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No subway service, August 12 and 13:
Sheppard West to St George



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The TTC is closing its Line 1 (Yonge - University) subway between Sheppard West and St George stations this Saturday, August 12 and Sunday, August 13.

Line 1 subway trains operate only between Finch and St George stations this weekend.

While this part of the line is closed, TTC crews continue their ongoing work to test and install the new automatic train control system. According to a TTC news release, “When installation is complete in 2019, ATC will result in a more modern and reliable signal system that will allow for a 25 per cent increase in the number of trains operating on Line 1.”

During this particular closure, the TTC also intends perform emergency training on this section of the line and the new section north of Sheppard West Station that opens later this year.

The TTC is operating shuttle buses to partially replace subway service — but only between Sheppard West and Lawrence West stations. Three construction projects delayed shuttle buses when the TTC operated them south of Lawrence West station during last year’s closures.

This TTC video provides more information about ATC and explains the alternate service plan that the TTC is using to move passengers during this closure.

Instead, the TTC is encouraging passengers to ride connecting east-west buses and streetcars to stations on the Yonge arm of Line 1 or north-south buses to Line 2 (Bloor - Danforth) stations. It will double regular service along nine bus and streetcar routes Saturday and Sunday:

  • 7 Bathurst;
  • 14 Glencairn;
  • 26 Dupont;
  • 32 Eglinton West;
  • 52 Lawrence West;
  • 84 Sheppard West;
  • 96 Wilson;
  • 109 Ranee;
  • 127 Davenport;
  • 196 York University rocket; and
  • 512 St Clair.

To improve bus service, the City of Toronto is temporarily banning parking on

  • Bathurst Street between Barton Avenue and Bloor Street West.

Wheel-Trans buses operate to and from Sheppard West, Lawrence West and St George stations, if you use a wheelchair or mobility device or otherwise need accessible service. Ask TTC staff at these stations for Wheel-Trans.

Dupont and Glencairn stations are closed Saturday and Sunday. All other stations are open so you can buy tokens, tickets, passes and other fare media and connect with buses and streetcars.


This is the ninth of 14 weekend closures affecting this part of Line 1 this year, mostly resulting from TTC crews installing and testing ATC. The TTC previously closed the line between Sheppard West (formerly Downsview) and St George:

Upcoming weekend closures for this part of the line:

  • Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10 - Sheppard West to Lawrence West - track and switch work;
  • Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17 - Sheppard West to St George - ATC;
  • Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22 - Sheppard West to Wilson - ATC;
  • Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5 - Sheppard West to St George - ATC; and
  • Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3 - Sheppard West to Wilson - ATC.

Learn how to get around during the closure if you’re traveling to or from Yorkdale.


Subway-replacement shuttle buses

(The TTC has not confirmed routing information. We’ve based this part of the post on information that the TTC has provided during previous closures of this and other nearby sections of the line.)

Southbound buses start their trips in Downsview Station, then proceed:

southward along William R. Allen Road;
west- and southward along Transit Road;
through Wilson Station bus terminal;
north- and eastward along Transit;
southward along Allen, the ramp to Yorkdale Road and Yorkdale, stopping near Yorkdale Station;
southward along Yorkdale and Allen;
eastward along Lawrence Avenue West; and then
southward into Lawrence West Station bus terminal,
ending their trips.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound routing.


Shuttle-bus service in 2016

In 2016, with three construction sites affecting traffic along the route an average shuttle-bus trip between Downsview and St George required about an hour to complete. The TTC had to supply about 100 buses for the service.

Three construction projects delaying shuttle buses in 2016


Traveling to or from Yorkdale?

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Traveling from Line 1 (Yonge - University)?

Downsview Station

  • Board the southbound shuttle bus to Yorkdale Station.

Wilson Station

  • Board the southbound shuttle bus to Yorkdale Station.

Lawrence West Station

  • Board the northbound shuttle bus to Yorkdale Station.

Eglinton West Station

  • Board northbound buses operating along the 109 Ranee route to Lawrence West Station, then board the northbound shuttle bus to Yorkdale Station; or
  • Board westbound buses operating along the 32 Eglinton West route to Dufferin Street, then board northbound buses operating along the 29 Dufferin route to Yorkdale.

St Clair West Station

  • Board westbound streetcars operating along the 512 St Clair route to Dufferin Street, then board northbound buses operating along the 29 Dufferin route to Yorkdale.

Dupont Station

  • Board westbound buses operating along the 127 Davenport route to Dufferin Street, then board northbound buses operating along the 29 Dufferin route to Yorkdale.

St Clair Station

  • Board westbound streetcars operating along the 512 St Clair route to Dufferin Street, then board northbound buses operating along the 29 Dufferin route to Yorkdale.

Davisville Station

  • Board northbound Line 1 trains to Lawrence Station, then board westbound buses operating along the 52 Lawrence West route to Lawrence West Station, board northbound shuttle buses to Yorkdale Station.

Eglinton Station

  • Board northbound Line 1 trains to Lawrence Station, then board westbound buses operating along the 52 Lawrence West route to Lawrence West Station, then board northbound shuttle buses to Yorkdale Station.

Lawrence Station

  • Board westbound buses operating along the 52 Lawrence West route to Lawrence West Station, then board northbound shuttle buses to Yorkdale Station.

York Mills Station

  • Board westbound buses operating along the 96 Wilson or 165 Weston Rd North routes to Wilson Station, then board southbound shuttle buses to Yorkdale Station.

Sheppard -Yonge Station

  • Board westbound buses operating along the 84 Sheppard West or 196 York University rocket routes to Downsview Station, then board southbound shuttle buses to Yorkdale Station.

North York Centre Station

  • Board southbound Line 1 trains to Sheppard - Yonge Station, board westbound buses operating along the 84 Sheppard West or 196B York University rocket routes to Downsview Station, then board southbound shuttle buses to Yorkdale Station.

Finch Station

  • Board southbound Line 1 trains to Sheppard - Yonge Station, board westbound buses operating along the 84 Sheppard West or 196B York University rocket routes to Downsview Station, then board southbound shuttle buses to Yorkdale Station.

Traveling from Line 2 (Bloor - Danforth)?

Lansdowne Station

  • Board northbound buses operating along the 47B Lansdowne via Caledonia and Bridgeland route to Yorkdale.

Dufferin Station

  • Board northbound buses operating along the 29 Dufferin route to Yorkdale.

Ossington Station

  • Board westbound Line 2 trains to Dufferin Station, then board northbound buses operating along the 29 Dufferin route to Yorkdale.

Christie Station

  • Board westbound Line 2 trains to Dufferin Station, then board northbound buses operating along the 29 Dufferin route to Yorkdale.

Bathurst Station

  • Board westbound Line 2 trains to Dufferin Station, then board northbound buses operating along the 29 Dufferin route to Yorkdale.

Spadina Station

  • Board westbound Line 2 trains to Dufferin Station, then board northbound buses operating along the 29 Dufferin route to Yorkdale.

St George Station

  • Board westbound Line 2 trains to Dufferin Station, then board northbound buses operating along the 29 Dufferin route to Yorkdale.

Bay Station

  • Board westbound Line 2 trains to Dufferin Station, then board northbound buses operating along the 29 Dufferin route to Yorkdale.

Bloor - Yonge Station

  • Board northbound Line 1 trains to Lawrence Station, then board westbound buses operating along the 52 Lawrence West route to Lawrence West Station, then board northbound shuttle buses to Yorkdale Station; or
  • Board westbound Line 2 trains to Dufferin Station, then board northbound buses operating along the 29 Dufferin route to Yorkdale.