On schedule: Sunday, November 23, 2014

Read the daily “on schedule” posts to find news and other information that affects your daily commute. You’ll learn about public meetings, special events and construction projects that affect transit services today.

Learn about:

  • Short-term construction projects here;
  • Major transit construction projects, involving both short- and long-term components [here]; and
  • Long-term construction projects here.

Dufferin Station closed

The TTC is closing the station today to complete finishes, test the three new elevators and “perform a deep clean”, as part of the project to “revitalize” the station.

All trains operating along the 2 Bloor - Danforth subway line will pass through, but not stop, at Dufferin Station. Frequent shuttle buses operate between Lansdowne and Ossington stations for passengers traveling to and from the Bloor Street West and Dufferin Street area.

Read Transit Toronto’s November 18 post for more information.

Regular service resumes 6 a.m. tomorrow, when the TTC also opens the new main entrance to the station on the west side of Dufferin Street.

Bathurst / Dundas — detours end

Streetcar services resumes today.

Read Transit Toronto’s November 21 post for more information.

Special events

Events in Hamilton, the Maple area of Vaughan, Richmond Hill, St. Catharines, east-end Toronto and the Weston area of Toronto affect transit services today.


The Hamilton event is: the Canadian Football League Eastern Conference Final game.

The Maple event is: Santa Fest in Maple.

The Richmond Hill event is: the Richmond Hill Santa Claus Parade.

The St. Catharines event is: the St. Catharines Santa Claus Parade.

The east-end Toronto event is: the Beaches Santa Claus Parade.

The Weston event is: the Weston Santa Claus Parade.


The events affect these routes:

  • Hamilton Street RailwayAll routes, 2 Barton, 3 Cannon, Tiger-Cats express shuttles.
  • St. Catharines Transit Commission101 Hospital - Port Dalhousie, 102 Ontario St, 106 Lake St, 110 Glenridge - Pen Centre, 115 West St. Catharines, 116 Brock - Glenridge, 117 Bunting - Lakeshore.
  • Toronto Transit Commission12 Kingston Rd, 22A Coxwell via Kingston Rd, 52 Lawrence West, 59 Maple Leaf, 79 Scarlett Rd, 89 Weston, 107 Keele North.
  • York Region TransitViva blue, 4 Major Mackenzie, 20 Jane, 26 Maple local, 99 Yonge, 589 Richmond Hill community bus, 590 Richmond Hill community bus.
Leslie Street — streetcar-track construction

TTC crews will be installing streetcar tracks between Mosley Street and Lake Shore Boulevard East, overnight from 10:30 p.m. tonight until 7 a.m. tomorrow.

Read Transit Toronto’s November 21 post for more information.

Also read the major transit construction projects section of this post for even more information about the project.

Some TTC bike racks “locked out”

The Ontario Ministry of Labour** has ordered the TTC not to allow passengers to use the bike racks on two of its bus types — the Nova Articulated and Orion VII buses.

The TTC is working on an engineering solution to this issue and hopes to have the racks available to passengers again shortly.

Read Transit Toronto’s October 20 post for more information.

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Short-term construction projects


Short-term construction projects affect transit services in the City of Toronto, and Durham, Halton, Peel and York Regions and elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area.

City of Toronto

Subway extension to Vaughan

See the major transit construction projects section of this post.

Eglinton - Crosstown light rail transit line

See the major transit construction projects section of this post.

Union Station

See the major transit construction projects section of this post.

Leslie Barns

See the major transit construction projects section of this post.

Humber Loop

City of Toronto construction on the Gardiner Expressway temporarily blocks streetcar access to the loop.

Buses replace streetcars along the 301 Queen overnight, 501 Queen and 508 Lake Shore routes between Humber and Long Branch Loops. Because the construction also blocks the pedestrian tunnel between Humber Loop and Lake Shore West, the TTC will also operate more shuttle buses between the loop and Marine Parade Drive.

Read Transit Toronto’s August 29 post for more information.

Also read the long-term construction section of this post for more information about the Gardiner Expressway project.

Construction and detours continue until December 21.

King Street East

The TTC is detouring streetcars operating along the 503 Kingston Rd tripper and 504 King routes as City of Toronto crews repair the bridge infrastructure east of River Street.

Read Transit Toronto’s September 6, 2013 post for more information.

Construction continues until February.

Davisville Station — subway tracks

TTC crews are upgrading “turn-outs” or switches north of the station.

Trains will slow through the area. Night work continues as crews tamp the new ballast and stabilize the track system into place. Expect noise from equipment.

Read Transit Toronto’s September 12 post for more information.

Lawrence Station

Crews are closing the entrance into the station on the northwest corner of Yonge Street and Lawrence Avenue West as part of a project to upgrade the ventilation system at the station. They’ll be installing sliding doors at the entrance.

Read Transit Toronto’s May 26 post for more information.

Adelaide Street West

The TTC is detouring buses operating along the 141 Downtown / Mt Pleasant express, 142 Downtown / Avenue Rd express, 143 Downtown / Beach express and 144 Downtown / Don Valley express routes during roadway and water-main construction.

Buses operating along the 145 Downtown / Humber Bay express route continue regular service along Adelaide Street West.

Read Transit Toronto’s September 10 and November 8 posts for more information.

Detours continue until December.

Church and John Streets Weston

The TTC is detouring buses operating along the 59 Maple Leaf route while parts of Church and John Streets are closed. Buses operate counterclockwise only around a wide loop through Weston, as Metrolinx contractors continue the next phase of the Weston Tunnel project.

Read Transit Toronto’s April 28 post for more information.

Distillery District

The TTC is again detouring westbound buses operating along the 172 Cherry St route during Metrolinx construction on the rail corridor east of Union Station. The Metrolinx work prevents the TTC from operating buses both ways along Cherry Street between Mill Street and Lake Shore Boulevard East.

Read Transit Toronto’s July 8 post for more information.

Construction continues until further notice.

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Region of Durham

Rossland / Church Ajax

Durham Region Transit is detouring buses operating along the 219D Ravenscroft / Village, 232 Village and 291 / 292 Ajax community bus routes, while the intersection is closed for roadway construction.

Read Transit Toronto’s November 21 post for more information.

Construction continues until December 16.

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Region of Halton

Nipissing Drive Milton

Milton Transit is detouring buses operating along the Blue community bus route during water-main construction east of Milton Mall.

Read Transit Toronto’s August 11 post for more information.

Construction continues until November 28.

Main Street Milton — railway overpass construction

Milton Transit is detouring buses operating along the 1A / 1B Industrial, 2 Main, 5 Yates, 6 Scott and 8 Willmott routes, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day, while the street is closed.

Milton Transit has not announced detour-routing information for community buses operating along the Blue route, but closing the road also affects that service.

Read Transit Toronto’s October 23 post for more information.

Detours continue until December 5.

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Region of Peel

Region of Peel

Trinity Common Terminal

The owners of Trinity Common are rebuilding the roadways on the mall property, blocking bus access to the terminal.

While the terminal area is closed, Brampton Transit and GO Transit buses drop off or pick up passengers on Great Lakes Drive.

This affects Brampton Transit buses operating along the 5 / 5A Bovaird, 17 Howden, 18A Dixie, 19 Fernforest, 21 Heart Lake, 23 Sandalwood, 32 Father Tobin, 33 Peter Robertson and 505 Züm Bovaird routes and GO Transit buses operating along the 32 / 32B Brampton / Trinity Common / North York route.

Read Transit Toronto’s October 26 post for more information.

Construction continues until November 28.

Countryside Drive Brampton

The City of Brampton has closed the street between Moldovan Drive and Torbram Road North during road and sewer construction

Brampton Transit is detouring buses operating along the 14 Torbram route during this phase of the project. Buses operating along the 12 Grenoble route have resumed regular service.

Read Transit Toronto’s June 6 post for more information.

Construction and detours continue until November 28.

Bovaird Drive Brampton

Brampton Transit continues working on the Dixie Züm station. Board buses operating along the 505 Züm Bovaird route at nearby regular stops.

Read Transit Toronto’s September 3 post for more information.

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Region of York

Subway extension to Vaughan

See the major transit construction projects section of this post.

Highway 7 East rapidway

See the major transit construction projects section of this post.

Davis Drive rapidway

See the major transit construction projects section of this post.

Highway 7 West rapidway

See the major transit construction projects section of this post.

Yonge Street rapidway

See the major transit construction projects section of this post.

Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe

James Street North Hamilton — road and sidewalk construction

The Hamilton Street Railway is detouring buses operating along the 4 Bayfront and 20 A-Line express routes during road and sidewalk construction.

Read Transit Toronto’s August 11 post for more information.

Construction continues until further notice.


Major transit construction projects


Major transit construction projects include projects with both short- and long-term construction components, such as:

Subway extension to Vaughan

Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station

Subway construction blocks traffic lanes between Interchange Way / Edgeley Boulevard and Jane Street, near the site of the future Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station.

YRT passengers riding buses operating along the 77 Highway 7 / Centre route and Brampton Transit passengers riding buses operating along the 501 Züm Queen route should expect detours or delays.

Read Transit Toronto’s January 14, 2012 post for more information.

Pioneer Village Station

Expect delays for Brampton Transit buses operating along the 501 / 501A Züm Main route, TTC buses operating along the 60 Steeles West, 60E Steeles West express and 195 Jane rocket routes and YRT buses operating along the Viva orange, 10 Woodbridge and 20 Jane routes.

York University Station

Brampton Transit, GO Transit, the TTC and York Region Transit are detouring buses around the site of the future subway station at the east end of the Harry W. Arthurs Commons.

Read Transit Toronto’s July 16, 2011 post for more information about the detours.

Finch West Station

Construction continues at the intersection of Keele Street with Finch Avenue West.

Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit line

Caledonia Station

Contractors are:

  • have finished building parts of the station headwalls at the future station, but continue upgrading water-mains.
  • restricting traffic on Eglinton Avenue West from east of Gabian Way to west of Croham Road.
  • passengers riding buses operating along the 32 Eglinton West route should expect delays and the TTC may also relocate bus stops.
  • June 2, 2014 posts for more information.
Keele Station

Contractors are:

  • building parts of the station headwalls at the future Keele station, restricting traffic on Eglinton Avenue West between Municipal Drive / Bicknell Avenue and the eastern leg of Keele Street.
  • have shifted traffic lanes to the south side of the street.
  • passengers riding buses operating along the 32 Eglinton West route should expect delays and the TTC may also relocate bus stops.
  • read Transit Toronto’s September 3 post for more information.
Oakwood Station

Contractors have:

  • reopened the intersection of Eglinton Avenue West and Oakwood Avenue to northbound traffic.
  • The TTC is resuming service along the 90A branch of the 90 Vaughan route.
  • read Transit Toronto’s September 2 post for more information.
Allen Road

Contractors are:

  • welding at the launch-shaft site overnight nightly. During the day, crews are building and installing a road deck to shift traffic lanes in the near future to allow ongoing construction of the launch shaft.
  • they’re welding overnight to prepare Eglinton Avenue West for road decking, creating a temporary road surface. As a result, construction work can continue under Eglinton Avenue without interruption, allowing vehicles to continue traveling on Eglinton Avenue during the work.
  • read Transit Toronto’s July 11 post for more information.
  • they’ll work until the end of the summer.

  • rerouting pedestrian access to Eglinton West Station during construction of the extraction shaft near the southbound ramp to Eglinton Avenue West from William R. Allen Road.
  • read Transit Toronto’s July 26 post for more information.
Chaplin Station

Contractors are:

  • blocking part of the intersection of Eglinton Avenue West and Chaplin Crescent and northbound lanes on Chaplin.
  • restricting traffic to just one lane in each direction between Spadina Road and Heddington Avenue.
  • the TTC is detouring buses operating along the 14 Glencairn and 33 Forest Hill routes, while the intersection is blocked. Detours continue until fall.
  • read Transit Toronto’s June 4 post for more information.
Duplex Avenue

Contractors are:

  • building a headwall on Eglinton West east of Duplex at the shaft where, eventually, they’ll extract the tunneling machines. Building this headwall requires a nearby plant to pump “grout”, a form of concrete, to the headwall site. They’ve built the grout plant on a section of Duplex Avenue, south of Eglinton West.
  • working in the north lanes of Eglinton east of Duplex. The north-side construction zone extends along Eglinton Avenue West between east of Colin Avenue and just west of Yonge Street. During the work, the City of Toronto is prohibiting most vehicles, except for TTC buses, from turning left from westbound Eglinton onto southbound Duplex.
  • the TTC is relocating east- and westbound bus stops in the area.
  • read Transit Toronto’s September 14 post for more information.
Brentcliffe Road

Contractors are:

  • working east of Brentcliffe Road to build a deep shaft to launch the east-end tunnel-boring machines.

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Union Station

GO Transit continues upgrading the train shed and other railway infrastructure.

Read Transit Toronto’s January 10, 2010 post for more information.

Work continues until 2015.

GO is restricting access between Platform 26-27 and the Great Hall, Front Street and the GO Concourse and you may have to use another route within the station to get to and from trains, while contractors set up a crane. The work blocks access for about six weeks, while the crane remains until the end of the project in 2015.


The TTC has added a second platform to Union subway station.

Trains operate on separate platforms for the University - Spadina and Yonge branches of the 1 Yonge - University - Spadina line.

TTC staff will be available to help guide passengers.

Construction on the project continues until spring 2015.

Read Transit Toronto’s August 15 post for more information.


The TTC is detouring buses operating along the 6 Bay, 172 Cherry St, 97B Yonge and 320 Yonge overnight routes while the street is blocked.

Read Transit Toronto’s May 29, 2011 and October 15, 2012 posts for more information.


Construction restricts pedestrian access between the train station and the subway station.

Read Transit Toronto’s February 10 and March 10 posts for information about the pedestrian access.


The City of Toronto is renovating and restoring the building, installing new retail space and building a new connection from the station to the underground PATH pedestrian network.


Construction has closed platforms GO Transit’s #3 and #4. Board trains operating along the 01 Lakeshore West, 09 Lakeshore East, 31 Kitchener, 61 Richmond Hill and 71 Stouffville lines from different platforms than usual.

Read Transit Toronto’s June 3, 2013 post for more information about the temporary platform arrangements.

Platform construction continues until May.


GO has closed the pedestrian bridge linking Union Station and the GO bus terminal until September.

Read Transit Toronto’s July 6, 2013 post for more information about the bridge closure.

Leslie Barns

The TTC continues its project to install tracks connecting Queen Street East with the future Leslie Barns streetcar storage and maintenance facility. The City of Toronto is also upgrading the water-mains and roadway.

The City of Toronto has closed Leslie Street south of Eastern Avenue to all traffic.

Read Transit Toronto’s March 6 post for more information.

Contractors are:


  • blocking the through-traffic access between the two plazas on either side of Leslie Street to allow crews to lay track foundations. Access to plaza businesses will be available from Eastern Avenue / Mosley Street or the temporary accesses off Lake Shore Boulevard East.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s October 31 post for more information.

  • partly reopening the intersection of Commissioners and Leslie Streets. Both south- and northbound traffic share a single lane on Leslie south of Commissioners.
  • closing Leslie Street between the north driveway into Canadian Tire and Commissioners street to connect sanitary and storm sewers and water-mains.
  • read Transit Toronto’s September 5 post for more information.

  • completing pole foundations, including pouring concrete on the northeast corner of Queen Street East and and Leslie Street. They’ll block the sidewalk as part of this work. Flag people will help safely direct pedestrians around the work zone.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s October 3 post for more information.

  • upgrading utilities and installing tracks on Leslie Street between the north side of Lake Shore Boulevard East and the entrances into the Loblaws / Burger King and Tim Horton’s / Wendy’s / FreshCo parking lots.
  • read Transit Toronto’s September 19 post for more information.

  • continuing to upgrade the water infrastructure south of Queen Street East.
  • read Transit Toronto’s June 5 and June 20 posts for more information about this phase of the project.

  • installing a new duct bank for communications cable and foundations for new poles and building new sidewalks on the southwest corner of the intersection of Leslie Street with Queen Street East, in front of the Duke of York.
  • during this work, they’ll block the east-west pedestrian crossing on the south side of Queen East. Flag people will help safely direct pedestrians until the new sidewalks are completed.
  • read Transit Toronto’s September 12 post for more information.

  • digging out the sidewalk on the east side of Leslie between Queen Street East and Eastern Avenue to finish connecting underground utilities. The west sidewalk remains open. After removing the east sidewalk, crews will build a new, wider sidewalk.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s October 24 post for more information.
  • Work continues until December 1.

The TTC continues to detour buses operating along the 31B branch of the 31 Greenwood route, the 83 Jones route.

Highway 7 East rapidway

Contractors are:


  • closing Cedarland Drive to traffic.
  • closing east- and westbound curb lanes on Clegg Road to improve the intersection with South Town Boulevard from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day for the long term.
  • restricting traffic on South Town Centre Boulevard to just one lane in each direction between Highway 7 and south of Cedarland Drive.
  • restricting traffic on Town Centre Boulevard to just one lane in each direction between Cox Boulevard and Highway 7.
  • intermittently closing east- and westbound curb lanes between Highway 404 and **Bayview Avenue from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day.
  • between Highway 404 and Bayview Avenue — from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day: Contractors are intermittently closing east- and westbound curb lanes.

York Region Transit is detouring buses operating along the Viva blue, Viva pink, 300 Business express and 302 Unionville express routes, while Cedarland Drive and parts of South Town Centre Boulevard are closed.

Davis Drive rapidway

Contractors are:


  • installing storm sewers, widening the road, installing new curbs and paving the base-layer of asphalt on the south side of Davis Drive between east of Parkside Drive / Longford Drive to east of Niagara Street, Mondays to Fridays from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day. At times, they may work overnight and weekends.
  • intermittently closing Niagara Street, Lorne Avenue and the entrance to the Tannery, as they install storm sewer and widen across the road.
  • York Region Transit may relocate bus stops outside of each construction zone as work progresses.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s October 29 and October 31 posts for more information.

  • getting ready for the next phase of rapidway construction — building vivastations with station platforms, canopies and, eventually, rapid bus lanes in the centre of the road by shifting east- and westbound lanes to their final location. They’re also changing how motorists and pedestrians use intersections and traffic lanes along Davis Drive at Yonge Street, George Street and Barbara Road.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s November 14 post for more information.

  • undertaking multiple work activities on the north side of Davis Drive, just east of Bolton Avenue. They’re installing water-mains and storm sewers, widening the road and later paving the roadway, to get ready for building a new vivastation at Southlake Regional Health Centre later this year.
  • they’ll work Mondays to Fridays from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day, although they sometimes work overnight or during weekends.
  • read Transit Toronto’s August 15 post for more information.
  • construction continues until December 31.

  • widening the roadway on the south side of Davis between Main and Niagara Streets.
  • they’ll temporarily block the Davis Drive entrance to Wimpy’s Diner.
  • they’re also working on the north side of Davis from Barbara Road to George Street.
  • read Transit Toronto’s June 28 post for more information.
  • work continues for the long term.

  • building the east- and westbound vivastations on Davis at Parkside and Longford Drives.
  • each vivastation platform requires about 12 weeks of work including:
  • excavating for the platforms;
  • installing electrical cables;
  • pouring and forming concrete.
  • they’ll then install the steel structure and canopies.
  • they’ll work in the middle of the roadway, where the future rapidway will be, to build the platforms. They’ll shift traffic lanes on Davis to the north side of Davis east of the Parkside / Longford intersection and to the south side west of the intersection.
  • read Transit Toronto’s June 27 post for more information.
  • work continues for the long term.

  • reducing traffic lanes between Main and Yonge Streets to prepare for upcoming work. They’ve set up multiple lane shifts and closures to relocate or replace hydro, gas, phone and cable lines and storm-drains, water-mains and sewers.
  • read Transit Toronto’s March 16, 2013 post for more information.
  • Work continues until the end of the project.

  • shifting traffic lanes and reducing Davis between the Tannery Mall and Main Street to just one lane in each direction in the area. Expect major traffic delays.
  • read Transit Toronto’s May 9 post for more information.
  • Work continues until the end of the project.

GO Transit and York Region Transit are closing the stop for eastbound buses on the south side of Davis Drive at Superior Street until further notice. Board or exit buses at Main Street South.

Read Transit Toronto’s May 2 post for more information.

Westbound buses on Davis at Vincent Street continue to serve passengers at a temporary stop on the northeast corner.

  • read Transit Toronto’s July 1 post for more information.

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Highway 7 West rapidway

Contractors are:

  • getting ready for the next phase of rapidway construction — building vivastations with station platforms, canopies and, eventually, rapid bus lanes in the centre of the road between Jane Street and the CN Bridge.
  • shifting east- and westbound lanes to their final location. They’re also changing how motorists and pedestrians use intersections and traffic lanes along Highway 7 West at Jane Street, Creditstone Road and Keele Street.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s November 14 post for more information.

Yonge Street rapidway


Crews continue to prepare for rapidway construction.

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Long-term construction projects


Long-term construction projects affect transit services in the City of Toronto, Durham, Halton, Peel and York Regions and elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe.

City of Toronto

Subway extension to Vaughan

See the major transit construction projects section of this post.

Eglinton - Crosstown light rail transit line

See the major transit construction projects section of this post.

Union Station

See the major transit construction projects section of this post.

Leslie Barns

See the major transit construction projects section of this post.

Yonge subway — north of Eglinton Station

The TTC continues its long-term project to upgrade the tunnel liners north of Eglinton Station after 12:30 a.m. every morning except Sunday mornings.

Frequent accessible buses operate between Finch and Eglinton Stations until about 1:30 a.m., stopping in each subway station bus terminal.

Read Transit Toronto’s June 18, 2008 post for more information.

Construction continues until 2015.

Gardiner Expressway

The City of Toronto is reducing traffic lanes at various locations along the expressway to complete two major construction projects, all part of the City’s Gardiner Expressway strategic rehabilitation project.

City contractors will continue to block lanes on the expressway until December 2016, although the City will fully open all lanes temporarily in summer 2015 during the PanAm / Para PanAm Games.

GO Transit is warning passengers that GO buses serving the 16 Hamilton / Toronto express, 21 Milton / Toronto, 31 Guelph / Georgetown / Toronto, 61 Richmond Hill / Toronto, 63 King City / Toronto, 65 Newmarket / Toronto and 71 Stouffville / Toronto routes may regularly operate as much as 30 minutes behind schedule, especially during rush hours.

Read Transit Toronto’s March 26, April 26 and August 4 posts for more information.

Lawrence Station

The TTC is installing four new high-capacity ventilation fans at Lawrence Station.

Read Transit Toronto’s October 1, 2012 post for more information.

The TTC plans to finish the project in mid-2015. During construction, work will block vehicular access on Wanless Avenue to and from Yonge Street until the end of 2014.

Also read the short-term construction section of this post for information about one phase of the project.

Vincent Yard

The TTC is retrofitting part of the yard under Dorval Road, near Dundas West Station. They’ll waterproof a section of the concrete structure, reline the water-main and clean the storm sewer under a concrete laneway extending eastward from Dorval. This work will allow the TTC to provide fire sprinklers to the storage tracks.

Construction will prevent vehicles from accessing Dorval Road between Edna Avenue and Bloor Street West.

Read Transit Toronto’s July 24 post for more information.

Construction continues until April, 2015.

Yorkdale

Construction to expand Yorkdale shopping centre requires the mall owners to demolish the TTC’s commuter parking lot and rebuild a new one.

The lot reopens in fall 2015.

Read Transit Toronto’s December 29, 2013 post for more information.


York Region Transit is relocating its stop for buses operating along the 360 Vaughan Mills express route.

Read Transit Toronto’s April 3 post for more information.

Dufferin Station

Work continues on a project to upgrade and modernize the station.

The TTC is improving access to the station by building new second exits and installing elevators. It’s also enlarging the station building, upgrading the ceiling, wall and stairwell finishes, among many other features of the project.

Read Transit Toronto’s December 1, 2010 post for more information.

St. Clair / Old Weston Road

Some work continues to block southbound buses operating along the 41 Keele route from making right turns from Old Weston Road to St. Clair Avenue West.

Read Transit Toronto’s December 22, 2009 post for more information.

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Region of Durham

Ajax GO Station — platform restrictions

GO is closing the east half of the platform and the east pedestrian tunnel. At the same time, it’s reopening the west end of the platform and the new west pedestrian tunnel connecting the platform to the parking structure.

You can only board and exit the westernmost coaches of the train as GO staff keep the four east-end coaches closed, when trains arrive in Ajax.

Read Transit Toronto’s September 22, 2013 post for more information.

South Blair Street Whitby

The Town of Whitby is closing South Blair Street as Metrolinx contractors start building an overpass across the GO Transit tracks. The bridge will facilitate the movement of GO trains into and out of the future east maintenance facility.

DRT is detouring buses operating along the 922 Bloor - Victoria route, while the road is closed.

Read Transit Toronto’s February 10 post for more information.

Oshawa Centre

Construction to expand the mall restricts bus access to and from the Oshawa Centre terminal. Durham Region Transit is detouring buses operating along the 402 King, 405 / 405B Central Park and 408 Stevenson routes during the construction.

Read Transit Toronto’s March 3 post for more information.

Pickering GO Station

All DRT buses operating along the 112 Brock route and westbound buses operating along the 923 Bayly route continue to drop off or pick up passengers on Bayly Street until further notice during ongoing construction in the station bus terminal.

Read Transit Toronto’s October 17 post for more information.


Buses operating along the 105 West Shore and 106 Bay Ridges also serve stops on Bayly Street until further notice.

Read Transit Toronto’s November 1 post for more information.

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Region of Halton

Burlington GO Station

GO is upgrading the station building and facilities. It’s closing the south station building and the south bus loop.

Burlington Transit is detouring buses operating along the 1 Plains, 2 Brant North, 3 Guelph - Downtown, 5 Francis - Downtown, 6 Headon, 10 New - Maple, 12 Upper Middle, 21 Fairview, 25 Walkers, 50 Burlington South late-night, 51 Burlington Northeast late-night, 52 Burlington Northwest late night, 80 Harvester, 87A Tyandaga, 87B North Service West and 101 Plains express routes.

GO Transit is detouring buses operating along the 12 Niagara Falls / Burlington, 15 McMaster and 18Lakeshore West routes.

Read Transit Toronto’s November 26, 2012 post for more information.


It’s also building a new covered pedestrian walkway. It’s closing off a section of the north end of the parking lot closest to the station building, placing the motorcycle parking spaces out of service and relocating the barrier-free spaces to the area of the parking lot just south of the passenger drop-off and pick-up area — the “kiss ‘n’ ride”.

Read Transit Toronto’s June 14, 2013 post for more information.

Construction on the covered walkway continues until March.

Main Street Milton overpass

The Town is restricting traffic to just one lane in each direction during construction of an overpass across the railway tracks east of Ontario Street.

The work may delay passengers traveling on GO Transit buses operating along the 25A Waterloo / Mississauga route and Milton Transit buses operating along the 1A / 1B Industrial, 2 Main, 5 Yates, 6 Scott and 8 Willmott routes.

Read Transit Toronto’s April 12, 2012 post for more information.

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Region of Peel

Mississauga Transitway

The City of Mississauga continues to work on its project to build a bus rapid transit line through central Mississauga.


Long-term construction delays traffic on Eglinton Avenue East, so MiWay has permanently revised the routing for buses operating along the 7 Airport, 35 / 35A Eglinton and 87 Meadowvale - Skymark MiLocal routes and the 109 Meadowvale MiExpress route.


Long-term construction blocks Spectrum Way north of Eglinton Avenue East, so MiWay has permanently revised the routing for buses operating along the 7 Airport MiLocal route and the 107 Malton MiExpress route.

Read Transit Toronto’s April 10 post for more information.


Long-term construction also blocks Orbitor Drive between Skymark Avenue and Eglinton Avenue East

MiWay is detouring buses operating along the 35 / 35A Eglinton MiLocal and 109 Meadowvale MiExpress routes, while the street is closed.

Read Transit Toronto’s October 16 post for more information.

Construction continues until further notice.

Hanlan Water Project

Construction restricts traffic lanes on:

  • Lakeshore Road East between Sersen Creek and Haig Boulevard, affecting service along the 5 Dixie and 23 Lakeshore routes until further notice.
  • Dixie Road at Golden Orchard Drive, affecting service along the 5 Dixie route until further notice.
  • Tomken Road between south of Highway 401 and Timberlea Boulevard, affecting along the 51 Tomken route until January 2017.

Read Transit Toronto’s July 29, 2013 post, March 7 and June 6 posts for more information.

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Region of York

Subway extension to Vaughan

See the major transit construction projects section of this post.

Highway 7 East rapidway

See the major transit construction projects section of this post.

Davis Drive rapidway

See the major transit construction projects section of this post.

Highway 7 West rapidway

See the major transit construction projects section of this post.

Yonge Street rapidway

See the major transit construction projects section of this post.

Markham Stouffville Hospital

YRT is detouring buses operating along the [9] Ninth Line and [18] Bur Oak routes during long-term construction at the hospital.

Read Transit Toronto’s November 25, 2010 post for more information.

Second Concession Road East Gwillimbury

York Region Transit is detouring buses operating along the 52 Holland Landing and 425 Huron Heights high school special routes during a Region of York project to widen the road, install water-mains and sewers, build a railway grade separation and improve the bridge over the Holland River.

Construction continues until further notice.

Read Transit Toronto’s August 22 post for more information.

Second Concession Road East Gwillimbury

York Region Transit is detouring buses operating along the 52 Holland Landing and 425 Huron Heights high school special routes during a Region of York project to widen the road, install water-mains and sewers, build a railway grade separation and improve the bridge over the Holland River.

Construction continues until further notice.

Read Transit Toronto’s August 22 post for more information.

Main Street South Markham

The TTC is detouring buses operating along the 102D Markham Rd. route during bridge reconstruction.

YRT passengers riding buses operating along the 2 Milliken, 14 14th Avenue and 203 Milliken GO shuttle routes should expect delays in the area of Markham Road and 14th Avenue.

Read Transit Toronto’s June 26 post for more information.

Construction continues until December 31.

Richmond Hill GO Station

GO Transit is improving Richmond Hill GO Station by repairing and extending the train platform to accommodate 12-car trains and constructing a new station building to provide better access. GO will also build a new pedestrian bridge over Major Mackenzie Drive East, allowing easier and safer access to local transit for the community.

GO expects to finish the project in early 2016.

Read Transit Toronto’s October 24 post for more information.

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