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Fees apply to TTC parking at Highway 407, Pioneer Village and Finch West stations



Starting Monday, April 23, the TTC starts charging parking fees for lots at Highway 407, Pioneer Village and Finch West Stations.

You must pay a fee at those lots when you park from 5 a.m. until 2 a.m. Mondays to Fridays. The daily rate is $7. The afternoon / evening rate is $2 from 3 until 2 a.m. Park without having to pay a fee Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

You can pay with the Toronto Parking Authority’s Green P mobile application, or at the pay-and-display machines by coin, VISA, MasterCard or American Express.

The TTC has offered free parking at these lots since it opened its extension of the Line 1 Yonge - University subway between Vaughan Metropolitan and Sheppard West Station Sunday, December 18**.



No subway service, St Clair West to Union:
April 21, 22



TTC crews continue installing the automatic train control signal system (ATC) on its Line 1 Yonge - University subway this weekend. To allow crews to complete this work, the TTC is closing the University branch of the line between St Clair West and Union stations Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22.

Line 1 trains operate only between Finch and Union stations and between Vaughan Metropolitan Centre and St Clair West stations.

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Express shuttle buses replace subway service — but only between St Clair West and Spadina stations. The buses operate on streets near or parallel to the subway line, stopping only on Spadina Road at Dupont Street, near Dupont Station. Buses don’t operate south of Bloor Street.

Wheel-Trans vehicles are available during the closure for passengers who use wheelchairs, scooters or other mobility devices or who require more accessible service. Ask any TTC employee for Wheel-Trans service.

As alternatives to the closed part of the line, the TTC encourages passengers to consider boarding:

  • trains operating along Line 2 Bloor-Danforth;
  • trains operating along the Yonge branch of Line 1 Yonge - University;
  • north-south buses operating along the 6 Bay route; and
  • east-west streetcars operating along the 501 Queen, 504 King, 505 Dundas, 506 Carlton,512 St Clair and 514 Cherry routes.

St Clair West, Spadina, St George and Union stations are open for passengers to buy fares or connect to buses and streetcars. Dupont, Museum, Queen’s Park, St Patrick, Osgoode and St Andrew stations are closed.

According to a TTC news release, “When ATC is fully implemented in 2020, it will provide a more modern and reliable signal system that will allow for an increase in the number of trains operating on Line 1. While the TTC does most subway maintenance at the conclusion of service each night, it continues to require weekend closures to complete ATC and state-of-good-repair work. One weekend of work during a closure is equivalent to about five weeks of nightly work.”

This is the last time this year that the TTC plans to close this section of the line. It previously closed this part of the subway system Saturday February 3 and Sunday, February 4 and Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11.



King West / Shaw switch repairs:
TTC detours, April 21 to 23



From 9 a.m. Saturday, April 21 until 5 a.m. Monday, April 23, TTC crews are repairing a track switch on

  • King Street West just west of Shaw Street.

The TTC is detouring streetcars operating along these routes to accommodate the work:

  • 304 King overnight;
  • 504 King; and
  • 514 Cherry.

Shuttle buses replace the cars, operating between Sunnyside Loop and Shaw Street.

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According to the TTC, “Rail work of this nature is required around-the-clock to ensure quality installation of new rail and concrete” and to make sure that regular streetcar service can resume early Monday, April 23. While the crews mostly work from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. each day, they may work overnight while placing concrete.

The crews establish a safe working zone about 9 a.m. Saturday, April 21. A track crew will start digging up and removing concrete to expose the track switch. They’ll then start chipping the concrete chipping to completely expose the switch to repair it and then place new concrete. The crews leave the concrete to completely cure overnight before streetcars and other traffic can again travel along the streetcar-track right of way.

The work zone will restrict traffic to just one lane in each direction. The City of Toronto will prohibit on-street parking through the area and may also restrict turns.



TTC and City of Toronto work, April 21 to 23
requires Harbourfront streetcar detours



Update — Thursday, April 19, 11:59 a.m.: The TTC has corrected its map of the detours.


Four maintenance projects affect transit services through Harbourfront and on Queens Quay West this weekend.

From 2 a.m. Saturday, April 21 until 5 a.m. Monday, April 23, TTC crews work in the Bay streetcar tunnel to inspect and maintain the rail and overhead wiring and clean debris from the tracks. More TTC workers are upgrading the cables in the power substation at Queens Quay / Spadina Loop.

Meanwhile, City of Toronto teams are working in the streetcar right-of- way on Queens Quay West to inspect underground hydro vaults. And, third-party utility workers are clearing debris from another underground structure on Queens Quay West.

The TTC replaces all streetcars with buses along this route throughout the weekend:

  • 509 Harbourfront

The TTC is detouring streetcars operating along these routes:

  • 310 Spadina overnight; and
  • 510 Spadina.

Shuttle buses replace streetcars along part of these temporary routes:

  • 310 Spadina overnight shuttle bus; and
  • 510 Spadina shuttle bus.

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Less TTC commuter parking at Kipling Station, starting April 16



Metrolinx continues the project to build a new regional bus terminal at Kipling Station for GO Transit and MiWay buses. During the project, contractors are also renovating the Kipling GO Station building.

Starting Monday, April 16, the TTC is closing Subway Crescent to traffic and 150 parking spaces in the north lot to accommodate work on the project. You can still reach GO Transit and TTC services along Aukland Road. If you usually park in the north parking lot, you can access the lot through a new entrance just west of the passenger pick-up and drop-off area (or “Kiss ‘n’ Ride”).

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Parking is still available in the south lot or in the Fieldway Road lot at nearby Islington Station.

Monday, April 2, the TTC also permanently closed its parking lot on Subway Crescent**.



Bullock Drive Markham construction:
GO, YRT detours, April 16 to May 18



Updated — Tuesday, April 17, 5:39 p.m.: This post now contains information about York Region Transit detours off Bullock Drive.


Monday, April 16, the City of Markham is closing

  • Bullock Drive, eastbound lanes, between McCowan Road and 150 metres east

to accommodate Region of York contractors who are starting the next phase of a project to replace the water-mains.

GO Transit is detouring buses operating along these routes, while the traffic lanes are closed:

  • 54 Markham / York U;
  • 70 Uxbridge / Stouffville / Markham; and
  • 71 Stouffville / Toronto.

York Region Transit is detouring buses operating along this route:

  • 522 Markham community bus.

This phase of water-main construction on Bullock Drive and the GO bus detours continue until May 22.

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During this phase of the project, Bullock Drive remains open east of the construction site and for all westbound traffic. Crews are replacing the water-main and valve chambers.


During most of 2018, York Region is working to replace the water-main under Bullock Drive, between McCowan Road and Main Street North Markham. Construction started in January and continues until December. For most of the project, Bullock Drive remains open to traffic. Work on the Bullock Drive project previously affected YRT service along the 522 Markham community bus route from Monday, March 12 until Friday, March 16.

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Queen East / Kingswood track repairs:
TTC detours, April 17 to 20



Update — Monday, April 16, 3:32 p.m.: The TTC has postponed the work and the detour — orginally scheduled fro April 16 to 19 — to April 17 to 20.


Starting 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, TTC crews are repairing the streetcar tracks on Queen Street East at Kingswood Road.

The TTC is detouring streetcars operating along these routes during the project:

  • 301 Queen overnight;
  • 501 Queen.

Shuttle buses replace the cars east of Coxwell Avenue.

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TTC track repairs at Queen East / Kingswood and the detours continue until 5 a.m. April 20.



TTC repairing tracks at Dundas East / River,
starting April 23



Update, Tuesday, April 17, 9:17 p.m.: The TTC has postponed the project until April 23.


Starting Wednesday, April 18 Monday, April 23, TTC crews are repairing the concrete beside and between the streetcar tracks on Dundas Street East east of River Street to maintain them in a state of good repair.

Since the TTC is temporarily operating buses, instead of streetcars, along the 505 Dundas route, the project doesn’t require it to detour transit vehicles. However, passengers should expect delays.

The City of Toronto is prohibiting on-street parking to allow the crew to create a safe work zone, while they occupy the track area. The work zones restrict traffic to just one lane in each direction.

The crews mostly work from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day, but may also work overnight to maintain the construction timeline and reduce disrupting the public, especially when they pour concrete.

By 7 a.m. April 18 23, the crews establish the work zone to block traffic from the centre lanes of the street. Inside the work zone, they’ll mill and break old concrete and place new concrete. Motorists can only travel along the curb lanes for one day after the crews have placed the new concrete to allow it to cure.

Track repairs on Dundas Street East east of River Street continue until April 20 25.



TTC repairing tracks at Carlton / Church,
starting April 23



Update, Tuesday, April 17, 9:21 p.m.: The TTC has postponed the project until April 23.


Starting Tuesday, April 17 Monday, April 23, TTC crews are repairing the concrete beside and between the streetcar tracks on Carlton Street west of Church Street to maintain them in a state of good repair.

Since the TTC is temporarily operating buses, instead of streetcars, along the 306 Carlton overnight and 506 Carlton routes, the project doesn’t require it to detour transit vehicles. However, passengers should expect delays.

The City of Toronto is prohibiting on-street parking to allow the crew to create a safe work zone, while they occupy the track area. The work zones restrict traffic to just one lane in each direction.

The crews mostly work from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day, but may also work overnight to maintain the construction timeline and reduce disrupting the public, especially when they pour concrete.

By 7 a.m. April 17 23, the crews establish the work zone to block traffic from the centre lanes of the street. Inside the work zone, they’ll mill and break old concrete and place new concrete. Motorists can only travel along the curb lanes for one day after the crews have placed the new concrete to allow it to cure.

Concrete repairs on Carlton Street west of Church Street continue until April 19 25.



TTC repairing concrete at College / University,
starting April 17



Starting Tuesday, April 17, TTC crews are repairing the concrete beside and between the streetcar tracks on College Street east of University Avenue to maintain them in a state of good repair.

Since the TTC is temporarily operating buses, instead of streetcars, along the 306 Carlton overnight and 506 Carlton routes, the project doesn’t require it to detour transit vehicles. However, passengers should expect delays.

The City of Toronto is prohibiting on-street parking to allow the crew to create a safe work zone, while they occupy the track area. The work zones restrict traffic to just one lane in each direction.

The crews mostly work from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day, but may also work overnight to maintain the construction timeline and reduce disrupting the public, especially when they pour concrete.

By 7 a.m. April 17, the crews establish the work zone to block traffic from the centre lanes of the street. Inside the work zone, they’ll mill and break old concrete and place new concrete. Motorists can only travel along the curb lanes for one day after the crews have placed the new concrete to allow it to cure.

Concrete repairs on College Street east of University Avenue continue until April 19.