On schedule: Wednesday, December 7, 2016

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 2016.

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 Mondays to Fridays from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. and after 7 p.m. and anytime Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

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

The MiWay $1 senior-fare pilot program continues until 2017.

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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.

Queen Street West

The City of Toronto has closed the street between Bathurst Street and Spadina Avenue to replace the water-main, upgrade water services and rebuild and resurface the roadway.

The TTC is detouring streetcars operating along the 301 Queen overnight and 501 Queen routes, while the street is closed.

Shuttle buses replace the cars, operating between Shaw Street and Spadina Avenue.

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

Construction on Queen Street West and the detour continue until December 31.

Exhibition Loop

The TTC and Metrolinx are working together to rehabilitate the TTC’s Exhibition Loop and the eastbound platform at GO Transit’s Exhibition GO Station. Work on the projects requires the TTC to close the loop.

While the loop is closed, the TTC is detouring service along the 307 Bathurst overnight, 363 Ossington overnight, 509 Harbourfront and 511 Bathurst routes.

Shuttle buses replace streetcars between Exhibition and Fleet Loops.

Contractors are rehabilitating concrete on both TTC and GO properties, replacing the retaining wall with a new barrier wall that separates the two properties and replacing streetcar tracks.

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

Construction at Exhibition Loop and the detours continue until December 17.

Dufferin / Queen

The City of Toronto is closing Dufferin Street between Peel Avenue and Queen Street West during a project to upgrade the roadway. The work supports the Metrolinx project to expand the railway overpass to accommodate GO Transit’s regional express rail program.

The TTC is detouring buses operating along the 29 Dufferin and 329 Dufferin overnight routes, while the street is closed.

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

Construction at Dufferin / Queen and the TTC detours continue until December 31.

Bedford Road

The City of Toronto is closing the street between Dupont Street and Bernard Avenue during a major construction project to replace and re-line the water-mains.

The TTC is detouring buses operating along the 26 Dupont route, while the street is closed.

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

Construction on Bedford Road and the detour continue until January 2017.

Woodbine Station

The TTC is building an elevator at the station.

Construction 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 December 31.

Runnymede 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 two, you can buy fare media but can’t use debit or credit cards at the collector booth. You can access the station through the collector-booth aisle or through the new fare line with a PRESTO card or TTC Metropass. You may also pay with cash, tickets, tokens and Metropasses; however, you must enter through the collector-booth aisle at the main entrance to do so.

Read Transit Toronto’s July 13 post for more information.

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

Jane 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 two, you can buy fare media but can’t use debit or credit cards at the collector booth. You can access the station through the collector-booth aisle or through the new fare line with a PRESTO card or TTC Metropass. You may also pay with cash, tickets, tokens and Metropasses; however, you must enter through the collector-booth aisle at the main entrance to do so.

Read Transit Toronto’s July 13 post for more information.

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

North York Centre 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 two, you can access the station through the new fare line or through the station collector aisle. while work continues..

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

Construction of the new PRESTO fare gates at North York Centre Station continues until further notice.

Eglinton West 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 two, you can access the station through the new fare line or through the station collector aisle, while work continues.

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

Construction of the new PRESTO fare gates at Eglinton West Station continues until December 31.

Wilson 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 2, you can access the station through the collector booth aisle or crash gate collector.

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

Construction of the new PRESTO fare gates at Wilson Station continues until about further notice.

Warden 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 two, you can access the station through the new fare gates or through the station collector aisle, while work continues.

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

Construction of the new PRESTO fare gates at Warden Station continues until about December 16.

Bessarion 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.

Crews are installing construction hoarding and removing the turnstiles at the main entrance. You can access the station only through the collector-booth aisle.

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

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

Bathurst Station

TTC crews are repairing roofs over the main station building and over the station entrance / exit on Markham Street at Bathurst Station.

During this project, the station remains open and the TTC is maintaining regular service. However, the crews may barricade some areas of the bus / streetcar terminal to make sure that passengers are safe.

Buses operating through the station terminal may drop off or pick up passengers at different platforms than usually through the project.

Signs and customer-service staff will be available to help you find your way through the station and to subway trains and buses during construction.

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

Construction at Bathurst Station continues until further notice.

St Clair West Station — Heath Street West entrance / exit

Crews are replacing the tiles. You can still access the station and both platforms during the work.

Crews are staging the work to keep the entrance / exit open to passengers. They’ll also install protective hoarding in the areas where they’re replacing the tiles. They mostly work from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day, but may occasionally work at other times to complete the work as quickly as possible.

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

Work to replace the tiles at the Heath Street West entrance / exit for St Clair West Station continues until February 1, 2017.

Finch Station

TTC contractors are replacing the roof of the bus terminal. To keep the terminal open for passengers, the TTC is working in several phases. During each phase, the TTC will close two bus bays so that the crews can work on that section of the roof.

During this project, you may have to board or exit from buses at different bays than usually. Signs will guide you to the correct boarding area for buses operating along the 36 Finch West, 39 Finch East, 42 Cummer, 53 Steeles East, 53E Steeles East express, 60 Steeles West, 60F Steeles West express, 97 Yonge, 125 Drewry and + 199 Finch rocket routes.

Crews mostly work from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. daily.

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

Work to replace the roof at Finch Station continues until December 31.


TTC contractors are repaving the east commuter parking lot at station. They’re also improving the drainage and lighting systems and increasing the number of accessible parking spaces.

To keep the lot open for passengers, the TTC will phase construction work. Less parking will be available in the lot during the various stages of work. The TTC will maintain access to the lot, except when crews are repaving areas near access points. It will remove the parking-lot gates and replaced them with temporary “pay and display” meters during construction.

During stage 1, crews reduce the Willowdale Avenue driveway access to just two lanes of traffic. The crews require one lane for access. Only about half of the parking spaces will be available for you to use. However, more space is available in the west commuter lot at Finch Station.

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

Construction in the east commuter lot at Finch Station continues until late 2017.

King / Sumach

TTC track crews are maintaining the streetcar tracks, including welding and grinding, at the intersection and on Sumach Street just south of King Street East. This work will improve the interface between streetcar wheel and track, reducing noise levels when streetcars operate along curves in the area.

Crews must work overnight when service is less frequent, traffic is lighter and streetcar service less frequent. This is a slow process and may require as much as three to four weeks of overnight work to complete. Expect noise when equipment is fully operating.

The TTC is maintaining regular service along the 304 King overnight and 504 King routes. It is detouring streetcars operating along the 514 Cherry route early mornings throughout August and early September. It’s operating shuttle buses to replace the cars on Sumach and Cherry Streets.

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

Track repairs at King and Sumach continue until further notice.

Manse Road

The City of Toronto is closing the road between Hainford Street and Heron Park Place to accommodate a project to upgrade the water services.

The TTC is detouring buses operating along the 86D Scarborough (Beechgrove) route, while the street is closed.

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

Construction on Manse Road and the detour continue until further notice.

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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

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

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Region of Peel

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

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Region of York

Bond Crescent Oak Ridges

The Town of Richmond Hill is closing the intersection of with Littleside Street to accommodate contractors who are installing new municipal services and rebuilding the roadway for a new subdivision.

York Region Transit is detouring buses operating along the 22 King City route, while the street is closed.

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

Construction at Bond / Littleside and the YRT detour continue until 5 p.m. December 9.

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

Parkdale Avenue North Hamilton

City of Hamilton contractors are replacing the water-mains, building storm sewers, removing and replacing concrete curbs and rebuilding the roadway between Burlington and Barton Streets East.

During construction, expect delays for Hamilton Street Railway buses operating along the 2 Barton and 11 Parkdale routes.

The HSR is also detouring buses operating along the 11 Parkdale route.

Construction on Parkdale Avenue North delays or detours buses until December 31.

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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 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 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.
Bathurst Station

Contractors are:

  • starting to build headwalls for the future Bathurst Station.
  • establishing a grout plant nearby to pump “grout”, a form of concrete, to the work zone on Peveril Hill Road, just south of Eglinton Avenue West.
  • extended the work zone on Eglinton Avenue West between just east of Chiltern Hill Road and Old Forest Hill Road.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s October 22, 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.
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.
Bayview 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.

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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 11 to 13 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 all or some trains at different platforms than usually along the 01 Lakeshore West, 09 Lakeshore East, 31 Kitchener, 61 Richmond Hill and 65 Barrie lines.

Closing platforms 11 to 13 does not affect GO train service along the 21 **Milton and 71 Stouffville lines.

Read Transit Toronto’s August 7 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 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

Scarborough Subway — 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.

They’re drilling crews 55 boreholes in the road and the CCity of Toronto right-of-way to determine the underground conditions along the future subway corridor. Expect the crews to temporarily block traffic lanes, starting on Borough Drive and then on McCowan Road, Progress Avenue, Danforth Road and Eglinton Avenue East, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, while they work.

Read Transit Toronto’s October 18 post for more information.

General surveying on the Scarborough subway route 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.

Leslie Barns

See the major transit construction projects section of this post.

Gardiner Expressway

The City of Toronto is reducing traffic lanes at various locations along the expressway to complete two major construction projects, all part of the City’s Gardiner Expressway strategic rehabilitation project.

City contractors will continue to block lanes on the expressway until December, although the City will fully open all lanes temporarily in summer 2015 during the PanAm / Para PanAm Games.

GO Transit is warning passengers that GO buses serving the 16 Hamilton / Toronto express, 21 Milton / Toronto, 31 Guelph / Georgetown / Toronto, 61 Richmond Hill / Toronto, 63 King City / Toronto, 65 Newmarket / Toronto and 71 Stouffville / Toronto routes may regularly operate as much as 30 minutes behind schedule, especially during rush hours.

Read Transit Toronto’s March 26, 2014, April 26, 2014 and August 4, 2014 posts for more information.

Vincent Yard

The TTC is retrofitting part of the yard — which it also calls “Keele Yard” — between Keele and Dundas West Stations.

It plans to again store trains in the yard and near Kipling station.

Read Transit Toronto’s July 24, 2014 post for more information.

Construction at Vincent Yard continues until further notice.

Yorkdale

Construction to expand Yorkdale shopping centre requires the mall owners to demolish the TTC’s commuter parking lot and rebuild a new one.

The lot reopens in early 2017.

Read Transit Toronto’s December 29, 2013 post for more information.


York Region Transit is relocating its stop for buses operating along the 360 Vaughan Mills express route.

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

Work this elevator at Dupont Station continues until March 2017.

University of Toronto at Scarborough loop

The University of Toronto to build 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 May 2017.

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

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.


Work on the pedestrian bridge linking the station terminal with the parking structure blocks platform 15 in the station bus terminal.

DRT buses operating along the 915 Taunton route start picking up passengers one stop north at platform 14. The buses share the platform with buses operating along the 923 Bayly route.

Read Transit Toronto’s November 23, 2015 post for more information.

Construction continues to block the DRT platform at Ajax GO Station until November.

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.

Pickering GO Station

All DRT buses operating along the 112 Brock route and westbound buses operating along the 923 Bayly route continue to drop off or pick up passengers on Bayly Street until further notice during ongoing construction in the station bus terminal.

Read Transit Toronto’s October 17, 2014 post for more information.


Buses operating along the 105 West Shore and 106 Bay Ridges also serve stops on Bayly Street until further notice.

Read Transit Toronto’s November 1, 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.


It’s also building a new covered pedestrian walkway. It’s closing off a section of the north end of the parking lot closest to the station building, placing the motorcycle parking spaces out of service and relocating the barrier-free spaces to the area of the parking lot just south of the passenger drop-off and pick-up area — the “kiss ‘n’ ride”.

Read Transit Toronto’s June 14, 2013 post for more information.

Construction on the covered walkway continues until March.

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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.


The city has reopened Commerce Boulevard between Skymark and Eglinton Avenues, Orbitor Way between Skymark and Eglinton Avenues and Spectrum Way between Skymark and Eglinton Avenues. It’s closed Explorer Drive between Skymark and Eglinton Avenues.

MiWay has revised routings for the 7 Airport, 35 / 35A Eglinton, 72 Timberlea and 87 Meadowvale - Skymark MiLocal routes and the 109 Meadowvale MiExpress route

The TTC has revised detour routings for the 32A Eglinton West and 112B West Mall routes.

Read Transit Toronto’s October 23, 2105 post for more information.

Detours around this section of the Mississauga Transitway construction project continue until further notice.

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 January 2017.

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

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 June 2, 2017.

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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.

Richmond Hill GO Station

GO Transit is improving Richmond Hill GO Station by repairing and extending the train platform to accommodate 12-car trains and constructing a new station building to provide better access. GO will also build a new pedestrian bridge over Major Mackenzie Drive East, allowing easier and safer access to local transit for the community.

GO expects to finish the project in early 2016.

Read Transit Toronto’s October 24, 2014 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 2017.

Lincolnville GO Station

GO Transit crews are working on a project to upgrade tracks at the station.

Morning trains leave the station from different tracks than usually. Afternoon trains may also arrive on different tracks than usually.

Track construction at Lincolnville GO Station continues until January, 2017.

Read Transit Toronto’s July 18 post for more information.

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Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe

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