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York Boulevard Transit Bridge Closed November 27 to December 30, 2013 TTC, GO Transit and York University Bus Services Diverting

November 21, 2013

The York Boulevard transit bridge into the Harry W. Arthurs Common will be closed west of James Gillies Street from early Wednesday, November 27, 2013 and will reopen Monday, December 30, 2013.  This closure will permit maintenance of the bridge over the York University Station site.  During the closure, TTC, GO Transit and York University buses will be temporarily diverted as outlined in the map below.

Beginning November 27, 2013, from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., Paid Duty Officers (Toronto Police Services) will help ensure safe pedestrian and vehicular flow at the intersections of Ian Macdonald Boulevard, James Gillies Street and Sentinel Road with The Pond Road.  Due to the temporary bus diversion, increased traffic congestion may occur along this route resulting in transit delays during peak times on The Pond Road, Ian Macdonald Boulevard, Sentinel Road and Keele Street.  Your patience is greatly appreciated.

Bus Diversion Route Map

Map of York University

Bus Diversion Routes for Closed Transit Bridge on York Boulevard 

Bus Diversion Routes Entering Campus

GO Transit buses entering the campus from The Pond Road will be diverted north on to Ian Macdonald Boulevard to the Harry W. Arthurs Common (green line on graphic).  TTC Buses entering the campus from York Boulevard will be diverted south on to the TTC bus way, west on to The Pond Road and north on to Ian Macdonald Boulevard to the Harry W. Arthurs Common (red line on graphic).  York University shuttle buses entering the campus from York Boulevard will be diverted south on to James Gillies Street, west on to The Pond Road and north on Ian Macdonald Boulevard to the Harry W. Arthurs Common (blue line on graphic).

Bus Diversion Routes Exiting Campus

Transit buses exiting the campus from the Harry W. Arthurs Common will divert south on Ian Macdonald Boulevard along various routes.

The Pond Road, the Harry W. Arthurs Common and the Student Services Parking Garage
Community Members Advised to Avoid The Pond Road

Left turns will be prohibited in both directions on The Pond Road from Ian Macdonald Boulevard, Atkinson Road and Seneca Lane during the detour. Non-transit vehicles are encouraged to avoid The Pond Road if possible. Student Service Parking Garage patrons are encouraged to use York Boulevard and James Gillies Street when coming to and from the campus.

As private vehicles are not permitted to enter the Harry W. Arthurs Common, please follow the traffic signs and proceed with extra care through the construction zone.

Ian Macdonald Boulevard and the Welcome Centre

Ian Macdonald Boulevard will be restricted to transit, emergency and accessible vehicles only.  Please use James Gillies Street to access the Welcome Centre and The Schulich School of Business.

Fine Arts Road

There is no vehicle access on Fine Arts Road from Ian Macdonald Boulevard.

Paid Duty Officers and Traffic Flag Personnel

Paid Duty Officers (Toronto Police Services) will help ensure safe pedestrian and vehicular flow at the intersections of The Pond Road at Ian Macdonald Boulevard, James Gillies Street and Sentinel Road. Traffic flag personnel will direct construction vehicles when necessary.

As construction continues at the York University Station Site, construction related notices will be issued.  

For more Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension construction information, please contact us at:

Construction Information Line: 1-800-223-6192

Email: TYSSE@ttc.ca

TTY Hearing Impaired Service: 416-481-2523 (Daily 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., closed statutory holidays).

There are no major disruptions at this time.

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