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No subway service, Lawrence to St Clair
this weekend, July 14 and 15



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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 7 and Sunday, July 8. 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 from the bus terminals at Lawrence and St Clair Stations, stopping on Yonge Street near Eglinton and Davisville stations. Buses likely operate to and from St Clair Station’s lower bus terminal on the south side of the station property 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. 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 third 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 - Spadina 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.

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. 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 14:

  • Parking on the northbound side of Yonge Street (east curb lane) between Lawrence and St Clair avenues is available.
  • Parking on the southbound side of Yonge Street (west curb lane) between Lawrence and St Clair avenues is not available 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.
  • Parking is also not available on Lawrence Avenue West near Lawrence Station and St. Clair Avenue East near St. Clair Station. The City is also restricting parking on several other streets near the two stations, including Bedford Park Avenue, Avoca Avenue and Pleasant Boulevard.

Sunday, July 15:

  • Parking is available all day on both sides of Yonge Street.
  • Parking is not available on Lawrence Avenue West near Lawrence Station and St. Clair Avenue East near St. Clair Station. The City is also restricting parking on several other streets near the two stations, including Bedford Park Avenue, Avoca Avenue and Pleasant Boulevard.

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

The TTC closes this section of the line 13 more times this year:

  • Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22 — Lawrence to St Clair — Crosstown.
  • 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.