July 20, 2017

Numerous events and road closures cause diversions

This weekend, July 22-23, the portion of Line 2 Bloor-Danforth between Broadview and St George stations will close for City of Toronto and TTC work on the Prince Edward (Bloor) Viaduct. Shuttle buses will operate frequently, stopping only at subway stations along the route.

Wheel-Trans buses will operate from Broadview and St George stations for customers requiring an accessible connection. Customers can speak with TTC staff at these stations to request the service.

Bay Station will be closed. All other stations will remain open for the sale of fares.

While the TTC does much of its subway maintenance work at the conclusion of service each night, it continues to require weekend closures to complete essential state-of-good-repair work, like replacing track and maintaining switches. One weekend of work during a closure is equivalent to about five weeks of nightly work.

To improve shuttle service, several larger articulated buses will be used to supplement service. These buses will not enter Broadview Station. After dropping off customers in front of the station, they will loop east on Erindale and Hurndale Aves., south on Playter Blvd., before continuing west on Danforth Ave. This route was chosen because it offers wider streets and a signalized intersection at Danforth and Playter for safer and more controlled turns onto Danforth Ave.

Toronto Police will temporarily restrict parking on Erindale Ave. between Broadview Ave. and Ellerbeck St. and on Playter Blvd. between Hurndale Ave. and Danforth Ave. from 3:30 a.m. Saturday to midnight Sunday. No permit parking will be lost due to these restrictions.

Regular subway service resumes Monday at 6 a.m.

The next scheduled subway closures are:

  • July 29-30 - Line 1 Yonge-University: Sheppard West to St George for ATC signal work.
  • Aug. 12-13 - Line 1 Yonge-University: Sheppard West to St George for ATC signal work.
  • Aug. 19-20 - Line 2 Bloor Danforth: Kipling to Islington for track work.

Weekend surface diversions

This weekend, numerous events around Toronto will impact service on surface routes. Customers can consult cards placed on local stop poles or visit the service advisories page for full information on the following temporary diversions:

The Festival of South Asia will close Gerrard St. from Coxwell Ave. to Greenwood Ave. from 8 a.m. on Sat., July 22 to 2 a.m., Mon., July 24. Vehicles on the eastern portion of the 506/306 Carlton route will divert in both directions as a result. Replacement 506/306 buses will run from Main Station to Sherbourne, bypassing the closure via Greenwood Ave., Dundas St. E. and Coxwell Ave. The 506 streetcar will run to and from the Woodbine Loop at Queen St. E. and Woodbine Ave. It will run westbound on Queen St. E. from the Woodbine Loop to Parliament St. north to Carlton. Eastbound, the streetcar will divert south at Broadview Ave. to Queen St. to Woodbine Loop.

On Sat., July 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the 39A Finch East, 132 Milner and 133 Neilson bus routes will divert to accommodate the parade and other activities of the Toronto Caribbean Carnival - Junior Carnival and Family Day.

From 6 a.m. on Sat., July 22 to 3 a.m. Sun., July 23, buses on 63/363 Ossington will divert via Dundas St. W. and Shaw St. for Oss Fest.

From Sat., July 22 at 9 a.m. to Sun., July 23 at 9 p.m. buses on the 300 Bloor-Danforth night route will divert via Dufferin St., Dupont St. and Lansdowne Ave. for the Big on Bloor Festival of Art and Culture.

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