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New Humber College terminal opened September 1

Yesterday, Tuesday, September 1, Brampton Transit, GO Transit, MiWay, TTC and York Region Transit passengers started exiting from and boarding buses in a new terminal on Humber College’s North campus.

Buses operating along these routes serve the new terminal:

The various agencies are removing bus stops on both sides of Humber College Boulevard near the campus.

GO’s presence in the new terminal is short-lived: this Friday, September 4 is the last day that it operates buses along the 35 Brampton / Humber College / North York route.

This Brampton Transit graphic (.pdf) indicates the platform layout of the new terminal, including where you can board buses for all transit agencies at Humber College.

Leslie upgrades and track installation:
Lake Shore reopened, September 1

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(They’re building new tracks to connect the future Leslie Barns streetcar maintenance and storage facility to the tracks on Queen Street East.)

Yesterday, Tuesday, September 1, contractors restored all traffic lanes on Lake Shore Boulevard East at Leslie Street. Motorists can now use three traffic lanes and a left-turn lane in each direction. Crews also opened more lanes on Leslie south of Lake Shore, providing motorists with two northbound lanes and one southbound lane. They also restored access to the north entrance to the Canadian Tire plaza.

You can still expect crews to intermittently reduce some traffic lanes as they rebuild the centre median on Lake Shore East, finish upgrading the streetscape and install new overhead power lines.

They’ll install the final layer of asphalt in the intersection of Lake Shore East and Leslie overnight at a later date to improve the roadway for motorists crossing the new streetcar tracks.

The TTC continues to detour buses operating along the 31B branch of the 31 Greenwood route and the 83 Jones route.

Davis Drive rapidway construction:
Paving continues, September 2 to 4

Metrolinx and York Region contractors continue the project to build a rapidway — bus-only lanes in the centre of the roadway — along Davis Drive in Newmarket.

This week, crews continue paving the centre-lane rapidway through two intersections and the curb lanes on a longer portion of the roadway.

Today, Wednesday, September 2 and tomorrow, Thursday, September 3, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day, crews are paving the intersections of Davis with Longford Drive / Parkside Drive and Lorne Avenue.

They’ll intermittently block the intersections to north- and southbound traffic, as they pave through each intersection.

While the intersections are closed,

  • Drivers can’t turn left and must proceed to the next intersection, then U-turn to get to their destination.
  • North- and southbound drivers on Longford and Parkside Drives and Lorne Avenue must turn right on Davis, proceed to the next intersection, U-turn and then continue to their destination.
  • “Paid-duty” York Region Police officers follow the paving crews to manage traffic at the intersections.
  • To prepare for paving, crews may need to set up and drop off materials and machinery outside of regular work hours [for example, overnight]. Expect construction-related noise.
  • Pedestrians can’t use north / south crosswalks at the intersections. Police officers are directing pedestrians to the next intersection to cross to the other side of Davis.

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Tomorrow, Thursday, September 3 and Friday, September 3, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day, crew are paving the curb lanes from east of Huron Heights Drive to 713-743 Davis [east entrance].

While crews work on this part of the roadway:

  • The west entrance to 713-743 Davis remains open, but the east entrance into the plazas is closed.
  • The Davis entrance to 749-777 will be intermittently closed, as crews pave each layer of asphalt. Once the pavement has cooled, the access will reopens to traffic.
  • The Huron Heights entrance to the plaza remains open.
  • Crews are also paving a small part of Huron Heights just north of Davis:
  • As crews are paving, they’ll block access to Huron Heights at Davis during the work.
  • Driveways on Huron Heights remain open.
  • “Paid-duty” York Region Police officers will manage traffic at the intersection.

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During all phases of Davis Drive rapidway construction, expect delays for GO Transit buses operating along this route:

  • 65 Newmarket / Toronto.

Also expect delays for York Region Transit buses operating along these routes:

  • 44 Bristol;
  • 50 Queensway;
  • 54 Bayview;
  • 55 / 55B Davis Drive;
  • 58 Mount Albert;
  • 223 Newmarket GO shuttle; and
  • 520 / 521 Newmarket community bus.

Source: vivaNext.

Oak Street Weston constuction:
TTC detour, September 1 to 3

The City of Toronto is closing:

  • Oak Street Weston between Knob Hill Road and Yelland Street

to accommodate Canadian Pacific Railway contractors who are maintaining the railway crossing on Oak from 9 a.m. yesterday, Tuesday, September 1 until 6 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, September 3.

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

  • 59A Maple Leaf via Gary; and
  • 59B Maple Leaf via Church.


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 $112.

You can also buy your pass from vending machines in many TTC subway and rapid transit stations.

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.

GO student centre in Union Station's
York Concourse, August 31 to September 18

Students with a GO Transit student ID card save 17 percent on their fares. The PRESTO fare card helps you connect to different transit systems so you can travel to and from school easily.

Register your PRESTO card online or autoload money on the card any time without waiting in line. If you need help, visit the Union Station Student Services Centre in GO’s York Concourse from Monday, August 31 until Friday, eptember 18.

Remember, always travel with your GO student ID! To qualify for student fares, you must have GO-approved student ID when you buy fares.

You can get a GO-approved student ID card through GO Transit or at your school, depending on which institution you attend.

Registered full-time students at these schools can use their school-issued student card to load their PRESTO card at the student discount rate for travel anywhere on the GO system. You no longer need a separate GO Transit-issued student ID card.

  • Durham College;
  • McMaster University;
  • Trent University’s Oshawa Campus; and
  • the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT).

Registered full-time students at these schools can get a GO Transit validation sticker for their school-issued student ID cards. For more information and to pick up your sticker, visit your registrar’s office on campus.

  • Centennial College;
  • Humber College;
  • Michener Institute;
  • Mohawk College;
  • Niagara University;
  • Sheridan College; and
  • Trent University’s Symons (Peterborough) Campus.

Registered full-time students at these schools must apply for a GO Transit-issued student ID card. For more information, please visit the registrar’s pffice on campus.

  • Brock University;
  • George Brown College;
  • Ryerson University;
  • Seneca College;
  • the University of Guelph;
  • the University of Toronto’s St. George, Mississauga, and Scarborough campuses;
  • the University of Waterloo; and
  • York University.

Learn more about getting a GO student ID — especially if you attend a college or university that we haven’t listed — here.

Eglinton Crosstown LRT -- Allen Road:
Roadway decking, starting August 31

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Metrolinx contractors are working to build the future Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit line.

From 10 p.m. tonight, Monday, August 31 until 5 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, September 1 and continuing overnight nightly, crews are repairing and maintaining the roadway decking area on Eglinton Avenue West east of William R. Allen Road.

To perform this work, crews will restrict traffic on Eglinton West between Everden and Flanders Roads to just one lane in each direction. A “paid-duty” Toronto Police Services officer will direct and control traffic through this area.

Expect delays and noise. Work continues overnight until 5 a.m. September 4.

During LRT construction near Allen Road, TTC passengers should expect delays for buses operating along these routes:

  • 32 Eglinton West;
  • 63 Ossington;
  • 109 Ranee;
  • 307 Eglinton West overnight; and
  • 316 Ossington overnight.


Davis Drive rapidway construction:
August 31

Metrolinx and York Region contractors continue the project to build a rapidway — bus-only lanes in the centre of the roadway — along Davis Drive in Newmarket.

Today, Monday, August 31 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., crews are shifting traffic on Davis Drive at Patterson Street / Roxborough Road to its final configuration. Once they’ve finished today, permanent changes to traffic regulations come into effect. This is the last intersection where crews have to reconfigure the traffic lanes during this project.

Drivers can only turn right into and out of driveways between 713 Davis and Lundy’s Lane. Crews are removing the temporary cut-through lane at 665A Davis. Both east- and westbound motorists may U-turn at Patterson Street. “Paid-duty” York Region Police officers will be onsite to manage traffic flow. However, expect traffic delays and construction-related noise.

You can no longer turn left into 665A Davis and 713 Davis. You can only turn right into and out of the properties. To access 713 Davis, U-turn at Roxborough Road or Huron Heights Drive.

After today, you can only turn left at a traffic light when the left-turn arrow at a signal is visible. However, you can U-turn from the left-turn lane at most intersections with signals from the left-turn lane.

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During all phases of Davis Drive rapidway construction, expect delays for GO Transit buses operating along this route:

  • 65 Newmarket / Toronto.

Also expect delays for York Region Transit buses operating along these routes:

  • 44 Bristol;
  • 50 Queensway;
  • 54 Bayview;
  • 55 / 55B Davis Drive;
  • 58 Mount Albert;
  • 223 Newmarket GO shuttle; and
  • 520 / 521 Newmarket community bus.

Source: vivaNext.

UP Express reducing service frequency
for maintenance work, starting August 29

Union Pearson Express crews are performing routine maintenance on one side of the spur line, overnight starting tonight, Saturday, August 29.

Crews work overnight nightly from 11 p.m. tonight until 4:30 a.m. tomorrow, Sunday, August 30. Trains operate along the line every 30 minutes, instead of every 15 minutes while crews are working on the spur.

UP Express has also scheduled crews to work overnight from 11 p.m. Sunday, until 4:30 a.m. Monday, August 31, from 11 p.m. Saturday, September 5 until 4:30 a.m. Sunday, September 6 and from 11 p.m. Sunday until 4:30 a.m. Labour Day, Monday, September 7.

Crews also work Wednesday, September 2 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. so they can inspect the tracks in natural light. UP Express trains also operate every 30 minutes, instead of every 15 minutes, during those hours that day.

Temporary platforms at Bloor Station
for UP Express trains this weekend

From 8 p.m. tonight, Friday, August 28 until 5 p.m. Sunday, August 30, westbound trains operating along the Union Pearson Express line stop to pick up passengers at Bloor Station’s Platform #1, the north platform.

Westbound trains operate along track 1, instead of track 2, to allow rail infrastructure crews to improve the signals along the line.

Eastbound trains continue to stop at platform #3.

Signs at the station will guide passengers to the appropriate platform. The north platform will be ready for passengers with an operating elevator and the station building entrance will have functioning PRESTO fare-card and ticket-vending devices.

The public-address system, Wi-Fi display terminals and the clock on platform #1 will not be available until mid-September

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