On schedule: Sunday, September 21, 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.

No subway service, St. Andrew to Union

Ongoing work on the Union Station second platform project requires the TTC to completely close the 1 Yonge - University - Spadina subway line between Union and St. Andrew Stations this weekend.

All day today, subway trains operate between Downsview and St. Andrew Stations and between Finch and Union Stations.

Read Transit Toronto’s September 16 post for more information.

Regular subway service resumes tomorrow.

Scarborough RT opens late today

Buses replace the trains while TTC crews maintain the tracks.

Service resumes at 1 p.m.

Read Transit Toronto’s September 19 post for more information.

No streetcar service east of Kingston Road

Streetcars operating along the 301 Queen overnight and 501 Queen routes turn back in the Queen / Kingston Road loop as crews upgrade the streetcar power supply on Queen Street East east of Kingston today.

Shuttle buses replace the cars between Neville Park Loop and Coxwell Avenue.

Read Transit Toronto’s September 19 post for more information.

Regular service resumes tomorrow.

Special events

Events in the Ancaster area of Hamilton, Burlington, Kitchener and Toronto affect transit services today.


The Ancaster event is: Ancaster Fair.

The Burlington event is: the Amazing Bed Race.

The Kitchener event is: the KOI Music Festvial.

The Mississauga event is: the Tour de Mississauga.

The Toronto event is: The Word on the Street — Toronto.


The events affect these routes:

  • Burlington Transit3 Guelph - Downtown.
  • Grand River Transit1 Stanley Park, 7 Mainline.
  • MiWay6 Credit Woodlands.
  • Toronto Transit Commission5 Avenue Rd, 94 Wellesley.
Downtown Brampton Terminal closed

Brampton Transit is closing the terminal today, as crews repair and repaint the terminal building. The terminal store remains open during its regular hours.

Buses operating along Brampton Transit’s 1 / 1A Queen, 24 Van Kirk, 52 McMurchy, 56 Springbrook, 501 / 501A Züm Queen routes and GO Transit’s 31A / 31E / 31F / 31J / 31L Guelph / Georgetown / Toronto, 34 Brampton / Pearson / North York; and 35 Brampton / Humber College / North York routes drop off or pick up passengers on streets near the terminal.

Read Transit Toronto’s September 19 post for more information.

The terminal reopens 5 a.m. tomorrow.

Derry Road West — railway track repairs

MiWay is detouring MiLocal buses operating along the 42 Derry and 61 Mavis routes all day today, as crews repair the tracks between Mississauga and Mavis Roads.

Regular service resumes 5 a.m. tomorrow.

Queens Quay West — streetcar track and roadway construction

The contractors have crews working today:

  • York Street area: Crews are connecting storm sewers.
  • Radisson Hotel area: Hydro crews are removing primary overhead poles.
  • Between Peter Slip Bridge and Rees Street: installing concrete for the new roadway.

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

Leslie Street — streetcar track and water-main construction

The contractors have crews working today from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., when they’re:

  • working on the northwest corner of the intersection of Leslie with Eastern. Flag people will help direct pedestrian traffic. The contractors will restore access after work hours.
  • upgrading utilities at the intersection of Leslie with Commissioners.

Read the major transit construction projects section of this post for more information about the project.


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.

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.


Crews are blocking York Street between Harbour Street and Queens Quay West.

They’re connecting the newly installed storm-water infrastructure on Queens Quay West to the infrastructure on York Street.

South- and northbound traffic will have no access to or from Queens Quay from York Street. Westbound traffic on Queens Quay West will continue through the intersection.

Read Transit Toronto’s September 19 post for more information.

Work continues until October 3.


Crews continue installing new streetcar platforms, overhead wiring and street furnishings this week:

  • Platforms and shelters: They’ve completed most of the new streetcar platforms and have installed the shelters. They’ll start building the final platform, **west of Lower Spadina Avenue, late next week.
  • Overhead cabling: They’re finishing installing overhead cabling in two final sites — between York and Bay Streets and between Robertson Crescent and Rees Street — to get ready for streetcar service to resume Sunday, October 12.

Crews continue rebuilding the new roadway on Queens Quay:

  • Between Peter Slip Bridge and Rees Street: Crews start pouring the concrete road base this week.
  • Between Rees Street and Rees Parkette: They continue digging out the **north-side concrete curb cradles and placing new granite curbs near 260 and 270 Queens Quay West. They’re also working to finish the city standard brick gutters, TTC concrete buffers and adjust all utility access portals (“manholes”) and catch basins in this area.

Read Transit Toronto’s September 19 post for more information.

Humber Loop

City of Toronto construction on the Gardiner Expressway temporarily blocks streetcar access to the loop.

Buses replace streetcars along the 301 Queen overnight, 501 Queen and 508 Lake Shore routes between Humber and Long Branch Loops. Because the construction also blocks the pedestrian tunnel between Humber Loop and Lake Shore West, the TTC will also operate more shuttle buses between the loop and Marine Parade Drive.

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

Also read the long-term construction section of this post for more information about the Gardiner Expressway project.

Construction and detours continue until December 21.

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. Night work continues as crews tamp the new ballast and stabilize the track system into place. Expect noise from equipment.

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

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.

Townsley Loop

Construction has ended and TTC buses operating along the 127 Davenport route have resumed regular service.

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

Bloor Street Oshawa

Durham Region Transit is detouring eastbound buses operating along 922 Bloor - Victoria during roadway and water-main construction.

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

Detours continue until Tuesday, October 28.

Audley Road North Ajax

DRT is detouring buses operating along the 224 / 224A / 224D Audley North route during roadway construction.

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

Construction continues until October 31.

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Region of Halton

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.

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.

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.

Bramalea Road North Brampton

Region of Peel contractors are setting up traffic signals north of Father Tobin Drive, delaying Brampton Transit plans to increase service along the 15 / 15A Bramalea route.

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

Work continues until mid-September.

Humberwest Parkway Brampton

City of Brampton contractors continue finishing the new section of roadway north of Castlemore Road, delaying Brampton Transit plans to revise the path for buses operating along the 35 Clarkway route.

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

Work continues until the end of September.

Production Road Brampton

City of Brampton contractors continue finishing the new roadway, delaying Brampton Transit buses operating along the 20 East Industrial route.

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

Work continues until the end of September.

Castle Oaks Cross Brampton

City of Brampton contractors continue finishing the new section of roadway east of Gardenbrooke Trail, delaying Brampton Transit plans to revise the path for buses operating along the 50 Gore Road route.

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

Work continues until early October.

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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 20 A-Line express 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

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.

Finch West Station

Construction continues at the intersection of Keele Street with Finch Avenue West.

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.
  • 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.
  • have shifted traffic lanes to the south side of the 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 September 3 post for more information.
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 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.
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 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 September 15 post for more information.
  • work continues until 6 a.m. October 3.

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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 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 23.

  • partly reopening the intersection of Commissioners and Leslie Streets. Both south- and northbound traffic share a single lane on Leslie south of Commissioners.
  • closing Leslie Street between the north driveway into Canadian Tire and Commissioners street to connect sanitary and storm sewers and water-mains.
  • read Transit Toronto’s September 5 post for more information.
  • this section of Leslie remains closed until at least the end of September.

  • reducing Leslie Street between the plaza access and Lake Shore Boulevard East to just one northbound lane, while they:
  • investigate the location of underground utilities, to get ready to install water-mains;
  • test the future sites of Toronto Hydro pole foundations.
  • blocking local sidewalks so that pedestrians must bypass the work zone.
  • read Transit Toronto’s August 22 post for more information.

  • 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.

  • installing a new duct bank for communications cable and foundations for new poles and building new sidewalks on the southwest corner of the intersection of Leslie Street with Queen Street East, in front of the Duke of York.
  • during this work, they’ll block the east-west pedestrian crossing on the south side of Queen East. Flag people will help safely direct pedestrians until the new sidewalks are completed.
  • read Transit Toronto’s September 12 post for more information.

The TTC continues to detour buses operating along the 31B branch of the 31 Greenwood route, the 83 Jones route and the 143 Downtown / Beach express route.

Highway 7 East rapidway

Contractors are:


  • closing multiple lanes between Warden Avenue and Highway 404. Expect heavy traffic. Work continues until October 17.
  • closing east- and westbound curb lanes on Clegg Road to improve the intersection with South Town Boulevard from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day for the long term.
  • restricting traffic on South Town Centre Boulevard to just one lane in each direction between Highway 7 and south of Cedarland Drive. Work continues until October 10.
  • restricting traffic on Town Centre Boulevard to just one lane in each direction between Cox Boulevard and Highway 7. Work continues until October 10.
  • blocking eastbound lanes on Highway 7 and northbound lanes on side streets between Saddlecreek Drive and Leslie Street to install bike boxes (safety zones for cyclists) from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. each day. Work continues until October 10.
  • intermittently closing east- and westbound curb lanes between Highway 404 and **Bayview Avenue from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. Work continues until September 26.
  • between Highway 404 and Bayview Avenue — from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day: Contractors are intermittently closing east- and westbound curb lanes. Work continues until October 10.

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

Davis Drive rapidway

Contractors are:


  • reducing Davis Drive to just one lane in each direction between the Keith Bridge and just west of Main Street from about 8:15 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day.
  • removing the left-turn lane on Davis at Main during this work, but motorists may still turn left and right at the intersection.
  • read Transit Toronto’s September 5 post for more information.
  • construction continues until October 10.

  • building a decorative armour-stone wall along the Seniors’ Meeting Place patio and the Tom Taylor Trail.
  • they’ll temporarily detour the Tom Taylor Trail on the east side of the building.
  • expect construction-related noise, vibration and dust from equipment and trucks.
  • read Transit Toronto’s September 3 post for more information.
  • construction continues until the beginning of November.

  • 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.

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Highway 7 West rapidway

Contractors are:


  • 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

Crews continue to prepare for rapidway construction.

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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.

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.

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.

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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