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Subway opens late -- 10 a.m., May 26:
St Clair to Union



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The TTC is closing the Line 1 Yonge - University subway between St Clair and Union stations until 10 a.m. Sunday, May 26. Line 1 subway trains operate only between Finch and St Clair stations and between Vaughan Metropolitan Centre and Union stations until 10 a.m. that morning.

Closing this portion of the subway network allows TTC crews to continue upgrading the automatic train-control (or ATC) signal system. According to a TTC news release, “When ATC is fully installed on Line 1, it will provide a more modern and reliable signal system that will help the TTC improve capacity by allowing for increased trips on the line.”

Shuttle buses operate along Yonge Street to partially replace subway service until subway service resumes by 10 a.m. The buses drop off or pick up passengers at on-street stops near each of the station on the closed section of the subway line.

Most stations on this section of Line 1 remain open to passengers so you can pay for fares or connect with buses or streetcars. However, Summerhill and Wellesley stations are closed until 10 a.m.

Wheel-Trans accessible service is also available from any station. Speak with a TTC staff member for more information about the service and its frequency.

The TTC says, “While the TTC does most subway maintenance at the conclusion of service each night, it continues to require weekend and early weeknight closures to complete critical infrastructure and maintenance upgrades.”


The TTC originally planned to close this part of Line 1 all day Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26. It has already closed parts of this section of the subway multiple times earlier this year:


The TTC has planned several more closures of all or part of this section of Line 1 this year:

  • Monday, May 27 until Thursday, May 30 — close early — Eglinton to Bloor — track maintenance.
  • Saturday, June 8 — Lawrence to Bloor — signal upgrades.
  • Sunday, June 9 — St. Clair to Union — signal upgrades.
  • Monday, June 17 until Wednesday, June 19 — close early — Eglinton to Bloor — track maintenance.
  • Monday, June 24 until Thursday, June 27 — close early — Eglinton to Bloor — track maintenance.


Eglinton Crosstown LRT - Surface section:
Utility relocation near Don Valley Parkway



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Metrolinx contractors continue building the future Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit line between Mount Dennis and Kennedy.


Crews continue building the LRT “guideway” — the transit-only lanes in the centre of the roadway, including tracks and passenger amenities

  • on Eglinton Avenue East at the Don Valley Parkway

between the sites of the future Sloane and Aga Khan stops.

From 12:01 a.m. Sunday, May 26 until 5 a.m. Monday, May 27, Toronto Hydro and Crosslinx Transit Solutions crews are relocating utility infrastructure near the Parkway on- and off-ramps at Eglinton Avenue East. (Crosslinx is the Metrolinx contractor for the LRT project.)

Metrolinx is co-ordinating the project with the City of Toronto’s plans to close the entire Don Valley Parkway for its annual spring maintenance this weekend.

Crews are excavating, relocating the utility infrastructure and then repaving the roadway from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. Sunday, May 26.

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For transit passengers

  • GO Transit passengers aboard buses along these routes can expect detours and delays, while the Don Valley Parkway is closed:

  • 63 King City / Toronto;

  • 65 East Gwillimbury / Newmarket / Toronto;
  • 71 Stouffville / Toronto; and
  • 90 Lakeshore East.

  • TTC passengers aboard buses along these routes can also expect delays on Eglinton near the Parkway:

  • 34 Eglinton East; and

  • 334 Eglinton East overnight.

For pedestrians

  • The sidewalk on the north side of Eglinton East between the east and west Don Valley Parkway ramps remains closed.
  • Crews may adjust pedestrian crossings at ramps near the work zone where necessary. They’ll clearly mark detours with signs to direct you to alternate routes.

For motorists

  • The work zones restrict traffic on Eglinton East to just one lane in each direction near the Don Valley Parkway.
  • The Don Valley Parkway is closed to all traffic.


City closing Don Valley Parkway,
GO buses detouring, May 26, 27



The City of Toronto is closing

  • the Don Valley Parkway between Highway 401 and the Frederick G. Gardiner Expressway

from 12:01 a.m. Sunday, May 26 until 5 a.m. Monday, May 27 to conduct its annual spring maintenance. To make sure that workers completing the various maintenance tasks are safe, the City shuts down the entire roadway in both directions.

The City originally planned closing the expressway for a full weekend, starting 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 25) but meterologists forecast rain Saturday. The rain would impede significant work to resurface the roadway, that the City originally planned. City staff will explore alternate dates over the summer when crews can resurface they roadway while limiting the impact on the travelling public.

According to a City news release, “A full closure of the Don Valley Parkway, even for just one day, is an important and safe way that City road crews, engineers and other stakeholders, such as Toronto Hydro and Metrolinx, make improvements and keep the roadway in good repair. Traffic signal timing changes will be in effect to enhance traffic flow on nearby routes and mitigate traffic congestion associated with the expressway’s closure.”

Closing the Parkway affects bus service along GO Transit’s 63 King City / Toronto, 65 East Gwillimbury / Newmarket / Toronto, 71 Stouffville / Toronto and 90 Lakeshore East routes. Although GO says the buses serve all regular stops, passengers should expect detours and delays in service by as much as 20 minutes behind schedule.

(GO has not confirmed how, even whether, it’s detouring its buses during this closure. On previous occasions, buses have started and ended their trips in York Mills GO Bus Terminal, allowing passengers to transfer to the TTC’s Line 1 Yonge - University subway to travel to and from downtown Toronto. Regardless, GO Transit control will advise drivers how to detour the buses, depending on traffic conditions and will update passengers appropriately.)



City of Toronto sewer maintenance:
TTC detour (west), May 26, 27



From 9 p.m. Sunday, May 26 until 5 a.m. Monday, May 27, City of Toronto crews are maintaining the sewers somewhere on the path of streetcars along the TTC’s 504 King route. (The TTC has not specified the location and the City’s website does not provide the information. Our educated guess: on Roncesvalles Avenue.)

To scan the sewer with a closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera, the crews occupy part of the streetcar right-of-way.

The TTC is detouring cars along these routes, while the crews work in the track area:

  • 304 King overnight; and
  • 504B King.

Shuttle buses replace the cars, operating between between Dundas West Station and Dufferin Gate Loop.

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Streetcars along the 504A King route continue to operate along their regular path to and from Dufferin Gate Loop, although they are also detouring to accommodate another City sewer-maintenance project in the east end of the route from 5 a.m. until 5 p.m. May 26.



City of Toronto sewer maintenance:
TTC detour (east), May 26



From 5 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday, May 26, City of Toronto crews are maintaining the sewers somewhere on the path of streetcars along the TTC’s 504B King route. (The TTC has not specified the location and the City’s website does not provide the information. Our educated guess: on Broadview Avenue south of Gerrard Street East.)

To flush the sewers, the crews occupy part of the streetcar right-of-way.

The TTC is detouring cars along these routes, while the crews work in the track area:

  • 304 King overnight; and
  • 504B King.

Shuttle buses replace the cars, operating between between Gerrard Street East / Broadview Avenue and King Street East / Sherbourne Street.

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Streetcars along the 504A King route continue to operate along their regular path to and from Distillery Loop, although they are also detouring to accommodate another City sewer-maintenance project in the west end of the route from 9 p.m. May 26 until 5 a.m. May 27.



Downtown Brampton Terminal construction:
Brampton Transit, GO detours, May 25, 26



Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26, Brampton Transit is repairing the roadway in the Downtown Brampton Terminal.

Crews repair the north side of the terminal Saturday.

Brampton Transit is detouring buses along these routes, while the north platforms in the terminal are closed:

  • 1 Queen [westbound]; and
  • 52 McMurchy.

GO Transit is detouring buses along these routes, while the north platforms in the terminal are closed:

  • 31 Guelph / Georgetown / Toronto; and
  • 36 Brampton / North York express.

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Crews repair the south side of the terminal Sunday.

Brampton Transit is detouring buses along these routes, while the south platforms in the terminal are closed:

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Metrolinx upgrading Stouffville line tracks:
TTC detours buses off Steeles, May 24 to 27



Starting 8 p.m. Friday, May 24, the City of Toronto is closing:

  • Steeles Avenue East between Silver Star Boulevard and Redlea Avenue

to accommodate Metrolinx contractors who are upgrading GO Transit’s Stouffville line tracks.

The TTC is detouring buses along these routes, while the street is closed:

  • 43 Kennedy;
  • 53 Steeles East;
  • 343 Kennedy overnight; and
  • 353 Steeles overnight.

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Construction on the tracks at Steeles Avenue East and the TTC detours buses until 6 a.m. May 27.



Burnhamthorpe water project: Road closure,
GO detours, May 23, 24, 25, 26



From 11:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23 until 4:30 a.m. Friday, May 24, the City of Mississauga is closing:

  • Duke of York Boulevard, between Prince of Wales Drive and Burnhamthorpe Road West

to accommodate Region of Peel contractors who are moving a large drill rig as part of a project to install new water-mains and sewers. (The work is just one component of the larger Burnhamthorpe water project to improve water services in the Mississauga City Centre area.)

From 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26, the City is closing

  • Duke of York Boulevard, northbound lanes only between City Centre and Prince of Wales Drives

to provide a safe work area for the artist painting a mural on the hoarding surrounding the work zone at Duke of York and City Centre.

GO Transit is detouring buses along these routes, while the street is closed:

  • 19 Mississauga / North York; and
  • 21 Milton / Toronto.

(MiWay has already revised the paths of its buses so that they operate along other nearby streets, instead of Duke of York, during this long-term project.)



Third Line / Rebecca construction:
Oakville Transit detours, May 24 to 27



From 7 p.m. Friday, May 24 until 6 a.m. Monday, May 27, the Town of Oakville is closing

  • the intersection of Third Line with Rebecca Street

to accommodate Region of Halton contractors continuing a to replace the waste-water system on

  • Third Line between Rebecca Street and 150 metres (492 feet) north.

The crews work overnight to reduce the impact on local traffic.

Oakville Transit is detouring buses operating along these routes, while the intersection is closed:

  • 3 Third Line;

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  • 15 Bridge.

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The region started the project Monday, June 11, 2018. Oakville Transit previously detoured its buses to accommodate the contractors working on the project from that date until Sunday, July 22.

This phase of construction at the intersection of Third Line with Rebecca Street and the Oakville Transit detours continue until 6 a.m. May 27.



Highway 7 West rapidway - Concord / Thornhill:
Paving, GO and YRT detours



Update — Friday, May 24, 10:01 a.m.: Metrolinx and vivaNext cancelled the paving project this weekend due to rain.


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Metrolinx and York Region contractors continue building a rapidway — bus-only lanes in the centre of the roadway — along Highway 7 West, Centre and Bathurst Streets between Dufferin and Yonge Streets.


From 8 p.m. Saturday, May 25 until 7 a.m. Sunday, May 26, the Region of York is closing:

  • the Yonge - Highway 7 Connector Road,

while crews pave the roadway.

From 8 p.m. Saturday, until 2 a.m. Sunday, crews pave between the entrance to Richmond Hill Centre Terminal and Highway 7. Buses can still access the terminal.

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York Region Transit is detouring buses along these routes, while this part of the roadway is closed:

From 2 until 6 a.m. Sunday, construction blocks bus access to the terminal.

GO Transit is detouring buses along these routes, while the terminal access is closed:

  • 40 Hamilton / Pearson / Richmond Hill; and
  • 52 Oshawa / Highway 407.

York Region Transit is detouring buses along these routes, while the terminal access is closed:

York Region is again closing the connector road and GO and YRT are detouring the buses next weekend, from 8 p.m. Saturday, June 1 until 7 a.m. Sunday, June 2.