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GO Transit

Easter weekend holiday service,
April 19, 20, 21, 22



Greater Toronto Area, Hamilton and Golden Horseshoe transit agencies are revising their services during the long Easter holiday weekend.



GO introducing new express trains
along Lakeshore East line, April 17



GO Transit is introducing two new express trains — one in each direction — along the 09 Lakeshore East line, starting Wednesday, **April 17. The trains drop off or pick up passengers in Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax and Pickering GO stations, but operate without stopping between Pickering and Union Station.

The new westbound train leaves Oshawa GO at 7:50 a.m., stops in Whitby at 7:56 a.m., Ajax at 8:04 a.m. and Pickering at 8:09 a.m., then operates express to Union, arriving at 8:42 a.m.

The new eastbound train leaves Union at 4:50 p.m., operates express to Pickering, arriving at 5:23 p.m. It then stops in Ajax at 5:28 p.m. and Whitby at 5:35 p.m. It arrives in Oshawa at 5:43 p.m.

Both trains have 12 coaches to give you as much room as possible. The trains do not connect at Oshawa with buses along the 90 Lakeshore East route.



No subway service, Wilson to St Clair West,
after 11 p.m. April 15 to 18



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The TTC is closing the Line 1 Yonge - University subway after 11 p.m. this week, between Wilson and St Clair West stations. From Monday, April 15 until Thursday, April 18, Line 1 trains operate only between Vaughan Metropolitan Centre and Wilson stations and between St Clair West and Finch stations after 11 p.m.

During this closure, TTC crews are maintaining the tracks, keeping them in a state of good repair.

Shuttle buses partially replace subway service, dropping off or picking up passengers on the street near most stations on the closed section of the line. Note that the buses do not stop at Glencairn Station — instead, they serve passengers on Marlee Avenue at Glencairn Avenue.

Most stations on the closed section of Line 1 remain open so that passengers can connect with buses and streetcars or buy fares. However, Yorkdale and Glencairn stations are closed.

WheelTrans service is available if you need accessible service in the closure area. Wilson Station is not yet an accessible station, so, if you’re travelling southbound on the University branch of Line 1 and you need an elevator, exit at Sheppard West Station and ask any TTC employee about Wheel-Trans service.

This is the first time this year that the TTC has closed this section of Line 1.

It has scheduled just one more closure of this part of the line in 2019.

  • Monday, June 3 until Thursday, **June 6 — close early — Wilson to St Clair West - track maintenance.


Why is GO raising fares on longer trips,
starting April 20?



During its meeting of Wednesday, April 10, the Metrolinx board of directors approved changing GO Transit fares, starting Saturday, April 20.

GO is lowering fares for short-distance trips. However, it’s also raising fares for longer-distance GO trips.

Daily longer-distance GO commuters know better than anyone whether GO merits more money for its service. But, here’s how GO justifies the increase.


Trains

GO says it’s improved train service in several ways, since it last increased fares in 2017, resulting in more operating costs.


Barrie line:

  • introduced midday hourly service to Aurora (ten new daily trips);
  • introduced evening hourly service to Aurora (six new daily trips);
  • added more service to/from Bradford (six daily trips);
  • improved weekend service to run hourly instead of every 75 minutes (six new daily trips);
  • introduced service to new Downsview Park GO Station (connection to Line 1 TTC subway); and
  • extended rush-hour trips between Maple GO and Allandale Waterfront GO (two daily trips).

Kitchener line:

  • extended rush-hour trips between Georgetown and Kitchener (two daily trips);
  • extended rush-hour trips between Mount Pleasant to Georgetown (two daily trips);
  • introduced more rush-hour service to/from Bramalea (three new daily trips); and
  • introduced more rush-hour service to/from Malton (one new daily trip).

Lakeshore East line:

  • improved late evening service to provide consistent service every 30 minutes (two new trips);
  • improved weekend service to run every 30 minutes (eight new daily trips);
  • improved midday service to run every 15 minutes (21 new daily trips); and
  • added more express peak weekday trips serving the reverse direction (six new daily trips).

Lakeshore West line:

  • improved late evening service to run every 30 minutes (two new daily trips);
  • improved weekend service to run every 30 minutes (eight new daily trips);
  • improved midday service to run three trains an hour (ten new daily trips);
  • extended rush-hour trips extensions between Oakville and Burlington (four daily trips);
  • added more express peak weekday trips serving the reverse direction (six new daily trips); and
  • extended rush-hour trips between West Harbour and Niagara Falls (two daily trips).

Stouffville line:

  • extended Monday-to-Friday midday trips between Unionville and Mount Joy (ten daily trips).

Buses

GO says it’s many improvements to bus service since the last fare increase in 2017, resulting in more maintenance and operating costs.

  • improved route 40, serving Hamilton, Mississauga, Pearson and Richmond Hill, to operate every 30 minutes weekends;
  • improved Highway 407 service to provide better connections with TTC;
  • introduced service to the new Highway 407 Bus Terminal;
  • introduced of service to the new Hwy 404 / Major Mackenzie Park and Ride lot;
  • introduced service to the new Highway 412 / Dundas Park and Ride lot;
  • improved seasonal route 12 to include more express service to Niagara Falls;
  • introduced service to the new Winston Churchill Transitway Station;
  • introduced service to Niagara College;
  • introduced service along the Mississauga Transitway (Routes 19 and 40);
  • introduced service to the new Dixie Transitway Station;
  • introduced service to the new Renforth Transitway Station;
  • improved route 29 service to operate mostly hourly in Guelph and Mississauga; and
  • extended route 66 to East Gwillimbury.

Infrastructure

GO says it’s built new infrastructure since September 2017 to improve passenger experience and enhance the safety and reliability of itsservices, resulting in additional maintenance and operating costs. These include:

  • the new Downsview Park GO Stationthe new Courtice Park and Ride lot;
  • the new Ritson Park and Ride lot;
  • the new Highway 407 Bus Terminal;
  • the new Hwy 404 / Major Mackenzie Park and Ride lot;
  • the new Winston Churchill Transitway Station;
  • significant upgrades to radio and signal equipment to increase capacity and improve reliability of communication across network;
  • substantial upgrades and enhancements to multiple legacy bridges over the rail corridor, extending the longevity and ensuring the safety and reliability of our infrastructure. This includes
  • fully replacing the 100 year old Humber River Bridge; and
  • elevating five bridges.
  • comprehensive repair and inspection program across the entire network to strengthen the integrity of the bridges and provide improved resilience to climate;
  • the new Whitby Rail Maintenance Facility;
  • 152 new rail coaches;
  • 45 miles of resurfaced track;
  • 28,121 new track ties;
  • 29 new switches;
  • 16 new at-grade road crossings;
  • four miles of new rail;
  • 42,000 tonnes of new ballast;
  • 103 upgraded snow clearing devices;
  • 14 new barrier arms for crossing gates;
  • 14 new sites to enhance remote monitoring and energy management across the rail network; and
  • two new designated locations for trains to safely turn around.


GO revising fares, April 20



During its meeting of Wednesday, April 10, the Metrolinx board of directors approved changing GO Transit fares, starting Saturday, April 20.

GO is lowering fares for short-distance trips to $3.70, when you use a PRESTO fare-card. According to the transit agency, lowering fares “[makes] GO an even better option for travelling within and around your community.”

If you’re travelling 10 kilometres or less, your trip will cost you $3.70, instead of the current lowest PRESTO fare of $4.71. GO is also lowering the cost of single-fare paper tickets to $4.40 for trips 10 kilometres or less, instead of the current lowest ticket fare of $5.30. By lowering fares for these short trips, GO intends to attract more local riders, making the cost of a short trip aboard GO trains and buses more in line with other local transit options.

However, GO is also raising fares for longer-distance GO trips. PRESTO fares for trips longer than 10 kilometres increase by about four percent. For example, a PRESTO journey between Union Station and Barrie South GO Station increases from $12.40 to $12.82. The price of a single-fare paper ticket for trips longer than 10 kilometres increases by as much as 10 percent.

GO says, “Since the last fare increase in September 2017, we’ve grown services by 25 per cent, and we’re working hard to bring you even more — and better — services in the future. This increase will help cover the costs of providing quality service to our customers, which rise each year with inflation.”

The PRESTO discount on GO increases to 16 percent from the current 11 percent, when you compare it with the single-fare paper ticket price. With PRESTO, you also get automatic discounts when transferring between GO and local transit agencies, including the TTC.

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^ Current and new fares for paper tickets along GO’s Barrie corridor. Click the image to enlarge it.

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^ Current and new PRESTO fares along GO’s Barrie corridor. Click the image to enlarge it.

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^ Current and new fares for paper tickets along GO’s Kitchener corridor. Click the image to enlarge it.

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^ Current and new PRESTO fares along GO’s Kitchener corridor. Click the image to enlarge it.

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^ Current and new fares for paper tickets along GO’s Lakeshore East corridor. Click the image to enlarge it.

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^ Current and new PRESTO fares along GO’s Lakeshore West corridor. Click the image to enlarge it.

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^ Current and new fares for paper tickets along GO’s Lakeshore West corridor. Click the image to enlarge it.

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^ Current and new PRESTO fares along GO’s Lakeshore West corridor. Click the image to enlarge it.

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^ Current and new fares for paper tickets along GO’s Milton corridor. Click the image to enlarge it.

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^ Current and new PRESTO fares along GO’s Milton corridor. Click the image to enlarge it.

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^ Current and new fares for paper tickets along GO’s Niagara Falls corridor. Click the image to enlarge it.

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^ Current and new PRESTO fares along GO’s Niagara Falls corridor. Click the image to enlarge it.

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^ Current and new fares for paper tickets along GO’s Richmond Hill corridor. Click the image to enlarge it.

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^ Current and new PRESTO fares along GO’s Richmond Hill corridor. Click the image to enlarge it.

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^ Current and new fares for paper tickets along GO’s Stouffville corridor. Click the image to enlarge it.

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^ Current and new PRESTO fares along GO’s Stouffville corridor. Click the image to enlarge it.


GO is lowering fares for train trips to and from Niagara Falls and St. Catharines, so they align with bus fares for those locations.


The fare increase does not apply to the Union-Pearson express. This means that fares for UP Express and GO Transit will no longer be the same, and you’ll have to tap your PRESTO card on the device that corresponds with the train you’re taking. If you travel on UP you must tap your card on UP Express devices, and if you’re taking GO, you must tap your card on GO Transit devices.

If you’re travelling to or from Bloor or Weston and wish to take advantage of the discount when connecting with TTC or the GO loyalty program, you have the option of taking GO Transit. UP passengers travelling to and from Pearson airport continue to benefit from a discounted TTC fare when connecting between the two systems. (Generally, GO fares are now lower than UPX fares between these three stations.)



Eglinton Crosstown LRT - Cedarvale:
Tower-crane installation, starting April 15



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


To accommodate upcoming excavation and station construction for the future Cedarvale LRT Station, crews are installing a tower crane beside the TTC’s Eglinton West subway Station. The crane is about 15 metres tall, has a jib that extends to 40 metres and a maximum capacity of about 20 metric tonnes.

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Crews start installing the crane “as early as” Monday, April 15 and the crane remains in place until end of the project in 2021.


For transit passengers

  • Access to Eglinton West subway station is available at all times. You can only access the station from a temporary walkway on the east side of the southbound ramp from Allen Road.
  • If you’re accessing the station on foot from the east, you must use the south sidewalk, then cross Eglinton at a temporary crosswalk between Winnett Avenue and Everden Road.
  • Expect delays aboard TTC buses along these routes:
  • 32A / 32C / 32D Eglinton West;
  • 63 Ossington;
  • 109 Ranee;
  • 332 Eglinton West overnight; and
  • 363 Ossington overnight.
  • Since crews work in the bus terminal overnight, the TTC is detouring buses along the 363 Ossington overnight route until further notice.

For pedestrians

  • The sidewalk on the north side of Eglinton West between the southbound ramp from Allen Road to west of Glenarden Road is closed.
  • The sidewalk on the south side of Eglinton across from Eglinton West Subway Station is closed. You must detour across Ben Nobleman Park and the east side of Everden Road to continue east and west along the south side of Eglinton.
  • The sidewalk on the east side of Everden south of Eglinton is closed.
  • You can only access Eglinton West Station along a temporary walkway from the walkway on the west side of the southbound ramp from Allen Road.
  • A temporary crosswalk on Eglinton between Winnett Avenue and Everden is available.
  • Another temporary pedestrian crosswalk is also available on Eglinton between west of Glenarden on the north side and between Flanders and Westover Hill Roads on the south side.

For motorists

  • Work zones block curb lanes on the north side of Eglinton between the northbound ramp from Allen and west of Glenarden Road.
  • A work zone blocks two curb lanes on the south side of Eglinton West for the entire block between Everden and Strathearn Roads.
  • Two lanes are available for traffic in both directions on Eglinton west of the southbound ramp from Allen Road.
  • Just one lane is available for traffic in both directions on Eglinton between Everden and east of Flanders Road.
  • Park Hill, Everden and Strathearn Roads remain closed at Eglinton Avenue.
  • The work zone on Everden Road blocks access to 20 parking spaces.
  • The City of Toronto continues to prohibit left turns from northbound Winnett onto westbound Eglinton.

For nearby residents and business people

  • Expect noise from a pile driver and crane, loaders, trucks and other construction equipment and dust as crews drill and remove debris.
  • Expect vibration from shoring activities.


Eglinton Crosstown LRT - Sloane:
Partial intersection closure, TTC detour



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


Starting 5 a.m. Monday, April 15, crews continue building the LRT “guideway” — the transit-only lanes in the centre of the roadway, including tracks and passenger amenities

  • at the intersection of Eglinton Avenue East with Sloane Avenue / Bermondsey Road

near the site of the future Sloane stop.

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^ Phase 1 work zones.

They’re starting the next phase of construction — widening and repaving the roadway — to accommodate the guideway. They’ll block north-south traffic on Bermondsey and Sloane from continuing through the intersection for as long as twelve weeks. They started reconfiguring traffic lanes on Eglinton Avenue East for the first phase of this work, Monday, April 8.

During phase 1, they’ll widen and repave on the south side of the intersection. During phase 2, they’ll work on the north side of the intersection. During both phases, the TTC is detouring buses along this route:

  • 91 Woodbine.

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^ Phase 1 TTC detour.

Phase 1 of guideway construction near the future Sloane stop — and the resulting TTC detour — continue until about May 26.


For transit passengers

  • From Monday, April 15 until about Sunday, May 26, the TTC is detouring buses along the 91 Woodine route.
  • The TTC is setting up a temporary platform for the eastbound stop on Eglinton East at Bermondsey. Walkways lead passengers across the work zone to and from the sidewalk on the south side of Eglinton or the north-south crosswalk on the west side of the Bermondsey / Sloane intersection.
  • It’s relocating the northbound stop on Sloane at Eglinton East to Eccleston Drive.
  • It’s relocating the south- and northbound stops on Bermondsey south of Eglinton East to south of Mobile Drive.
  • Expect delays aboard buses along these routes:
  • 34 Eglinton East; and
  • 334 Eglinton East overnight.

For pedestrians

  • From Monday, April 15 until about Sunday, May 26, the north-south crosswalk on the east side Bermondsey and Sloane at Eglinton East is closed.

For motorists

  • Work zones block traffic lanes on the south side of Eglinton Avenue East east and west of Bermondsey Road.
  • A work zone extends across Bermondsey Road, blocking north-south through traffic.
  • At least two lanes in each direction are available for traffic on Eglinton East. Traffic flows on the north side of the roadway.
  • All traffic lanes are available on Bermondsey and Sloane.
  • Northbound traffic on Bermondsey must turn around southbound south of Eglinton.
  • Southbound traffic on Sloane must turn left or right onto Eglinton.
  • The City of Toronto is prohibiting all turns from eastbound Eglinton onto Sloane or Bermondsey.
  • The City is prohibiting left turns from westbound Eglinton onto southbound Bermondsey.
  • It’s also prohibiting left turns from eastbound Mobile onto northbound Bermondsey.


Premier Doug Ford announces
$28.5 billion transit plan for Toronto



This week, Premier Doug Ford announced that his government would build a new rapid transit project through central and east-end Toronto that he’s dubbing “the Ontario Line”. This proposal is part of a $28.5 billion plan to expand “Ontario’s” transit network.

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The Ontario Line, extending from the Ontario Science Centre to Ontario Place, is the new name for the Downtown Relief Line subway. It’s a key component of the Ontario’s transformational plan for Toronto transit.

According to a government of Ontario news release, “Transit users and commuters across Ontario can look forward to transportation improvements as part of the Government of Ontario’s historic new transportation vision, Premier Doug Ford announced… This is the most money ever invested to get shovels in the ground and get new subways built.”

The province expects that the new rapid transit line will cost $10.9 billion. It will start near Exhibition Place / Ontario Place, wind its way along an unspecified route to Osgoode Station. It will then follow the path that the City of Toronto has already approved for the line to Pape Station and then head northward to end at the Science Centre Station on the under-construction Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit line. The line would mostly be underground, although parts of it may be elevated, especially where the line crosses the Don River, although whether that means the downtown Don-River crossing or the East York crossing isn’t clear.

The premier has already announced that this line will use alternate technology, instead of regular TTC traditional subway cars, but Ontario has not specified what this technology would be. A side issue to using different technology than elsewhere on the TTC’s rapid-transit system is finding a site to store and maintain the trains. Under the current proposal for the line, the TTC would have kept the trains in the Greenwood Yard, with a separate tunnel to connect the yard with the new subway near Pape Station.

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According to a post on Metrolinx’ news blog,

“The Ontario line will:

  • be the largest single expansion in Toronto’s subway history;
  • twice the length of the proposed Downtown Relief Line (DRL) for approximately the same cost;
  • have the same peak capacity as the TTC’s existing Line 1;
  • move twice as many people per day as the proposed DRL, with ridership expected to be more than 400,000 people per weekday;
  • add 50% more subway capacity to downtown;
  • divert as much as 20% of current riders of the TTC’s Line 1 to the Ontario Line; and
  • bring transit to underserviced priority neighbourhoods like Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park.”

The City recently completed an environmental assessment for the Osgoode-to-Pape section of the line, generally the last step before a project goes ahead. (Rod Phillips, Ontario’s Minister of the Environment and Parks, approved the assessment report late last year.) The City tentatively targetted 2029 as the date for completing the project after it recently approved a plan to speed up construction. The government also has to undergo the same process for the new parts of the line before any construction can start.

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The City of Toronto / TTC approved alignment and stations for the Relief Line South.

The provincial plan includes three more major transit projects:

  • The Yonge north subway extension, costing $5.6 billion and opening “soon after the Ontario Line”;
  • The Scarborough subway extension, costing $5.5 billion and “delivered before 2030”; and
  • The* Eglinton Crosstown west extension*, costing $4.7 billion and “delivered before 2031”.

The projects require a total of $28.5 billion, of which the province has committed $11.2 billion. The Ontario news release adds, “This funding over-delivers on the government’s commitment to put $5 billion into subway extensions.”

The city and TTC had already committed to extending the Line 2 Bloor - Danforth subway one stop to Scarborough Centre Station at a cost of about $3.9 billion. The city expected to open the extension by 2026, just in time for the Scarborough RT trains reach the end of their operating life. The Ontario plan adds two more stations on McCowan Road - one each at Lawrence and Sheppard Avenues East. It also adds as much as four more years to the timeline and $2 billion to the bill for delivering this project.

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The approved, one-stop Line 2 extension in Scarborough.

The new proposal for extending the TTC’s Line 1 Yonge - University subway to Richmond Hill is mostly the same as the TTC, Metrolinx, the City of Toronto and York Region have already planned. But, the province is now affirming that the line will not open until the Ontario Line is complete. Ontario now acknowledges that extending the Yonge line northward would result in overcrowding the line unless the Ontario Line is open first.

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Proposed alignment for the Line 1 extension to Richmond Hill.

With the fourth project, extending the Crosstown LRT westward, the province has determined that this line would be underground west of Royal York Road, nearly doubling the price tag to $4 billion. The City previously planned to operate this line in the middle of Eglinton Avenue West but was awaiting input from Metrolinx and the Greater Toronto Airports Authority on a further extension to Toronto Pearson International Airport before finalizing its plans.

The provincial proposal is silent on two more vitally necessary components of the city’s rapid transit network - extending the Crosstown LRT eastward to U of T Scarborough and Malvern and building a waterfront transit line. While a possible Ontario Line station at Ontario Place would definitely improve access to the waterfront, it doesn’t help to improve service where it’s most needed - in the rapidly developing eastern Portlands.

Ontario expects the Government of Canada and the City to also help fund these projects. But, the Premier has also said if other governments don’t step up, that the province would be prepared to ‘back stop’ the work, especially the extra costs for the Line 2 extension into Scarborough.

As part of the announcement today, Premier Ford reaffirmed the government’s commitment to working with the City of Toronto to upload the TTC subway infrastructure.



No subway service, Bloor to Osgoode,
after 11 p.m. April 13, all day April 14



Update — Friday, April 12, 5:03 p.m.: The TTC has revised the schedule for the closure. Before 11 p.m. Saturday, April 13, the line is closed only between Bloor and Union.


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The TTC is closing part of the Line 1 Yonge - University subway between Bloor and Osgoode stations for part of this weekend, as crews continue installing the automated train-control (ATC) signal system. Saturday, April 13 after 11 p.m. and Sunday, April 14, Line 1 subway trains operate only between Vaughan Metropolitan Centre and Osgoode stations and between Finch and Bloor stations.

Frequent shuttle buses operate to partially replace subway service, dropping off or picking up passengers on the street near each of the stations on the closed section of the line. Wheel-Trans service is also available if you need accessible connections.

Most stations on this section of Line 1 remain open so that you can buy fares. However, Wellesley Station is closed.

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.”


The TTC has already closed this section of Line 1 several times earlier this year:


The TTC is planning to close parts of this section of Line 1 several more times more this year:

  • Monday, April 22 until Thursday, April 25 - early closure - Bloor to St Andrew - signal upgrades.
  • Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12 - St Clair West to Union - signal upgrades.
  • Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26 - St Clair to Union - signal upgrades.
  • Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9 - St Clair to Union - signal upgrades.
  • Monday, June 17 until Thursday, June 20 - early closure - Bloor to Union - signal upgrades.
  • Monday, June 24 until Thursday, June 27 - early closure - Bloor to Union - signal upgrades.
  • Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11 - St George to King - signal upgrades.
  • Monday, September 23 until Thursday, September 26 - early closure - Bloor to St Andrew - signal upgrades.
  • Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10 - St George to King - signal upgrades.
  • Saturday, November 23 and Sunday, November 24 - St George to St Andrew - asbestos removal.
  • Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8 - St George to St Andrew - asbestos removal.
  • Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15 - St George to St Andrew - asbestos removal.


Eglinton Crosstown LRT - Surface section:
"Guideway" work between Birchmount, Warden



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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 and relocating telecommunication infrastructure lines

  • on Eglinton Avenue East between Birchmount Road and Warden Avenue

and between the future Birchmount and Golden Mile stops.

Crews started the first stage of this part project Saturday, March 16.

Starting “as early as” Monday, April 15, work zones restrict access to the centre of the roadway. Crews start preparing for reconfiguring traffic lanes “as early as” 6 a.m. Saturday, April 13 until 5 a.m. Monday, April 15.

The work zone blocks motorists from travelling along the centre lanes between Birchmount and Warden, starting 7 a.m. April 15. From 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. every day, crews are working within a protected zone to cut and remove the asphalt.

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These traffic-lane restrictions between Warden and Birchmount and the resulting TTC delays continue “for approximately six (6) weeks” or until about May 26.


For transit passengers

  • The TTC may temporarily relocate bus stops near work zones.
  • Also expect delays aboard buses along these routes:
  • 34 Eglinton East; and
  • 334 Eglinton East overnight.

For pedestrians

  • The north-south crosswalks at Sinnott Road are closed.

For motorists

  • Work zones block centre lanes on Eglinton Avenue East between Birchmount Road and Warden Avenue.
  • At least two lanes are available for traffic in each direction on Eglinton East.
  • Westbound traffic on Eglinton cannot turn left onto southbound Sinnott Road.
  • Eastbound traffic on Eglinton cannot turn left onto northbound Thermos Road.
  • Northbound traffic on Sinnott cannot turn left onto westbound Eglinton.
  • Southbound traffic on Thermos cannot turn left onto eastbound Eglinton.
  • A work zone continues to block north-south through traffic on Prudham Gate.

For nearby residents and business people

  • Expect noise from excavators, bobcats, trucks and other construction equipment.