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Downtown Brampton Terminal construction:
Brampton Transit, GO detours, May 25, 26



Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26, Brampton Transit is repairing the roadway in the Downtown Brampton Terminal.

Crews repair the north side of the terminal Saturday.

Brampton Transit is detouring buses along these routes, while the north platforms in the terminal are closed:

  • 1 Queen [westbound]; and
  • 52 McMurchy.

GO Transit is detouring buses along these routes, while the north platforms in the terminal are closed:

  • 31 Guelph / Georgetown / Toronto; and
  • 36 Brampton / North York express.

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Crews repair the south side of the terminal Sunday.

Brampton Transit is detouring buses along these routes, while the south platforms in the terminal are closed:

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Metrolinx upgrading Stouffville line tracks:
TTC detours buses off Steeles, May 24 to 27



Starting 8 p.m. Friday, May 24, the City of Toronto is closing:

  • Steeles Avenue East between Silver Star Boulevard and Redlea Avenue

to accommodate Metrolinx contractors who are upgrading GO Transit’s Stouffville line tracks.

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

  • 43 Kennedy;
  • 53 Steeles East;
  • 343 Kennedy overnight; and
  • 353 Steeles overnight.

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Construction on the tracks at Steeles Avenue East and the TTC detours buses until 6 a.m. May 27.



Burnhamthorpe water project: Road closure,
GO detours, May 23, 24, 25, 26



From 11:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23 until 4:30 a.m. Friday, May 24, the City of Mississauga is closing:

  • Duke of York Boulevard, between Prince of Wales Drive and Burnhamthorpe Road West

to accommodate Region of Peel contractors who are moving a large drill rig as part of a project to install new water-mains and sewers. (The work is just one component of the larger Burnhamthorpe water project to improve water services in the Mississauga City Centre area.)

From 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26, the City is closing

  • Duke of York Boulevard, northbound lanes only between City Centre and Prince of Wales Drives

to provide a safe work area for the artist painting a mural on the hoarding surrounding the work zone at Duke of York and City Centre.

GO Transit is detouring buses along these routes, while the street is closed:

  • 19 Mississauga / North York; and
  • 21 Milton / Toronto.

(MiWay has already revised the paths of its buses so that they operate along other nearby streets, instead of Duke of York, during this long-term project.)



Third Line / Rebecca construction:
Oakville Transit detours, May 24 to 27



From 7 p.m. Friday, May 24 until 6 a.m. Monday, May 27, the Town of Oakville is closing

  • the intersection of Third Line with Rebecca Street

to accommodate Region of Halton contractors continuing a to replace the waste-water system on

  • Third Line between Rebecca Street and 150 metres (492 feet) north.

The crews work overnight to reduce the impact on local traffic.

Oakville Transit is detouring buses operating along these routes, while the intersection is closed:

  • 3 Third Line;

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  • 15 Bridge.

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The region started the project Monday, June 11, 2018. Oakville Transit previously detoured its buses to accommodate the contractors working on the project from that date until Sunday, July 22.

This phase of construction at the intersection of Third Line with Rebecca Street and the Oakville Transit detours continue until 6 a.m. May 27.



Highway 7 West rapidway - Concord / Thornhill:
Paving, GO and YRT detours



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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, Centre and Bathurst Streets between Dufferin and Yonge Streets.


From 8 p.m. Saturday, May 25 until 7 a.m. Sunday, May 26, the Region of York is closing:

  • the Yonge - Highway 7 Connector Road,

while crews pave the roadway.

From 8 p.m. Saturday, until 2 a.m. Sunday, crews pave between the entrance to Richmond Hill Centre Terminal and Highway 7. Buses can still access the terminal.

York Region Transit is detouring buses along these routes, while this part of the roadway is closed:

From 2 until 6 a.m. Sunday, construction blocks bus access to the terminal.

GO Transit is detouring buses along these routes, while the terminal access is closed:

  • 40 Hamilton / Pearson / Richmond Hill; and
  • 52 Oshawa / Highway 407.

York Region Transit is detouring buses along these routes, while the terminal access is closed:

York Region is again closing the connector road and GO and YRT are detouring the buses next weekend, from 8 p.m. Saturday, June 1 until 7 a.m. Sunday, June 2.



Hurontario / Main South / Steeles construction:
Brampton Transit, MiWay detours, May 23 to 25



Since Friday, April 26, Region of Peel contractors have been replacing the water main

  • on Steeles Avenue West Brampton between Lancashire Lane and Main Street South / Hurontario Street.

Brampton Transit passengers can expect delays and service changes until July 26.

For the next phase of the project, from 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18 until Monday, May 20, crews set up work zones that block

  • Main Street South, southbound through lanes, north of Steeles Avenue West and
  • Hurontario Street, southbound through lanes, south of Steeles Avenue West

near Brampton Gateway Terminal.

Brampton Transit is detouring buses along these routes, while this phase of the project proceeds:

  • 2 Main;
  • 54 County Court; and
  • 502 Züm Main.

The closure does not affect bus access to the stops at the terminal.

MiWay has not announced detours, but the construction project likely also affects service along this route:

  • 103 Hurontario express.

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Lower Bay Station, Crosstown carhouse
open doors during Doors Open, May 25



Several transit- or transportation-related sites are open to the public Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26 during Doors Open Toronto, the one weekend, once a year, when more than 150 buildings of architectural, historic, cultural and social significance open their doors to the public for a city-wide celebration.

The City of Toronto program allows visitors free access to look inside properties that are usually not open to the public.

For transit fans, one of two highlights of the event will be the opportunity to visit the TTC’s Lower Bay Station (or “Bay Lower” as it’s officially known). (Lower Bay is open Saturday only.)

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This map, scanned from a pamphlet the TTC produced just after opening the Keele - Woodbine segment of Line 2 Bloor - Danforth, shows how Lower Bay was important for connecting the TTC’s two subway lines.

Metrolinx is offering another treat for transit buffs. For the first time ever, it’s granting access to the brand new Eglinton Maintenance and Storage Facility (ESMF) beside the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit line’s Mount Dennis Station. (The EMSF is open Saturday only.)

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A Bombardier Flexity Freedom light rail transit vehicle at Eglinton Maintenance and Storage Facility during a media event, Wednesday, May 22. Image: Metrolinx

These are the only sites where local transit agencies are participating in the event — but another venue that has played a significant role in Toronto’s public transit and transportation history is also opening its doors.



Yonge Street rapidway - Richmond Hill:
Canyon Hill, Elgin Mills vivastations



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Metrolinx and York Region contractors continue the project to build a rapidway — bus-only lanes in the centre of the roadway — along Yonge Street in Richmond Hill between 19th Avenue / Gamble Road and Highway 7.


Crews continue to make progress building the vivastations on Yonge Street in Richmond Hill. Starting 7 a.m. Thursday, May 23, they start installing caissons [the structural support for a type of foundation wall] at two vivastations on Yonge:

  • the southbound Canyon Hill vivastation; and
  • the northbound Elgin Mills vivastation.

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To install the caissons at the southbound Canyon Hill vivastation, crews are working on the west side of Yonge. To install the caissons at the northbound Elgin Mills vivastation, crews will be working on the east side of Yonge. Work zones may temporarily restrict traffic to just one southbound or one northbound lane.

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

  • Viva blue;
  • Viva blue “A”;
  • 81 Inspiration;
  • 86 Newkirk - Red Maple;
  • 98E Yonge express;
  • 99 Yonge; and
  • 589 / 590 Richmond Hill community bus.

Passengers aboard buses along these routes can expect delays near Elgin Mills:

  • Viva blue;
  • Viva blue “A”;
  • 98E Yonge express;
  • 99 Yonge; and
  • 589 / 590 Richmond Hill community bus.

Crews work Mondays to Fridays from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Caisson-installation for the Canyon Hill and Elgin Mills vivastations and the YRT delays continue for approximately 1 week or until about May 29.



No subway service, Eglinton to Bloor,
after 11 p.m. May 21 to 23



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The TTC is closing part of the Line 1 Yonge - University subway between Eglinton and Bloor stations earlier than usually Tuesday, May 21 until Thursday, May 23. Line 1 subway trains operate only between Finch and Eglinton stations and Vaughan Metropolitan Centre and Bloor stations after 11 p.m. those evenings. TTC are maintaining the tracks on the closed section of the line.

Shuttle buses replace the trains. The buses stop near all stations on the closed portion of the line. Passengers exit from or board buses at different locations at each station. The TTC is assigning staff to each station to help you find your way or and answer your questions.

Most stations remain open after 11 p.m. so that you can buy fares or connect with buses and streetcars. However, Summerhill Station is closed.

Wheel-Trans accessible service is available. Ask TTC staff at any station about how you can access Wheel-Trans.


This is the fifth time this year that the TTC has closed part of this section of Line 1 for maintenance:


The TTC has planned several more closures of all or part of this section of Line 1 this year:

  • Sunday, May 26 — St Clair to Union — open late — track maintenance.
  • Monday, May 27 until Thursday, May 30 — close early — Eglinton to Bloor — track maintenance.
  • Saturday, June 8 — Lawrence to Bloor — signal upgrades.
  • Sunday, June 9 — St. Clair to Union — signal upgrades.
  • Monday, June 17 until Wednesday, June 19 — close early — Eglinton to Bloor — track maintenance.
  • Monday, June 24 until Thursday, June 27 — close early — Eglinton to Bloor — track maintenance.


Wilson / Bathurst construction:
TTC detour, starting May 21



Starting 9 a.m., Tuesday, May 21, City of Toronto contractors are installing water mains on

  • Wilson Avenue between Collinson Boulevard and Bathurst Street.

The work zone restricts eastbound traffic lanes on Wilson. The City is also prohibiting left turns from eastbound Wilson to northbound Bathurst.

Due to the left-turn prohibition, the TTC is detouring buses along this route:

  • 160 Bathurst North.

TTC passengers aboard buses along these routes can also expect delays:

  • 96 Wilson;
  • 165 Weston Rd North;
  • 396 Wilson overnight; and
  • 996 Wilson rocket.

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This phase of the water-main installation project and the TTC detour and delays continue until 3 p.m. May 29.

The City previously block traffic lanes for the same project — and the TTC detoured the buses — from Monday, January 7 until Saturday, February 10.