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Bovaird Drive West construction affects Brampton Transit service, starting July 17



Wednesday, July 17, Region of Peel contractors start a project to resurface

  • Bovaird Drive West (Regional Road 107) between Worthington Avenue / Lake Louise Drive and Van Kirk Drive / Royal Orchard Drive.

Brampton Transit may temporarily relocate bus stops near work zones. Passengers aboard BT buses along these routes can also expect delays:

  • 4 / 4A Chingaucousy;
  • 5 / 5A Bovaird;
  • 9 Vodden;
  • 104 Chingaucousy express; and
  • 505 Züm Bovaird.

GO Transit may temporarily relocate bus stops near work zones. Passengers aboard GO buses along these routes can also expect delays:

  • 31 / 31A / 31E / 31F Guelph / Georgetown / Toronto; and
  • 33 / 33B / 33D / 33E / 33F Guelph / Georgetown / North York.

Construction on Bovaird Drive West and the resulting Brampton Transit and GO Transit service changes continue “for approximately 6 - 8 weeks” or until about September 14.



Subway closes early, Sheppard West to Wilson,
July 15 to 18



The TTC is closing part of the Line 1 Yonge - University subway earlier than usually Monday, July 15 until Thursday, July 18. It’s closing the section between Sheppard West and Wilson stations at 11 p.m., as crews maintain the tracks. Line 1 subway trains operate only between Vaughan Metropolitan Centre and Sheppard West stations and between Finch and Wilson stations after 11 p.m. those evenings.

Frequent shuttle buses operate to partially replace subway service on the closed section of the line. TTC staff will help direct passengers to the shuttle-bus stops.

Wheel-Trans service is also available if you need accessible connections. Ask TTC staff in both stations about Wheel-Trans service and its frequency. Since Wilson Station does not yet have an elevator, northbound passengers needing accessible service should exit the subway at Lawrence West Station, where Wheel-Trans will also be available.

The TTC says, “While the TTC does most subway maintenance at the conclusion of service each night, it continues to require weekend and early weeknight closures to complete critical infrastructure and maintenance upgrades.”



Westbound off-ramp from Gardiner Expressway closing for extensive repairs, starting July 15



The City of Toronto is fully closing the westbound off-ramp from the Frederick G. Gardiner Expressway to Yonge, Bay and York Streets to all traffic from 10 p.m. Monday, July 15 until Monday, September 16. The City is starting extensive repairs to this ramp as the first phase of a project to rehabilitate the expressway between Jarvis and Cherry Streets.

Closing the ramp affects GO Transit buses heading toward Union Station GO Bus Terminal along these routes:

  • 61 Richmond Hill / Toronto;
  • 63 King City / Toronto;
  • 65 East Gwillimbury / Newmarket / Toronto;
  • 71 Stouffville / Toronto;
  • 90 Lakeshore East.

(GO has not announced detours for these buses, but the buses likely exit the Don Valley Parkway at Lake Shore Boulevard East during construction and then proceed along Lake Shore East and West to Bay Street, before resuming their regular routes northward along Bay.)

GO passengers can expect longer than usual travel times. Passengers aboard buses along these routes already face delays of as much as 20 minutes behind schedule due to another major construction project on the Don Valley Parkway.

To complete this work as quickly as possible, the City says, crews work mostly “around-the-clock”, 24 hours a day, every day. They’ll usually finish the most disruptive work by 11 p.m. each night; however, in some instances, they must complete disruptive components of the project overnight for the safety of crews and the travelling public.

The City is also closing the westbound on-ramp at Jarvis Street that extends under the westbound Yonge - Bay - York off-ramp overnight (10 p.m. to 5 a.m.) from Tuesday, July 16 until Wednesday, July 31, so that crews can complete the off-ramp project safely.

According to a City news release, “The Gardiner Expressway has been in service for more than 60 years and is a critical piece of transportation infrastructure and a significant component of Toronto’s highway system. The section of the Gardiner Expressway between Jarvis and Cherry Streets, including the westbound Yonge - Bay - York off-ramp, the westbound off-ramp at Sherbourne Street and the eastbound on-ramp at Jarvis Street, is nearing the end of its service life. This vital work is the first project of the Gardiner Expressway Strategic Rehabilitation Plan.”

That plan addresses the immediate and long-term rehabilitation of the entire expressway between Highway 427 and the Don Valley Parkway, to make sure it remains in a safe and operable condition.



"Six Points" construction, July 15 to 17:
St. Albans closed, TTC detouring buses



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After more than ten years of planning, consulting, engineering and designing, the City of Toronto has started Phase 2 of a major construction project to redesign, rebuild and simplify the “Six Points” intersection in central Etobicoke — the complex junction where Bloor and Dundas Streets West meet Kipling Avenue.

(The City already completed some early work — Phase 1 — on the project from 2014 until 2016. During Phase 1, crews worked in the former Westwood cinema lands to prepare the site for new infrastructure — sewers, water-mains, other underground utilities and roadways — clearing trees and grading the land.)

During the project, the City is:

  • building a new road network and “at-grade” intersection at Dundas, Bloor and Kipling, with Bloor continuing across Kipling;
  • improving pedestrian facilities including wide boulevards, trees, and street furniture;
  • improving pedestrian access to Kipling Station;
  • improving cycling facilities with separate bike lanes on all major streets; and
  • making more land available for parkettes, public art, new development and other amenities.

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From 7 a.m. Monday, July 15 until 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, the City is closing:

  • St. Albans Road east of Kipling Avenue,

as crews install sewers.

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

  • 44 Kipling South;
  • 45 Kipling;
  • 46 Martin Grove;
  • 300 Bloor - Danforth overnight;
  • 944 Kipling South express; and
  • 945 Kipling express.

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^ Detour for routes 44 and 944.

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^ Detour for routes 45, 46 and 945.


Since Sunday, February 24, the TTC has been detouring buses along this route due to the project:

  • 30 Lambton.

Throughout the project, MiWay passengers can expect delays along these routes:

  • 1 / 1C Dundas;
  • 3 Bloor;
  • 11 Westwood;
  • 20 Rathburn;
  • 26 Burnhamthorpe;
  • 35 / 35A Eglinton;
  • 57 Courtneypark;
  • 70 Keaton;
  • 71 Sheridan / Subway;
  • 76 City Centre / Subway;
  • 101 / 101A Dundas express;
  • 108 Meadowale Business express; and
  • 109 Meadowvale express.


Eglinton Crosstown LRT - Fairbank:
Crane installation, starting July 15



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Metrolinx contractors continue building the future Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit line between Mount Dennis and Kennedy.


Starting Monday, July 15, crews are re-installing the crane on Vaughan Road

  • south of the intersection of Eglinton Avenue West with Dufferin Street

near the main entrance site for the future Fairbank Station to accommodate upcoming lifting operations. Dufferin Street and Eglinton Avenue West remain open while crews work.

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The crane remains in place “for approximately three (3) days” or until about July 18.


For transit passengers

  • 29 Dufferin;
  • 32 Eglinton West;
  • 329 Dufferin overnight;
  • 332 Eglinton West overnight; an
  • 929 Dufferin express.

For pedestrians

  • The north-south crosswalk on the east side of Dufferin at Eglinton remains closed.
  • A temporary walkway on the west side of Dufferin leads you around the large work zone on the northwest corner of Dufferin and Eglinton.

For motorists

  • Work zones block westbound curb lanes on the north side of Eglinton east and west of Dufferin.
  • The work zone on the north side of Eglinton east of Dufferin extends into the intersection, blocking northbound curb lanes.
  • One lane is available to traffic in both directions on Eglinton east and west of Dufferin on the south side of the roadway.
  • One lane is available to traffic in both directions on Dufferin north and south of Eglinton on the east side of the roadway.
  • The City of Toronto is prohibiting all turns at the intersection of Dufferin with Eglinton.
  • You can’t turn left from northbound Dynevor Road onto westbound Eglinton.


Cannon East Hamilton construction:
HSR detours, overnight, July 15 to 18



In May the City of Hamilton started a major project to rebuild

  • Cannon Street East between Sherman Avenue North and James Street North.

Crews start paving on the north side of the street evenings from Monday, July 15 until Wednesday, July 17 to avoid disrupting major arterial streets during the daytime. Crews are on site from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m.

The Hamilton Street Railway is detouring buses along these routes during construction:

  • 2 Barton;
  • 3 Cannon;
  • 4 Bayfront;
  • 12 Wentworth; and
  • 99 Waterfront shuttle.

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Metrolinx maintaining Kitchener line tracks,
delaying GO trains, July 15 to 19



From Monday, July 15 until Friday, July 19, Metrolinx crews are maintaining the tracks along GO Transit’s 31 Kitchener 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.”



Eglinton Crosstown LRT - Surface section:
Street-light installation near Jonesville



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Metrolinx contractors continue building the future Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit line between Mount Dennis and Kennedy.


Starting “as soon as” Monday, July 15, crews are installing street-light infrastructure

  • on Eglinton Avenue East at Jonesville Crescent,

between the sites of the future O’Connor and Sloane stops.

During this phase of the project, the crews:

  • cut and remove asphalt;
  • dig trenches; and
  • install street-light infrastructure.

They work in stages as they trench beside the roadway. They’ll set up and dismantle work zones through the various stages. The work zones temporarily restrict traffic lanes from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day.

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^ Stage 1

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^ Stage 2

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^ Stage 3

Installation of street-light infrastructure near Jonesville Crescent continues “for up to three (3) days” or until July 17.


For transit passengers

  • The TTC may temporarily relocate bus stops near work zones.
  • Passengers aboard buses along these routes can also expect delays:
  • 34 Eglinton East;
  • 334 Eglinton East overnight.

For pedestrians

  • A work zone continues to block the north sidewalk between west of Jonesville and east of Sloane — at Wilson Brook. Cross to the south side.
  • A work zone continues to block the north sidewalk just east of Jonesville. A temporary walkway leads you onto a closed section of the roadway along the south side of the work zone. Safety barriers protect you from traffic.

For motorists

  • Starting Monday, July 15, work zones temporarily block traffic lanes on the north and south sides of Eglinton west of Jonesville and in the centre lanes. Crews set up and dismantle the work zones in various configurations over three days.
  • A work zone continues to block eastbound traffic lanes on the southeast corner of Jonesville and Eglinton.
  • A work zone continues to block westbound traffic lanes on the north side of Eglinton east of Jonesville.
  • Just one lane is available for traffic in each direction on Eglinton west of Jonesville. Expect delays in the westbound curb lane at Wilson Brook.
  • Just one lane is available for westbound traffic on Eglinton east of Jonesville. Two lanes are available for eastbound traffic.


Subway opens late, July 14:
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, July 14 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.


Shuttle-bus alternatives

One way that you can reduce the impact of the closure is by planning ahead, leaving earlier than usually and giving yourself more time to get to where you’re going.

Although shuttle buses replacing subway service will be frequent, they may also be crowded.

Regular TTC streetcars and buses provide less frequent, less direct, but, perhaps, less stressful alternatives. Consider boarding streetcars or buses east or west of the closure to by-pass the crowds, if you’re traveling to and from downtown.

  • Board streetcars along the 504 King route at Broadview Station. Connect with the Line 1 Yonge - University subway at King or St Andrew stations.
  • Board buses along the 505 Dundas route at Broadview Station. Connect with the Line 1 Yonge - University subway at Dundas or St Patrick stations.
  • Board streetcars along the 506 Carlton route at Main Street Station. Connect with the Line 1 Yonge - University subway at College or Queen’s Park stations.

The TTC has already closed this section of Line 2 three times previously this year:

  • Sunday, April 7 - Open late - Broadview to St George - Prince Edward Viaduct beam-replacement / State-of-good-repair work.
  • Saturday, June 1 - Open late - Broadview to St George - Prince Edward Viaduct beam-replacement / State-of-good-repair work.
  • Sunday, July 7 - Open late - Broadview to St George - Prince Edward Viaduct beam-replacement / State-of-good-repair work.

The TTC plans to close this section of Line 2 at least once more this year:

  • Sunday, July 28 - Open late - Broadview to St George - Prince Edward Viaduct beam-replacement / State-of-good-repair work.


Highway 7 West rapidway - Woodbridge:
Overnight paving, July 15 to 25



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Metrolinx and York Region contractors continue building a rapidway — bus-only lanes in the centre of the roadway — along Highway 7 West between Helen Street / Wigwoss Drive and Vaughan Metropolitan Centre.


During the week of July 15, crews are paving overnight

During the week of July 23, they’re paving overnight

To reduce overall impacts and increase efficiency, the contractors have scheduled these paving activities overnight.

“Paid-duty” York Regional Police officers and traffic-control personnel will be on-site to help direct traffic, if necessary. Crews maintain access to business at all times.

Expect noise from equipment and trucks.


From 8 p.m. Monday, July 15 until 6 a.m. Tuesday, July 16 and from 8 p.m. Tuesday until 6 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, crews are paving special-treatment areas and padding Highway 7 over the Highway 400 bridge to prepare the area for future final paving in the weeks ahead.

The work zone restricts traffic in each direction on Highway 7 to just one lane in each direction. Crews maintain access to the on/off ramps for Highway 400 Monday evening / Tuesday morning. However, the work zone blocks westbound access to northbound Highway 400 from midnight until 6 a.m. Wednesday. Crews maintain access to the other on/off ramps, but the work zone may restrict traffic lanes.

Passengers aboard Brampton Transit buses along this route can expect delays:

  • 501 Züm Queen.

Passengers aboard York Region Transit buses along these routes can expect delays:

  • Viva orange; and
  • 77 / 77A Highway 7.

From 8 p.m. Monday, July 23 until 6 a.m. Tuesday, July 24 and from 8 p.m. Tuesday until 6 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, crews are completing base black-asphalt paving to prepare for top red-asphalt paving this August

  • at the intersection of Highway 7 West with Pine Valley Drive.

Monday evening / Tuesday morning, they work on the south side of the intersection, while the north side remains open for east- and westbound traffic. Northbound traffic will continue to flow through the intersection, but southbound traffic must detour.

Tuesday evening / Wednesday morning, the crews work on the north side of the intersection, while the south half of the intersection remains open for east- and westbound traffic. Southbound traffic will continue to flow through the intersection, but northbound traffic must detour.

Brampton Transit may temporarily relocate bus stops near work zones. Passengers aboard BT buses along this route can expect delays:

  • 501 Züm Queen.

York Region Transit may temporarily relocate bus stops near work zones. Passengers aboard YRT buses along these routes can expect delays:

  • Viva orange; and
  • 77 / 77A Highway 7.

Also, expect detours for YRT buses along this route:

  • 12 Pine Valley.

Also from 8 p.m. Monday, July 23 until 6 a.m. Tuesday, July 24 and from 8 p.m. Tuesday until 6 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, crews are completing base black-asphalt paving to prepare for top red-asphalt paving this August

  • at the intersection of Highway 7 West with Weston Road.

Monday evening / Tuesday morning, they work on the south side of the intersection, while the north side remains open for east- and westbound traffic. Northbound traffic will continue to flow through the intersection, but southbound traffic must detour.

Tuesday evening / Wednesday morning, the crews work on the north side of the intersection, while the south half of the intersection remains open for east- and westbound traffic. Southbound traffic will continue to flow through the intersection, but northbound traffic must detour.

Brampton Transit may temporarily relocate bus stops near work zones. Passengers aboard BT buses along this route can expect delays:

  • 501 Züm Queen.

York Region Transit may temporarily relocate bus stops near work zones. Passengers aboard YRT buses along these routes can expect delays:

  • Viva orange; and
  • 77 / 77A Highway 7.

Also, expect detours for YRT buses along this route:

  • 165 / 165F Weston.