On schedule: Thursday, March 22, 2017

Read these daily “on schedule” posts to find news and other information that affects your daily commute. You’ll learn about public meetings, special events and construction projects that affect transit services today.

Learn about:

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

York Region Transit — public information centre

You can learn more about plans to revise YRT and Viva services in 2017 and 2018.

Today’s event takes place in King City.

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

Durham Region Transit — public information centre

You can learn more about plans to revise DRT and PULSE services in 2017 and 2018.

Today’s events take place in Bowmanville.

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

Brampton Transit — public information centre

You can learn more about plans to revise Brampton Transit and Züm services in September 2017.

Today’s event takes place in Chris Gibson Recreation Centre.

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

King East / Sumach — noise issues

The TTC is temporarily replacing streetcar service along Sumach and Cherry Streets late evenings and early mornings due to noise complaints from nearby residents.

It’s maintaining regular service along the 304 King overnight and 504 King routes. It’s detouring streetcars operating along the 514 Cherry route and operating shuttle buses to replace the cars on Sumach and Cherry Streets.

The buses replace the cars after 10 p.m. seven days a week, before 7 a.m. Mondays to Fridays and before 10 a.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

Read Transit Toronto’s November 29, 2016 post for more information.

Buses replace streetcars along Sumach and Cherry Streets until June, 2017, when the TTC likely will have enough Toronto Flexity low-floor streetcars to replace all cars along the 514 Cherry route.

GO / TTC unlimited travel — Danforth to Exhibition

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

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

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

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

Milton Transit seasonal service to Glen Eden

With ski season resuming at Glen Eden, Milton Transit is also resuming service along its 61 Glen Eden Slopes express route.

Conservation Halton sponsors the service Mondays to Fridays and Saturdays throughout the 2016 - 2017 ski season. Regular fares apply.

MT also operates evening drop-off service from Glen Eden to the “nearest Milton Transit stop” (meaning the nearest stop to where you want to go).

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

Meet TTC managers today

As part of its customer charter, the TTC has promised to conduct three “Meet-the-Managers” events in subway stations and terminals each quarter.

The events give you the opportunity to speak with TTC managers one-on-one. Today’s event takes place in Yorkdale Station from 5 until 6 p.m.

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

PRESTO pop-up event in St George Station

PRESTO staff are visiting TTC stations to answer your questions about using the fare cards.

You can buy adult or senior PRESTO cards or load money onto your cards.

Today’s event takes place from 7:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

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

MiWay affordable fare program — pilot project

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

The pilot is in effect until March 31. The monthly pass provides participants with unlimited travel on MiWay across Mississauga.

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

Seniors pay just $1 aboard MiWay buses

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

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

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

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

Peterborough Grade 8 Transit Quest

Each March, Peterborough Transit gives all grade 8 students in Peterborough a free March Break transit pass. The goal is to prepare grade-eighters for high school and independent travel by teaching them how to ride Peterborough Transit to explore the city.

Grade 8 Transit Quest ends Monday, March 27.

Read Transit Toronto’s March 7 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.

Lake Shore West / Humber Loop / The Queensway

The TTC and the City of Toronto are:

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

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

Shuttle buses replace streetcars west of Roncesvalles Avenue. The buses operate along the 301L / 501L Queen / Long Branch shuttle route (between Long Branch and Dufferin Gate Loops) and the 501M Queen / Marine Parade shuttle route (between Park Lawn Road and Windermere Avenue).

Construction on Lake Shore Boulevard West, in Humber Loop and on The Queensway and the TTC detours continue throughout 2017, or until December 31.


During early work on The Queensway rail-replacement project, TTC crews are welding lengths of rail into longer strings on the tracks between Windermere and Ellis Avenues. Welders work daily from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Crews work overnight from midnight until 5 a.m. Mondays through Fridays to move the rail strings west of Windermere Avenue to store them.

Since crews are working in the streetcar right-of-way, they do not block traffic lanes.

Read Transit Toronto’s March 6 post for more information

Welding and moving the rails on The Queensway continues until March 31.

Bedford Road

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

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

Read Transit Toronto’s April 24, 2016 post for more information.

Construction on Bedford Road and the detour continue until May 15.

University of Toronto at Scarborough loop

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

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

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

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

This phase of construction at the U of T Scarborough loop and DRT, GO and TTC detours continue until May 31.

King East / Church

TTC crews are conducting preventative and corrective rail maintenance on the streetcar tracks at the intersection. The crews weld and grind rail components and joints. They will not be breaking or removing concrete during this work.

They’ll work at the intersection overnight from 11:30 p.m. until 6 a.m., when traffic volumes are at their lowest and they can establish a safe work zone. The crews clear the work zone of traffic-management signs and pylons by 6 a.m. each day. Expect noise while equipment is operating.

TTC is continuing regular streetcars service along the 304 King overnight, 504 King and 514 Cherry routes through the intersection and work area during the project.

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

Track maintenance at King East / Church continues until February 24.

Woodbine Station

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

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

Construction at Woodbine Station continues until further notice.

Coxwell Station

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

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

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

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

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

Work on the bus loop at Coxwell Station continues until March 31.

Bayview Station

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

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

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

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

Victoria Park Station

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

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

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

Phase 1 at Victoria Park Station continues until October 30.

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

Finch Station

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

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

During stage 2, crews reduce the Yonge Street driveway access to just two lanes of traffic. The crews require one lane for access. Only about half of the parking spaces will be available for you to use. However, more space is available in the west commuter lot at Finch Station.

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

Construction in the east commuter lot at Finch Station continues until December 31.

Dupont Station

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

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

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

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

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

TTC crews continue working on the elevator at Dupont Station until March 31.


The TTC is also closing the escalator from the street to the concourse level at the southeast entrance to the station, as crews update the equipment. The crews are installing protective hoarding around the work site.

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

Street-to-concourse escalator construction at Dupont Station continues until May 14.

St Patrick Station

TTC contractors are getting ready to install an elevator at St Patrick Station, as part of efforts to make subway stations accessible to everyone.

The crews are installing hoarding in the north centre median on University Avenue and blocking the right curb lane on the west side of University at Dundas Street West.

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

Construction to install an elevator at St Patrick Station continues until 2019.

Ossington Station

The TTC is upgrading one of the concourse-to-street level staircases at the station.

It’s closing the stairs so crews can restore the staircase structure and install new concrete and tiles. The escalator beside this staircase remains available for upbound passengers to use. Signs also direct you to other available stairs.

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

Construction on the staircase at Ossington Station continues until May 1.

Kipling Station

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

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

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

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

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Region of Durham

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

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Region of Halton

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

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Region of Peel

Paisley Boulevard East Mississauga

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

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

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

Bridge construction on Paisley Boulevard East and the detour continue until June 2.

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Region of York

Subway extension to Vaughan

See the major transit construction projects section of this post.

Highway 7 West rapidway

See the major transit construction projects section of this post.

Yonge Street rapidway

See the major transit construction projects section of this post.

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Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe

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

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Major transit construction projects


(This section is “under construction”.)

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

Subway extension to Vaughan

Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station

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

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

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

Pioneer Village Station

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

York University Station

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

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


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

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

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

The bus detour on campus continues until further notice.

Finch West Station

Construction at the future Finch West Station continues.

Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit line

Caledonia Station

Contractors are:

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

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

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

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

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

Oakwood Station

Contractors have:

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

Contractors are:

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

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

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

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

Chaplin Station

Contractors are:

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

Contractors are:

  • starting to build headwalls for the future Bathurst Station.
  • establishing a grout plant nearby to pump “grout”, a form of concrete, to the work zone on Peveril Hill Road, just south of Eglinton Avenue West.
  • extended the work zone on Eglinton Avenue West between just east of Chiltern Hill Road and Old Forest Hill Road.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s October 22, 2014 post for more information.
Avenue Station

Contractors are:

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

Contractors are:

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

Contractors are:

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

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

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

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

Holly Street

Contractors are:

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

Contractors are:

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

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

Toronto Hydro crews are:

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

Contractors have:

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

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Union Station

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

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


Metrolinx and GO Transit have closed platforms 7 to 10 and the tracks that serve them to continue refurbishing the steel train shed structure and then installing a new roof above the shed.

Passengers board all or some trains at different platforms than usually along the 01 Lakeshore West, 31 Kitchener, 61 Richmond Hill and 65 Barrie lines.

Closing platforms 7 to 10 does not affect GO train service along the 09 Lakeshore East, 21 Milton and 71 Stouffville lines.

Read Transit Toronto’s December 18, 2016 post for more information.

Leslie Barns

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

Contractors have:

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

  • restored all traffic lanes on Lake Shore Boulevard East at Leslie Street.
  • opened more lanes on Leslie south of Lake Shore, providing motorists with two northbound lanes and one southbound lane. They also restored access to the north entrance to the Canadian Tire plaza.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s September 2, 2015 post for more information.

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

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PULSE - Durham Region bus rapid transit

Westney / Kingston Ajax

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

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

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

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

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

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Highway 7 West rapidway

Contractors are:

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

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

Yonge Street rapidway

Contractors are:


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

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Scarborough subway extension

**Geotechnical drilling and general surveying

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

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

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


Long-term construction projects


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

(This section is “under construction”.)

City of Toronto

Subway extension to Vaughan

See the major transit construction projects section of this post.

Eglinton - Crosstown light rail transit line

See the major transit construction projects section of this post.

Union Station

See the major transit construction projects section of this post.

Davisville Carhouse and Yard

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

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

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

Construction at Davisville Carhouse and Yard continues until March 2019.

Vincent Yard

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

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

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

Construction at Vincent Yard continues until further notice.

Downsview Park

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

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

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

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

St. Clair / Old Weston Road

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

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

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Region of Durham

Ajax GO Station

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

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

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

South Blair Street Whitby

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

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

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

Oshawa Centre

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

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

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Region of Halton

Burlington GO Station

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

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

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

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

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Region of Peel

Mississauga Transitway

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


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

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

Hanlan Water Project

Construction restricts traffic lanes on:

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

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

Financial Drive Brampton

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

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

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

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

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Region of York

Subway extension to Vaughan

See the major transit construction projects section of this post.

Highway 7 West rapidway

See the major transit construction projects section of this post.

Yonge Street rapidway

See the major transit construction projects section of this post.

Markham Stouffville Hospital

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

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

Highway 7 Markham

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

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

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

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

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

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Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe

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