On schedule: Thursday, August 28, 2014

Read the 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.

Buses replace streetcars — Queen Street West

From 11 p.m. tonight until 5 a.m. tomorrow, TTC crews are repairing streetcar tracks on Queen Street West at the intersection with Spadina Avenue.

The TTC is detouring streetcars operating along the 301 Queen overnight, 501 Queen routes during the work. Shuttle buses replace the cars, dropping off and picking up passengers at stops along Queen Streets West and East between Dufferin and Parliament Streets.

Read Transit Toronto’s August 27 post for more information.

Canadian National Exhibition

TTC operates extra service along these routes until Labour Day, Monday, September 1: 29 Dufferin, 193 Exhibition rocket, 509 Harbourfront, 511 Bathurst.

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

Davis Drive Newmarket — rapidway construction

Starting today, contractors are paving newly widened areas from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. each day:

  • westbound lanes on Davis between Barbara Road and Yonge Street;
  • the northbound curb lane on Yonge between Davis Drive and just south of the Best Western hotel entrance;
  • eastbound lanes on Davis between just east of Niagara Street and just east of Superior Street;
  • east and west sides of Main Street South south of Davis; and
  • part of Superior Street south of Davis.

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

Also read the major construction projects section of this post for even more information about the project.

Construction continues until today.

TTC photographers on-campus today

University and college students can buy monthly “post-secondary student Metropasses” but you’ll also need a valid post-secondary TTC student photo identification card. TTC photographers are visiting area campuses to help students get the photos for their ID cards.

Today, they’re at Ryerson University, in the Student Campus Centre, Room 115, from 10 until 4 p.m.

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


Short-term construction projects


Short-term construction projects affect transit services in the City of Toronto, and Durham, 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.

Queens Quay West

The City has closed the street to all eastbound traffic, as contractors rebuild the street and move the streetcar tracks. The TTC has also revised the route of the buses that replace the cars along the 509 Harbourfront route.

Read Transit Toronto’s July 24, 2012 and July 26, 2012 and November 3, 2012 posts for more information.

Construction on the transit portion of the project continues until October 12.


Last week, crews finished placing asphalt for the first stretch of the new roadway north of the TTC tracks* between Rees Street and 85 Harbour Street* (RBC Place west driveway). Vehicles can now travel this section of new roadway and crews will apply the final topcoat layer of asphalt mid- to late-September.


Inspectors have approved work on the Peter Slip Bridge, allowing crews to pour concrete and set the rails this week.

Crews will also make final preparations and adjustments between Lower Spadina and Yo Yo Ma Lane before they pour concrete to permanently set the rails. This week, they’ll also pour concrete on small sections of the TTC corridor near the entrance to Queens Quay / Spadina Loop.

Crews also continue working on installing new streetcar platforms this week:

  • 401 Queens Quay West: They’ll pour concrete for the newly formed eastbound platform at Lower Spadina Avenue.
  • Lower Spadina Avenue: They’ll re-install the glass partitions that formed the shelter for north-south streetcars operating along the 510 Spadina route this week.
  • at 390 and 410 Queens Quay West: They’ll re-install the remaining sections of the black metal fence that forms the physical barrier between these properties and the Spadina Loop will this week. This work must take place before streetcars can resume service along the 510 Spadina route.
  • between Peter Slip Bridge and Rees Street: Last week, crews started placing new cantilevered poles to support overhead streetcar cabling in this area. They’ll continue this work this week.
  • at Rees Street: They have formed and poured concrete for the eastbound platform. They’ll install new curbs beside the TTC corridor this week.

Crews continue rebuilding the new roadway on Queens Quay:

  • Rees Street to Lower Simcoe Street: Last week, crews finished paving for this section of roadway up to the 250 Queens Quay driveway. They’ll continue working to dig out the north side concrete curb cradles and place new granite curbs beyond the 260/270 Queens Quay properties. To prepare for asphalt paving, crews will work to complete the city standard brick gutters and TTC concrete buffers, and adjust all utility access portals (“manholes”) and catch basins in this area.
  • Lower Simcoe Street to York Street: Last week crews finished preparing the road for paving and reopening the westbound traffic lanes. They have painted the roadway to outline two lanes of traffic. They also re-opened the driveway entrance / exit for 200 / 208 / 218 Queens Quay West last week.
  • York Street to Bay Street: Last week, crews finished preparing the road for paving on the north side between York Street and the driveway into 85 Harbour Street this week.

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

Spadina / Dundas West

The City of Toronto and TTC are partially closing the intersection to traffic during streetcar-track and water-main construction.

TTC streetcars operating along the 505 Dundas route have resumed regular service through the intersection. Buses continue to operate along a continuous 510 Spadina route.

This phase of construction continues until August 30.

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

Broadview / Danforth

The TTC is detouring streetcars operating along the 504 King; and 505 Dundas routes, as crews upgrade streetcar infrastructure:

It’s also replacing streetcars with shuttle buses along Broadview Avenue between Broadview Station and Queen Street East.

Work on Broadview may also affect buses operating along the 62 Mortimer; 87 Cosburn; and 100 Flemingdon Park routes to and from Broadview Station terminal.

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

Detours and service changes continue until August 30.

King Street East

The TTC is detouring streetcars operating along the 503 Kingston Rd tripper and 504 King routes as City of Toronto crews repair the bridge infrastructure east of River Street.

Read Transit Toronto’s September 6, 2013 post for more information.

Construction continues until November.

Davisville Station — subway tracks

TTC crews are upgrading “turn-outs” or switches north of the station.

Trains will slow through the area. The TTC will Saturday, September 6 and Sunday, September 7 to work on the project.

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

Between Rosedale and Bloor Stations — subway tracks

A crew will remove gravel at seven locations in the open-cut section to support future work to upgrade the signals. They’ll work overnight from about 2:30 until 5:30 a.m., while the subway isn’t operating.

They’ll use a high-pressure vacuum system on a truck. They’ll park the truck in an area south of Aylmer Avenue (Rosedale Valley Road) and on the bridges overlooking the subway at Aylmer Avenue and Crescent Road for as long as three nights at each location. To reduce the amount of night work, when possible, the TTC will also schedule work Sunday mornings, providing crews three more working hours before subway service begins at 9 a.m. Expect noise.

Trains will slow through the area. The TTC will Saturday, September 6 and Sunday, September 7 to work on the project.

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

Work continues until August 30.

Lawrence Station

Crews are closing the entrance into the station on the northwest corner of Yonge Street and Lawrence Avenue West as part of a project to upgrade the ventilation system at the station. They’ll be installing sliding doors at the entrance.

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

Construction continues until the end of September.

Church and John Streets Weston

The TTC is detouring buses operating along the 59 Maple Leaf route while parts of Church and John Streets are closed. Buses operate counterclockwise only around a wide loop through Weston, as Metrolinx contractors continue the next phase of the Weston Tunnel project.

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

Distillery District

The TTC is again detouring westbound buses operating along the 172 Cherry St route during Metrolinx construction on the rail corridor east of Union Station. The Metrolinx work prevents the TTC from operating buses both ways along Cherry Street between Mill Street and Lake Shore Boulevard East.

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

Construction continues until further notice.

Dovercourt / Bloor

The TTC is detouring buses operating along the 161 Rogers Rd route, while construction prevents buses from safely turning at the intersection.

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

Detours continue until further notice.

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Region of Durham

Oshawa Centre

Durham Region Transit is detouring (or further detouring) buses operating along the 402 King; 405 / 405B Central Park; 410 Olive / Harmony; 411 Grandview; 412 Adelaide; and 414 Oshawa community bus routes.

Detours continue until August 29.

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

Also read the [long-term construction projects section of this post] for even more information about the project, including longer-term detour routings.

Williamson Drive West Ajax

Durham Region Transit is detouring buses operating along the219 Ravenscroft; and 219D Ravenscroft / Village routes during sewer construction.

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

Detours continue until August 29.

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Region of Peel

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 March 7 and June 6 posts for more information.

Bramalea Terminal — catch-basin repairs

The City of Brampton has closed Brampton Transit’s **Bramalea Terminal. All buses that serve the terminal are detouring, dropping off or picking up passengers at temporary stops on streets near the terminal. During the repairs, the terminal building will remain open to passengers buying tickets, passes and other fare media.

Brampton Transit is detouring buses operating along the 1 / 1A Queen, 8 Centre, 9 Vodden, 10 South Industrial, 12 Grenoble, 13 Avondale, 15 Bramalea, 16 Southgate, 17 Howden, 18 / 18A Dixie, 19 Fernforest, 20 East Industrial, 40 Central Industrial, 115 Airport express and 501 / 501A Züm Queen routes.

GO Transit is detouring buses operating along the 31 Guelph / Georgetown / North York, 32 Brampton / Trinity Common / North York, 34 Brampton / Pearson / North York, 35 Brampton / Humber College / North York and 36 Brampton / North York express routes.

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

Construction continues until today.

Trinity Transit Terminal

Brampton Transit has close the terminal building for construction resulting from the upcoming Züm Bovaird service in September.

Read Transit Toronto’s July 23 post for more information.

Construction continues until August 28.


Some Brampton Transit buses that usually stop at the terminal are dropping off or picking up passengers on Great Lakes Drive, affecting service along the 5 / 5A Bovaird, 17 Howden, 18A Dixie and 19 Fernforest routes.

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

Erin Mills Town Centre Terminal

MiWay has re-arranged the bus stops in the terminal to accommodate construction.

All buses operating along the 13 Glen Erin, 29 / 29A Park Royal, 34 Credit Valley, 41 Thomas, 46 Tenth Line and 49 McDowell routes and northbound buses operating along the 48 Erin Mills route pick up passengers at temporary stops.

Southbound buses operating along the 48 Erin Mills route serve a temporary stop “until further notice”.

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

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Region of York

Subway extension to Vaughan

See the major transit construction projects section of this post.

Highway 7 East rapidway

See the major transit construction projects section of this post.

Davis Drive rapidway

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.

Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe

James Street North Hamilton — road and sidewalk construction

The Hamilton Street Railway is detouring buses operating along the 4 Bayfront and 99 Waterfront shuttle routes during road and sidewalk construction.

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

Construction continues until October 29.


Major transit construction projects


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

Work on the subway project restricts traffic to just two lanes in each direction between Murray Ross Parkway and Founders Road, as contractors relocate underground utilities.

Read Transit Toronto’s April 6, 2012 post for more information.


The work also blocks the sidewalk on the the south side of Steeles Avenue West between Murray Ross Parkway and Founders Road until April 2013.

Read Transit Toronto’s September 26, 2012 post for more information about sidewalk construction.

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 now working seven days a week from 5:30 a.m. until 11 p.m.

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

Longer work hours continue until August 29.

Finch West Station

The TTC is detouring buses operating along the 41 Keele and the 107 C / D / F and 107B branches of the 107 Keele route, as contractors work to restore the roadway at the station site.

Read Transit Toronto’s July 6 post for more information.

Detours continue until August 31.

Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit line

Caledonia Station

Contractors are:

  • building parts of the station headwalls at the future station, 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.
  • read Transit Toronto’s April 10, 2013, February 18, 2014 and June 2, 2014 posts for more information.
Keele Station

Contractors are:

  • building parts of the station headwalls at the future Keele station, restricting traffic on Eglinton Avenue West between Municipal Drive / Bicknell Avenue and the eastern leg of Keele Street.
  • 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 April 10, 2013 post for more information.
Oakwood Station

Contractors are:

  • blocking the intersection of Eglinton Avenue West and Oakwood Avenue to northbound traffic.
  • The TTC is cancelling service along the 90A branch of the 90 Vaughan route during construction.
  • read Transit Toronto’s January 4 post for more information.
Allen Road

Contractors are:

  • welding at the launch-shaft site overnight nightly. During the day, crews are building and installing a road deck to shift traffic lanes in the near future to allow ongoing construction of the launch shaft.
  • they’re welding overnight to prepare Eglinton Avenue West for road decking, creating a temporary road surface. As a result, construction work can continue under Eglinton Avenue without interruption, allowing vehicles to continue traveling on Eglinton Avenue during the work.
  • read Transit Toronto’s July 11 post for more information.
  • they’ll work until the end of the summer.

  • rerouting pedestrian access to Eglinton West Station during construction of the extraction shaft near the southbound ramp to Eglinton Avenue West from William R. Allen Road.
  • read Transit Toronto’s July 26 post for more information.
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 post for more information.
Brentcliffe Road

Contractors are:

  • working east of Brentcliffe Road to build a deep shaft to launch the east-end tunnel-boring machines. Walls of the launch shaft must be in place and crews must dig out the shaft before tunnel-boring machines can arrive. But, before they can do that, they have to move utilities safely out of the way and relocate overhead hydro wires.
  • from 10 p.m. tonight until 6 a.m. tomorrow and continuing overnight nightly, they’ll start moving the utilities. They’ll set up a work zone in the north lane of Eglinton Avenue East, beside the east launch site. The work zone will extend from west of Leslie Street to just east of Brentcliffe Road. Crews will separate the work zone from traffic with traffic cones.
  • only one lane of traffic at a time can pass through this area, so east- and westbound traffic alternately uses just one lane. Expect delays.
  • read Transit Toronto’s August 21 post for more information.
  • work continues until September 12.

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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.

Work continues until 2015.

GO is restricting access between Platform 26-27 and the Great Hall, Front Street and the GO Concourse and you may have to use another route within the station to get to and from trains, while contractors set up a crane. The work blocks access for about six weeks, while the crane remains until the end of the project in 2015.


The TTC has added a second platform to Union subway station.

Trains operate on separate platforms for the University - Spadina and Yonge branches of the 1 Yonge - University - Spadina line.

TTC staff will be available to help guide passengers.

Construction on the project continues until spring 2015.

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


The TTC is detouring buses operating along the 6 Bay, 172 Cherry St, 97B Yonge and 320 Yonge overnight routes while the street is blocked.

Read Transit Toronto’s May 29, 2011 and October 15, 2012 posts for more information.


Construction restricts pedestrian access between the train station and the subway station.

Read Transit Toronto’s February 10 and March 10 posts for information about the pedestrian access.


The City of Toronto is renovating and restoring the building, installing new retail space and building a new connection from the station to the underground PATH pedestrian network.


Construction has closed platforms GO Transit’s #3 and #4. Board trains operating along the 01 Lakeshore West, 09 Lakeshore East, 31 Kitchener, 61 Richmond Hill and 71 Stouffville lines from different platforms than usual.

Read Transit Toronto’s June 3, 2013 post for more information about the temporary platform arrangements.

Platform construction continues until May.


GO has closed the pedestrian bridge linking Union Station and the GO bus terminal until September.

Read Transit Toronto’s July 6, 2013 post for more information about the bridge closure.

Leslie Barns
Leslie Street

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.

The City of Toronto has closed Leslie Street south of Eastern Avenue to all traffic.

Read Transit Toronto’s March 6 post for more information.

Contractors are:


  • blocking the intersection of Leslie Street with Commissioners Street, as Enbridge Gas crews repair a nearby gas line.
  • read Transit Toronto’s July 25 post for more information.
  • work continues until September 2.

  • blocking the intersection of Leslie Street with Eastern Avenue.
  • the TTC is detouring buses operating along the 143 Downtown / Beach express route, while the intersection is closed.
  • read Transit Toronto’s July 25 post for more information.
  • construction continues until September 7.

  • continuing to upgrade the water infrastructure south of Queen Street East.
  • read Transit Toronto’s June 5 and June 20 posts for more information about this phase of the project.

  • working on the foundations for poles to support overhead catenary (the wiring that powers streetcars) on sidewalks near Queen Street East and Leslie Street. They’ll work on one corner at a time and occupy a curb lane on Queen Street.
  • read Transit Toronto’s June 26 post for more information.

  • adding streetscaping elements at the intersections of Queen Street East with Curzon Street, Hastings Avenue and Rushbrooke Avenue.
  • read Transit Toronto’s April 11 post for more information about this phase of the project.

  • working to complete streetscaping at the corner of Queen Street East and Hastings Avenue. They’ll be digging up the sidewalk in front of the Leslie Barns Project Community Office at 1258 Queen Street East. Crews will create a pedestrian path in the westbound curb lane of Queen.
  • read Transit Toronto’s July 1 post for more information.

Also:

  • Toronto Hydro crews are blocking one lane in each direction on Commissioners Street about 50 metres (150 feet) west of Leslie Street to upgrade power infrastructure.
  • read Transit Toronto’s June 26 post for more information.

The TTC continues to detour buses operating along the 31B branch of the 31 Greenwood route and the 83 Jones route continue off Leslie Street during the construction.

Highway 7 East rapidway

Contractors are:


  • closing Cedarland Drive to traffic until the end of August.
  • closing multiple lanes between Warden Avenue and Highway 404. Expect heavy traffic. Work continues until September 8.
  • closing the southbound curb and median lanes on South Town Centre Boulevard between Highway 7 and Clegg Road, from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30p.m. each day, reducing traffic to one lane in each direction. Work continues for the long-term.
  • restricting traffic to just one lane in each direction at South Town Centre Boulevard and Clegg Road from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. Work continues for the long-term.
  • closing the north-side sidewalk between Town Centre Boulevard and Rodick Road from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. each day. Work continues until September 8.
  • closing the southbound curb lane south of Highway 7 and the northbound curb lane north of Highway 7 on Rodick Road from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. each day. Work continues until September 8.
  • closing alternating north- or southbound curb lanes on Lunar Crescent north of Highway 7. Work continues until September 5.
  • closing the southbound curb lane on Woodbine Avenue north of Highway 7 and the westbound lane on Highway 7 east of Woodbine continuously. Work continues until August 29.
  • closing the northbound curb lane on Woodbine Avenue south of Highway 7 and the eastbound lane on Highway 7 east of Woodbine from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. each day. Work continues until August 29.
  • reducing northbound traffic on **Frontenac Drive to just one lane north of Highway 7. Work continues until August 29.
  • closing the southbound curb lane on East Valhalla Drive from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. Work continues until August 29.
  • intermittently closing east- and westbound curb lanes between Leslie Street and Saddlecreek Drive from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. Work continues until August 29.

York Region Transit is detouring buses operating along the Viva blue, Viva pink, 300 Business express and 302 Unionville express routes, while Cedarland Drive and parts of South Town Centre Boulevard are closed.

Davis Drive rapidway

Contractors are:


  • working to continue the project on Davis Drive between Huron Heights Drive and Lundy’s Lane; and + between the Tannery and Lorne Avenue, from 7 p.m. tonight until 7 a.m. tomorrow. Expect noise.
  • read Transit Toronto’s August 21 post for more information.
  • work continues overnight nightly until 7 a.m. August 29.

  • widening the south side of Davis Drive at its intersection with Main Street, the site of one of the future vivastations, working on alternate sides of Main Street South.
  • reducing traffic to just one northbound lane.
  • read Transit Toronto’s August 7 post for more information.
  • work continues until September 12.

  • undertaking multiple work activities on the north side of Davis Drive, just east of Bolton Avenue. They’re installing water-mains and storm sewers, widening the road and later paving the roadway, to get ready for building a new vivastation at Southlake Regional Health Centre later this year.
  • they’ll work Mondays to Fridays from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day, although they sometimes work overnight or during weekends.
  • read Transit Toronto’s August 15 post for more information.
  • construction continues until December 31.

  • widening the roadway on the south side of Davis between Main and Niagara Streets.
  • they’ll temporarily block the Davis Drive entrance to Wimpy’s Diner.
  • they’re also working on the north side of Davis from Barbara Road to George Street.
  • read Transit Toronto’s June 28 post for more information.
  • work continues for the long term.

  • building the east- and westbound vivastations on Davis at Parkside and Longford Drives.
  • each vivastation platform requires about 12 weeks of work including:
  • excavating for the platforms;
  • installing electrical cables;
  • pouring and forming concrete.
  • they’ll then install the steel structure and canopies.
  • they’ll work in the middle of the roadway, where the future rapidway will be, to build the platforms. They’ll shift traffic lanes on Davis to the north side of Davis east of the Parkside / Longford intersection and to the south side west of the intersection.
  • read Transit Toronto’s June 27 post for more information.
  • work continues for the long term.

  • reducing traffic lanes between Main and Yonge Streets to prepare for upcoming work. They’ve set up multiple lane shifts and closures to relocate or replace hydro, gas, phone and cable lines and storm-drains, water-mains and sewers.
  • read Transit Toronto’s March 16, 2013 post for more information.
  • Work continues until the end of the project.

  • shifting traffic lanes and reducing Davis between the Tannery Mall and Main Street to just one lane in each direction in the area. Expect major traffic delays.
  • read Transit Toronto’s May 9 post for more information.
  • Work continues until the end of the project.

GO Transit and York Region Transit are closing the stop for eastbound buses on the south side of Davis Drive at Superior Street until further notice. Board or exit buses at Main Street South.

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

Westbound buses on Davis at Vincent Street continue to serve passengers at a temporary stop on the northeast corner.

  • read Transit Toronto’s July 1 post for more information.

YRT has also:

  • relocated the southbound bus stop on the northwest corner of Main and Davis further north on Main Street.
  • relocated the northbound bus stop on the southeast corner of Main and Davis across from Wimpy’s further south to Simcoe Street.
  • closed the eastbound bus stop on Davis Drive in front of the entrance to Southlake Regional Health Centre during paving. YRT buses operating along the 520 / 521 Newmarket community bus route will drop off or pick up passengers traveling to and from the hospital on Prospect Street at Grace Street.
  • during paving on Davis between Vincent and Hill, relocated the westbound bus stop on Davis in front of Bethel Church (333 Davis Drive) closer to Hill Street.
  • closing eastbound stop in front of the Southlake entrance during paving. Buses serving the 520 / 521 Newmarket community bus routes will operate along Prospect Street to Grace Street to access the hospital, dropping off or picking up passengers at the stop on Grace Street.
  • read Transit Toronto’s June 28 and July 25 posts for more information.

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Highway 7 West rapidway

Contractors are:


  • removing medians and reducing traffic lanes on Highway 7 between Keele Street and Bowes Road / Baldwin Avenue from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. each day. This will accommodate upcoming work to widen the roadway and shift traffic lanes.
  • temporarily blocking east- and westbound median lanes on Highway 7 and north- and southbound median lanes on Keele Street. They’ll maintain two-way traffic at all times; however, they may reduce left- and right-turn lanes.
  • read Transit Toronto’s August 15 post for more information.
  • work continues until September 19.

  • relocating hydro poles between the bridge carrying the highway over the Canadian National Railway tracks and Bowes Road / Baldwin Avenue further back from the roadway. From 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day, they’re installing new wooden poles, temporarily blocking east- and westbound curb lanes.
  • Expect delays for York Region Transit buses operating along the 77 Highway 7 route.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s May 8 post for more information.
  • Work continues until October.

  • widening the roadway between Jane Street and the bridge carrying Highway 7 over the Canadian National Railway tracks, just west of Keele Street. To accommodate multiple work activities resulting from this construction, crews will shift, reduce and narrow traffic lanes.
  • read Transit Toronto’s July 18 post for more information about the project.
  • although the traffic shift remains in place until spring 2015, work on this phase of the project continues until October 24.

Yonge Street rapidway

To prepare for rapidway construction, crews are:


  • completing geotechnical testing in Richmond Hill and Newmarket from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day:
  • between just north of Davis Drive and just south of Mulock Drive [Newmarket]; and
  • between 19th Avenue / Gamble Road and Highway 407 [Richmond Hill].
  • read Transit Toronto’s July 25 post for more information.
  • work continues until August 29.

  • surveying sites in Richmond Hill and Newmarket from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day:
  • between north of Davis Drive and just south of Sawmill Valley Drive [Newmarket];
  • between north of 19th Avenue / Gamble Road and Trayborn Drive [Richmond Hill]; and
  • between Major Mackenzie Drive and Garden Avenue [Richmond Hill].
  • read Transit Toronto’s June 10 post for more information.
  • work continues until September 12.

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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.

Since the project to build the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit line has both short- and long-term components, this post lists information on the project in a separate section.

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.

Dufferin Street

The TTC is detouring southbound buses operating along the 29 Dufferin and 329 Dufferin overnight during road and watermain construction.

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

Construction continues until November.

Yonge subway — north of Eglinton Station

The TTC continues its long-term project to upgrade the tunnel liners north of Eglinton Station after 12:30 a.m. every morning except Sunday mornings.

Frequent accessible buses operate between Finch and Eglinton Stations until about 1:30 a.m., stopping in each subway station bus terminal.

Read Transit Toronto’s June 18, 2008 post for more information.

Construction continues until 2015.

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 2016, 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, April 26 and August 4 posts for more information.

Lawrence Station

The TTC is installing four new high-capacity ventilation fans at Lawrence Station.

Read Transit Toronto’s October 1, 2012 post for more information.

The TTC plans to finish the project in mid-2015. During construction, work will block vehicular access on Wanless Avenue to and from Yonge Street until the end of 2014.

Also read the short-term construction section of this post for information about one phase of the project.

Vincent Yard

The TTC is retrofitting part of the yard under Dorval Road, near Dundas West Station. They’ll waterproof a section of the concrete structure, reline the water-main and clean the storm sewer under a concrete laneway extending eastward from Dorval. This work will allow the TTC to provide fire sprinklers to the storage tracks.

Construction will prevent vehicles from accessing Dorval Road between Edna Avenue and Bloor Street West.

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

Construction continues until April, 2015.

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 — platform restrictions

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 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 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, 6 Headon Forest, 10 New / Maple, 21 Fairview and 101Express routes. GO Transit is detouring buses operating along the 12 Niagara Falls / Burlington, 15 McMaster and 18 Lakeshore 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.

Main Street Milton overpass

The Town is restricting traffic to just one lane in each direction during construction of an overpass across the railway tracks east of Ontario Street.

The work may delay passengers traveling on GO Transit buses operating along the 21 Milton / Toronto and 27 Milton / North York routes and Milton Transit buses operating along the 1 Steeles / Martin, 2 Main and 5 Yates routes.

Read Transit Toronto’s April 12, 2012 post for more information.

Mill Street Milton

Milton Transit is detouring buses operating along the 2 Main and 6 Scott routes during waste-water-main constrction.

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

Construction continues until November 14.

Pinedale Drive Burlington

Burlington Transit is detouring operating along the 4 Central, 40A Pinedale / Hampton Heath and 40B Hampton Heath / Pinedale routes during watermain construction. It’s also operating temporary Dial-a-Ride service to replace regular transit service along Pinedale.

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

Detours continue until December.

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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.


Construction delays traffic on Eglinton Avenue East, so MiWay is detouring buses operating along the 7 Airport, 35 / 35A Eglinton and 87 Meadowvale - Skymark routes.

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


Construction also blocks Spectrum Way north of Eglinton Avenue East.

MiWay is detouring MiLocal buses operating along the 7 Airport route and adjusting service for MiExpress buses operating along the 107 Malton express route during construction related to the Mississauga Transitway.

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

Mount Pleasant GO Station — utility construction

Construction blocks Ashby Field Road north of Bovaird Drive West. Brampton Transit is detouring buses operating along the 4 / 4A Chinguacousy, 5 / 5A Bovaird, 9 Vodden, 29 Williams and 56 Springbrook routes. Although GO Transit hasn’t yet announced detour routings, the construction likely also affects service along the 31 Guelph / Georgetown / Toronto and 33 Guelph / Georgetown / North York routes.

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

Construction and detours continue until further notice.

Hanlan water project

Construction on Lakeshore Road delays MiWay service along the 23 Lakeshore route.

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

Countryside Drive Brampton

The City of Brampton has closed the street between Moldovan Drive and Torbram Road North during road and sewer construction

Brampton Transit is detouring buses operating along the 14 Torbram route during this phase of the project. Buses operating along the 12 Grenoble route have resumed regular service.

Read Transit Toronto’s June 6 post for more information.

Construction and detours continue until November 28.

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Region of York

Subway extension to Vaughan

See the major transit construction projects section of this post.

Highway 7 East rapidway

See the major transit construction projects section of this post.

Davis Drive rapidway

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.

Main Street South Markham

The TTC is detouring buses operating along the 102D Markham Rd. route during bridge reconstruction.

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

Construction continues until December 31.

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