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Wellington East Aurora construction:
GO, YRT detours, July 19, 20



From 9 p.m. Thursday, July 19 until 5 p.m. Friday, July 20, the Region of York and the Town of Aurora are closing:

  • the intersection of Wellington Street East (Regional Road 15) with Mary Street / John West Way

as contractors pave both roadways.

GO Transit is detouring buses along this route, while the street is closed:

  • 65 East Gwillimbury / Newmarket / Toronto.

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

  • 33 Wellington; and
  • 54 Bayview.

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The Region and Town previously closed the intersection to mill the asphalt — preparing for this overnight paving project — July 12 and 13.



Yonge Street rapidway - Richmond Hill:
Overnight paving, July 20, 21



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 / Gambles Road and Highway 7.


From 8 p.m. Friday, July 20 until 8 a.m. Saturday, July 21, crews set up a work zone

  • on the Yonge - Highway 7 connector road just north of Highway 7,

blocking the road to all traffic.

While the road is closed, the crews:

  • mill the old asphalt;
  • pave new asphalt; and
  • paint new lines.

Buses can continue to access Richmond Hill Centre Terminal along Yonge Street. The work zone also restricts traffic on Highway 7 to just one lane in each direction.

York Region Transit has not announced detours for its buses, but passengers aboard buses along these routes can expect them — and delays:

  • Viva orange;
  • Viva purple;
  • 1 Highway 7;
  • 86 Newkirk / Red Maple.


Weekend events affect transit services,
July 19, 20, 21, 22



Central Toronto hosts a street festival and a road race this weekend, while the Malvern district of the city is the scene of an annual parade - all events that block streets and result in detours for transit services.

Other special events also affect transit services in Barrie, Brampton, the Georgetown area of Halton Hills, Hamilton, the Hespeler area of Cambridge, the Lindsay area of Kawartha Lakes, Markham, Milton,Oakville, Oshawa and the Sutton area of Georgina.



Yonge Street rapidway - Newmarket:
Construction of first vivastation starts July 19



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 Newmarket between Davis Drive and Sawmill Valley Drive / Savage Road.


From 7:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, July 19 and continuing daily, crews start installing the caissons for the foundation of the first vivastation platform on Yonge Street at Mulock Drive tomorrow.

To install the caissons, crews will be working on the east side of Yonge, within the current work zone. The work zone occasionally expands, at times, to restrict traffic to just one northbound lane from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. daily as crews pour concrete to install the caissons.

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Wherever possible, sidewalks remain open. If the work zone temporarily blocks a sidewalk, signs will guide pedestrians to the nearest open sidewalk.

Due to the nature of this work, expect construction-related noise and dust from equipment and trucks.

GO Transit passengers aboard buses along this route should expect delays:

  • 69 Newmarket / Aurora.

York Region Transit passengers aboard buses along these routes should expect delays:

  • Viva blue;
  • Viva blue “A”;
  • 96 Keele - Yonge;
  • 98 Yonge;
  • 98E Yonge express; and
  • 98 / 99 Yonge late-night.

Caisson installation at Mulock Drive and the resulting GO and YRT delays continue “for about two weeks” or until August 3.



Highway 7 West rapidway - Woodbridge:
Storm-sewer construction continues, July 18



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.


From 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 18 until 6:30 a.m. Thursday, July 19 and continuing overnight nightly, crews resume installing new storm sewers and catch basins (the inlets to the storm-sewer network)

  • on Highway 7, both sides, between Weston Road and the Highway 400 overpass.

The work zones restrict traffic from the east- and westbound curb lanes.

Sidewalks and bus stops will remain open wherever possible. If the work zone temporarily blocks access to a sidewalk or bus stop, signs will direct you to the nearest available walk or stop.

Brampton Transit passengers aboard buses along this route should expect delays:

  • 501 Züm Queen.

York Region Transit passengers aboard buses along these routes should expect delays:

  • Viva orange; and
  • 77 Highway 7.

Overnight storm-sewer construction on Highway 7 between Weston Road and Highway 400 and the resulting Brampton Transit and YRT delays continue until 6:30 a.m. August 2.



Finch West LRT - Lindylou Park:
Gas-line relocation, starting July 23



Metrolinx continues to prepare for upcoming construction on the Finch West light rail transit line in the North York and Etobicoke areas of Toronto.


Starting Monday, July 23, to accommodate the future LRT project, Enbridge is installing a natural gas line across Lindylou Park on the south side of Finch Avenue West. Crews are moving the pipelines from the centre of the roadway to the south side.

Lindy Lou Park remains open and you can access it through the east entrance during the gas-line work. However, the work zone temporarily blocks the west entrance to the park from Finch West.

During this phase of the LRT project, TTC passengers should expect delays when riding buses along these routes:

  • 36 Finch West; and
  • 336 Finch West overnight.

Gas-line work at Lindylou Park continues until August 31.

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Wellesley East crane activity:
TTC detour, July 21



The City of Toronto is closing:

  • Wellesley Street East between Sherbourne and Jarvis Streets

from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday, July 21 to accommodate contractors who are lifting a crane at a construction site.

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

  • 94 Wellesley.

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The City is previously closed the street between the same two intersections for crane activity and the TTC detoured the buses Saturday, July 14.



McCowan Road Markham railway repairs:
TTC, YRT detours, July 21 to 23



From 9 p.m. Friday, July 20 until 5 a.m. Monday, July 23, the Region of York and the City of Markham are closing:

  • McCowan Road (Regional Road 67) between Carlton Road / Raymerville Drive and Bullock Drive

to accommodate Metrolinx contractors who are repairing the the Uxbridge subdivision tracks where they cross McCowan. (GO Transit operates its Stouffville line trains along these tracks.)

The TTC is likely detouring buses along this route, while the street is closed, but has not yet announced detour-routing information:

  • 129A McCowan North.

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

  • 40 Unionville local;
  • 41 Markham local;
  • 522 Markham community bus.


No subway service, Lawrence to St Clair
this weekend, July 21 and 22



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The TTC is closing part of its Line 1 Yonge - University subway between Lawrence and St Clair Stations all day Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22. Line 1 trains operate only between Finch and Lawrence stations and between St Clair and Vaughan Metropolitan Centre stations this weekend.

Frequent shuttle buses replace the trains, operating along Yonge Street and stopping near each station along the closed section of the line. At Lawrence, Eglinton and Davisville stations, passengers can exit from or board buses on Yonge. At St Clair Station, passengers exit on St. Clair Avenue East beside the station, but can board inside the bus terminal off Pleasant Boulevard.


This weekend, Metrolinx contractors continue working on the Eglinton - Crosstown light rail transit line, requiring the TTC to close this part of Line 1. Current and upcoming Crosstown work in the area of Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue includes construction below the TTC’s Eglinton Station, shifting the TTC’s platform to the north and building and installing a new TTC tunnel ventilation system at the south and north ends of the subway platform. This weekend, the crews work on the new facility services building off Berwick Avenue south of the station. Metrolinx intends to open the LRT in 2021.

Metrolinx requires the TTC to close this part of the subway line multiple times this year for Crosstown construction. This is the just the fourth of 13 closures between Lawrence and St Clair; three more affect (or have affected) the section between Sheppard - Yonge and St Clair. During still another weekend, the TTC closes the subway line between Lawrence and Bloor.

The TTC also maintains its tracks and signals during some of these closures to keep the line in a state of good repair.


Wheel-Trans buses also operate between Lawrence and St Clair stations. Passengers can ask any TTC staff member for Wheel-Trans service. Because Lawrence Station is not yet accessible, passengers travelling southbound along Line 1 towards Lawrence Station who require an elevator should exit the train at York Mills Station and ask any TTC staff member for Wheel-Trans.


Shuttle-bus alternatives

Plan your trips on the subway ahead of time this Saturday and Sunday to avoid stress and crowds. Leave extra time in your schedule and expect longer traveling times those days.

While shuttle buses operate frequently, they will be crowded.

Regular TTC buses and streetcars provide less frequent, less direct, but, perhaps, less stressful alternatives. Consider travelling along the University branch, instead of the Yonge branch, to and from downtown Toronto and avoid the shuttle buses entirely this weekend. Or board buses along the 97 Yonge route to travel to and from stops on Yonge north of Davisville Avenue / Chaplin Crescent.

Ride buses or streetcars on routes serving streets north or south of the closure to reach stations on the University branch:

  • Ride buses operating along the 84 Sheppard West route and board the subway at Sheppard West Station, instead of Sheppard - Yonge Station.
  • Ride buses along the 96 Wilson or 165 Weston Rd North routes and board the subway at Wilson Station, instead of York Mills Station.
  • Ride buses along the 52 Lawrence West route and board the subway at Lawrence West Station, instead of Lawrence Station.
  • Ride buses along the 32 Eglinton West route and board the subway at Eglinton West Station, instead of Eglinton Station.
  • Ride streetcars along the 512 St. Clair route and board the subway at St. Clair West Station, instead of St. Clair Station.
  • Ride trains along the 2 Bloor - Danforth subway line and board the 1 Yonge - University line at St. George Station, instead of Yonge Station.
  • Ride buses along the 506 Carlton route and board the subway at Queen’s Park Station, instead of College Station.
  • Ride buses along the 505 Dundas route and board the subway at St. Patrick Station, instead of Dundas Station.
  • Ride streetcars along the 501 Queen route and board the subway at Osgoode Station, instead of Queen Station.
  • Ride streetcars along the 504 King route and board the subway at St. Andrew Station, instead of King Station.

Parking restrictions improve shuttle-bus service

The TTC is working with the City of Toronto and Toronto Police Service to temporarily restrict street parking on the southbound lanes of Yonge Street between Lawrence and St Clair Avenues and other nearby streets. According to the TTC, “Parking restrictions on shuttle bus routes across the system help keep traffic in the city moving as smoothly as possible during subway closures.”

Saturday, July 21

  • Parking is available:
  • on the northbound side of Yonge Street between Lawrence and St Clair avenues all day.
  • Parking is not available:
  • on the southbound side of Yonge Street between Lawrence and St Clair avenues 7 a.m. until 9 p.m.
  • on the westbound side of Lawrence Avenue West between Yonge Street and Jedburgh Road 7 a.m. until 9 p.m.
  • on the eastbound side of Bedford Park Avenue between Jedburgh Road and Yonge Street 7 a.m. until 9 p.m.
  • on both sides of Avoca Avenue and Pleasant Boulevard 7 a.m. until 9 p.m.

Sunday, July 22:

  • Parking is available:
  • on both sides of Yonge Street between Lawrence and St Clair avenues all day.
  • Parking is not available:
  • on the westbound side of Lawrence Avenue West between Yonge Street and Jedburgh Road 7 a.m. until 9 p.m.
  • on the eastbound side of Bedford Park Avenue between Jedburgh Road and Yonge Street 7 a.m. until 9 p.m.
  • on both sides of Avoca Avenue and Pleasant Boulevard 7 a.m. until 9 p.m.

The TTC has previously closed this section of the line four times this year:

The TTC closes this section of the line 12 more times this year:

  • Saturday, August 11 and Sunday, August 12 — Lawrence to St Clair — Crosstown.
  • Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19 — Lawrence to Bloor — Crosstown.
  • Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2 — Lawrence to St Clair — Crosstown.
  • Saturday, September 8 and Sunday, September 9 — Lawrence to St Clair — Crosstown.
  • Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23 — Lawrence to St Clair — Crosstown.
  • Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14 — Sheppard - Yonge to St Clair — Crosstown; state of good repair.
  • Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21 — Lawrence to St Clair — Crosstown.
  • Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28 — Sheppard - Yonge to St Clair — Crosstown; state of good repair.
  • Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4 — Lawrence to St Clair — Crosstown.
  • Saturday, November 24 and Sunday, November 25 — Lawrence to St Clair — Crosstown.
  • Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9 — Lawrence to St Clair — Crosstown.
  • Saturday, December 15 and Sunday, December 16 — Lawrence to St Clair — Crosstown.


Eglinton Crosstown LRT - Mount Pleasant:
More traffic-lane closures, July 19, 20



Metrolinx contractors continue working to build the future Eglinton - Crosstown light rail transit line.


From 8 p.m. Thursday, July 19 until 6 a.m., Friday, July 20, the contractors must investigate the location of underground utilities

  • on Eglinton Avenue East between Brownlow Avenue and Mount Pleasant Road.

To investigate the location, crews must establish a work zone on yet another traffic lane, to set up the necessary equipment and perform the work safely. This restricts traffic to just a single lane for both directions. Metrolinx says “The further reduction of the roadway in this area is a challenge; therefore, work will be performed overnight to minimize the impact to road users and transit.”

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Depending on the results of the investigation, Metrolinx may have to further restrict traffic flow near the future Mount Pleasant Station.

TTC passengers aboard buses along these routes should expect delays:

  • 34 Eglinton East;
  • 51 Leslie;
  • 54 Lawrence East;
  • 56 Leaside;
  • 334 Eglinton East overnight; and
  • 354 Lawrence East overnight.