Andy Byford - CEO of TTC TTC looking to expand express bus network

This week (June 15), the TTC Board considered a report recommending the phased expansion of express bus routes over the next 10 years.

Buses form the backbone of the TTC network. Express bus services enable us to bring rapid transit to suitable routes in far less time than would be required to build light rail or subway. With limited stops, express buses are ideal for routes where customer journeys are longer than those taken on a local service, and where journey time is an important factor.

These new express routes will feature high-capacity, articulated vehicles and transit priority measures, such as transit signal priority and queue jump lanes to cut journey times and attract new riders.

The TTC is committed to a modern and efficient system that incorporates all modes of transit in an integrated network. In some cases, express bus routes are forerunners for higher-order transit such as light rail, once ridership has reached a certain threshold.

An expanded express bus network is another important piece in the jigsaw puzzle of a modernized TTC.

TTC partner wins Toronto Board of Health award
Photo of Crisis Link phones found in TTC subway stations The TTC congratulates its partners at the Toronto Distress Centre on winning a Public Health Champion Award from the Toronto Board of Health for their work in suicide prevention around the city, including on the TTC. The Crisis Link program ensures that every subway platform is equipped with a payphone that connects a person in distress with a trained counsellor from the Centre. With the help of the Toronto Distress Centre, the TTC continues to fulfil its commitment to health and safety, for our customers and employees. For more on Crisis Link, visit
IN REVIEW: St George to Broadview closure
TTC construction crew working

Last weekend, Line 2 was closed between St George and Broadview stations, enabling TTC and City of Toronto crews to complete the following crucial state-of-good-repair work:

  • Replace two subway track beams on the Prince Edward (Bloor) Viaduct
  • Complete more than 200 square feet of chipping, cleaning and removal of debris
  • Complete eight power rail welds
  • Replace three track circuits

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience as we make the TTC more modern, efficient and safer.

For more information on scheduled subway closures and surface diversions, visit Service Advisories

Service Alerts

Line 1 Yonge-University

This weekend, Line 1 Yonge-University will be closed between St George and Sheppard West stations only as TTC crews conduct train testing on the new Automatic Train Control (ATC) system.

Shuttle buses will operate between Sheppard West and Lawrence West stations only due to traffic impacts from construction. Service on several east-west bus and streetcar routes will be doubled to the Yonge portion of Line 1. Consider using one of these routes for your journey.

Regular service resumes Monday morning at 6 a.m.

Weekend events

The following events will cause bus routes to divert. Check for details.

Friday, June 16

Taste of Little Italy

  • 506/306 Carlton

Saturday, June 17

Church Wellesley Village Festival

  • 94 Wellesley

Flavours of Fairbank

  • 32/332 Eglinton West

Highland Creek Heritage Festival

  • 38 Highland Creek
  • 86 Scarborough

Toronto Waterfront 10k

  • 121 Fort York – Esplanade
  • 501 Queen 
  • 504 King
  • 514 Cherry
  • 509 Harbourfront
  • 510 Spadina

Sunday June 18

Yorkville Exotic Car Show

  • 300 Bloor-Yonge

Much Music Video Awards

  • 501 Queen

To accommodate the many events that occur in a vibrant and exciting city like ours, some surface routes will divert for short periods of time.

Customers can receive up-to-the-minute advisories by subscribing to eAlerts or following @TTCnotices on Twitter

Employee Profile
Photo of Adrian Piccolo

Name: Adrian Piccolo
Chief Architect
Years of service: 18

I was hired by the TTC in 1999, first as a consultant, then as a full time employee. I’ve been Chief Architect for eight years now. My department provides architectural design services for capital projects to the TTC’s Capital Programming. As highly trained professionals, we have the ability to take things from beginning to end; it’s a rewarding feeling when your vision is finally realized. As the Chief Architect, I have to have the vision and foresight to steer the ship to make sure we’re staying on track. What drives me is working with the people; I have such an enthusiastic, diverse and passionate team, and the love of architecture is what connects us. Hopefully I’m able to keep that fire going for everyone. It’s a privilege to know that a simple gesture we make can impact thousands of people.

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