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No subway service, November 10 and 11:
Finch West to Lawrence West



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The TTC is closing the Line 1 Yonge - University subway between Finch West and Lawrence West stations this weekend, as crews upgrade the signals. Line 1 subway trains operate only between Vaughan Metropolitan Centre and Finch West stations and between Lawrence West and Finch Stations all day Saturday, November 10 and Remembrance Day, Sunday, November 11.

Express shuttle buses partially replace subway service between the two stations. The buses start and end their trips in the bus terminals at both stations.

Passengers may exit from or board the buses at or near subway stations on the closed section of the line:

  • Finch West: board buses in the station terminal; exit from buses on the east side of Keele Street at Four Winds Drive.
  • Sheppard West: board and exit in the station terminal.
  • Wilson: board and exit in the station terminal.
  • Yorkdale: The TTC is operating a special shuttle bus to accommodate passengers travelling to and from Yorkdale Shopping Centre and Yorkdale GO Bus Terminal. You can transfer between the Line 1 shuttle buses and the Yorkdale express shuttle buses at the intersection of Dufferin Street with Bridgeland Avenue / Yorkdale Road [north].
  • Lawrence West: board and exit in the station terminal.

Buses are bypassing Downsview Park Station. You can connect at Sheppard West Station with buses along the 84 Sheppard West, 101 Downsview Park, 106 Sentinel or 108 Driftwood routes to travel to and from the area near Downsview Park Station.

While this part of the subway line is closed, crews work on the automatic train control system or ATC. According to a TTC news release, “When ATC is fully implemented on Line 1, it will provide a more modern and reliable signal system that will allow for an increase in the number of trains operating on the line. While the TTC does most subway maintenance at the conclusion of service each night, it continues to require weekend closures to complete critical infrastructure and ATC upgrades.”

Regular subway service resumes Monday, November 12.


The TTC has already closed this section of the subway system seven times this year for the ATC project:

The TTC is closing this part of Line 1 once more this year:

  • Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2 — Vaughan Metropolitan Centre to St George.

Line 1 shuttle buses — Finch West to Lawrence West

(The TTC has not confirmed routing information. We’ve based this section of the post on information it and third-party sources [such as TransSee) have provided on previous occasions when this section of the subway has been closed.)

All day Saturday, November 10 and Remembrance Day, Sunday, November 11, southbound buses start their trips in Finch West Station terminal, then proceed:

westward along Four Winds Drive;
northward along Tangiers Road;
eastward along the York University Busway;
southward along Dufferin Street and William R. Allen Road;
eastward into Sheppard West Station bus terminal;
eastward along Sheppard Avenue West;
southward along Wilson Heights Boulevard;
west- and southward along Transit Road into Wilson Station bus terminal,
southward along Transit Road;
westward along Wilson Avenue;
southward along Dufferin Street, stopping at Bridgeland Avenue so passengers can transfer to the Yorkdale shuttle bus on the east side of Dufferin Street;
eastward along Lawrence Avenue West; and then
southward into Lawrence West Station bus terminal.

Northbound buses start their trips in Lawrence West Station bus terminal, then proceed:

westward along Lawrence Avenue West;
northward along Dufferin Street stopping at the northern intersection with Yorkdale Road so passengers can transfer to the Yorkdale shuttle bus;
eastward along Wilson Avenue;
northward along Transit Road into Wilson Station bus terminal,
north- and eastward along Transit Road;
northward along William R. Allen Road;
eastward into Sheppard West Station bus terminal;
westward along Sheppard Avenue West;
northward along Dufferin Street and William R. Allen Roadway;
westward along Finch Avenue West;
northward along Keele Street, stopping at Four Winds Drive beside the entrance into Finch West Station;
eastward along Four Winds Drive; and then
southward into Finch West Station bus terminal,
ending their trips.