Andy Byford - CEO of TTC Next up on Line 1 extension: Pioneer Village Station

The fourth of our six new stations on the soon-to-be-opened Line 1 extension to York Region is Pioneer Village.

Named for the nearby history centre, Pioneer Village Station straddles the border between Toronto and York Region. Each municipality has its own station entrance and these are connected in subterranean passageways beneath Steeles Avenue.

The station was originally going to be called Steeles West and the architectural finishes reflect this in extensive use of striking weathered steel.

Pioneer Village Station

There are bus terminals on either side of the station to serve TTC and York Region buses respectively, a large commuter car park and extensive bike parking and storage facilities.

Pioneer Village Station has been designed to easily accommodate a future LRT route along Steeles Avenue when that becomes a reality.

Come and see the station for yourself when the line opens on December 17th!

Service alerts
This weekend, there will be no service on Line 1 Yonge-University between St Clair and Lawrence stations as TTC crews continue track work. Shuttle buses will operate. Wheel- Trans will be available upon request.

Because Lawrence Station is not yet accessible, Wheel-Trans buses will operate from York Mills and St Clair stations. Customers travelling southbound on Line 1 who require an elevator should exit the train at York Mills Station and speak to any TTC staff member to request Wheel-Trans service.

Regular service resumes Monday morning at 6 a.m.
E-Ticket sales end Nov. 30

The TTC is discontinuing Day/Group passes purchased using the TTCConnect smartphone app. You will no longer be able to purchase Day/Group passes using the app as of Nov. 30, but you’ll have until the end of the year to use the ones you’ve already purchased. If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact TTC Customer Service at 416-393-3030 or visit

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Employee Profile
Sam Likopulos - Axel Fitter

Name: Sam Likopulos
Position: Axel Fitter – Greenwood Shop
Years of service: 30

I work on the T1 train axels and I’m currently training some employees on truck repair. I’m also the Co-Chair of the Joint Health and Safety committee for the shop of 300 people. The delight of this job is in the challenge for me; I’m always up for new challenges and it’s a new job every day. At this shop, we have a fantastic Health and Safety committee. We try to address and rectify a lot of our safety issues. We are incredibly proud of our record of up to one million safe working hours. Keeping my coworkers safe here feels good because it’s like keeping my family safe. All the people I work with have been close to me for my whole career, and we see each other a lot outside of work as well. We really fee. like a close-knit family here at the shop.

Autorenew TTC Monthly Passes now available on PRESTO

You can now setup Autorenew for your monthly pass at With this feature, you’ll never have to worry about purchasing your pass online or in person again, it will automatically be available each month.

Purchase December’s Monthly Pass until Dec. 5.

To learn more about PRESTO, visit

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