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Eglinton Crosstown LRT - Mount Dennis:
TTC detouring buses, May 25 to 28



eglinton crosstown logo.pngMetrolinx contractors working on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project are building the new Photography Drive bridge structure this weekend.

The City of Toronto is closing

  • Eglinton Avenue West between Weston Road and Black Creek Drive

from 7 p.m. Friday, May 25 until 5 a.m. Monday, May 28, to accommodate the work.

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

The City previously closed the street to allow Metrolinx to demolish the original Photography Drive bridge (and the TTC detoured buses) from 9 p.m. Friday, February 19 until 10 p.m. Sunday, February 21, 2016. The City again closed the street to accommodate more Metrolinx construction at Mount Dennis and the TTC detoured buses Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25 and from Friday, May 18 until Monday, May 21.

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The contractors intend to maintain pedestrian access to the sidewalk. However, they may have to temporarily close the sidewalk may while they are working nearby. Residents, business operators and employees can expect to hear noise and feel vibrations, as crews cut concrete.

During the closure, “paid-duty” Toronto Police Service officers will direct eastbound through traffic on Eglinton southeastward along Weston Road and northward along Black Creek Drive to continue eastward along Eglinton. They’ll reroute westbound through traffic on Eglinton northwestward along Black Creek and Trethewey Drives and then southward along Jane Street to Eglinton West or southward along Black Creek and then northwestward along Weston to continue westward along Eglinton.

Motorists can gain access to the No Frills supermarket from Black Creek Drive. The Eglinton access to No Frills is closed this weekend.



Weekend events affect transit services,
May 24, 25, 26, 27



Special events in the Ancaster area of Hamilton, Barrie, Brampton, Kitchener, the Lindsay area of Kawartha Lakes, Markham, Milton, Mississauga, Newmarket, the Port Weller area of St. Catharines, Richmond Hill and Toronto affect transit services this weekend.



TTC closing Line 2 Bloor - Danforth subway
east of Warden, after midnight tonight



The TTC is closing the Line 2 Bloor - Danforth subway after midnight tonight (or early tomorrow, Thursday, May 24) between Kennedy and Warden stations only while crews make emergency track repairs. Shuttle buses operate between the two stations from midnight until the end of service tonight. The subway line re-open at the start of service — around 5:30 a.m. tomorrow.

Wheel-Trans service is available from Warden, Kennedy and Victoria Park stations for passengers who require an accessible connection. Speak with any TTC staff member to ask for Wheel-Trans service.

Due to recent track damage, subway trains currently reduce their speeds between Kennedy and Warden Stations. This repair will restore normal rapid transit service in the area.

The TTC originally planned to close this section of Line 2 Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29. Due to an ongoing issue between TTC management and the Amalgamated Transit Workers Union’s Local 113, it didn’t have enough employees available to work overtime. That meant it could not provide shuttle buses to replace subway service for an entire weekend.



Gorham Street Newmarket construction:
YRT detours start May 22



Starting Tuesday, May 22, the Town of Newmarket is closing:

  • Gorham Street, eastbound lanes, between Leslie Street and Carlson Drive

to accommodate contractors who are replacing the water-mains.

York Region Transit is detouring buses operating along these routes, while the lanes are closed:

  • 56 Gorham - Eagle; and
  • 521 Newmarket community bus.

This phase of construction on Gorham Street and the YRT detours continue until July 13.


During this project, contractors are:

  • replacing the water-main on Gorham Street from Carlson Drive to Leslie Street;
  • installing new service connections; and
  • replacing and upgrading the fire hydrants.

Before starting construction, the contractor was on site the week of May 14 to mobilize the equipment and materials, set up the traffic-control signs and complete utility markings.

While crews block the street, “paid-duty” York Regional Police officers will direct motorists and provide local access when necessary. During construction, eastbound through traffic must divert northbound along Carlson Drive and then eastbound along Srigley Street to Leslie Street.

Crews mostly work 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for holidays. To maintain the project schedule, some work may take place weekends, if necessary.



Yonge Street rapidway - Hopkins:
YRT detour, May 22 to 25



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.


Crews continue to relocate and install underground utilities. During the next phase of the project, starting Tuesday, May 22, they’ll trench across Hopkins Street at Yonge Street, blocking through traffic.

York Region Transit is detouring buses operating along this route, while the street is closed:

  • 25 Major Mackenzie.

vivaNext construction at Yonge and Hopkins Streets and the YRT detour continue until May 25.


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Crews work daily from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day. They’ll maintain access to businesses and properties near the work area. They may also temporarily block sidewalks and crosswalks around the work area during this work. Detour signs guide motorists and pedestrians around the closure. “Paid-duty” York Regional Police officers will be on-site during this phase of the project.

Expect noise and dust as crews proceed.



TTC 12-month pass available May 24



The TTC 12-month pass is an annual pass that provides unlimited travel across the TTC. It requires you to commit to paying for the pass at a discount every month for a year. The pass replaces the TTC’s *Metropass discount plan (MDP)*.

With the 12-month pass, you can:

  • travel along all regular TTC routes without limit.
  • pay the same as you do now for the MDP pass.
  • pay a one-time set-up fee at the start of your 12-month agreement. The 12-month pass is then available on your PRESTO fare-card for a full year. The PRESTO system processes your fees monthly until the end of the 12 months.
  • protect your card balance, if you lose your card or someone steals it.
  • automatically renew your agreement each year, unless you opt out.

The 12-month pass costs $134 per month$12.25 less than the regular price of an adult Metropass. The TTC will have a 12-month pass for senior and youth PRESTO-card passengers available later this summer.

If you are currently a subscriber in the MDP program and wish to transfer to the adult 12=month pass, first cancel your MDP subscription before signing up for the 12-month pass with PRESTO. If you currently subscribe to the adult MDP + Downtown Express Sticker, wait until later in the fall before changing, when the 12-month + Downtown Express pass will be available to buy on a PRESTO card.

Before you can buy the TTC 12-month pass, you need a PRESTO card and a My PRESTO Account. The 12-month pass is available for sale eight days before the end of each month and five days after the start of the next month.



Eglinton Crosstown LRT - Mount Dennis:
TTC detouring buses, May 18 to 21



eglinton crosstown logo.pngMetrolinx contractors working on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project are building the new Photography Drive bridge structure this weekend.

The City of Toronto is closing:

  • Eglinton Avenue West between Weston Road and Black Creek Drive

from 7 p.m. Friday, May 18 until 5 a.m. Monday, May 21, to accommodate the work.

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

The City previously closed the street to allow Metrolinx to demolish the original Photography Drive bridge (and the TTC detoured buses) from 9 p.m. Friday, February 19 until 10 p.m. Sunday, February 21, 2016. The City again closed the street to accommodate more Metrolinx construction at Mount Dennis and the TTC detoured buses Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25.

The City is closing the street again to accommodate more Metrolinx construction at Mount Dennis and the TTC is again detouring buses from Friday, May 25 until Monday, May 28.

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The contractors intend to maintain pedestrian access to the sidewalk. However, they may have to temporarily close the sidewalk may while they are working nearby. Residents, business operators and employees can expect to hear noise and feel vibrations, as crews cut concrete.

During the closure, “paid-duty” Toronto Police Service officers will direct eastbound through traffic on Eglinton southeastward along Weston Road and northward along Black Creek Drive to continue eastward along Eglinton. They’ll reroute westbound through traffic on Eglinton northwestward along Black Creek and Trethewey Drives and then southward along Jane Street to Eglinton West or southward along Black Creek and then northwestward along Weston to continue westward along Eglinton.

Motorists can gain access to the No Frills supermarket from Black Creek Drive. The Eglinton access to No Frills is closed this weekend.



Finch West LRT construction:
TTC detours, May 18 to 22



Starting 7 p.m. Friday, May 18, the City of Toronto is closing:

  • Finch Avenue West between Islington Avenue and Milady Road

to accommodate Enbridge contractors who are relocating gas mains. The work is an early part of the Metrolinx project to build the Finch West light rail transit line.

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

  • 36 Finch West; and
  • 336 Finch West overnight.

This phase of the Enbridge work to relocate gas mains and the TTC detours continue until 11 p.m. May 25.

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Crews are excavating a large pit to access the natural gas pipelines. They’re completing a project they started in 2017 west of Islington Avenue to relocate the gas lines so Metrolinx contractors can start building the LRT.

They’ll block all lanes on Finch Avenue West in both directions, requiring east- and westbound traffic on Finch Avenue West to detour along Milady Road and Islington Avenue. Residents living in and around Milady Road will experience a significant increase in traffic.

The work blocks the west driveway from Finch Avenue West to the Gord and Irene Risk Community Centre but the east driveway will remain open. You can also access the community centre from the Islington Avenue entrance, north of Finch West. Both driveways for the Harmony Village townhouse complex at Finch and Milady will remain open.

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Weekend events affect transit services, May 19, 20, 21



Things are booming throughout the Greater Golden Horseshoe area as Canadians celebrate Victoria Day and the first long holiday weekend of the spring and summer with fireworks displays and other special events.

Events take place in Barrie, the Dundas area of Hamilton, the Lindsay area of Kawartha Lakes, Markham, Milton and Toronto affect transit services this weekend.



Yonge Street crane activity:
TTC detour, May 18 to 20



The City of Toronto is closing:

  • Yonge Street between Adelaide and King Streets

from 9 p.m. Friday, May 18 until 11 p.m. Sunday, May 20, as contractors lift a crane at a construction site.

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

  • 320 Yonge overnight.

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