Artists rendering of the new Pape Station

Pape Station Improvements

Pape Station users will now find a barrier-free path to all levels of the station including:

  • Elevators to access station concourse and eastbound and westbound platforms
  • Accessible fare gates
  • Automatic sliding doors at station entrances and bus platforms
  • Improved wayfinding

All of these modifications were reviewed by the Advisory Committee on Accessible Transit.

Pape Station has also received a number of upgrades as part of our Station Modernization program. These improvements include:

  • Upgrading of station finishes
  • Enhanced landscaping and bicycle parking area
  • Expanded station building and enclosed bus waiting area
  • Added seating at all station levels 
  • Lighting upgrades at all station levels
  • Security upgrades at all station levels
Artists rendering of the new Pape Station at night

Second Exit Now Open at Pape Station

On December 23rd, 2013 the new second exit building opened at Pape Station. This upgrade provides added passenger safety and convenience with additional exits from the subway platforms to street level. The second exit building is located at the east end of Lipton Avenue, adjacent to the “Green P” parking lot.

Artists rendering of the new Pape Station seen from above

A photo of the new second exit building exterior

A photo of the second exit stairwell

A photo of the second exit as seen from the westbound platform

Elevators Now Open at Pape Station

With the opening of new elevators, Pape Station is now fully accessible to all customers.

In August 2013, Pape Station closed for 12 days to accelerate ongoing construction. During the closure, floors, stairs, finishes, ceilings and the new outdoor bus waiting area were completed, with the commitment that the indoor passenger waiting area and elevators would be fully completed in October. Find out what took place during the Pape Station closure.

The new elevators, along with other accessibility improvements, provide a barrier free path from street level to both subway platforms.

Bicycle Parking Now Available at Pape Station

Bicycle parking has been upgraded at Pape Station, with the addition of a covered and lit bike rack facility. The new additions include:

  • 36 lock-up spaces on Pape Ave
  • 5 ring and posts on Lipton Ave

A photo of the covered bike parking area of Pape Station

Public Art

As part of the station modernization, art has been incorporated throughout the station, located on the platforms and concourse as well as the station building interior and exterior. Artist Allan Harding MacKay has integrated architectural features of the station and urban features of the neighbourhood in his work. The Art Design Review Committee for Pape Station held a public art competition and selected the artist’s concept, titled “Source/Derivations”.

Photo of some of the art work in the station tiles.

About Pape Station

Pape Station opened its doors in 1966 as part of the brand new Bloor-Danforth Subway line. Only those stations west of Keele and east of Woodbine would open later (1968). Over 27,000 people use Pape Station each day. Three bus routes run out of Pape Station – the 25 Don Mills, the 72 Pape and the 81 Thorncliffe Park bus routes, all of which run accessible buses with bike racks.

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For additional information, contact:

Paul Tran
Community Liaison
Toronto Transit Commission