October 9, 2013

The Toronto Transit Commission continues to install and upgrade its 60-year-old signal system. This Thanksgiving weekend, on Oct. 12- 14, there will be no subway service in the downtown core on the Yonge-University line from Bloor-Union-St George stations – the “U.”

During the closure, subway trains on the University-Spadina line will turn back north at St George Station, and all trains on the Yonge line will turn back north at Bloor Station. Frequent shuttle buses will operate every three minutes on Yonge St. and University Ave., via King and Wellington St. Shuttle buses will not service Union Station due to the closure of Front St. for construction. TTC staff will be on hand to offer assistance at all affected stations.

The City of Toronto will help facilitate shuttle buses by making traffic signal timing changes along Yonge Street and University Avenue and not allowing right-hand turns at the Bloor-Yonge intersection.

Shops, restaurants and theatres remain open for business. In addition to shuttle buses, consider using these alternate routes to the downtown core:

From the west:

  • 504 King streetcar from Dundas West Station to University Ave. or Yonge St.
  • 505 Dundas streetcar/replacement bus from Dundas West Station University Ave. or Yonge St.

From the east:

  • 506 Carlton streetcar from Main Street Station to Yonge St. or University Ave.
  • 504 King streetcar from Broadview Station to Yonge St. or University Ave.
  • 505 Dundas streetcar from Broadview Station to Yonge St. or University Ave.

From the north or south:

  • Shuttle buses on University Ave. or Yonge St.
  • 6 Bay bus operating on Bay St. between Bay Station and Queens Quay
  • 510 Spadina streetcar operating on Spadina Ave. between Spadina Station and King St. 
  • 511 Bathurst replacement bus operating on Bathurst St. between Bathurst Station and Lake Shore/Exhibition Place
  • 75 Sherbourne bus operating on Sherbourne St. between Sherbourne Station and Queens Quay

TTC Wheel-Trans buses will be available to accommodate seniors and persons with disabilities who use wheelchairs, scooters and other mobility aids.

Regular subway service will resume on Tues. Oct. 15 at 6 a.m.

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