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Read these daily “on schedule” posts to find news and other information that affects your daily commute. You’ll learn about public meetings, special events and construction projects that affect transit services today.

Weekend events affect transit services, March 26

In Toronto, events, festivals, road races or parades occur most weekends from early April until late October, generally resulting in the City closing streets and the TTC detouring transit services.

The Greek Independence Day Parade affects Toronto transit services this weekend, while the festival (and road race!) season has already started elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe, as the Around the Bay Road Race blocks the streets of Burlington and, especially, Hamilton.

TTC revises routes and services, starting March 26

The TTC is making fairly minor changes to its services, starting Sunday, March 27.

In particular, it’s reorganizing the various branches of the 73 Royal York route, to operate extra rush-hour service further north along the route.

It’s also revising service levels along three streetcar routes to continue to provide a reliable service during upcoming construction projects (although it also cancelled one of those projects after it drew up the schedules for this service period.

  • TTC: “Service Changes”, here.
  • TTC: “Service Summary, February 12, 2017 to March 25, 2017”, here. (.pdf)
  • TTC: “Service Summary, March 26, 2017 to May 6, 2017”, here. (.pdf)
  • Steve Munro: “TTC Service Changes, Effective March 26, 2017”, here.
  • Triplinx.

Bay Street hydro work:
TTC detours, March 25, 26

The City of Toronto is closing

  • Bay Street, southbound lanes, between Front Street West and Queens Quay West

all day Saturday and continuing overnight to early Sunday morning to accommodate Toronto Hydro crews who are working on the street.

The TTC is detouring buses operating along these routes, while the lanes are closed:

  • 6 Bay;
  • 320 Yonge overnight.


Wellesley Street West crane activity:
TTC detour, March 25

The City of Toronto is closing

  • Wellesley Street West between Bay and Yonge Streets

Saturday morning, afternoon and early evening as crews lift a crane at a construction site.

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

  • 94 Wellesley.


HSR revises services, March 27

The Hamilton Street Railway makes very minor changes to its services, starting Monday, March 27.

Eglinton - Crosstown LRT -- Yonge / Eglinton:
TTC evening and overnight detours, March 22 / 23

eglinton crosstown logo.pngMetrolinx contractors continue working to build the future Eglinton - Crosstown light rail transit line.

The contractors have removed one of two tunnel-boring machines from an extraction shaft on Eglinton Avenue East at Holly Street.

Tonight, Wednesday, March 22, crews operate a crane to lift parts of the machine onto a truck to haul them away to storage.

The City of Toronto is closing

  • Eglinton Avenue East between Dunfield Avenue and Holly Street

from 9 p.m. tonight until 5 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, March 22, to accommodate the evening work.

The TTC is detouring buses operating along these routes, while the street is closed:

  • 34 Eglinton East;
  • 51 Leslie;
  • 54 Lawrence East;
  • 56 Leaside;
  • 332 Eglinton West overnight;
  • 334 Eglinton East overnight; and
  • 354 Lawrence East overnight.


Most of these buses are already detouring to accommodate other work on the project.

Eglinton - Crosstown LRT: "Tele Town Halls":
March 20 to April 18

eglinton crosstown logo.pngMetrolinx contractors continue working to build the future Eglinton - Crosstown light rail transit line.

Starting tonight, Monday, March 20, the Crosstown team is hosting four “tele town halls”. (These events complement an ongoing series of station open houses.) These live and interactive phone meetings are similar to radio call-in shows. The tele town halls provide you and other residents living near the Eglinton corridor the opportunity to join the conversation to ask the team questions about the project.

If you live in these areas, the team will be calling you, and if you’d like to participate or listen in, all you have to do is stay on the line when they call.

If you are interested in participating, but don’t have a landline, you can still join. Connect to the call from your cellular phone by dialing 1-877-229-8493, ID Code: 112697 at 7 p.m. each of the four evenings. Alternatively, you can tune into The Crosstown Facebook page to link to a web audio stream.

Toronto Transit Commission meets, March 22

The Toronto Transit Commission meets this Wednesday, March 22 at 1 p.m. in Committee Room #1, City Hall, 100 Queen Street West.

The commission is the TTC’s board of directors. It oversees matters of policy and planning, building, maintaining and operating the TTC system and expanding its services and facilities.

Commissioners include City of Toronto councillors and members of the public.

No subway service, Kennedy to Warden,
March 18, 19


This weekend, Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19, the TTC is closing Line 2 (Bloor - Danforth) between Warden and Kennedy stations, while crews replace tracks and maintain switches on that part of the line.

It’s operating frequent express shuttle buses between the two stations.

Both stations are open so you can buy passes, tokens, tickets and other fare media and connect with buses. Line 3 (Scarborough) trains continue to operate with their regular weekend schedules.

The TTC has assigned Wheel-Trans buses to operate between Victoria Park and Kennedy stations for passengers requiring an accessible connection. (Victoria Park station has an elevator.) Speak to any TTC employee to ask for Wheel-Trans.

Regular subway service resumes 6 a.m. Monday, March 20.

The TTC is not planning to close this section of Line 2 during another weekend this year.

According to the TTC, “Maintaining subway infrastructure in a state-of-good-repair is critical to ensuring a safe, reliable transit system. While the TTC does much of its maintenance work on the subway at the conclusion of service each night, it will continue to require weekend closures to complete improvements to infrastructure and signals, such as automatic train control. One weekend of work during a subway closure equals about five weeks of nightly work.”

In this video, the TTC’s chief executive officer, Andy Byford and executive director of corporate communications, Brad Ross, further explain why the TTC closes parts of its subway network weekends:

Weekend events affect transit services,
March 17, 19

Events in Guelph and Toronto affect transit services this weekend.