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Buses replace streetcars on Lake Shore,
starting August 31



The City of Toronto continues its ongoing battle to maintain the Frederick G. Gardiner Expressway in safe condition.

This year, it’s working on three bridges in the west end of the city, including the bridge that carries the expressway over the streetcar tracks connecting Lake Shore Boulevard West with Humber Loop. The work prevents the TTC from operating streetcars along that stretch of track.

Buses replace streetcars along the 301 Queen overnight, 501 Queen and 508 Lake Shore routes between Humber and Long Branch Loops, starting Sunday, August 31. Because the construction also blocks the pedestrian tunnel between Humber Loop and Lake Shore West, the TTC will also operate more shuttle buses between the loop and Marine Parade Drive.

Passengers must transfer between buses and streetcars at Humber Loop to continue their journeys further east- or westward along the routes. If you pay your fare with tickets, tokens or cash, you’ll have to pick up a paper transfer when you pay. Show the drivers your transfer when boarding buses or streetcars at Humber Loop.

Construction continues until December 21.

Work on the City bridge project previously required the TTC to replace the streetcars from Sunday, March 30 until Saturday, May 10.

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Streetcars return to Broadview, August 31



TTC crews are winding up the project to upgrade the overhead wiring and tracks along Broadview Avenue between Broadview Station and Queen Street East tomorrow, Saturday, August 30.

Regular streetcar service along the 504 King and 505 Dundas routes resumes Sunday, August 31.

Construction started Sunday, July 20 and also affected service along the 62 Mortimer, 87 Cosburn and 100 Flemingdon Park bus routes.




Summer weekend GO train service
to Barrie, Niagara Falls ends September 1



GO Transit’s summer weekend train service along the 12 Niagara Falls and 65 Barrie lines ends Labour Day, Monday, September 2.

GO is also ending connecting bus service along the 11 Niagara-on-the-Lake / St. Catharines Monday.

GO will temporarily resume trains to Niagara Falls and buses to Niagara-on-the-Lake during the Thanksgiving long holiday weekend, Friday, October 10, Saturday, October 11, Sunday, October 12 and Monday, October 13.




GO revises routes, services, August 30



GO Transit is making several major changes to its routes and services starting Saturday, August 30.

It’s adding more service along several bus routes, including:

  • more late-night / early morning services along the 18 Lakeshore West, 21 Milton / Toronto and 90 Lakeshore East routes;
  • a new branch of the 25 Waterloo / Mississauga route, linking the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University with York University;
  • a new branch of the 92 Oshawa / Yorkdale route, adding extra service along the route between Scarborough Centre and Ajax;
  • more weekend service along the 52 Oshawa / York U route; and
  • more Monday-to-Friday trips along the 54 Markham / York U route.

GO is canceling bus service to downtown Milton along the 21 Milton / Toronto and 27 Milton / North York routes. All buses along the route start and end their trips in Milton GO Station.

GO is also canceling service along its 98 Pickering / Finch express route, replacing it with service along the new branch of the 92 Oshawa / Yorkdale route.




Weekend events affect transit services,
August 29, 30, 31, September 1



Special events in Brampton, Burlington, the Georgetown area of Halton Hills, Guelph, Hamilton, the Lindsay area of Kawartha Lakes, Stouffville and Toronto affect transit services this weekend.




TTC post-secondary Metropasses available
for university and college students



University and college students can buy monthly “post-secondary student Metropasses” from TTC fare collectors at subway stations and some TTC ticket-sellers in retail stores — including stores on campus — for just $106.

You can also buy your pass from vending machines in many TTC subway and rapid transit stations and from GO Transit in Union Station only.

If you’re a student who has enrolled in a full-time degree- or diploma-granting program in a post-secondary institution in Toronto, you may use the monthly post-secondary student Metropass, along with a valid post-secondary TTC student photo identification card. You can also use the card if you’re a full-time student at private career college in Toronto.

(Unfortunately, if you’re a student in a post-secondary certificate program, you’re not eligible to buy the post-secondary student Metropasses.)

Show your post-secondary TTC student photo ID to the TTC driver or collector every time you use your monthly post-secondary student Metropass.


You can view a list of eligible institutions here. You can view a list of private career colleges in Toronto here.


If you want to buy a post-secondary TTC student photo ID card, a TTC photographic team will visit Centennial College, George Brown College, Humber College, Ryerson University, Seneca College, the University of Toronto and York University to photograph you and issue your card for just $7. You only have to get the ID card once each academic year. You’ll have to buy your pass every month.

If you want to buy your ID card before the team visits your campus — or you miss the session at your school, you can also get your photo and buy the cards at Sherbourne Station.




Middle- and secondary-school students
no longer require TTC photo ID



Starting Monday, September 1, the TTC no longer requires middle- and secondary-school students to carry TTC-issued photo identification when paying a discounted fare to travel on the TTC.

Students 16 to 19 years old must carry their school-issued student photo ID or government-issued photo ID to present as proof of age if TTC staff ask for it.




GO free to the Toronto FC, August 30



Metrolinx and Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. want to help make traveling to and from this week’s Toronto FC game easier.

This Saturday, August 30, when the FC meets the New England Revolution, you can not only avoid traffic and parking by taking GO Transit to the soccer match, but the GO ride home will be free of fare. GO will accept your August 30, 2014 TFC match ticket (or e-ticket) as your paid fare. Simply present it as proof of payment if GO staff ask you for it during your ride.

You can ride any GO Transit bus or train any time after 5 p.m. August 30 if you hold a valid valid Toronto FC August 30 2014 game ticket, which will act as paid GO fare.




Labour Day holiday service, September 1



Transit agencies throughout the Greater Toronto Area, Hamilton and the Golden Horseshoe are adjusting their service and schedules Labour Day, this Monday, September 1.




Buses replace streetcars on Queen
August 27, 28, 29, 30



TTC crews are repairing streetcar tracks on Queen Street West at the intersection with Spadina Avenue overnight tonight, Wednesday, August 27 and tomorrow, Thursday, August 28 and all day Saturday, August 30.

The TTC is detouring streetcars operating along the 301 Queen overnight, 501 Queen routes during the work. Shuttle buses replace the cars, dropping off and picking up passengers at stops along Queen Streets West and East between Dufferin and Parliament Streets.

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