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No subway service, Lawrence to St Clair
this weekend, February 9 and 10



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The TTC is closing part of its Line 1 Yonge - University subway between Lawrence and St Clair Stations all day Saturday, February 9 and Sunday, February 10. Line 1 trains operate only between Finch and Lawrence stations and between St Clair and Vaughan Metropolitan Centre stations this weekend.

Frequent shuttle buses replace the trains, operating along Yonge Street and stopping near each station along the closed section of the line. At Lawrence, Eglinton and Davisville stations, passengers can exit from or board buses on the street. At St Clair Station, passengers exit on St. Clair Avenue East beside the station, but can board inside the bus terminal off Pleasant Boulevard.


This weekend, Metrolinx contractors continue working on the Eglinton - Crosstown light rail transit line project, requiring the TTC to close this part of Line 1. Current and upcoming Crosstown work in the area of Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue includes construction below the TTC’s Eglinton Station, shifting the TTC’s platform to the north and building and installing a new TTC tunnel-ventilation system at the south and north ends of the subway platform.

Metrolinx is requiring the TTC to close this part of the subway line multiple times this year for Crosstown construction. The TTC also maintains its tracks and signals during some of these closures to keep the line in a state of good repair.


Wheel-Trans buses also operate between Lawrence and St Clair stations. Passengers can ask any TTC staff member for Wheel-Trans service. Because Lawrence Station is not yet accessible, passengers travelling southbound along Line 1 towards Lawrence Station who require an elevator should exit the train at York Mills Station and ask any TTC staff member for Wheel-Trans.


Shuttle-bus alternatives

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

While shuttle buses operate frequently, they will be crowded.

Regular TTC buses and streetcars provide less frequent, less direct, but, perhaps, less stressful alternatives. Consider travelling along the University branch, instead of the Yonge branch, to and from downtown Toronto and avoid the shuttle buses entirely this weekend. Or board buses along the 97 Yonge route to travel to and from stops on Yonge north of Davisville Avenue / Chaplin Crescent.

Ride buses or streetcars on routes serving streets north or south of the closure to reach stations on the University branch:

  • Ride buses operating along the 84 Sheppard West or 984 Sheppard West express routes and board the subway at Sheppard West Station, instead of Sheppard - Yonge Station.
  • Ride buses along the 96 Wilson or 165 Weston Rd North routes and board the subway at Wilson Station, instead of York Mills Station.
  • Ride buses along the 52 Lawrence West route and board the subway at Lawrence West Station, instead of Lawrence Station.
  • Ride buses along the 32 Eglinton West route and board the subway at Eglinton West Station, instead of Eglinton Station.
  • Ride streetcars along the 512 St. Clair route and board the subway at St. Clair West Station, instead of St. Clair Station.
  • Ride trains along the 2 Bloor - Danforth subway line and board the 1 Yonge - University line at St. George Station, instead of Yonge Station.
  • Ride streetcars along the 506 Carlton route and board the subway at Queen’s Park Station, instead of College Station.
  • Ride buses along the 505 Dundas route and board the subway at St. Patrick Station, instead of Dundas Station.
  • Ride streetcars along the 501 Queen route and board the subway at Osgoode Station, instead of Queen Station.
  • Ride streetcars along the 504 King or 514 Cherry route and board the subway at St. Andrew Station, instead of King Station.

Parking restrictions improve shuttle-bus service

The TTC is working with the City of Toronto and Toronto Police Service to temporarily restrict street parking on the southbound lanes of Yonge Street between Lawrence and St Clair Avenues and other nearby streets. According to the TTC, “Parking restrictions on shuttle bus routes across the system help keep traffic in the city moving as smoothly as possible during subway closures.”

Saturday, February 9

  • Parking is available:
  • on the northbound side of Yonge Street between Lawrence and St Clair Avenues East all day (east curb lane).
  • Parking is not available:
  • on the southbound side of Yonge Street between Bedford Park Avenue and St Clair Avenue West** 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. (west curb lane).
  • on the northbound side of Yonge Street between Lawrence Avenue East and Wanless Avenue from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. (east curb lane).
  • on both sides of Avoca Avenue and Pleasant Boulevard all day.

Sunday, February 10:

  • Parking is available:
  • on both sides of Yonge Street between Lawrence and St Clair avenues all day.
  • Parking is not available:
  • on the southbound side of Yonge Street between Bedford Park and Lawrence Avenue East from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. (west curb lane).
  • on the northbound side of Yonge Street between Lawrence Avenue East and Wanless Avenue from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. (east curb lane).
  • on both sides of Avoca Avenue and Pleasant Boulevard all day.

During this closure, northbound shuttle buses drop passengers off outside of Lawrence Station, then head to the York Mills area to loop back southbound.

To loop back southbound, shuttle buses operate northbound on Yonge to an on-street loop along Old York Mills Road, York Mills Road, back to Yonge Street, south to Lawrence Station for passenger pick-up, then proceed south to St Clair Station.

Expect a large number of TTC buses in the York Mills area during this subway closure.