On schedule: Friday, August 28, 2015

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.


Canadian National Exhibition

How do you GO — or TTC — to the “Ex”?

Board buses, streetcars or trains operating along these routes to get you to and from the CNE:

  • GO Transit01 Lakeshore West.
  • Toronto Transit Commission29 Dufferin, 193 Exhibition rocket, 509 Harbourfront, 511 Bathurst.

The TTC is also detouring buses operating along these routes during the fair:

  • 29 Dufferin; and
  • 329 Dufferin overnight.

Read Transit Toronto’s August 20 post for more information.

Other special events

Events in Toronto and the Winona area of Toronto affect transit services today.


The Toronto event is: Scotiabank Buskerfest.

The Winona event is: the Winona Peach Festival.


The events affect these routes:

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O’Connor / Don Mills — roadway, sidewalk construction

The City of Toronto is closing the intersection after 7 p.m. tonight, during a project to resurface the roadway and repair the sidewalks.

The TTC is detouring buses operating along the 8 Broadview route, while the intersection is closed:

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

Construction and detours continue until 6 a.m. August 30.

Lower Jarvis / Queens Quay East — filming

The City of Toronto is closing Lower Jarvis Street between Lake Shore Boulevard East and Queens Quay East and Queens Quay East between Lower Sherbourne and Yonge Streets from 8 p.m. tonight until 6 a.m. tomorrow to accommodate an overnight film shoot.

The TTC is detouring buses operating along the 6 Bay and 75 Sherbourne routes, while the street is closed.

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

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 post for more information.

The pilot project continues until January 2016.

After the ParaPan Am Games

Even though the Games are over, transit agencies continue to operate extra service on, or divert buses operating along, these routes.

  • Toronto Transit Commission38 Highland Creek, 106 York University, 172 Cherry St, 196 York University rocket, 198 U of T Scarborough rocket, 329 Dufferin overnight.
  • York Region TransitViva orange.
Davis Drive Newmarket — rapidway construction

Today, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., crews continue paving along Davis Drive. They’re concentrating on the Davis Drive and Patterson Street /Roxborough Road area, paving the north curb lane from 655 Davis [KFC] to 713 Davis, including part of Patterson Street, just north of Davis.

They’re:

  • intermittently closing access to 655 Davis [KFC, east entrance], 665 Davis, 665A Davis and 713 Davis [west entrance] as they pave a layer of asphalt across each entrance.
  • reopening access to the properties, once the asphalt has cooled;
  • paving a small portion of Patterson just north of Davis:
  • They’re staging the paving to keep the intersection open during the operation.
  • Driveways off Patterson will not be impacted by this work.
  • Expect delays as crews move equipment through the intersection.

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

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

Highway 7 Vaughan — rapidway construction

As of today, traffic lanes on Highway 7 West at Jane Street are in their final set-up after months of construction on the rapidway project.

The roadway now includes a median in the centre of the road, east and west of Jane Street.

Starting at 8 a.m., the intersection with Jane has a left-turn traffic signal. Drivers can only turn left when the left-turn arrow is illuminated, and left turns are not permitted when through traffic proceeds.

To access mid-block entrances on opposite sides of the road between Edgeley and Creditstone Road, you can U-turn at Jane or Creditstone Road. Starting today right-turn lanes will be for both through and right-turning traffic.

Since intersections are wider with new signals, pedestrians need to cross Highway 7 in two stages. A countdown signal will indicate how many seconds you have left to safely cross the street. At a pedestrian waiting area in the middle of the crosswalk, you can stop, push the “walk” button and wait for the next walk signal to safely cross the second half of the street.

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

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

Main Street West Milton — roadway construction

The Town of Milton is closing the street between Scott Boulevard and Bronte Street during the project.

Milton Transit is detouring buses operating along the 6 Scott route, while the street is closed.

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

Construction on Main Street West Milton and the detour continue until November 30.

What can you do with “old” TTC tickets and passes?

You can get a refund for 2014 TTC senior / student tickets and day passes and for 2013 and 2014 child tickets:

  • In person Mondays to Fridays, 8:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. until Monday, February 29, 2016, at TTC Customer Service Centre, above Davisville Station.
  • By mail until Monday, February 29, 2016 to TTC Accounts Payable, 1900 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4S 1Z2.

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

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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.

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, 2014 post for more information.

Dundas West Station

The TTC has shut down the elevator at Dundas West Station, as crews overhaul the device. The elevator returns to service during the first week of July.

During the overhaul, the TTC is operating an accessible shuttle bus service between Dundas West and Dufferin stations to allow passengers requiring an elevator to use the subway.

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

Yonge / Steeles bus loop

The TTC is temporarily closing the loop, while contractors upgrade the bus roadway.

It’s also detouring buses that usually start and end their trips in the loop, operating along the 98 Willowdale - Senlac; and 320 Yonge overnight routes.

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

Construction continues until September 6.

Caledonia Road

The TTC is detouring southbound buses operating along the 47B / 47C Lansdowne route during road and sidewalk construction between Eglinton Avenue West and Summit Avenue.

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

Construction on this phase of the project continues until September 8.

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Region of Durham

Thickson Road South Whitby

Durham Region contractors are blocking traffic lanes at the intersection of Thickson Road South (Regional Road 26) with Consumers Drive / Champlain Avenue (Regional Road 25).

The work may delay Durham Region Transit buses operating along the 305 Thickson / Garrard and 910 Campus Connect routes.

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

This phase of construction on Thickson Road continues until September 5.

Monarch Avenue Ajax

The Town of Ajax is closing Monarch Avenue between Hunt Street and Bayly Street West to accommodate a project to rebuild the roadway and install bicycle lanes.

Durham Region Transit is detouring buses operating along the 221D Central Ajax and226 Duffins routes, while the street is closed.

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

The detours off Monarch Avenue continue until today.

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Region of Halton

Maurice Drive Oakville

Oakville Transit is detouring buses operating along the 15 Bridge route, during a Halton Region infrastructure project.

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

Construction and detours continue until September 6.

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Region of Peel

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

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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.

Main Street Markham — roadway construction

Construction has ended and TTC buses operating along the 102D Markham Rd route have resumed regular service.

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, 2014 post for more information.

James Street North construction continues until further notice.


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

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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, 2014 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, 2012 and March 10, 2012 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

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 are:

Leslie Street — streetcar track, watermain construction

Contractors have:

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

The TTC continues to detour buses operating along the 31B branch of the 31 Greenwood route, the 83 Jones route.

Highway 7 East rapidway

Viva buses serving the Viva purple and Viva pink routes are now operating along the newest section of bus-only lanes on South Town Centre Boulevard, Cedarland Drive and Warden Avenue and drop off or pick up passengers at the new Cedarland vivastation, just east of Warden.

YRT is no longer detouring buses operating along the 300 Business express route, although detours for buses operating along the 302 Unionville express route are still in effect.

More construction to complete the project follows.

Read Transit Toronto’s January 5 and January 6 posts for more information.

Davis Drive rapidway

Contractors are:


  • widening the road on the north side of Davis Drive between east of Huron Heights Drive and KFC (655 Davis), from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day
  • blocking Huron Heights Drive and Patterson Street as they work across each intersection with Davis.
  • occasionally working in and around driveways, while maintaining vehicle and pedestrian access to businesses.
  • revising access to sidewalks area as work progresses.
  • Expect noise, dust, vibration and more truck traffic during this phase of the project.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s August 10 post for more information.
  • Construction continues until fall.

  • widening the road on the north side of Davis Drive at Huron Heights Drive from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day.
  • blocking Huron Heights to traffic, as they work across the intersection with Davis. Expect noise, dust, vibration and more truck traffic during this phase of the project.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s August 24 post for more information.
  • Work at Patterson continues until today.

  • paving between Parkside Drive / Longford Drive and west of Yonge Street from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. each day.
  • blocking intersections at George Street, Barbara Road and Parkside / Longford Drives intermittently to north- and southbound through traffic as crews pave across each intersection, one at a time.
  • preventing motorists on Davis from turning left onto the side streets. (They must proceed to the next intersection or cut-through and then u-turn to get to their destinations. North- and southbound motorists on each of the side streets must turn right onto Davis, proceed to the next intersection or cut-through, u-turn, and then continue to their destinations. Motorists can’t u-turn at Lorne Avenue or The Tannery.)
  • have created a temporary cut-through lane across the work zone at Superior Street.
  • may prepare before they start working at each site by setting up and dropping off materials and machinery outside of regular work hours — for example, overnight.
  • Expect construction-related noise.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s August 24 post for more information.
  • Paving between Parkside / Longford and Yonge continues until today.

  • building a new traffic island at the Newmarket Seniors’ Meeting Place, 474 Davis from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day.
  • blocking the sidewalk on south side of Davis.
  • blocking access to Tom Taylor Trail from Davis on the east side of the building during construction.
  • allowing access to the trail on the north side of Davis through the Tannery Mall parking lot.
  • restricting motorists to just one inbound and one outbound lane.
  • YRT buses operating along the 520 / 521 Newmarket community routes pick up or drop off passenger at the west-side entrance.
  • Expect noise, dust and vibration.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s August 10 post for more information.
  • Construction continues until September 30.

  • 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, 2014 post for more information.
  • work continues for the long term.

  • shifting the traffic pattern at intersections with George Street and Barbara Road, as they start working in the centre of Davis Drive for future rapidway construction.
  • permanently changing how pedestrians and motorists use these intersections and access mid-block businesses. Motorists can make U-turns, if “U-turn permitted” signs appear.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s December 8, 2014 post for more information.
  • work continues for the long term.

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, 2014 post for more information.

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Highway 7 West rapidway

Contractors are:

  • blocking north- and southbound centre lanes on Keele Street at Highway 7. They’ll also restrict the left-turn lanes for motorists turning from Highway 7 onto Keele. They’re installing streetlight pole bases on the north and south medians of Keele.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s August 4 post for more information.

Yonge Street rapidway

Crews are:


  • removing trees from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day between 19th Avenue / Gamble Road and Levendale Drive and between Major Mackenzie Drive and Highway 7.
  • briefly blocking traffic lanes on the east and west sides of the street.
  • Expect noise and dust from this work.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s August 18 post for more information.
  • Removing trees on Yonge Street in Richmond Hill continues until September 4.

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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.

(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.

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 2016.

Spadina Station bus loop

The TTC has started the second phase of a project to repair concrete and expansion joints, waterproof and repave the bus loop roadway.

During this work, crews block the northbound traffic lanes on the east side of Spadina Road just north of Bloor Street West and the station loop.

They’re “excavating” — digging out — a section of the northbound roadway and the entire bus loop roadway to expose sections of the station roof below and repair them. They’ll shift all traffic to the southbound lanes, restricting traffic to just one south- and one northbound lane through the work zone. (A later phase of the project requires crews to block traffic on the west side of Spadina.)While work blocks traffic lanes and the bus loop, the TTC is also detouring buses operating along the 127 Davenport route:

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

Construction on this phase of the project and TTC detours continue until December.

Castle Frank Station

The TTC is upgrading areas of the station to maintain it in a state of good repair. Crews are working on part of the bus roadway and various areas inside the station.

They’re working on the bus roadway in phases to maintain regular bus service through the station terminal during the project. To make sure buses operate safely through the work zone, crews will temporarily modify a small section of the centre island within the bus loop and some prune one tree. After construction ends, they’ll restore the centre island to its current condition.

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

Work at Castle Frank Station continues until January.

St Clair Station lower bus loop

The TTC is detouring buses operating along the 74 Mt Pleasant, 88 South Leaside and 97 Yonge.routes, while the lower bus terminal is closed for TTC construction.

Buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops on the north side of Pleasant Boulevard.

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

Construction and detours continue until December.

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, 2014, April 26, 2014 and August 4, 2014 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, 2014 post for more information.

Construction continues until April.

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 fall 2015.

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.

Dufferin Station

Work continues on a project to upgrade and modernize the station.

The TTC is improving access to the station by building new second exits and installing elevators. It’s also enlarging the station building, upgrading the ceiling, wall and stairwell finishes, among many other features of the project.

Read Transit Toronto’s December 1, 2010 post for more information.

Eastern Avenue

The City of Toronto is closing all westbound lanes between Woodfield Road and Knox Avenue to traffic during storm-sewer construction. It will maintain one eastbound traffic lane.

The TTC is detouring westbound buses operating along the 143 Downtown / Beach express route, while the lanes are closed. Buses serving the 31B branch of the 31 Greenwood route are already detouring due to the nearby project to build the the new Leslie Barns streetcar maintenance and storage facility. (They’ll continue along their current detour routing.)

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

Construction continues until July.

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

Brock / Highway 401 Pickering

Region of Durham contractors are blocking traffic lanes on Brock Road (Regional Road 1) between Pickering Parkway and Bayly Street during a project to widen the roadway to serve six lanes of traffic. At the same time, Ontario Ministry of Transportation is upgrading the overpass carrying Brock Road traffic across Highway 401.

The work affects Durham Region Transit service along the 112 Brock route.

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

Construction at Brock Road and Highway 401 continues until November 30.

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, 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.

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 25A Waterloo / Mississauga route and Milton Transit buses operating along the 1A / 1B Industrial, 2 Main, 5 Yates, 6 Scott and 8 Willmott routes.

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

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Region of Peel

Mississauga Transitway

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


Long-term construction delays traffic on Eglinton Avenue East, so MiWay has permanently revised the routing for buses operating along the 7 Airport, 35 / 35A Eglinton and 87 Meadowvale - Skymark MiLocal routes and the 109 Meadowvale MiExpress route.

Long-term construction on Eglinton Avenue West continues until further notice.


Long-term construction blocks Spectrum Way north of Eglinton Avenue East, so MiWay has permanently revised the routing for buses operating along the 7 Airport MiLocal route and the 107 Malton MiExpress route.

Long-term construction on Spectrum Way continues until further notice.

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


Long-term construction also blocks Orbitor Drive between Skymark Avenue and Eglinton Avenue East

MiWay is detouring buses operating along the 35 / 35A Eglinton MiLocal and 109 Meadowvale MiExpress routes, while the street is closed.

Long-term construction on Orbitor Drive continues until further notice.

Read Transit Toronto’s October 16, 2104 post for more information.


Long-term construction on Eglinton Avenue West, Spectrum Way and Orbitor Drive continues until further notice.


Long-term construction also blocks Commerce Boulevard between Skymark Avenue and Eglinton Avenue East for ongoing construction of the Transitway related Metrolinx construction of Renforth Gateway Station.

MiWay is detouring buses operating along the 7 Airport route and the TTC is detouring buses operating along the 32A Eglinton West and 112C West Mall routes, while the street is closed.

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

Construction on Commerce Boulevard continues until October 10.

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.

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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.

Second Concession Road East Gwillimbury

York Region Transit is detouring buses operating along the 52 Holland Landing and 425 Huron Heights high school special routes during a Region of York project to widen the road, install water-mains and sewers, build a railway grade separation and improve the bridge over the Holland River.

Construction on Second Concession continues until further notice.

Read Transit Toronto’s August 22, 2014 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.

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