On schedule: Thursday, April 17, 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.
  • Long-term construction projects here.

GO bus services to colleges and universities

Since tomorrow is Good Friday, a statutory holiday, many GO Transit bus services that usually operate with “Friday-only” schedules, operate today instead.

Read Transit Toronto’s April 16 post for more information about holiday services.

Burloak Drive Burlington and Oakville — railway crossing

GO Transit, the City of Burlington and the Town of Oakville are upgrading the level crossing and surrounding roadway.

After 7 p.m. today, Oakville Transit will detour buses operating along the 32 Burloak / Great Lakes route. Shuttle buses link the RioCan Centre with Bronte GO Station and the South Oakville Centre terminal.

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

Yonge Street rapidway — “pre-construction activities”

Crews will use a drilling truck to cut holes in the ground around the boulevard to extract ground water samples on both the east and west sides of Yonge between William Roe Boulevard and Millard Avenue from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. today.

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


Short-term construction projects


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

City of Toronto

Gardiner Expressway bridge over Humber Loop

Construction on the Gardiner Expressway blocks the bridge over the tracks into and out of Humber Loop.

Shuttle buses replace streetcars on Lake Shore Boulevard West west of Humber Loop. Streetcars operating along the 301 Queen overnight, 501Queen and 508 Lake Shore routes start and end trips at the Humber.

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

Construction continues until May 10.

Queens Quay West — track construction

TTC crews have finished delivering and installing track for the streetcar corridor just west of Lower Simcoe Street last week. They also poured the concrete base for the next section of track between Ann Tindal Park and the east leg of Robertson Crescent. This week, TTC crews deliver the rails overnight and start installing them in this section. They’ll also get ready to build the next stretch just west of York Street once they’ve completed saw-cutting and removing asphalt to locate underground utilities.

This week, crews also continue installing the foundations for poles to support the TTC’s overhead wires, street lights and signals between Bay and Rees Streets and between 401 Queens Quay West and Yo Yo Ma Lane. At crossing intersections with Queens Quay West at Bay/ Lower Simcoe/ Rees / Spadina, crews continue with exploratory test pits, using hydro-vac trucks. This work will expose, locate, and identify sub-surface conflicts and obstructions in advance of installing the street light pole foundations.

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

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

Spadina / Queens Quay Loop

This week, crews are installing overhead cabling in the inner loop area.

They’re also pouring concrete walls for a splicing chamber in the area close to Queens Quay this week. They’re also getting ready to work on the tracks in the intersection of Lower Spadina Avenue and Queens Quay West.

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

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

Yonge Street North York

The City of Toronto is closing southbound traffic lanes between Finch and Sheppard Avenues during a major project to replace the watermain.

GO Transit passengers riding buses operating along the 19 Oakville / North York, 27 Milton / North York, 32 Brampton / Trinity Common / North York, 67 Keswick / North York, 96 Oshawa / Finch express and 98 Pickering / Finch express routes and TTC passengers riding buses operating along the 97 Yonge and 320 Yonge overnight routes should expect rolling temporary lane closures and traffic delays.

GO and the TTC have relocated the southbound stops on Yonge Street at Hendon Avenue and Finch Avenue West. Passengers who normally use these stops should proceed to the Finch Bus Terminal or to the temporary stop on Yonge Street, 100 meters (300 feet) south of Hendon, to board or exit buses.

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

Construction continues until May.

Leslie Street

Contractors are:


  • installing an underground utility chamber on Leslie Street just north of Queen Street East.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s January 17 post for more information about this phase of the project.

Adding streetscaping work at the intersections of Queen Street East with Curzon Street, Hastings Avenue and Rushbrooke Avenue.

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

Also read the long-term construction section of this post for more information on how the project affects transit and other services.

Pleasant View / Brian

The TTC is again detouring buses operating along the 10 Van Horne and 169A Huntingwood via Van Horne routes.

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

Construction continues until April 19.

Dufferin Station — east-side entrance

The TTC has closed the entrance for construction. Enter the subway station from the west side only.

Construction continues until the end of April.

Region of Peel

Hanlan Water Project — Dixie Road and Lakeshore Road East

Construction restricts traffic lanes on both roads, delaying service along the 5 Dixie and 23 Lakeshore routes.

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

Countryside Drive Brampton

Brampton Transit is detouring buses operating along the 12 Grenoble route during storm sewer and bridge construction.

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

Region of York

Highway 7 East — rapidway construction

Contractors are:


  • closing Cedarland Drive to traffic until the end of August.
  • restricting lanes in all directions at Town Centre Boulevard / South Town Centre Boulevard from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. each day. Expect heavy traffic in this area. Work continues until tomorrow.
  • closing east- and westbound lanes between Town Centre Boulevard / South Town Centre Boulevard and East Beaver Creek Road / Commerce Valley Drive East from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. each day. Work continues until June 27.
  • closing the north-side sidewalk between Town Centre Boulevard and Rodick Road from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. each day. Work continues until May 2.
  • closing the southbound curb lane south of Highway 7 and the northbound curb lane north of Highway 7 on Rodick Road from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. each day. Work continues until May 2.
  • closing the southbound curb lane on Montgomery Court / Fairburn Drive north and south of Highway 7 from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. each day. Work continues until May 2.
  • closing the southbound curb lane on Woodbine Avenue continuously until tomorrow.
  • closing the northbound curb lane on Lunar Crescent from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. each day. Pedestrians must use the south-side sidewalk and cross to the west side to access Blinds to Go. Work continues until May 3.
  • closing alternate north-, east-, south- and westbound lanes at Commerce Valley Drive East / East Beaver Creek Road from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. each day to build a “bike box” to improve safety for cyclists. Work continues until tomorrow.
  • closing alternate north-, east-, south- and westbound lanes at Times Avenue from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. each day to build a “bike box” to improve safety for cyclists. Work continues until tomorrow.
  • closing alternate north-, east-, south- and westbound lanes at South Park Drive from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. each day to build a “bike box” to improve safety for cyclists. Work continues until tomorrow.
South Town Centre Boulevard rapidway
  • the work closes southbound curb and median lanes on South Town Centre Boulevard between Highway 7 and Clegg Road, from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30p.m. each day, reducing traffic to one lane in each direction.

York Region Transit is detouring buses operating along the Viva blue, Viva pink, 300 Business express and 302 Unionville express routes, while the street is closed.

Davis Drive rapidway

Contractors are:


  • closing Lundy’s Lane just north of Davis Drive as to install storm sewer pipes and drains.
    • Read Transit Toronto’s April 9 post for more information.
    • Work continues until April 25.

  • working on the gaslines around the intersection of Davis and Main Street from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. each day. Motorists on Main Street heading to Davis Drive will not have access to a dedicated left-turn lane.
  • blocking the east sidewalk on Main Street North. Pedestrians should look for direction signs to guide them to the nearest available sidewalk. YRT is relocating the bus stop on the northeast corner of Main Street North and Davis Drive one block south to the northeast corner of Main Street South and Simcoe Street.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s April 4 post for more information.
  • Work continues until April 25.

  • extending the south side of the culvert under Davis near Niagara Street, Mondays to Fridays from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day. At times, they may need to work weekends.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s February 17 post for more information.
  • Work continues until July 15.

  • 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.
Highway 7 West rapidway

Contractors are:


  • surveying property at various locations along the boulevard beside Highway 7 between Helen Street and Highway 400 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day.
  • They’ll use standard surveying equipment to identify property lines and boundaries and place property stakes in the ground along the corridor. The work will not affect traffic lanes and sidewalks.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s March 6 post for more information.
  • Work continues until May 9.

  • surveying property at various locations along the boulevard beside Centre Street between Highway 7 and Bathurst Street and Bathurst Street between Centre Street and Atkinson Avenue / New Westminster Drive from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day.> - They’ll use standard surveying equipment to identify property lines and boundaries and place property stakes in the ground along the corridor. The work will not affect traffic lanes and sidewalks.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s March 6 post for more information.
  • Work continues until May 9.
Snider Drive — Markham Village

York Region Transit is detouring afternoon buses operating along the 301 Markham express routes indefinitely due to safety concerns.

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

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Long-term construction projects


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


City of Toronto

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 is adding a second platform to Union subway station. Construction reduces Bay Street and Front Street West to just one lane in each direction.

The TTC is detouring buses operating along the 6 Bay, 72A Pape via Commissioners, 97B Yonge and 320 Yonge overnight routes while the street is blocked.

Read Transit Toronto’s May 29, 2011 post 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.

Starting October 16, 2012, the City is closing Front Street West east of Bay Street. The TTC is further detouring buses operating along the 72A Pape via Commissioners route.

Read Transit Toronto’s October 15, 2012 post for more information.


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 #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 July.

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

Queens Quay West

The City has closed the street to all eastbound traffic, as contractors start rebuilding the street and moving 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 continues until August.

Lower Spadina Avenue

The TTC is upgrading the centre-road, “island” platforms to accommodate new low-floor streetcars. Buses replace the streetcars between King Street West and Queens Quay West.

Read Transit Toronto’s June 13, 2012 and November 17, 2012 posts for more information.

Construction continues until August.

Spadina / Queens Quay Loop

The TTC and Waterfront Toronto project to upgrade the streetscape and streetcar right-of-way along Queens Quay West requires the TTC to close the loop.

The TTC is detouring buses operating along the 510 Spadina** route, while the loop is closed.

Read Transit Toronto’s June 27, 2013 post for more information.

Construction continues until August.

Subway extension to Vaughan — 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.


Contractors have resumed excavation near the Common. They’ll use a drill rig, so expect construction noise from the auger as it shakes off soil or debris while drilling.

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

Work continues until June 6.


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

Steeles Avenue West near York University

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

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


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

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


The work also blocks lanes of traffic between Northwest Gate and Founders Road until April.

Read Transit Toronto’s October 8, 2012 post for more information.

Eglinton - Scarborough Crosstown LRT

Contractors are:

  • building parts of the station headwalls at the future Caledonia station, restricting traffic on Eglinton Avenue West from east of Gabian Way to west of Croham Road.
  • building parts of the station headwalls at the future Keele station, restricting traffic on Eglinton Avenue West between Municipal Drive / Bicknell Avenue and the eastern leg of Keele Street.
  • Passengers riding buses operating along the 32 Eglinton West route should expect delays and the TTC may also relocate bus stops.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s April 10, 2013 post for more information.

  • blocking curb lanes and sidewalks in both directions between William R. Allen Road and Yonge Street to install ground-movement monitoring equipment. Read Transit Toronto’s February 13, 2013 post for more information.

  • blocking the intersection of Eglinton Avenue West and Oakwood Avenue to northbound traffic.
  • the TTC is detouring buses operating along the 63 Ossington overnight route.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s August 19 post for more information.
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.

Dufferin Street bridge

The City is closing the bridge to all motor traffic.

The TTC is detouring buses operating along the 29 Dufferin, 316 Ossington overnight and 329 Dufferin overnight routes, while the bridge is closed.

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

The bridge closure and the detours continue until early 2014.

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 fall.

Church Street Weston

The TTC is detouring buses operating along the 59 Maple Leaf route while part of Church Street is 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 November 17, 2013 post for more information.

Construction continues until summer.

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.

The TTC’s detouring buses operating along the 83 Jones route.

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

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

Construction on this phase of the project continues until June 14.

West Donlands

The TTC is detouring buses operating along the 72A Pape via Commissioners route, so that buses no longer operate through the Distillery District.

Read Transit Toronto’s April 22, 2012 post for more information.

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.

Construction continues until 2014.

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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.

Clarkson GO Station

GO is starting construction on a new 1,200 space parking facility, but it’s also decreasing the number of spaces by 300 during construction.

Construction of the new facility continues until 2014.

Read Transit Toronto’s June 18, 2012 post for more information.


Due to heavy construction equipment operating along the west station access road, GO has also removed parking spaces along the road. (The heavy equipment is moving in and out of the site for the future multi-level parking lot.)

GO offers more parking at the Ontario Racquet Club — a 12-minute walk from the station.

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

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.

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Region of York

Highway 7, west of Jane Street

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.

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.

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