May 26, 2017
This Saturday only, the TTC will showcase two of its stunning new subway stations on the soon-to-be-opened Line 1 extension to York Region, our contribution to the ever-popular Doors Open Toronto event.
The public areas of Downsview Park and York University stations will be unveiled for Torontonians to look around before these, and four other beautiful new stations, begin serving the full 8.6 kilometre extension to Vaughan when it opens at the end of this year. Elevator and escalators are not operational yet, so access to the platform for those with mobility devices will not be possible on Saturday.
We are now on the glide path to opening the extension. Our contractors are putting the finishing touches to the stations, parking lots and bus terminals. Testing and commissioning of assets is under way and the state of the art signalling system is being intensively tested.
Bringing a subway extension to fruition is no mean feat, especially when it features new signalling, a new way to pay (PRESTO) and Wi-Fi throughout. Throw into the mix the need to get staff and emergency service personnel trained and safety sign-off complete, and seven months is not a long way to go.
We are proud of what has been achieved to date, so please do come along and visit your subway stations of the future.
This weekend, Sat., May 27 and Sun., May 28, there will be no subway service on Line 2 Bloor-Danforth between St. George and Broadview stations as City of Toronto and TTC crews work to replace beams on the Prince Edward (Bloor) Viaduct. Shuttle buses will run between St. George and Broadview during this closure.
Wheel-Trans will be available between St. George and Broadview stations for customers who need it. Speak with any TTC staff member to request the service.
Regular service resumes Monday at 6 a.m.
Several parades and events are taking place throughout the city this weekend. Be sure to check ttc.ca for bus and streetcar route diversions. Get up-to-the-minute advisories by subscribing to eAlerts or following @TTCnotices on Twitter
Last weekend, while Line 1 was closed between St. George and Sheppard West stations, TTC crews were able to:
- Test new Automatic Train Control (ATC) system with six trains in a pre-trial operation
- Install 11 new signs surrounding elevators
- Replace cracked flooring at St Clair West Station
- Install 355 cable hangers for BAI (Wi-Fi) cable
- Replace five trainstop locations
- Perform corrective maintenance on mainline switch machines
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
Visit the TTC booth at the People in Motion Show, Canada’s largest exhibition for people with disabilities, this Friday and Saturday, May 26-27, at Exhibition Place.
Visitors to the TTC booth will be able to:
Practice boarding, securement, and disembarking an accessible TTC bus. A bus Operator will be on hand to assist customers and answer questions.
Speak with ACAT members who will be on hand to answer questions about their work and gather feedback from customers on how the TTC can improve its accessible services.
Meet TTC CEO Andy Byford from 1-2 p.m. on Friday
A Wheel-Trans service will operate from Bathurst Station direct to the Queen Elizabeth Building.
Name: Fillis Sturm
Position: Administrative Assistant
Years of service: 16
I started working for the TTC in 2001 with the Sheppard Project. From there, I moved to the Operations Group, working in the Signals/Electrical/Communications Department before joining TYSSE (Line 1 extension) in 2009. I currently enjoy providing administrative support to the Project Director and Deputy Chief Project Manager, as well as being the attending secretary of the TYSSE Executive Task Force. During these years, I have had the privilege of working with many talented people, who I have learned a lot from. I am so grateful to my colleagues, who make coming to work enjoyable, and grateful to the TTC for the opportunities I have had in the company. I look forward to seeing the completion of the extension and to future opportunities beyond the project.
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