Andy Byford - CEO of TTC TTC adds all night subway service this weekend for Nuit Blanche

This Saturday night sees the return of the ever popular Nuit Blanche and, once again, the TTC is adding all-night subway service to provide quick and easy access to the event.

The subway will run all night on Lines 1 and 2 with a 15-minute service between 1:30 a.m. until 8 a.m. Sunday morning. Extra service will also run on surface routes in and around Nuit Blanche sites.

As well, runners and spectators for Sunday’s CIBC Run for the Cure will benefit from the extended subway hours, an event that will require the temporary diversion of some surface routes. Details can be found below and at

In a vibrant city like Toronto, there are exciting events every weekend. It’s a constant challenge to accommodate all of them, while also undertaking essential repair and upgrade work as part of our modernization of the TTC. This weekend, there are no subway closures.

We work closer than ever with the City of Toronto, event organizers and the utilities in a joined-up approach that ensures the success of major events, and that minimizes inconvenience when we do require closures and diversions.

Regular co-ordination meetings are held to plan for upcoming events. Our service planners identify what level of additional service is needed and/or any temporary diversions, after which we make the necessary logistical and publicity arrangements to ensure smooth service on the day.

The TTC is proud to be a key partner in promoting this great city. We look forward to helping deliver another unforgettable Nuit Blanche this year.

We’re staying up all night!
Nuit Blanche

If you’re heading out on the town to see the art installations at Nuit Blanche this Sat., Sept. 30, or running in Sunday morning’s CIBC’s Run for the Cure, we’re making it easier for you. The TTC will have all-night subway service on Lines 1 and 2, and extended-hours day and group passes.

Trains will run every 10-15 minutes on both lines from 1:30 a.m. to the start of regular service on Sunday, at 8 a.m. Day/group passes will be accepted until 9 a.m. Sunday.

The TTC will also increase service on Saturday night on surface routes in and around Nuit Blanche hotspots. Visit for more details.

The following routes will divert for Nuit Blanche festivities:

  • 501/301 Queen
  • 5 Avenue Road
  • 6 Bay
  • 72 Pape
  • 94 Wellesley

On Sunday morning, those going to CIBC’s Run for the Cure can also take advantage of the all-night subway service on Lines 1 and 2.The following surface routes will divert during the run:

  • 5 Avenue Road
  • 94 Wellesley
  • 506 Carlton
  • 300 Bloor-Danforth

Check for details of all diversions and events this weekend and follow @TTCnotices for real-time service updates.

In review: Kipling to Islington closure

Last weekend, Line 2 Bloor-Danforth was closed between Kipling and Islington stations for track and maintenance work. The closure allowed TTC crews to complete the following crucial work:

  • Install 1500 ft. of rail
  • Install 1100 ft. of cover boards
  • Replace broken concrete tie
  • Replace two signals

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience as we complete work that will make the TTC more modern, efficient and safer.
For more information on subway closures and surface diversions, visit the Service Advisories page.

Elevator overhaul – Kennedy Station

Starting Mon., Oct. 2, the elevator to the Line 2 platform at Kennedy Station will be undergoing a complete overhaul, resulting in it being out of service until December. Customers who need the elevator to get to Line 2 can access the subway via Victoria Park Station or Main Street Station.

Extra service will be added on the 113 Danforth and 20 Cliffside routes to help customers travel between Main Street and Kennedy Stations for Line 2 access. Customers can also take advantage of the 12 Kingston Rd service from Victoria Park station to Kennedy Station.

The elevator to Line 3 will remain open.

Employee Profile
Graduate Development Intern

Name: Anastassia Chouryguina
Position: Graduate Development Leadership Program Intern
Started: February 2017

I was finishing at the Schulich School of Business when I saw the posting for the TTC Graduate Development Leadership Program. I hadn’t thought of working for the TTC before, but as I learned about the number of initiatives the organization was taking on, I liked the idea of working with them as they went through a time of change. I’ve now been an intern with the TTC since February of this year, and I’ll rotate every six months between Customer Service and the Service Delivery Group for the next two years. My role primarily includes assisting in policy-related matters, as I develop business cases that will have a positive impact on TTC customers. I’ve also done research for the TTC Shop growth strategy. It’s been very fulfilling to know I’m working towards initiatives that will directly benefit our customers, all while getting exposure to many different aspects of the organization and enjoying a number of training opportunities.

Weekly Customer Service Report

Customer service report

View all articles from September