new gates provide easier access and improve the flow of passengers into and out of stations.

The TTC is closing the front doors from Spadina Road, the collector booth and fare line into the station during construction. You can’t buy tickets, tokens or TTC passes from the collector booth at the station “until the end of October”.

Until October 31, you’ll have to enter the station through a temporary station collector aisle. You’ll have to pay exact fare at this temporary collector. However, a PRESTO card reader is available beside the station collector during the construction.

Buses operating the 127 Davenport route and Wheel-Trans vehicles pick up passengers at different platforms than usual during construction.


Construction at the Walmer Road automatic entrance starts Thursday, September 21. Construction continues “until the end of November”. The TTC is completely closing the entrance to passengers at 11 p.m. each night from Thursday, September 21 until Thursday, November 30.

Customer service staff will be available on the platform to help you exit from the station during an emergency.

After construction ends, you can only access this entrance with a PRESTO card.


Construction at the Kendal Avenue automatic entrance starts Monday, September 25. It continues “until the beginning of December” or until December 8.

The TTC is closing the entrance from 11 p.m. Monday, September 25 until 6 a.m. Thursday, September 28. After construction ends, you can only access this entrance with a TTC pass or PRESTO card.


To buy a PRESTO card, visit the Gateway Newstand in Spadina Station or prestocard.ca.

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From the Transit Toronto YouTube channel:
Pantographs on Toronto Flexity streetcars



On September 12, 2017, riders discovered that Toronto Flexity light rail vehicles were using pantographs) to operate in 509 Harbourfront service, the first line where pantographs are now regularly used.

Damian Baranowski paid a visit to Harbourfront to see the vehicles in operation.

View more videos on the Transit Toronto YouTube channel, here.