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On schedule: Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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.

Learn about:

  • Short-term construction projects here;
  • Major transit construction projects, involving both short- and long-term components here; and
  • Long-term construction projects here.

GO / TTC unlimited travel — Danforth to Exhibition

GO has paired up with the TTC in a one-year pilot project to give commuters more choices and make it easier and faster to get around central Toronto.

TTC Metropass holders can buy a $60 sticker at GO’s Exhibition, Union and Danforth Stations that allows them unlimited travel by GO train between those locations. The stickers offer passengers express travel to and from downtown Toronto. This represents about a 65 per cent discount over the regular cost of riding GO Transit between these stations.

Read Transit Toronto’s January 16, 2015 post for more information.

The TTC / GO unlimited travel pilot project continues in 2017.

Exhibition Place

Due to the large number of events taking place in Exhibition Place this summer, the TTC is detouring buses operating along the 29 Dufferin and 329 Dufferin overnight routes until Saturday, September 16 (or possibly later in September).

Read Transit Toronto’s June 7 post for more information.

MiWay affordable fare program — pilot project

The program provides low-income residents living in Mississauga with access to affordable public transit. It subsidizes the cost of adult and senior monthly passes by 50 per cent.

The pilot is in effect until September 30. The monthly pass provides participants with unlimited travel on MiWay across Mississauga.

Read Transit Toronto’s May 9, 2016 post for more information.

Seniors pay just $1 aboard MiWay buses

MiWay offers one-dollar cash fares to seniors during a pilot program.

Passengers 65 years or older pay just $1 from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. and after 7 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and anytime Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

Read Transit Toronto’s June 24, 2015 post for more information.

$1 senior cash fare is in effect during off-peak hours until the results of the affordable transportation pilot program are available September 30.

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Short-term construction projects


Short-term construction projects affect transit services in the City of Toronto, and Durham, Halton, Peel and York Regions and elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area.

City of Toronto

Subway extension to Vaughan

See the major transit construction projects section of this post.

Eglinton - Crosstown light rail transit line

See the major transit construction projects section of this post.

Union Station

See the major transit construction projects section of this post.

Leslie Barns

See the major transit construction projects section of this post.

Lake Shore Boulevard West, The Queensway and Queen Streets East and West

The TTC is replacing streetcars operating along the entire 301 Queen overnight and 501 Queen routes with two shuttle-bus routes:

  • 301L / 501L Queen / Long Branch — between Neville Park and Long Branch Loops; and
  • 301P / 501P Queen / Park Lawn — between Neville Park and Park Lawn Loops.

Various construction projects prevent the TTC from operating buses this summer, including:

Read Transit Toronto’s May 3 post for more information.

Buses continue to replace the cars along the entire route until September 2.

Dundas Street East

The City of Toronto is closing traffic lanes between Church and Yonge Streets, as contractors replace the water-mains and City-owned substandard water service, replace the sidewalks and restore the roadway.

The City is also closing parts of Victoria Street and Dundas Square during the same period.

TTC crews are replacing streetcar tracks on Victoria Street at Dundas Square and south of Dundas Square until August 7. The TTC is detouring streetcars operating along the 505 Dundas route.

Construction on Dundas East and the TTC detour continues until September 30.

Read Transit Toronto’s April 22 and May 15 posts for more information.

College Street

The City of Toronto is reducing the to just one lane of traffic between Havelock and Shaw Streets during a project to rebuild the sidewalks and install “streetscaping”.

The TTC is detouring streetcars operating along the 306 Carlton overnight and 506 Carlton routes during the project.

Shuttle buses replace streetcars between Dundas Street West and Bathurst Street.

Contractors start working on the south side of College at Rusholme Road and proceed eastward to Dovercourt Road. Streetscaping includes installing parkettes, trees, street lighting and bike rings.

Read Transit Toronto’s June 17 post for more information.

Sidewalk and streetscaping construction on College Street and the TTC detours continue until 5 a.m. October 15.

Gerrard Street East, Coxwell Avenue

TTC crews are working on three streetcar infrastructure projects:

  1. upgrading the overhead wiring on Gerrard Street East between Main Street and Coxwell Avenue;
  2. replacing the rail at the westbound stop on Gerrard Street East at Kingsmount Park Road; and
  3. repairing the track area on Coxwell Avenue between [upper] Gerrard Street East / Fairford Avenue and Eastwood Road / [lower] Gerrard Street East.

The projects require the TTC to revise services along the 306 Carlton overnight and 506 Carlton routes.

Shuttle buses replace the cars between Main Street Station and Coxwell Avenue.

Read Transit Toronto’s July 5 post for more information.

Infrastructure upgrades on Gerrard Street East and Coxwell Avenue — and the TTC detours — continue until July 30.

Wellington Streets East and West

The City of Toronto is reducing traffic lanes on Wellington Street East between Church and Yonge Streets and Wellington Street West between York and Yonge Streets, as contractors rebuild the water-mains, rebuild the TTC streetcar tracks and resurface the roadway.

Construction on Wellington Streets East and West affects service along the TTC’s 121 Fort York - Esplanade and 503 Kingston Rd routes. Expect delays as construction proceeds.

Read Transit Toronto’s April 10 post for more information.

Construction on Wellington continues until September 30.

Eglinton Avenue / Etobicoke Creek

City of Toronto contractors are upgrading the bridge that carries Eglinton Avenue across Etobicoke Creek at the very western limits of the city.

To avoid delaying buses while crews work on the project, MiWay is detouring buses operating along the 7 Airport, 35 / 35A Eglinton and 87 Meadowvale - Skymark MiLocal routes.

Read Transit Toronto’s May 28 post for more information.

Construction on the Eglinton bridge over Etobicoke Creek and the MiWay detours continue until November 30.

Birchmount Road

The City of Toronto is closing the street between Hollis Avenue and Kingston Road to accommodate Bell Canada crews who are working in the roadway.

The TTC is detouring buses operating along the 12A Kingston Rd via Variety Village and Brimley, 69A Warden South via Warden, 69B Warden South via Birchmount and 302 Kingston Rd - McCowan overnight routes, while the street is closed.

Read Transit Toronto’s July 15 post for more information.

Construction on Birchmount Road and the TTC detours continue until August 25.

Woodbine Station

The TTC is building an elevator and second exit at the station.

Read Transit Toronto’s September 8, 2015 post for more information.

Construction at Woodbine Station continues until further notice.

Coxwell Station

The TTC is closing the bus loop as contractors install a new elevator between the street and the subway platform. Contractors will also pave the bus loop roadway.

The station is fully open to passengers connecting with subway trains operating along the 2 Bloor - Danforth line, but you must board buses on Coxwell Avenue. All passengers leaving the station to board the buses must pick up a transfer from Coxwell Station. The TTC is installing a temporary bus shelter on the northeast corner of Coxwell and Danforth Avenues.

While the bus loop is closed, the TTC is interlining buses operating along the 22 Coxwell and 70 O’Connor routes.

It’s also adjusting the schedules for both routes, and providing both more and less frequent service along the routes at various times of the week.

Read Transit Toronto’s October 22, 2015 post for more information.

Work on the bus loop at Coxwell Station continues until further notice.

Bayview Station

TTC crews are removing turnstiles and high gates and replacing them with new, PRESTO-enabled fare gates. The new gates provide easier access and improve the flow of passengers into and out of stations.

Read Transit Toronto’s September 5, 2016 post for more information.

Passengers are using the new PRESTO-enabled fare gates at the main entrance.

Construction at the automatic entrance to Bayview Station continues until further notice.

Victoria Park Station

TTC crews are removing turnstiles and high gates and replacing them with new, PRESTO-enabled fare gates. The new gates provide easier access and improve the flow of passengers into and out of stations.

During phase one, crews are installing construction hoarding and removing the turnstiles at the main entrance. You can access the station only through the collector-booth aisle and exit through an aisle beside the hoarding.

Read Transit Toronto’s September 14 post for more information.

Phase 1 at Victoria Park Station continues until October 30.

Construction of the new PRESTO fare gates at Victoria Park Station continues until further notice.

Finch Station

Crews have finished working at the Finch East Commuter Lot. The TTC is restoring the parking lot gates and removing the “Green P” pay and display meters Monday, July 31.

Read Transit Toronto’s January 2 post for more information.

Dupont Station

Crews are installing an elevator on the northwest corner of Dupont Street and Spadina Road. During this part of the project, they’ll block traffic lanes in the northwest corner of the intersection. This work includes excavating the elevator shaft in the City of Toronto’s right-of-way.

At least one lane of traffic in each direction is available for motorists while crews are installing the elevator. The work may delay, but will not otherwise affect TTC services along the 26 Dupont and 127 Davenport routes, although the TTC may temporarily relocate bus stops.

Crews will maintain access to the subway-station entrance at the northwest corner of Dupont and Spadina.

Crews generally work from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day. Occasionally, they may work until 11 p.m. to complete the project as quickly as possible. You can expect construction-related noise and vibration during this work.

Read Transit Toronto’s March 5, 2016 post for more information.

TTC crews continue working on the elevator at Dupont Station until further notice.

Donlands Station

The TTC intends to build a second exit / automatic entrance for Donlands Station. After working with local residents, the TTC identified 17 / 19 Dewhurst Boulevard as the site for the new structure.

As a first step in the planning the project, contractors are surveying Donlands Station and the local area. Surveyors are accurately measuring the area, which may require a field crew to place surveying markers at the corners of various properties and elsewhere.

Crews may also locate and mark utilities on Dewhurst and Strathmore Boulevards and Donlands Avenue.

Read Transit Toronto’s March 26 post for more information.

Surveying near Donlands Station continues until July 31.

Islington Station

The TTC is temporarily closing its commuter parking lot at 22 Fieldway Road, as crews upgrade the lot.

While the lot is closed, crews are installing a new asphalt surface, better lighting, paved concrete paths, landscaping and seven accessible parking stalls.

Read Transit Toronto’s March 26 post for more information.

Construction at the Fieldway lot continues until August 31.

High Park Station

The TTC is repairing the roof on the main station structure. While crews mostly work during the day, they will occasionally work overnight for safety when installing and removing guard rails at the edge of the roof with hand tools at the start and end of the project and removing and installing new roof flashings.

Read Transit Toronto’s April 7 post for more information.

Crews continue repairing the roof of the main structure at High Park Station until further notice.

Glencairn Station

The TTC is closing an escalator from the platform to the concourse level as crews improve it. During the upgrades, the second platform-to-concourse escalator (that normally operates downwards only) will operate in upwards. Platform level staircases remain open for you to use.

Read Transit Toronto’s May 17 post for more information.

Construction to upgrade the escalator at Glencairn Station continues until July 28.

Lawrence Station

Contractors are working at the building on the northwest corner of Lawrence Avenue West and Yonge Street. The work blocks the entrance into and exit from Lawrence Station at that corner.

During construction, enter or exit the station on the north-east corner or on Ranleigh Avenue.

Read Transit Toronto’s June 24 post](/archives/weblog/2017/06/24-constructi.shtml).

Construction near the northwest entrance of Lawrence Station continues until further notice.

Wilson Station

The TTC is rehabilitating the upper bus loop at the station. Crews are completely removing the concrete roadway and waterproofing the structure.

To maintain regular transit service, the TTC is building a temporary bus loop in the main parking lot which removes about 230 parking spots.

The station remains open at all times, however, starting Sunday, July 30, some bus passengers must exit or board the buses in the temporary bus loop. You can enter the station through the main entrance on Wilson Avenue.

Crews mostly work Mondays to Fridays from about 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. and, occasionally, weekends to complete the project as quickly as possible.

Read Transit Toronto’s June 28 post for more information.

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Region of Durham

No short-term construction projects affect transit services in Durham Region.

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Region of Halton

Speers Road Oakville

Region of Halton contractors continue a project to install a trunk water-main between Dorval Drive and Kerr Street.

During this phase of the project, crews work on the north side of Speers Road, moving from west to east toward Kerr Street. During construction, Speers Road remains open to traffic, but with just one lane in each direction available to motorists.

Oakville Transit is detouring buses operating along the 4 Speers - Cornwall and 28 Glen Abbey North routes to avoid delaying passengers during the work.

Read Transit Toronto’s July 7 post for more information.

Water-main construction on Speers Road and the Oakville Transit detours continue until September 30.

Bronte / Derry West Milton

Region of Halton contractors are replacing water-mains on Bronte Street South between Barton Street and Derry Road, replacing sewers on Bronte Street South between Heslop Road and and 100 metres south of Anne Boulevard and replacing water-mains on Derry Road between Bronte Street South and 60 metres west.

At least two lanes remain open to traffic throughout the project. However, motorists and passengers riding Milton Transit buses operating along the 2 Main route should expect major delays. Milton Transit may also temporarily relocate bus stops.

Read Transit Toronto’s March 30 post for more information

Construction on Bronte Street South and Derry Road and the Milton Transit delays continue until August 31.

Steeles East Milton

Region of Halton contractors are widening and rebuilding Steeles Avenue East between Martin Street and 400 metres west of Industrial Drive.

During the project, the region expands the street from a two-lane rural road to a four-lane urban highway. Motorists and passengers riding Milton Transit buses operating along the 1A / 1B Industrial route should expect major delays. Milton Transit may also temporarily relocate bus stops.

Read Transit Toronto’s March 30 post for more information.

Construction on Steeles Avenue East and the Milton Transit delays continue until November 30.

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Region of Peel

Paisley Boulevard East Mississauga

The City of Mississauga is closing the street **west of Frayne Court / Adena Court during a project to repair the bridge over Cooksville Creek.

MiWay is detouring buses operating along the 4 Sherway Gardens route, while the street is closed.

Read Transit Toronto’s October 24 post for more information.

Bridge construction on Paisley Boulevard East and the detour continue until further notice.

Downtown Brampton Terminal

Brampton Transit is renovating its downtown Brampton terminal — just south of Brampton GO Station.

Brampton Transit and GO Transit buses continue to drop off or pick up passengers in the terminal, but the building is closed to passengers. You won’t be able to buy fares, use PRESTO vending machines or inquire with Brampton Transit customer service staff during construction.

Read Transit Toronto’s May 29 post for more information.

Downtown Brampton Terminal is closed until August 31.

Financial Drive Züm station

Contractors are upgrading storm sewers on Steeles Avenue West Brampton at Financial Drive.

The work blocks passenger access to the east- and westbound Züm station at Financial Drive.

Brampton Transit buses operating along the 511 Züm Steeles route drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops east and west of Financial Drive.

Read Transit Toronto’s June 2 post for more information.

Construction on Steeles Avenue West at Financial Drive and the changes to Brampton Transit service continue until August 31.

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Region of York

Subway extension to Vaughan

See the major transit construction projects section of this post.

Highway 7 West rapidway

See the major transit construction projects section of this post.

Yonge Street rapidway

See the major transit construction projects section of this post.

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Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe

No short-term construction projects affect transit services elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe.

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Major transit construction projects


(This section is “under construction”.)

Major transit construction projects include projects with both short- and long-term construction components, such as:

Subway extension to Vaughan

Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station

Subway construction blocks traffic lanes between Interchange Way / Edgeley Boulevard and Jane Street, near the site of the future Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station.

YRT passengers riding buses operating along the 77 Highway 7 / Centre route and Brampton Transit passengers riding buses operating along the 501 Züm Queen route should expect detours or delays.

Read Transit Toronto’s January 14, 2012 post for more information.

Pioneer Village Station

Expect delays for Brampton Transit buses operating along the 501 / 501A Züm Main route, TTC buses operating along the 60 Steeles West, 60E Steeles West express and 195 Jane rocket routes and YRT buses operating along the Viva orange, 10 Woodbridge and 20 Jane routes.

York University Station

Brampton Transit, GO Transit, the TTC and York Region Transit are detouring buses around the site of the future subway station at the east end of the Harry W. Arthurs Commons.

Read Transit Toronto’s July 16, 2011 post for more information about the detours.


Crews are removing the York Boulevard transit bridge into the Harry W. Arthurs Common. They’re also moving lifting equipment onto the construction site to remove the bridge.

TTC, GO Transit and York University buses are further detouring.

Read Transit Toronto’s December 12, 2014 post for more information.

The bus detour on campus continues until further notice.

Finch West Station

Construction at the future Finch West Station continues.

Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit line

Caledonia Station

Contractors are:

  • have finished building parts of the station headwalls at the future station, but continue upgrading water-mains.
  • restricting traffic on Eglinton Avenue West from east of Gabian Way to west of Croham Road.
  • passengers riding buses operating along the 32 Eglinton West route should expect delays and the TTC may also relocate bus stops.
  • passengers riding buses operating along the 32 Eglinton West route should expect delays and the TTC may also relocate bus stops.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s June 2, 2014 posts for more information.
Keelesdale Station

The TTC is relocating bus stops near the intersection of Eglinton Avenue West and Keele Street [south] / Trethewey Drive to accommodate ongoing construction of the future station.

It’s revising stops for buses operating along the 32 Eglinton West, 41 Keele, 332 Eglinton West overnight and 341 Keele overnight routes.

Read Transit Toronto’s May 25, 2016 post for more information.

The TTC is relocating the stops at Eglinton West / Keele until further notice.

Oakwood Station

Contractors have:

  • reopened the intersection of Eglinton Avenue West and Oakwood Avenue to northbound traffic.
  • The TTC is resuming service along the 90A branch of the 90 Vaughan route.
  • read Transit Toronto’s September 2, 2014 post for more information.
Allen Road

Contractors are:

  • installing a truck staging area beside the southbound lanes of William R. Allen Road and a construction compound beside the northbound lanes. The truck-staging lane will hold as many as four trucks at a time. The trucks will bring materials to the work site or haul away dirt and debris. The contractors are using the construction compound as full-time facility for staff and crews.
  • vehicles enter and exit from both sites throughout long-term construction of the Crosstown at Allen Road. Expect (even more) traffic delays. The City of Toronto has reduced the speed limit along Allen north of Eglinton West to just 40 kilometres an hour to improve the safety of motorists and workers.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s August 20, 2015 post for more information.
Forest Hill Station

The TTC has revised the path for buses operating along the 33 Forest Hill route to accommodate ongoing construction of the station.

Read Transit Toronto’s July 26, 2016 post for more information.

Construction of Forest Hill Station and the TTC rerouting continue until further notice.

Chaplin Station

Contractors are:

  • blocking part of the intersection of Eglinton Avenue West and Chaplin Crescent and northbound lanes on Chaplin.
  • restricting traffic to just one lane in each direction between Spadina Road and Heddington Avenue.
  • the TTC is detouring buses operating along the 14 Glencairn and 33 Forest Hill routes, while the intersection is blocked. Detours continue until fall.
  • read Transit Toronto’s June 4, 2014 post for more information.
Avenue Station

Contractors are:

  • starting to build the headwalls for the future Avenue Station. (Since Avenue Station includes special track sections, allowing eastbound trains to move to the westbound tracks and westbound trains to move to the eastbound tracks in case of an emergency or problems on the line, the eastern headwall will be farther from the intersection of Avenue Road and Eglinton Avenue West, near Lascelles Boulevard.)
  • establishing a “grout” plant nearby to pump “grout”, a form of concrete, to the work zone on Highbourne Road, just south of Eglinton Avenue West.
  • extending the work zone on Eglinton Avenue West between east of Oriole Parkway and east of Lascelles Boulevard and between Elmsthorpe Avenue and east of Avenue Road.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s January 10, 2015 post for more information.
  • Work continues until summer.
Duplex Avenue

Contractors are:

  • building a headwall on Eglinton West east of Duplex at the shaft where, eventually, they’ll extract the tunneling machines. Building this headwall requires a nearby plant to pump “grout”, a form of concrete, to the headwall site. They’ve built the grout plant on a section of Duplex Avenue, south of Eglinton West.
  • working in the north lanes of Eglinton east of Duplex. The north-side construction zone extends along Eglinton Avenue West between east of Colin Avenue and just west of Yonge Street. During the work, the City of Toronto is prohibiting most vehicles, except for TTC buses, from turning left from westbound Eglinton onto southbound Duplex.
  • the TTC is relocating east- and westbound bus stops in the area.
  • read Transit Toronto’s September 14, 2014 post for more information.
Eglinton (Crosstown) Station

Contractors are:

  • relocating or replacing the underground utilities, including storm and sanitary sewers, water mains, hydro ducts and telecommunications, in a series of stages near the future Eglinton Station;
  • placing construction zones on the west side of Yonge Street north of Eglinton Avenue West and on the north side of Eglinton Avenue East east of Yonge.

The TTC is rerouting buses and relocating bus stops for most routes serving the Yonge-and-Eglinton area. It’s revising service along the 34 Eglinton East, 51 Leslie, 54 Lawrence East, 56 Leaside, 97 Yonge, 320 Yonge overnight, 334 Eglinton East overnight, 354 Lawrence East overnight routes.

Read Transit Toronto’s December 19, 2016 post for more information.

This stage of the project to relocate the utilities near Eglinton (Crosstown) Station continues until further notice.

Duplex Avenue

Toronto Hydro crews are:

  • rerouting hydro services on Duplex Avenue south of Eglinton Avenue West.

Part of the work affects TTC buses entering and exiting from Eglinton Station bus terminal. The TTC is detouring buses operating along the 34 Eglinton East, 54 Lawrence East, 51 Leslie and 56 *Leaside * routes from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. every day.

Read Transit Toronto’s July 15 post for more information.

Buses resume regular service overnight from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. every day. They resume regular all-day service Saturday, August 5.

Holly Street

Contractors are:

  • relocating underground utilities on Eglinton Avenue East at Holly Street, just east of Yonge Street.
  • getting ready to build headwalls for the future Yonge Station and a shaft where they’ll extract the tunnel-boring machines.
  • working the centre lanes of Eglinton East. The construction zone extends within the centre lanes of Eglinton Avenue East from just west of Cowbell Lane to west of Dunfield Avenue. The work restricts traffic to just one curb lane in each direction, while work continues in the centre lanes.
  • Motorists can’t turn left from westbound Eglinton onto Holly Street. They can’t turn left from northbound Holly onto Eglinton. They can’t turn left from westbound Eglinton onto Cowbell. They can’t turn left from northbound Cowbell onto Eglinton. However, all other access to Eglinton Avenue to and from Cowbell Lane, Holly Street and Dunfield Avenue will remain open.
  • read Transit Toronto’s March 7, 2015 post for more information.
Petman Avenue

Contractors are:

  • building an emergency exit building.
  • occupying the three north lanes of Eglinton Avenue East between west of Cardiff Road and Falcon Street.
  • shifting traffic to the south side of Eglinton and reducing it to just one lane in each direction near Petman Avenue.
  • blocking block pedestrians from walking along the north side of Eglinton across from Petman Avenue beside 440 Eglinton East.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s September 16, 2015 post for more information.

  • moving utilities and installing more secant piles on the east side of Petman just south of Eglinton East.
  • digging a shaft to start building the emergency exit escape tunnel.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s September 22, 2015 post for more information.
  • Work on Petman Avenue continues until further notice.
Leaside Station

Toronto Hydro crews are:

  • relocating overhead hydro utilities at Bayview Avenue and Eglinton Avenue East before the Metrolinx contractors can start building the headwalls for the future Bayview Station from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day.
  • working within the intersection and at various corners of the intersection.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s August 19, 2015 post for more information.
Brentcliffe Road

Contractors have:

  • launched two tunnel-boring machines, “Don” and “Humber” on their underground journey westward toward Yonge Street.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s September 26, 2015 post for more information.
Kennedy Station

The TTC is reducing the number of parking spaces at the station. Metrolinx contractors are occupying part of the lots during construction of the future eastern terminal for the Crosstown line.

The TTC is closing the station’s north lot completely. It’s also reducing the number of spaces available in the east and south parking lots.

Read Transit Toronto’s May 1 post for more information.

The TTC is reducing parking at Kennedy Station until 2021.

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Union Station

GO Transit continues upgrading the train shed and other railway infrastructure.

Read Transit Toronto’s January 10, 2010 post for more information.


Metrolinx and GO Transit have closed platforms 4, 5 and 6 and the tracks that serve them to continue refurbishing the steel train shed structure and then installing a new roof above the shed.

Passengers board most afternoon trains operating along the 01 Lakeshore West and 21 Milton lines from different platforms than usually.

Closing platforms 4 to 6 does not affect GO train service along the 09 Lakeshore East, 31 Georgetown, 61 Richmond Hill, 65 Barrie and 71 Stouffville lines.

Read Transit Toronto’s June 5 post for more information.

Leslie Barns

The TTC continues its project to install tracks connecting Queen Street East with the future Leslie Barns streetcar storage and maintenance facility. The City of Toronto is also upgrading the water-mains and roadway.

Contractors have:

  • reopened the entire street between Queen Street East and Commissioners Street to all traffic.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s August 7, 2015 post for more information.

  • restored all traffic lanes on Lake Shore Boulevard East at Leslie Street.
  • 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.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s September 2, 2015 post for more information.

  • rerouted the Martin Goodman Trail onto Leslie Street, between Lake Shore Boulevard East and Commissioners Street, as they prepare to landscape the perimeter of the Leslie Barns and build the new, permanent trail. Barrels delineate the re-routed trail and protect cyclists from motor vehicles.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s September 12, 2015 post for more information.

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PULSE - Durham Region bus rapid transit

Westney / Kingston Ajax

Durham Region Transit is closing bus stop #2236 at the southwest corner of Kingston Road West and Westney Road South in Ajax during ongoing PULSE bus-rapid-transit construction at the intersection.)

DRT is relocating the stop to two different locations, affecting service along these routes:

  • 219 Ravenscroft;
  • 292 Ajax community bus; and
  • 900 PULSE.

GO Transit buses operating along the 92 Oshawa / Yorkdale route also serve the stop, but GO has not announced whether it is relocating the stop, too.

Read Transit Toronto’s September 12, 2016 post for more information.

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Highway 7 West rapidway

Contractors are:

  • removing a vacant building that York Region owns on Centre Street, just west of New Westminster Drive. Removing the building allows contractors to build a future driveway.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s October 25, 2015 post for more information.
  • Work to remove the building on Centre street continues until further notice.

  • restricting traffic to just one lane in each direction between Costa Road and Keele Street.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s October 25, 2015 post for more information.
  • Rebuilding the roadway near Keele Street continues until further notice.

Yonge Street rapidway

Contractors are:


  • building a retaining wall beside #17255 Yonge Street at the southeast corner of Yonge Street and Gladman Avenue from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day.
  • intermittently blocking the northbound curb lane on Yonge beside the work area during off peak-hours.
  • blocking the sidewalk on the east side of Yonge at Gladman.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s October 25, 2015 post for more information.
  • Work continues until further notice.

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Scarborough subway extension

**Geotechnical drilling and general surveying

TTC crews are working at various sites on the McCowan Road corridor to prepare for the future Scarborough subway, extending the 2 Bloor - Danforth subway line. Specifically, they’re working on Progress Avenue, Borough Drive, McCowan Road, Danforth Road and Eglinton Avenue East.

Read Transit Toronto’s January 11 post for more information.

Surveying and drilling for the future Scarborough subway extension continues until December 31.


Long-term construction projects


Long-term construction projects affect transit services in the City of Toronto, Durham, Halton, Peel and York Regions and elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe.

(This section is “under construction”.)

City of Toronto

Subway extension to Vaughan

See the major transit construction projects section of this post.

Eglinton - Crosstown light rail transit line

See the major transit construction projects section of this post.

Union Station

See the major transit construction projects section of this post.

Lake Shore West / Humber Loop / The Queensway

The TTC and the City of Toronto are:

  • renewing the TTC tracks and overhead wiring on Lake Shore Boulevard West between Dwight Avenue and Humber Loop;
  • renewing the TTC tracks and overhead wiring on The Queensway between Humber Loop and Parkside Drive;
  • rehabilitating The Queensway bridge over the Humber River; and
  • improving Humber Loop, including
  • installing new tracks, accessible streetcar platforms and new shelters;
  • rebuilding the tunnel walkway;
  • replacing the roof of the service building; and
  • building a new electrical substation.

The construction affects TTC services along the 66 Prince Edward, 80 Queensway, 301 Queen overnight and 501 Queen routes.

Shuttle buses replace streetcars along the entire streetcar routes. The buses operate along the 301L / 501L Queen / Long Branch shuttle route (between Long Branch and Dufferin Gate Loops) and the 501p Queen / Park Lawn shuttle route (between Park Lawn Road and Windermere Avenue).

Read Transit Toronto’s January 4 post for more information.

Construction on Lake Shore Boulevard West, in Humber Loop and on The Queensway and the TTC detours continue until December 29.


Crews work on the north and south sides of the bridge, with traffic shifting to the centre of the bridge. They’re building new sidewalks, parapet walls, light poles and metal railings. They continue building the new bridge deck until September 17.


Crews are storing the rail on the streetcar track allowance from just east of Third Street extending to 2765 Lake Shore Boulevard. They’ll continue to store the rail pile at this location and gradually deplete the pile as work progresses. They’ll completely clear the storage area by November 30.


Read Transit Toronto’s January 4 post for more information.

Frederick G. Gardiner Expressway — ramp closure

The City of Toronto is permanently closing the ramp from the eastbound expressway to York, Bay and Yonge Streets. It will replace the old ramp with a new, shorter one from the eastbound Gardiner to Lower Simcoe Street.

GO Transit is detouring buses operating eastbound along the expressway toward Union Station GO Bus Terminal. It has added ten minutes to the schedules for buses operating along the routes, so that most buses arrive in the terminal ten minutes later than previously.

By adding extra time to the schedule, GO is accommodating the longer path through downtown Toronto for buses operating along the 16 Hamilton / Toronto express, 18 Lakeshore West early-morning, 21 Milton / Toronto and 31 Guelph / Georgetown / Toronto routes.

Read Transit Toronto’s April 10 post for more information.

Demolition of the old ramp, construction of the new ramp and the GO detours end January 2018.

Davisville Carhouse and Yard

The TTC is extending the facility at the north and south ends. When they finish work, the complex will include two more subway tracks to accommodate the entire length of the new Toronto Rocket trains and improve the efficiency of maintenance operations. The yard will remain in full operation during the project.

Crews mostly work on this project Mondays to Fridays from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., but may also occasionally work weekends and overnight, if necessary. The contractors are setting up a safe work zone with concrete barriers and hoarding to allow them to work during the day without impacting daily yard operations.

Read Transit Toronto’s February 9 post for more information.

Construction at Davisville Carhouse and Yard continues until March 2019.

Downsview Park

Long-term construction of a development project in Downsview Park requires the TTC to detour buses operating along the 101 Downsview Park route.

Due to construction hoarding around the site, buses have no access to some former stops on the south side of Carl Hall Road.

Read Transit Toronto’s December 19, 2016 post for more information.

Construction in Downsview Park and the TTC detour continue until December 2018.

St Patrick Station

TTC contractors are building a new elevator to make the station accessible. The work blocks the pedestrian crossing on the north side of Dundas Street West at University Avenue.

Work on the project also restricts median traffic lanes on University, north and south of Dundas West. The work zone for building the elevator shaft from the concourse level to the subway platform occupies the north island at the intersection.

During construction, pedestrians must cross University on the south side of the intersection. While the subway is open, pedestrians who are able may also cross underground through the subway station.

The TTC is co-ordinating this project with a second project to build an elevator from street to concourse level. A private developer is building this second elevator, as part of a new development on the northwest corner.

Read Transit Toronto’s March 29 post for more information.

Construction on the elevators at St Patrick Station continues until December 31, 2018.

Don Mills Station

Te TTC is working to improve the ventilation system throughout the bus-transfer level. The project includes upgrading the fans, duct and sprinkler systems. Crews also improve the lighting.

To safely complete this project while maintaining regular bus service at the station, crews work in several phases. Each phase requires the TTC to temporarily close bus bays and slightly reduce passenger platform space. The TTC will post signs to warn passengers before it closes specific platform areas and reassigns buses to other bus bays.

Read Transit Toronto’s March 31 post for more information.

Construction to upgrade the ventilation system in Don Mills Station continues until early 2019.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

The hospital is closing Hospital Road and Raab Boulevard during a project to repair the foundations of the parking garage.

The TTC is detouring buses operating along the 11 Bayview, 124 Sunnybrook and 352 Lawrence West overnight routes, while the streets are closed.

The construction project also likely affects buses operating along the 407 Toronto Rehab Cardiac Centre community link route, which travel through the hospital grounds to drop off or pick up passengers, but have no official stops.

Read Transit Toronto’s April 1 post for more information.

Construction at Sunnybrook and the TTC detours continue until November 30.

Leslie Station

The TTC is rehabilitating sections of the tunnel near Leslie Station. To complete this work, crews will restrict access to the parking lot on Old Leslie Street for the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, 1255 Sheppard Avenue East.

Read Transit Toronto’s May 2 post for more information.

Construction at Leslie Station continue until December 31.

University of Toronto at Scarborough loop

The University of Toronto is building Highland Hall on its Scarborough campus. Construction temporarily blocks access to the north side of the bus loop on campus.

Durham Region Transit is detouring buses operating along the 900 PULSE route, while this phase of construction proceeds.

GO Transit is detouring buses operating along the 51 Pickering / York U route.

The TTC is detouring buses operating along the 38 Highland Creek, 95B York Mills, 95E York Mills express, 198 U of T Scarborough rocket and 395 York Mills overnight routes.

This phase of construction at the U of T Scarborough loop and DRT, GO and TTC detours continue until 2018.

Old Mill Station

The TTC is replacing the roof over the station building and the platform area at the station. It is installing a “cool white roof” to meet the requirements of the Toronto Green Standard.

Read Transit Toronto’s May 12 post for more information.

Construction on the roof at Old Mill Station continues until December 31.

Keele Station

TTC contractors are upgrading the roof and the drainage system at the station. The work mostly does not affect subway and bus services at the station.

Read Transit Toronto’s June 2 post for more information.

Construction at Keele Station continues until January 31, 2018.

Kipling Station

The TTC is extending tracks at Kipling Station to store two more trains overnight.

Most of the work to expand the train storage area at Kipling Station takes place Mondays to Fridays from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on TTC property. Crews may also work weekends and overnight, but only when absolutely necessary.

Read Transit Toronto’s March 3 post for more information.

Work to expand the tracks at Kipling Station continues until further notice.


The TTC is rebuilding the entire bus roadway and the ramp to the roadway at the station. Contractors are also repairing concrete on the subway structure and installing new fencing, sidewalks, storm sewers, catch basins and lighting.

Read Transit Toronto’s July 11 post for more information.

Bus-roadway construction at Kipling Station continues until March 1, 2018.

St. Clair / Old Weston Road

Some work continues to block southbound buses operating along the 41 Keele route from making right turns from Old Weston Road to St. Clair Avenue West.

Read Transit Toronto’s December 22, 2009 post for more information.

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Region of Durham

Simcoe Street North Oshawa

The Region of Durham and the City of Oshawa are closing the street between Robert Street and Rossland Road during a regional construction project to replace the water-mains, sanitary sewers and storm sewers, rebuild the roadway and improve the concrete sidewalk and traffic signals.

Durham Region Transit is detouring buses operating along the 401 Simcoe route and GO Transit is detouring buses operating along the 52 Oshawa / York U route, while the street is closed.

Read Transit Toronto’s April 8 post for more information.

Construction on Simcoe Street North and the detours continue until October 31.

Rossland Road West Whitby

The Region of Durham and the Town of Whitby are closing the road between Country Lane and Lakeridge Road during a project to rebuild and widen the roadway.

Durham Region Transit is detouring buses operating along the 916 Rossland route, while the street is closed.

Due to the length of the detour routing, DRT is also adjusting the schedules for buses operating along the route to allow drivers more time to complete round trips.

Read Transit Toronto’s June 24 post for more information.

Construction on Rossland Road West and the DRT detour continue until November 30.

Ajax GO Station

GO is closing the east half of the platform and the east pedestrian tunnel. At the same time, it’s reopening the west end of the platform and the new west pedestrian tunnel connecting the platform to the parking structure.

You can only board and exit the westernmost coaches of the train as GO staff keep the four east-end coaches closed, when trains arrive in Ajax.

Read Transit Toronto’s September 22, 2013 post for more information.

South Blair Street Whitby

The Town of Whitby is closing South Blair Street as Metrolinx contractors start building an overpass across the GO Transit tracks. The bridge will facilitate the movement of GO trains into and out of the future east maintenance facility.

DRT is detouring buses operating along the 922 Bloor - Victoria route, while the road is closed.

Read Transit Toronto’s February 10, 2014 post for more information.

Oshawa Centre

Construction to expand the mall restricts bus access to and from the Oshawa Centre terminal. Durham Region Transit is detouring buses operating along the 402 King, 405 / 405B Central Park and 408 Stevenson routes during the construction.

Read Transit Toronto’s March 3, 2014 post for more information.

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Region of Halton

Burlington GO Station

GO is upgrading the station building and facilities. It’s closing the south station building and the south bus loop.

Burlington Transit is detouring buses operating along the 1 Plains, 2 Brant North, 3 Guelph - Downtown, 5 Francis - Downtown, 6 Headon, 10 New - Maple, 12 Upper Middle, 21 Fairview, 25 Walkers, 50 Burlington South late-night, 51 Burlington Northeast late-night, 52 Burlington Northwest late night, 80 Harvester, 87A Tyandaga, 87B North Service West and 101 Plains express routes.

GO Transit is detouring buses operating along the 12 Niagara Falls / Burlington, 15 McMaster and 18Lakeshore West routes.

Read Transit Toronto’s November 26, 2012 post for more information.

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Region of Peel

Mississauga Transitway

The City of Mississauga continues to work on its project to build a bus rapid transit line through central Mississauga.


Long-term construction delays traffic on Eglinton Avenue East between Eastgate Parkway / Creekbank Road and Spectrum Way, so MiWay has permanently revised the routingfor buses operating along the 7 Airport, 35 / 35A Eglinton and 87 Meadowvale - Skymark MiLocal routes and the 109 Meadowvale MiExpress route.

Read Transit Toronto’s June 1, 2013 post for more information.

Hanlan Water Project

Construction restricts traffic lanes on:

  • Lakeshore Road East between Sersen Creek and Haig Boulevard, affecting service along the 5 Dixie and 23 Lakeshore routes until further notice.
  • Dixie Road at Golden Orchard Drive, affecting service along the 5 Dixie route until further notice.
  • Tomken Road between south of Highway 401 and Timberlea Boulevard, affecting along the 51 Tomken route until further notice.

Read Transit Toronto’s July 29, 2013 post, March 7, 2014 and June 6, 2014 posts for more information.

Financial Drive Brampton

The City of Brampton continues its project to widen the street between Steeles Avenue West and Highway 407.

Work on the project significantly delays Brampton Transit buses operating along the 51 Hereford and 58 Financial routes.

Read Transit Toronto’s September 26 post for more information.

Construction on Financial Drive and the delays continue until October 31.

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Region of York

Subway extension to Vaughan

See the major transit construction projects section of this post.

Highway 7 West rapidway

See the major transit construction projects section of this post.

Yonge Street rapidway

See the major transit construction projects section of this post.

Markham Stouffville Hospital

YRT is detouring buses operating along the [9] Ninth Line and [18] Bur Oak routes during long-term construction at the hospital.

Read Transit Toronto’s November 25, 2010 post for more information.

Highway 7 Markham

York Region is widening the highway between east of Sciberras Road and Town Centre Boulevard / South Town Centre Boulevard from four to six lanes.

During the second phase of construction, crews are keeping Highway 7 open to traffic, by shifting traffic lanes to the south side. While traffic flows on the south side, they’ll work on the north side of the highway.

The work delays general traffic and York Region Transit buses operating along the 1 Highway 7 route.

Read Transit Toronto’s December 16, 2015 post for more information.

Construction on this section of Highway 7 continues until further notice.

Richmond Hill Centre Terminal

York Region Transit is building a new customer service kiosk in Richmond Hill Centre Terminal.

During the project, YRT is temporarily closing:

  • platform 7 - southbound buses operating along the 99 Yonge route pick up passengers at platform 5;
  • platform 8 - northbound buses operating along the 86 Newkirk - Red Maple and 99 Yonge routes pick up passengers at platform 6.
  • the crosswalk leading to and from the pedestrian bridge. Use the crosswalk leading to and from the GO Transit platform.

Read Transit Toronto’s March 26 post for more information.

Construction continues until October 31.

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Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe

No long-term construction projects affect transit services elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe.