October 12, 2017

Today, TTC Chair Josh Colle, Ward 31 Councillor Janet Davis and Debbie Gillespie, Chair of the TTC’s Advisory Committee on Accessible Transit (ACAT) celebrated the completion of upgrades to Woodbine Station, including elevators that connect the street/bus level to the subway platform. The elevators began operating on Sept. 29.

Woodbine and St Clair West are the latest TTC subway stations to become fully accessible. Thirty-seven of the TTC’s 69 subway stations are now accessible. The TTC has committed to becoming fully accessible by 2025 under its Easier Access Program.

“More than half of all TTC stations are now accessible to everyone, regardless of ability,” said TTC Chair Josh Colle. “The opening of St Clair West and Woodbine stations demonstrates our ongoing commitment to modernizing the system, making it accessible for all customers.”

“The TTC recognizes the importance of a transit system that values the diversity of its customers and provides inclusive services,” said ACAT Chair Debbie Gillespie. “We are proud of the TTC for making transit more accessible and look forward to continuing to improve the system.”

In addition to the elevators, Woodbine Station now has a second exit/entrance, a repaved bus loop, improved lighting, signage and bicycle parking.

Four stations are currently under construction to make them accessible - Coxwell, Dupont, Royal York and St Patrick stations. Elevators at Coxwell Station are scheduled for completion by year’s end.

The TTC thanks customers for their patience during construction as we work to improve transit in Toronto.

Accessibility improvements like these support the TTC’s Family of Services model, which gives Wheel-Trans customers the option to use accessible conventional transit services, such as the bus and subway. Family of Services is a part of the Wheel-Trans 10-Year Strategy that aims to reimagine and transform the accessible public transit services that are delivered to customers with disabilities.

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