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Subway opens late, July 8:
Broadview to St George



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The TTC is delaying service along the Line 2 Bloor - Danforth subway between Broadview and St George stations this Sunday, July 8 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 10 a.m. that day. (TTC crews will also maintain the subway tracks that morning.)

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. 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. 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 exit, before heading eastward toward Broadview Station.

Castle Frank, Sherbourne and Bay stations are closed before 10 a.m. but Broadview, Yonge and St George stations remain open so that passengers can buy fares or transfer to buses.

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

According to the TTC, “Weekend subway closures had been paused following notice from the TTC’s largest union, ATU Local 113, that it was no longer agreeing to allow overtime beyond 48 hours as of April 30 (workers were able to work up to a maximum of 64 hours a week). The TTC has since hired more bus operators to ensure these necessary subway closures can continue, as shuttle bus operators are critical to ensuring people can still navigate the city during a planned subway closure.”


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 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 Dundas West station. Connect with the Line 1 Yonge - University subway at St Andrew or King stations.
  • Board buses along the 505 Dundas route at Broadview or Dundas West station. Connect with the Line 1 Yonge - University subway at Dundas or St Patrick stations.
  • Board buses along the 506 Carlton route at Victoria Park Station. Connect with the Line 1 Yonge - University subway at College or Queen’s Park stations.
  • Board buses along the 94 Wellesley route at Ossington Station. Connect with the Line 1 Yonge - University subway at Wellesley Station.

or:

  • Board buses along the 97 Yonge route at stops on Yonge Street between Lawrence and Davisville stations.

The TTC closes this part of the Line 2 subway several more times this year:

  • Sunday, July 22 — Broadview to St George — opens late.
  • Sunday, September 9 — Broadview to St George — opens late.
  • Sunday, September 23 — Broadview to St George — opens late.