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Subway opens late, September 22: Broadview to St George



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The TTC is delaying the start of service along the Line 2 Bloor - Danforth subway between Broadview and St George stations this Sunday, September 22 due City of Toronto bridge work under the Prince Edward Viaduct. All Line 2 trains operate only between Kennedy and Broadview stations and between Kipling and St George stations before noon that day.

The TTC is replacing subway service with shuttle buses between the two stations.

At Broadview Station, buses drop off passengers on Broadview Avenue beside the subway station entrance / exit. They then loop along Broadview, Erindale, Hurndale and Danforth Avenues. The buses pick up passengers on the north side of Danforth, before heading westward toward St George Station.

The shuttle buses operate along Danforth Avenue, the Prince Edward Viaduct and Bloor Streets East and West. They drop off or pick up passengers at the intersections nearest to all other subway stations on the closed section of the line:

  • at Castle Frank Road, Sherbourne, Yonge and Bay Streets.

At St George Station, buses drop off passengers on St. George Street beside the station entrance / exit. They then loop along St. George, Prince Arthur Avenue and Bedford Road. The buses pick up passengers on the west side of Bedford beside the subway station entrance / exit, before heading eastward toward Broadview Station.

Sherbourne and Bay stations are closed before noon.

If you need accessible transportation, Wheel-Trans buses also operate between Broadview and St George stations. You can ask staff at these stations for Wheel-Trans service.



Metrolinx maintaining Lakeshore East tracks, delaying early GO trains, September 22



From 12:30 until 7:15 a.m. Sunday, September 22, Metrolinx crews are maintaining the tracks along GO Transit’s 09 Lakeshore East line.

Trains must operate more slowly than usually through the work areas. Expect delays of as much as 10 minutes behind schedule.

GO says, “Regular maintenance is essential so we can run our trains at higher speeds, keep service running consistently and make sure you’re getting where you need to go safely.”



GO buses replace Barrie-line trains,
September 21 and 22



GO Transit is operating buses, instead of trains, to serve passengers along the 65 Barrie rail corridor Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22. According to Metrolinx, “buses will replace trains… so we can safely complete several important maintenance projects.”

GO is adding extra service along these routes:

  • 63 King City / Toronto; and
  • 65 / 65C East Gwillimbury / Newmarket / Toronto; and
  • 68 / 68B / 68D Barrie / Newmarket / Aurora.

Buses don’t stop at all GO stations during this service adjustment:

  • Buses don’t stop at Downsview Park GO Station. If you are travelling between Downsview Park and Union Station, board subway trains along the TTC’s Line 1 Yonge - University subway. If you are travelling between King City, Rutherford or Maple GO stations and Downsview Park, board York Region Transit buses and connect with the subway at Highway 407, Pioneer Village or Sheppard West stations.

Southbound buses operate along several branches:

  • Allandale Waterfront GO Station to Barrie South GO Station, then express to Union Station. (68D)
  • East Gwillimbury GO Station to Newmarket and Aurora GO stations, then express to Union Station. (65) • King City GO Station to Maple and Rutherford GO stations, then express to Union Station. (63)

Northbound buses operate along several branches:

  • Union Station express to Rutherford GO Station then Maple and King City GO stations. (63)
  • Union Station express to Aurora GO Station, with transfers for passengers travelling further northward. (65C)
  • Union Station express to Aurora GO then Newmarket and East Gwillimbury GO stations, with transfers for passengers travelling further northward. (65)
  • Union Station express to Barrie South and Allandale Waterfront GO stations. (68D)
  • Northbound buses serving Rutherford GO then Maple and King City GO stations do not continue further northward. You can board at Union Station or Aurora to travel north of Aurora.

Passengers travelling to and from Bradford GO Station can board route 68 / 68B buses and transfer to route 65 at East Gwillimbury (68B) or Aurora (68) GO stations.


When using a PRESTO card aboard buses along the Barrie corridor this weekend:

  • If you have set up a default trip, then please tap on the card reader when boarding the bus.
  • If you have not set up a default trip, tap on card reader on the bus and off at your final destination.

GO says, “We regularly perform maintenance work to help keep service consistent and comfortable for you. This work can only be completed when trains aren’t running. We’re doing multiple projects over the weekend, which aren’t as busy, to minimize the disruption to you. We appreciate your patience.”



Metrolinx maintaining UP Express tracks, delaying trains, September 21 and 22



Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22, Union Pearson express trains operate every 30 minutes so that Metrolinx crews can maintain the tracks on the Union Station Rail Corridor.

Trains operate more slowly through work areas, resulting in longer trips for passengers. Plan ahead by allowing yourself more time than usual to reach your destination.

The first train leaves Union UPX Station at 4:55 a.m. The first train leaves Pearson UPX Station at 5:27 a.m.



Donlands Avenue sidewalk repairs:
TTC detours, September 21



From 6 a.m. Saturday, September 21 until 10 a.m. Monday, September 23, City of Toronto contractors are repairing the sidewalks

  • on Donlands Avenue, west side, between Strathmore Boulevard and Danforth Avenue.

The work zone blocks bus access to the terminal at Donlands Station.

The TTC is detouring buses along these routes, while the terminal is closed:

  • 56A Leaside; and
  • 83 Jones.

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Weekend events affect transit services, September 20, 21, 22



For the first weekend since May, no special events affect transit services in Toronto.

However events in the Ancaster area of Hamilton, Barrie, Brampton, the Cooksville area of Mississauga, the Georgetown area of Halton Hills, Guelph, the Hespeler area of Cambridge, Kitchener, the Lindsay area of Kawartha Lakes, Milton and Peterborough require transit services to detour their services — or offer extra services — Friday, September 20, Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22.



Beckett Drive Hamilton maintenance:
HSR detour, September 22



The City of Hamilton is closing

  • Beckett Drive

all day Sunday, September 22 during its annual fall maintenance.

The Hamilton Street Railway is detouring buses along this route, while the street is closed:

  • 34 Upper Paradise.

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Highway 401 / Avenue bridge construction:
TTC detours, September 18 to 23



From 5 a.m. until 10 p.m., Wednesday, September 18 and from 5:30 a.m. Thursday, September 19 until 5:30 a.m. Friday, September 20, Ontario Ministry of Transportation contractors who are repairing the bridge carrying Avenue Road traffic across Highway 401 block bus access to the TTC’s Bombay Loop.

The TTC is detouring buses along these routes, while construction blocks bus access to the loop:

  • 61 Avenue Rd North; and
  • 142 Downtown / Avenue Rd express.

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From 10 p.m. Wednesday, September 18 until 5:30 a.m. Thursday, September 19 and from 5:30 a.m. Friday, September 20 until 5:30 a.m. Monday, September 23, the City of Toronto is closing

  • Avenue Road between Bombay and Wilson Avenue

to all traffic to accommodate the contractors who are working on the project.

The TTC is detouring buses along this route, while the bridge is closed:

  • 61 Avenue Rd North.

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TTC hosting open houses at Leslie Barns and Greenwood Yard, September 21



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This Saturday, September 21, the TTC is inviting you to peek behind the scenes at two of its storage and maintenance facilities — Leslie Barns (streetcars) and Greenwood Yard (subway trains) during an open house benefitting the United Way Greater Toronto.

You can enjoy a variety of activities, including guided tours, a silent auction, food, entertainment, access to the virtual streetcar simulator and streetcar rides.

Date: Saturday, September 21.
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Leslie Barns, 1165 Lake Shore Boulevard East and Greenwood Yark, 400 Greenwood Avenue.
Admission: $2 per adult or $5 per family

A free shuttle bus will help you travel between the two venues.

Getting there by public transit

Leslie Barns

  • Line 2 Bloor - Danforth trains to Donlands Station; board a southbound bus along the 83 Jones bus southbound to Leslie Street at Lake Shore Boulevard East.;
  • or
  • Streetcars along the 501 Queen route to Queen Street East and Leslie Street; and walk south or board a southbound bus along the 83 Jones bus route at Leslie Street.

Greenwood Yard

  • Line 2 Bloor - Danforth trains to Greenwood Station, walk 10 minutes south on Greenwood Avenue or board a southbound bus along the 31 Greenwood bus route and exit at Felstead Avenue.



TTC hosts Public Forum on Accessible Transit, September 25



The TTC’s Public Forum on Accessible Transit takes place Thursday, December 13. This year’s forum updates will update you about TTC accessibility initiatives and gather your feedback about how to improve the TTC’s accessible conventional and specialized services.

You can meet with TTC management, staff, and members of the TTC’s Advisory Committee on Accessible Transit from 6 until 7 p.m.

The forum takes place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at:

Beanfield Centre
Exhibition Place
Ballroom A
105 Princes’ Boulevard.


How to get there by public transit:
  • Regularly accessible service is available along the 509 Harbourfront streetcar route from Union Station. The nearest stop to the Beanfield Centre is just west of Strachan Avenue on Manitoba Drive (about 300 metres to walk).
  • For help in planning your trip using conventional TTC service, call 416-393-4636.
  • Wheel-Trans passengers can book their trips on-line at mywheel-trans.ttc.ca, calling Wheel-Trans, 416-393-4222 or the Family of Services line, 416-397-5852.
  • Due to the high volume of passengers attending this event, please note that the TTC will organize all return trips after the event finishes at 9 p.m. and will not schedule them in advance.
  • Accessible shuttle buses operate from St George Station to the Beanfield Centre and from the Beanfield Centre back to St George Station.

From St George Station to the Beanfield Centre

3 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
5 p.m.
6 p.m.
6:30 p.m.

From the Beanfield Centre to St George Station

8:30 p.m.
9 p.m.
9:30 p.m.

Staff will be available at the station to direct you to the shuttle.


Accommodation
  • Attendants, ASL interpreters and captioning will be available. Refreshments will not be served.
  • Note: Please refer to the Beanfield Centre website for more information about accessibility of the venue, including service-animal and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabaility Act (AODA) policy information.
Live video stream
  • The forum will be streamed live. This webcast requires pre-registration.
Can’t Attend?

Please contact TTC Customer Service with your accessibility feedback, or you can follow the conversation on Twitter #TTCAccess