Learn more about the new planning process for the Greenwood Station second exit/entrance.

Planning and Project Overview

Greenwood Station will be getting a new second exit/entrance to improve customer safety and convenience. As part of its commitment to modernization, TTC developed a new process designed by a third party Expert Panel of planners and architects to involve local communities in determining second exit locations. The process includes establishing a local working group to submit and assess potential locations using an evaluation framework that was developed by a panel of third party experts. The framework is based on the following five criteria:

  • Safety
  • Local community impact – Second Exit (permanent)
  • Local community impact – Construction Period
  • Customer experience
  • Cost

TTC Engineering will provide the technical information necessary for the local working group to rank their location options. The goal of the process is for the LWG to arrive at a recommendation that is supported by the local community. The process has proven successful at Chester Station and Donlands Station. 


2018 - Project Update

Community volunteers on the Local Working Group (LWG) for Greenwood Station put forward potential sites for TTC to develop functional layouts for a new second exit/entrance building. Local Working Group (LWG) members attended a series of meetings in 2017/2018 to help advise where the second exit/entrance location should be built in the Greenwood Station neighbourhood.

At the final LWG meeting (April 11, 2018) the LWG discussed their top two equally ranked locations (Option C: 1416 Danforth Avenue and Option H: 138/140 Monarch Park Avenue) in detail, including a category by category review as a group. The LWG then voted unanimously that Option C: 1416 Danforth Avenue is their recommended location for a second exit/entrance in the Greenwood Station neighbourhood.

Please note that TTC has not put forward, accepted or approved any of the locations that the LWG put forward for review. At this time, no final decisions have been made.

Here are the next steps:

At this time, TTC’s project team will be reviewing the LWG’s recommended location in more detail, including with City staff. We will then host a Community Open House for further feedback from the wider community. City Departments such as Planning and Transportation will also provide their feedback. Then, a TTC board report will be reviewed by the Board, and the final decision will be made by the Board.

Once a final location is approved, further design and engineering work will be required and any updates will also be shared with the community. These reviews will take time and we anticipate having an update meeting in the Fall, 2018.

TTC wishes to thank both the Local Working Group and all neighbours who attended many meetings and shared their recommendations with the volunteers and the TTC.

  • View the updated functional analysis (PDF) for the second exit/entrance location options (including the revised Option I2) presented on February 21, 2018.
  • View the functional analysis (PDF) for the original 10 second exit/entrance location options presented on January 31, 2018.

Please see below for the scheduled meetings dates and topics for discussion.

Meetings of the LWG were open to the community.

The next meeting will be held in Fall 2018:

Community Meeting - Greenwood Station – second exit/automatic entrance - Fall 2018, date TBD
At the end of the Local Working Group’s evaluation process, their rankings of the locations will be presented to the community at a public meeting (date TBD) for additional review and community input. 

The TTC’s professional engineering staff will then report the LWG’s rankings, the wider community’s input and a recommendation on a final location to the TTC Board. The TTC Board will make the final decision.


Previous LWG meetings

LWG Meeting #8 - Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Purpose: The LWG members reviewed and discussed the LWG's final rankings of their location options.

LWG Meeting #7 - Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Purpose: The LWG members reviewed and discussed the LWG's preliminary rankings of their location options.

The LWG will submit their final rankings to the TTC after this meeting.  

LWG Meeting #6 - Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Purpose: The LWG reviewed their location options and discussed the relative merits for each option using the Evaluation Framework categories. TTC answered questions from the LWG and community.

The LWG will submit their preliminary rankings to the TTC after this meeting.

LWG Meeting #5 - Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Purpose: The LWG discussed the relative merits of each option using the Evaluation Framework categories. TTC answered questions received from the LWG and community.

LWG Meeting #4 - Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Purpose: The LWG reviewed and discussed the TTC’s functional analysis for each of the location options they submitted.

The LWG and the community are invited to submit questions for further review to Denise Jayawardene by February 12, 2018.


Information from 2017

Local Working Group Meeting #3 - Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The TTC hosted the third Local Working Group (LWG) meeting on September, 12, 2017 (6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.) at St. David's Anglican Church.

At this meeting, the LWG put forward ten potential locations for technical analysis by the TTC. The ten options as submitted by the Greenwood LWG to the TTC for development of conceptual layouts are indicated below (in alphabetical order): 

  • 1366 Danforth Avenue
  • 1410/1416 Danforth Avenue - rear of property
  • 1416 Danforth Avenue
  • 7 Linnsmore Crescent
  • 9 Linnsmore Crescent
  • 11 Linnsmore Crescent
  • 15 Linnsmore Crescent
  • 138/140 Monarch Park Avenue
  • 261 Strathmore Boulevard
  • Strathmore Boulevard at Monarch Park Avenue Right-of-Way

The locations can be seen on the following map (PDF).


Local Working Group Meeting #2 - Tuesday, June 13, 2017

TTC hosted the second Local Working Group (LWG) meeting on June 13, 2017. Meetings of the LWG are open to the community to observe. Time is reserved at the end of each meeting for a question and answer session for everyone.

Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. - presentation began at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Danforth Collegiate Technical Institute - Cafeteria, 800 Greenwood Avenue, Toronto, ON M4J 4B7


Local Working Group Meeting #1 - Tuesday, May 30, 2017

As part of the TTC’s commitment to safety and modernization, Greenwood Station (on Line 2 Bloor-Danforth) will be getting a second exit to improve customer safety and convenience. It will also function as an automatic entrance.

The Expert Panel on Second Exits (an external group of planners, architects and construction experts who developed the new planning process) have selected 15 community representatives for the Local Working Group (LWG) for Greenwood Station. These volunteers met and will bring forward, and ultimately evaluate and rank location options for a second exit at Greenwood Station, using a standard framework that was developed by the Expert Panel.

Meetings of the LWG are open to the community to observe. Time will be reserved at the end of each meeting for a question and answer session for everyone.

The meeting was held on:

Date: Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. - presentation begins at 6:30 p.m.
Due to an emergency the TDSB venue was changed to: Wilkinson Public School - 53 Donlands Avenue


Greenwood Station Second Exit- Local Working Group (LWG) Application Process

The TTC looked for 10-15 Toronto residents representing as many of the groups below as possible to be part of the local Working Group for Greenwood Station’s Second Exit. Applications were reviewed by the Expert Advisory Panel for Second Exits.

  • Resident living in the vicinity of Greenwood Station
  • Business owner and/or landlord with business interests in the vicinity of Greenwood Station
  • Worker employed in the vicinity of Greenwood Station
  • TTC customer who frequently use Greenwood Station
  • Representative of community group operating in the vicinity of Greenwood Station
  • Representative of agency and/or institution operating in the vicinity of Greenwood Station
  • Representative of a local BIA

LWG members attend a series of meetings to put forward and rank location options to help determine where the second exit location should be built in the Greenwood Station neighbourhood.

There is an expectation that some work will be done by local working group members in between meetings.

Download a copy of the LWG application for Greenwood Station.


Community Meeting - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The public was invited to a community meeting to find out how to participate in the second exit/entrance planning process in the neighbourhood.

Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Presentation begins at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Danforth Collegiate Technical Institute - Cafeteria (enter from Strathmore Boulevard) - 800 Greenwood Avenue, Toronto

Kindly contact Denise Jayawardene to be added to the mailing list.

Download the Open House Presentation.

Download the Meeting Report.


Second Exit Planning Background

Chester Station was the first to be planned under the new process and Donlands Station was the second. Please see the Donlands Station TTC Board Report from February 21, 2017.

Find more out about the New Second Exit Planning and Consultation Process.


Background Information

In 2010 (before the new second exit planning process was implemented), the TTC and local residents put forward various second exit location options. No option was ultimately approved or selected. This information is provided for background only and has no bearing on the new Local Working Group planning process. See the information here.


Contact information

Please get in touch if you have any questions:

Denise Jayawardene, Senior Community Liaison
Toronto Transit Commission
416-393-6937
Denise.jayawardene@ttc.ca