On schedule: Sunday, May 1, 2016

Read these 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.

Special events

Events in the Malton area of Mississauga, the City Centre, Erin Mills, Erindale, Clarkson, Lorne Park and Port Credit areas of Mississauga, Oakville,the Rexdale, central and downtown Toronto and Waterloo affect transit services this weekend.


The Malton event is: the Khalsa Day Procession.

The event in the City Centre, Erin Mills, Erindale, Clarkson, Lorne Park and Port Credit areas of Mississauga is: the Mississauga Marathon.

The Oakville event is: the Birmingham Bank Bed Challenge.

The Rexdale event is: the Khalsa Day Procession.

The central and downtown Toronto events are:

The Waterloo event is: the Mudpuppy Chase.


The events affect these routes:

  • Brampton Transit — 5 Bovaird, 11 Steeles, 14 Torbram, 30 Airport Road, 50 Gore Road, 511 Züm Steeles.
  • GO Transit — 19 Oakville / North York, 27 Milton / North York, 31 Guelph / Georgetown / Toronto, 34 Pearson / North York, 36 Brampton / North York express, 60 Wonderland, 92 Oshawa / Yorkdale, 96 Oshawa / Finch express.
  • Grand River Transit — 13 Laurelwood.
  • MiWay — 1 / 1C Dundas, 3 Bloor, 6 Credit Woodlands, 7 Airport, 11 Westwood, 16A Malton, 19 Hurontario, 22 Finch, 23 Lakeshore, 26 Burnhamthorpe, 28 Confederation, 29B Park Royal - Homelands, 38 Creditview, 42 Derry, 45 Winston Churchill, 110 University express.
  • Oakville Transit — 2 Lakeshore, 4 Speers - Cornwall.
  • Toronto Transit Commission — 5 Avenue Rd, 6 Bay, 11 Bayview, 14 Glencairn, 26 Dupont, 28 Bayview South, 34 Eglinton East, 36B Finch West, 37A Islington via Rexdale, 51 Leslie, 52 Lawrence West, 54 Lawrence East, 56 Leaside, 65 Parliament, 75 Sherbourne, 85 Sheppard East, 94 Wellesley, 96 Wilson, 96B Wilson via Humberline, 96D Wilson via Westmore, 97 Yonge, 98 Willowdale - Senlac, 100 Flemingdon Park, 103 Mt Pleasant North, 124 Sunnybrook, 127 Davenport, 165 Weston Rd North, 172 Cherry St, 191 Highway 27 rocket, 310 Bathurst overnight, 320 Yonge overnight, 504 King, 510 Spadina, 511 Bathurst, 511 Bathurst shuttle bus, 512 St. Clair.
College Street — rail grinding

From 9 p.m. tonight until 5 a.m. tomorrow, contractors are grinding rails between Gladstone Avenue and Dovercourt Road or between Dovercourt Road and Ossington Avenue.

The slow-moving rail-grinding unit operates from about 9 p.m. until about 5 a.m. Afterwards, a street sweeper will clean the track area.

The TTC is detouring streetcars operating along the 306 Carlton overnight and 506 Carlton routes, while contractors grind the rails.

Shuttle buses replace the cars, operating between Lansdowne and Spadina Avenues.

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

MiWay raises fares today

Read Transit Toronto’s April 27 post for more information.

DRT raises fares today

You can still use “old” DRT tickets and passes, even though those tickets will expire. You have two options for using expired tickets.

Until May 31, you can use “Effective May 1, 2015” series tickets with a “top-up” — simply drop an extra five cents into the fare box with your ticket.

Until August 31, you can exchange your old tickets for their value. Visit any DRT PRESTO location to apply the cash value of the tickets to a PRESTO fare card.

Read Transit Toronto’s April 27 post.

GO / TTC unlimited travel — Danforth to Exhibition

GO has paired up with the TTC in a one-year pilot project to give commuters more choices and make it easier and faster to get around central Toronto.

TTC Metropass holders can buy a $60 sticker at GO’s Exhibition, Union and Danforth Stations that allows them unlimited travel by GO train between those locations. The stickers offer passengers express travel to and from downtown Toronto. This represents about a 65 per cent discount over the regular cost of riding GO Transit between these stations.

Read Transit Toronto’s January 16, 2015 post for more information.

The TTC / GO unlimited travel pilot project continues in 2016.

Tunnel Vision — The Toronto Subway Story at the Market Gallery

The exhibit focuses on the enormous effort to keep the subway rolling, enabling gallery-goers to better appreciate the vital role rapid transit plays in Toronto. It highlights the building of Toronto’s subway system with photographs, maps and artifacts and explores the complexity and massive scale of subway operations.

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

Exhibition continues until June 11.

Seniors pay just $1 aboard MiWay buses

MiWay offers one-dollar cash fares to seniors during a pilot program.

Passengers 65 years or older pay just $1 Mondays to Fridays from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. and after 7 p.m. and anytime Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

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

The MiWay $1 senior-fare pilot program continues in 2016.

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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.

Dundas West Station

City of Toronto crews are upgrading the water-main under the south streetcar tracks in the station terminal.

The Toronto Water activity blocks streetcars operating along the 505 Dundas route from entering the terminal.

The TTC is detouring the cars to operate to and from High Park Loop to accommodate the work.

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

Construction at Dundas West Station and the detour continue until 5 a.m. tomorrow.

Chester Station

Crews are replacing or upgrading all sanitary pumps that remove wastewater from the station.

During this work, they’ll pump concrete overnight in the station. They’re generally working Mondays to Fridays from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. and from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

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

Pump replacement at Chester Station continues until July 15.

Dufferin Street

TTC overhead crews are replacing and upgrading the streetcar overhead infrastructure and installing new wire south of King Street West.

On average, crews use two to three overhead trucks with hydraulic equipment to carry out this work. Expect noise and bright lights from the equipment.

In the second phase of the project, crews are renewing the overhead in the Dufferin Gates Loop area and replacing the infrastructure on Dufferin between King West and the loop.

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

Work on this phase of the project to replace the streetcar overhead on Dufferin Street continues until early June.

Roncesvalles Yard

TTC crews are replacing the tracks at the southwest area of the property, where tracks #18 to #23 exit the carhouse onto The Queensway.

Crews work inside the yard only to remove and replace the streetcar overhead wires along each of the five track lanes and completely remove and replace the track and place new concrete.

Day-to-day yard operations in Roncesvalles Yard continue, but work on the project may disrupt some activities. Crews must reverse streetcars going into service from the yard onto The Queensway.

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

Track work in Roncesvalles Yard continues until May 13.

Ossington Station — Delaware Avenue entrance / exit

The TTC is replacing the roof of the entrance / exit structure and the nearby power sub-station. The structure of the roof will remain intact and all work takes place on the exterior of the station.

You can continue to enter, or exit from, the subway at Delaware Avenue throughout this project.

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

Work at the Delaware Avenue entrance / exit of Ossington Station continues until June 18.

Spadina Station — west entrance / exit

The TTC is closing the west entrance / exit on the west side of Spadina Road, just north of Bloor Street West. Crews are rehabilitating the staircase in the entrance / exit structure by removing tile finishes and concrete, installing forms and placing new concrete.

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

Construction at the west entrance / exit of Spadina Station continues until July 8.

Bay Station

TTC crews are removing turnstiles and high gates and replacing them with new, PRESTO-enabled fare gates. The new gates provide easier access and improve the flow of passengers into and out of stations.

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

Construction to install the new fare gates at Bay Station continues until May 13.

Sherbourne Station

TTC crews are removing turnstiles and high gates and replacing them with new, PRESTO-enabled fare gates. The new gates provide easier access and improve the flow of passengers into and out of stations.

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

Construction to install the new fare gates at Sherbourne Station continues until May 6.

St Clair Station

TTC crews are removing turnstiles and high gates and replacing them with new, PRESTO-enabled fare gates. The new gates provide easier access and improve the flow of passengers into and out of stations.

The TTC has closed the Scotiabank entrance. When it reopens the entrance, you can no longer buy or use tokens at this location. You can only enter the station at this site with a PRESTO card or TTC Metropass. If you use tokens, tickets or cash, you must enter the station through the main entrance, the St Clair Centre entrance or the Pleasant Boulevard entrance.

Work at the Scotiabank entrance continues until May 20.

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

Construction to install new fare gates at St Clair Station continues until June 12.

Dufferin Station

TTC crews are removing turnstiles and high gates and replacing them with new, PRESTO-enabled fare gates. The new gates provide easier access and improve the flow of passengers into and out of stations.

They’re starting with the turnstiles on the concourse level. You can walk through the concourse level at all times. You can also enter the station from Dufferin Street through the east and west street-level entrances. Construction on the concourse level continues until May 31.

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

Construction to install the new fare gates at Dufferin Station continues until June 10.

Dupont Station

TTC crews are removing turnstiles and high gates and replacing them with new, PRESTO-enabled fare gates. The new gates provide easier access and improve the flow of passengers into and out of stations.

During phase one of the project, TTC crews are removing all of the turnstiles, installing hoarding and half of the new fare gates. You’ll have to enter the paid-area of the station through a temporary station collector lane beside the hoarding. You can still buy tickets, tokens or TTC Metropasses from the collector.

Read Transit Toronto’s April 25 post for more information.

Work on phase one of the project to install new fare gates at Dupont Station continues until May 27.

Bay Street

The TTC and the City of Toronto are replacing the streetcar tracks between Elm and Edward Streets.

During the first phase of the project, the City will restrict traffic to just one lane in each direction between Elm Street and Dundas Street West. TTC crews are welding new rail into long strings to prepare for installing them. They’re occupying the track allowance on Bay to carry out this early work from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day.

The TTC is maintaining regular bus service in both directions along the 6 Bay route.

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

This phase of the project to replace the rails on Bay Street continues until 11:59 p.m. today.

Bedford Road

The City of Toronto is closing the street between Dupont Street and Bernard Avenue during a major construction project to replace and re-line the water-mains.

The TTC is detouring buses operating along the 6 Bay and 26 Dupont routes, while the street is closed.

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

Construction and detours continue until May 23.

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Region of Durham

Pickering Town Centre

During construction on mall property, Durham Region Transit is detouring buses operating along the 193A / 193B Pickering community bus route.

Read Transit Toronto’s April 19 post for more information.

Construction at Pickering Town Centre and the detours continue until further notice.

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Region of Halton

New Street Burlington

The City of Burlington is closing the street between Seneca Avenue and Guelph Line during water-main, sewer, roadway and sewer construction.

Burlington Transit is detouring buses operating along the 10 New - Maple, 50 Burlington South late-night, 52 Burlington Northwest late-night, 301 Pinedale community connection and 302 Tansley Woods community connection routes, while the street is closed.

To improve connections at Appleby GO Station, BT is also adjusting the schedules for the 11 Sutton - Alton, 20A Lakeshore - Burloak and 20B Burloak - Lakeshore routes during the construction.

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

Construction on this phase of the project and the detours continue until May 8. Schedule adjustments continue until September 3.

Rebecca / Forsythe Oakville — sewer construction

The Town of Oakville is closing northbound lanes of Forsythe Street at Randall Street / Rebecca Street to accommodate a Region of Halton construction project to replace the waste-water main on Rebecca Street.

Oakville Transit is detouring northbound buses operating along the 17 Kerr route, while the street is closed.

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

Construction and the detour continue until June 30.

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Region of Peel

Elm Drive East Mississauga

The City of Mississauga is closing the street between Mississauga Valley Boulevard and Obelisk Way during a Region of Peel project to upgrade water mains and storm sewers.

MiWay is detouring buses operating along the 3 Bloor and 8 Cawthra routes, while the street is closed.

Read Transit Toronto’s August 25, 2015 post for more information.

Construction on Elm Drive East and the detour continue until June 30.

Morning Star Drive Mississauga

Region of Peel are replacing and improving the aging water-main between Cambrett and Goreway Drives.

Passengers should expect significant delays along these routes:

  • Brampton Transit — 5A Bovaird, 30 Airport;
  • MiWay — 7 Airport, 15 Drew, 30 Woodbine; and
  • TTC — 52B Lawrence West.

Read Transit Toronto’s March 31 post.

Construction on Morning Star Drive and delays continue until tomorrow.

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Region of York

404 Town Centre Terminal Newmarket

Construction beside the Metro supermarket at the 404 Town Centre blocks bus access to one of the stops in the York Region Transit terminal at the mall.

YRT is detouring buses operating along the 55 Davis Drive, 56 Gorham - Eagle, 57 / 57A Mulock, 58 Mount Albert and 520 / 521 Newmarket community bus routes while construction proceeds.

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

Construction and the detours at 404 Town Centre Terminal continue until tomorrow.

Grand Valley Boulevard Vaughan

Construction is blocking parts of the street.

York Region Transit is detouring buses operating along the 464 St Joan of Arc high school special route, while the street is closed.

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

Construction on Grand Valley Boulevard and the detour continues until May 6.

Copper Creek Drive Markham

The City of Markham is closing the street between Smartcentres Box Grove and Rizal Avenue for a construction project.

York Region Transit is detouring buses operating along the 2 Milliken, 14 14th Avenue and 411 Markham District high school special via Box Grove routes, while the street is closed.

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

Construction on Copper Creek Drive and detours continue until May 16.

Major Mackenzie Drive Vaughan

Roadway construction between Pine Valley Drive and Highway 400 affects service along YRT buses operating along the 4 Major Mackenzie route.

Eastbound buses may arrive as much as ten minutes earlier than usually at stops between Pine Valley Drive and Weston Road due to the construction. If buses are operating ahead of schedule, they will hold at the bus loop just west of Weston Road.

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

Construction on this section of Major Mackenzie Drive continues until July.

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.


Major transit construction projects


(This section is “under construction”.)

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.


Crews are removing the York Boulevard transit bridge into the Harry W. Arthurs Common. They’re also moving lifting equipment onto the construction site to remove the bridge.

TTC, GO Transit and York University buses are further detouring.

Read Transit Toronto’s December 12, 2014 post for more information.

The bus detour on campus continues until further notice.

Finch West Station

Construction at the future Finch West Station continues.

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.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s June 2, 2014 posts for more information.
Keele Station

Construction continues at the site of the future station.

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, 2014 post for more information.
Allen Road

Contractors are:

  • installing a truck staging area beside the southbound lanes of William R. Allen Road and a construction compound beside the northbound lanes. The truck-staging lane will hold as many as four trucks at a time. The trucks will bring materials to the work site or haul away dirt and debris. The contractors are using the construction compound as full-time facility for staff and crews.
  • vehicles enter and exit from both sites throughout long-term construction of the Crosstown at Allen Road. Expect (even more) traffic delays. The City of Toronto has reduced the speed limit along Allen north of Eglinton West to just 40 kilometres an hour to improve the safety of motorists and workers.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s August 20, 2015 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, 2014 post for more information.
Bathurst Station

Contractors are:

  • starting to build headwalls for the future Bathurst Station.
  • establishing a grout plant nearby to pump “grout”, a form of concrete, to the work zone on Peveril Hill Road, just south of Eglinton Avenue West.
  • extended the work zone on Eglinton Avenue West between just east of Chiltern Hill Road and Old Forest Hill Road.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s October 22, 2014 post for more information.
Avenue Station

Contractors are:

  • starting to build the headwalls for the future Avenue Station. (Since Avenue Station includes special track sections, allowing eastbound trains to move to the westbound tracks and westbound trains to move to the eastbound tracks in case of an emergency or problems on the line, the eastern headwall will be farther from the intersection of Avenue Road and Eglinton Avenue West, near Lascelles Boulevard.)
  • establishing a “grout” plant nearby to pump “grout”, a form of concrete, to the work zone on Highbourne Road, just south of Eglinton Avenue West.
  • extending the work zone on Eglinton Avenue West between east of Oriole Parkway and east of Lascelles Boulevard and between Elmsthorpe Avenue and east of Avenue Road.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s January 10, 2015 post for more information.
  • Work continues until summer.
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, 2014 post for more information.
Holly Street

Contractors are:

  • relocating underground utilities on Eglinton Avenue East at Holly Street, just east of Yonge Street.
  • getting ready to build headwalls for the future Yonge Station and a shaft where they’ll extract the tunnel-boring machines.
  • working the centre lanes of Eglinton East. The construction zone extends within the centre lanes of Eglinton Avenue East from just west of Cowbell Lane to west of Dunfield Avenue. The work restricts traffic to just one curb lane in each direction, while work continues in the centre lanes.
  • Motorists can’t turn left from westbound Eglinton onto Holly Street. They can’t turn left from northbound Holly onto Eglinton. They can’t turn left from westbound Eglinton onto Cowbell. They can’t turn left from northbound Cowbell onto Eglinton. However, all other access to Eglinton Avenue to and from Cowbell Lane, Holly Street and Dunfield Avenue will remain open.
  • read Transit Toronto’s March 7, 2015 post for more information.
Petman Avenue

Contractors are:

  • building an emergency exit building.
  • occupying the three north lanes of Eglinton Avenue East between west of Cardiff Road and Falcon Street.
  • shifting traffic to the south side of Eglinton and reducing it to just one lane in each direction near Petman Avenue.
  • blocking block pedestrians from walking along the north side of Eglinton across from Petman Avenue beside 440 Eglinton East.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s September 16, 2015 post for more information.

  • moving utilities and installing more secant piles on the east side of Petman just south of Eglinton East.
  • digging a shaft to start building the emergency exit escape tunnel.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s September 22, 2015 post for more information.
  • Work on Petman Avenue continues until further notice.
Bayview Station

Toronto Hydro crews are:

  • relocating overhead hydro utilities at Bayview Avenue and Eglinton Avenue East before the Metrolinx contractors can start building the headwalls for the future Bayview Station from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day.
  • working within the intersection and at various corners of the intersection.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s August 19, 2015 post for more information.
Brentcliffe Road

Contractors have:

  • launched two tunnel-borming machines, “Don” and “Humber” on their underground journey westward toward Yonge Street.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s September 26, 2015 post for more information.

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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, 2014 post for more information.


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

Read Transit Toronto’s February 10, 2012 and March 10, 2012 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.

Contractors have:

  • reopened the entire street between Queen Street East and Commissioners Street to all traffic.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s August 7, 2015 post for more information.

  • restored all traffic lanes on Lake Shore Boulevard East at Leslie Street.
  • opened more lanes on Leslie south of Lake Shore, providing motorists with two northbound lanes and one southbound lane. They also restored access to the north entrance to the Canadian Tire plaza.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s September 2, 2015 post for more information.

  • rerouted the Martin Goodman Trail onto Leslie Street, between Lake Shore Boulevard East and Commissioners Street, as they prepare to landscape the perimeter of the Leslie Barns and build the new, permanent trail. Barrels delineate the re-routed trail and protect cyclists from motor vehicles.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s September 12, 2015 post for more information.

Highway 7 East rapidway

Construction has ended and the project is now officially open.

Davis Drive rapidway

Most construction has ended and buses started operating along the Viva yellow route, Sunday, November 29.

Read Transit Toronto’s November 27, 2015 post for more information.

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Highway 7 West rapidway

Contractors are:

  • removing a vacant building that York Region owns on Centre Street, just west of New Westminster Drive. Removing the building allows contractors to build a future driveway.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s October 25, 2015 post for more information.
  • Work to remove the building on Centre street continues until further notice.

  • restricting traffic to just one lane in each direction between Costa Road and Keele Street.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s October 25, 2015 post for more information.
  • Rebuilding the roadway near Keele Street continues until further notice.

Yonge Street rapidway

Contractors are:


  • building a retaining wall beside #17255 Yonge Street at the southeast corner of Yonge Street and Gladman Avenue from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day.
  • intermittently blocking the northbound curb lane on Yonge beside the work area during off peak-hours.
  • blocking the sidewalk on the east side of Yonge at Gladman.
  • Read Transit Toronto’s October 25, 2015 post for more information.
  • Work continues until today.

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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.

(This section is “under construction”.)

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.

Exhibition Loop

The TTC and Metrolinx are working together to rehabilitate the TTC’s Exhibition Loop and the eastbound platform at GO Transit’s Exhibition GO Station. Work on the projects requires the TTC to close the streetcar loop.

While the loop is closed, the TTC is detouring service along the 310 Bathurst overnight, 363 Ossington overnight, 509 Harbourfront and 511 Bathurst routes.

Shuttle buses replace streetcar service along Fleet Street, operating between Exhibition Place and Bathurst Street.

Contractors are rehabilitating concrete on both TTC and GO properties, replacing the retaining wall with a new barrier wall that separates the two properties and replacing streetcar tracks.

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

Construction continues until August.

Woodbine Station

The TTC is closing the bus roadway so that contractors can build an elevator.

Passengers must exit from or board buses operating along the 91 Woodbine and 92 Woodbine South routes on Strathmore Boulevard, instead of in the station terminal, during construction.

Read Transit Toronto’s September 8, 2015 post for more information.

Construction and detours at Woodbine Station continue until September.

Coxwell Station

The TTC is closing the bus loop as contractors install a new elevator between the street and the subway platform. Contractors will also pave the bus loop roadway.

The station is fully open to passengers connecting with subway trains operating along the 2 Bloor - Danforth line, but you must board buses on Coxwell Avenue. All passengers leaving the station to board the buses must pick up a transfer from Coxwell Station. The TTC is installing a temporary bus shelter on the northeast corner of Coxwell and Danforth Avenues.

While the bus loop is closed, the TTC is interlining buses operating along the 22 Coxwell and 70 O’Connor routes.

It’s also adjusting the schedules for both routes, and providing both more and less frequent service along the routes at various times of the week.

Read Transit Toronto’s October 22, 2015 post for more information.

Work on the bus loop at Coxwell Station continues until December 31.

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, 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, 2014, April 26, 2014 and August 4, 2014 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 — which it also calls “Keele Yard” — between Keele and Dundas West Stations.

It plans to again store trains in the yard and near Kipling station.

Read Transit Toronto’s July 24, 2014 post for more information.


TTC crews are digging a series of shafts as part of the project. They’ll block through traffic on the laneway between Dorval Road and Dundas Street West. The work will not obstruct direct access to rear parking spots.

Read Transit Toronto’s March 4 post for more information.

Crews continue to block the laneway between Dorval Road and Dundas Street West until further notice.


Construction at Vincent Yard continues until further notice.

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 early 2016.

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, 2014 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.

Eastern Avenue

The City of Toronto is closing all westbound lanes between Woodfield Road and Knox Avenue to traffic during storm-sewer construction. It will maintain one eastbound traffic lane.

The TTC is detouring westbound buses operating along the 143 Downtown / Beach express route, while the lanes are closed. Buses serving the 31B branch of the 31 Greenwood route resumed regular service 5:30 a.m. Monday, November 16.

Read Transit Toronto’s January 14, 2015 post for more information.

Construction continues until July.

Birchmount Garage

The TTC is replacing underground diesel tanks with above-ground tanks at the garage.

During the project, crews will dig out and remove two underground tanks from the south side of the property, west of the parking lot, replace underground infrastructure that connects the tank to the bus garage and install two new above-ground tanks at the site.

All work takes place on TTC property from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

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

Tank replacement at Birchmount Garage continues until summer.

Dupont Station — elevator installation

Crews are installing an elevator on the northwest corner of Dupont Street and Spadina Road. During this part of the project, they’ll block traffic lanes in the northwest corner of the intersection. This work includes excavating the elevator shaft in the City of Toronto’s right-of-way.

At least one lane of traffic in each direction is available for motorists while crews are installing the elevator. The work may delay, but will not otherwise affect TTC services along the 26 Dupont and 127 Davenport routes, although the TTC may temporarily relocate bus stops.

Crews will maintain access to the subway-station entrance at the northwest corner of Dupont and Spadina.

Crews generally work from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day. Occasionally, they may work until 11 p.m. to complete the project as quickly as possible. You can expect construction-related noise and vibration during this work.

Read Transit Toronto’s March 5 post for more information.

Work this elevator at Dupont Station continues until March 2017.

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

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.


Work on the pedestrian bridge linking the station terminal with the parking structure blocks platform 15 in the station bus terminal.

DRT buses operating along the 915 Taunton route start picking up passengers one stop north at platform 14.

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

Ajax GO Station bus terminal — revised stop

The Metrolinx project to build a new pedestrian bridge at the station blocks Durham Region Transit’s platform 15 in the terminal.

DRT buses operating along the 915 Taunton route pick up passengers at platform 14 — one platform north of the usual stop. The buses share the platform with buses operating along the 923 Bayly route.

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

Construction continues to block the DRT platform at Ajax GO Station until November.

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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 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.

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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 between Eastgate Parkway / Creekbank Road and Spectrum Way, so MiWay has permanently revised the routingfor buses operating along the 7 Airport, 35 / 35A Eglinton and 87 Meadowvale - Skymark MiLocal routes and the 109 Meadowvale MiExpress route.

Read Transit Toronto’s June 1, 2013 post for more information.


The city has reopened Commerce Boulevard between Skymark and Eglinton Avenues, Orbitor Way between Skymark and Eglinton Avenues and Spectrum Way between Skymark and Eglinton Avenues. It’s closed Explorer Drive between Skymark and Eglinton Avenues.

MiWay has revised routings for the 7 Airport, 35 / 35A Eglinton, 72 Timberlea and 87 Meadowvale - Skymark MiLocal routes and the 109 Meadowvale MiExpress route

The TTC has revised detour routings for the 32A Eglinton West and 112B West Mall routes.

Read Transit Toronto’s October 23, 2105 post for more information.

Detours around this section of the Mississauga Transitway construction project continue until October.

City Centre Terminal

MiWay is repairing the concrete supports at the south end of the terminal.

All MiWay and Brampton Transit buses that usually drop off or pick up passengers in the terminal will do so, instead, on Rathburn Road West.

Read Transit Toronto’s April 5 post for more information.

Construction and detours continue until October.

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, 2014 and June 6, 2014 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.

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, 2014 post for more information.

Highway 7 Markham

York Region is widening the highway between east of Sciberras Road and Town Centre Boulevard / South Town Centre Boulevard from four to six lanes.

During the second phase of construction, crews are keeping Highway 7 open to traffic, by shifting traffic lanes to the south side. While traffic flows on the south side, they’ll work on the north side of the highway.

The work delays general traffic and York Region Transit buses operating along the 1 Highway 7 route.

Read Transit Toronto’s December 16, 2015 post for more information.

Construction on this section of Highway 7 continues until 2017.

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