The City of Toronto announced planned road closures this weekend that will impact essential travel on Saturday, November 28 and Sunday, November 29.
Members of the public are reminded to stay home to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Anyone making essential travel should plan their trip ahead and use alternate routes.
Lake Shore Boulevard East, between Jarvis Street and Parliament Street, as well as part of Sherbourne Street at Lake Shore Boulevard, will be fully closed in both directions on Saturday to accommodate filming. The closure will take place from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. and residents should be aware that part of the filming will include stunt driving sequences. Transit riders can expect impacts to the following routes during this closure: 6 Bay, 65 Parliament, 72 Pape, 75 Sherbourne and 121 Fort-York Esplanade.
Bloor Street West, between Ruttan Street and St. Helens Avenue, will be fully closed overnight on Saturday and Sunday to accommodate construction activities for the Metrolinx GO Expansion Davenport Diamond project. The specific closure times are:
- Saturday, November 28 at 6 p.m. until Sunday, November 29 at 6 a.m.
- Sunday, November 29 at 6 p.m. until Monday, November 30 at 5 a.m.
During this closure, the TTC will re-route impacted surface transit routes north to Dupont Street.
In addition, people driving and biking, as well as pedestrians are reminded that closures remain in place at the nearby intersections of Dundas Street West and College Street as well as Dundas Street West and Sterling Road to accommodate on-going TTC streetcar track replacement.
There will also be no subway service on Line 1 between Lawrence and St. Clair stations all weekend. This work is to accommodate ongoing Eglinton Crosstown construction. Shuttle buses will operate throughout the closure. More at https://www.ttc.ca/Service_Advisories/Subway_closures/Nov28-29_Lawrence-StC.jsp
Traffic-signal timing on nearby routes will be enhanced and monitored all weekend to help manage congestion associated with planned restrictions and closures. Signage is also in place in advance of road closures and paid duty officers may be placed at some key intersections.
Read the newsletter below for the October 2020 issue of TTC updates in Parkdale-High Park.Ward 4 Councillor Perks TTC Update_2020-10
As part of the Easier Access Program, the TTC is installing elevators to make Keele Station accessible. This work will take place starting September 4 to October, 2020. In order to carry out this work, terrazzo tile needs to be installed in the station including in front of both escalators that take customers to the Line 2 subway platforms. The escalators will be out of service and used as staircases only for a approximately one month.
There will be no disruption to bus or subway service at Keele Station for this work.
The TTC contact for this project is, Christina Joseph, Senior Community Liaison who can be reached at 416-994-0923 or email@example.com .Keele Station Eap_Construction Notice_Escalators Out of Service_09042020
As part of the TTC’s commitment to provide accessible transit, construction is underway at Keele Station to install new elevators and reconstruct the bus roadway. The Keele Station bus loop will be closed for structure upgrades/improvements and buses will not enter the station for approximately six months. Keele Station is scheduled to become accessible at the end of 2021.
Keele Station Bus Loop Closed
Start date: Sunday, March 29, 2020
As part of its streetcar track maintenance program and state of good repair, the TTC will be conducting rail grinding along sections of its streetcar network that have developed some rail roughness. Starting March 19 at 9:00 pm through to 5:00 a.m. on March 20, a crew will be active on Roncesvalles Avenue between Marmaduke and Marion streets. Streetcars will be turning back at the Sunnyside Loop. Replacement bus service will operate between Dundas West Station and the Dufferin Gate Loop.
The work will improve the current condition of the rail surface, extend the life of the rail and provide a smoother streetcar operation through those areas. In both cases work will be contained to the streetcar track lanes and Toronto Police Services personnel will be on-site each night to assist with traffic flow at intersections and within the moving work zones. Nearby residents can expect to see the slow moving grinding machine and sparks.
A report will be presented at the Infrastructure and Environment Committee pertaining to the road reconstruction work that will be taking place at the King – Queen – The Queensway – Roncesvalles intersection in 2021:
This is the result of many years of work by the community.
King – Queen- The Queensway- Roncesvalles Reconstruction: Sewer, Watermain, TTC Streetcar Track Replacement and Intersection Improvements starting in 2021
This is a joint project by the TTC, Toronto’s Transportation Services and Water Division.
Overall Scope of work
· As part of the state of good repair work, the aging sewer and track around the intersection needs to be replaced
· Relocating the eastbound centre platform streetcar stop to the far side of the intersection
· Realigning the King Street West leg to create a better intersection angle and increase green space
· Modifying / constructing street car platforms at Glendale Avenue
· Continue the bump-out treatment on Roncesvalles at this intersection
As part of the Sunnyside Community Association area traffic study that was completed in 2008, the city will also be:
· Modifying the signal at Glendale Avenue and Queensway
· Adding dedicated eastbound – left – turn lanes at Sunnyside Avenue, Glendale Avenue, and The Queensway
· Signalizing intersection at Sunnyside and The Queensway
· Modifying the streetcar track vertical alignment (slope at Claude Avenue that will visually and physically enhance the existing right-in / right-out at Claude Avenue)
We will be sure to provide information related to the time and stages of work as we approach get closer to the 2021 construction period.
As part of its State of Good Repair program, in 2020 the TTC will be renewing the tracks on Howard Park Avenue from west of Roncesvalles Avenue to the High Park streetcar loop.
In advance of the track renewal project and as part of the Ravine and Natural Feature Protection application process, TTC will carry out a field investigation inside High Park Loop on Sunday, November 24, 2019.TTC Notice - High Park Loop - investigation - Nov 2019
November 30, 2019, will be the last day to buy TTC tickets, tokens and passes at collector booths. You can still use them to pay your fare. Refunds will not be provided. Once you no longer have tickets, tokens and passes, you can switch to a PRESTO card.
November 25, 2019, will be the last day you can buy a GTA Weekly Pass. You’ll be able to pay your fare with the pass until December 1.
Don’t wait to get your PRESTO card. Purchase one today at Fare Vending Machines at all subway station entrances, all Shoppers Drug Mart locations, online at prestocard.ca and at the TTC Customer Service Centre.
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30 Lambton becomes 30 High Park
As part of the Junction Area Study, this route will change from 30 Lambton to 30 High Park, and connect between High Park Station and Runnymede Loop at Runnymede Road and Dundas Street West. This service will replace the existing 30 Lambton service on the High Park Avenue corridor.
Service will operate every 20 minutes at all times except the late evening, when service operates every 15 minutes.
- Northbound: from High Park Station to north on High Park Avenue, west on Dundas Street West to Runnymede Loop
- Southbound: from Runnymede Loop to east on Dundas Street West, south on High Park Avenue to east to High Park Station
Click here to find approximate first and last trip.
40 Junction becomes 40 Junction-Dundas West
As part of the Junction Area Study, the route will change from 40 Junction to 40 Junction-Dundas West, and operate from Dundas West Station to Kipling Station via Dundas Street West. This new route will replace part of the former 30 Lambton. Part of the service from Dundas West Station will turn back at Jane and St Clair in all periods of the week to provide higher frequency service in the Junction area.
Service between Dundas West Station and Jane Street will operate every 8 to 9 minutes during peak periods and every 10 to 15 minutes in off-peak periods.
Service west of Jane Street along Dundas Street West will operate every 16 to 18 minutes during the peak periods and every 20 to 30 minutes in the off-peak periods.
40A Dundas West Station-Kipling Station
- Eastbound: from Kipling Station to west on St Albans Road, north on Aukland Road, east and north on Dundas Street West through to Dunbloor Road, east on Dundas Street West, south and east on Mabelle Avenue, north on Cordova Avenue, east on Dundas Street West to Dundas West Station
- Westbound: from Dundas West Station to north and west on Dundas Street West, south on Cordova Avenue, west and north on Mabelle Avenue, west on Dundas Street West, south on Dunbloor Road, south and west on Dundas Street West, south on Kipling Avenue, west on Viking Lane, south and west on St Albans Road to Kipling Station
40B Dundas West Station-Jane
- Eastbound: from Jane Street and St Clair Avenue West to east on St Clair Avenue, south on Runnymede Road, east on Dundas Street West to Dundas West Station
- Westbound: from Dundas West Station to north and west on Dundas Street West, north on Jane Street, east on St Clair Avenue to Jane Street and St Clair Avenue West
Click here to find the approximate first and last trip.
The TTC conducted a review of bus routes in the Junction Area with the goal of reducing customer journey time and providing more continuous service along major corridors.
In May 2018, TTC staff proposed service improvements to the bus network, which included more service on Parkside Drive and changes to the routes along the St. Clair West and Dundas West corridors. After these initial public consultations, late evening and Sunday and holiday Parkside Drive service was implemented in September 2018.
TTC received positive community feedback for the proposed service improvements at the local station consultations and open houses.
The new service improvements will go into effect on October 13, 2019.
Summary of TTC Public Consultations:
TTC Staff presented information boards summarizing the study at key locations in subway stations near the bus connections of the affected routes and at open houses on the following dates/stations:
-Dundas West: January 16 and 18, 2019
-Keele: January 14, 15, and 18, 2019
-High Park: January 17, 2019
-Runnymede: January 16, 2019
-Public Open House: David Appleton Community Recreation, Pritchard Avenue, Ward 5, February 6, 2019
-Public Open House: West Toronto Baptist Church, Dundas Street W, Ward 4, February 20, 2019
The TTC Board Approved the Following Report: Routing Changes – Junction Area Study on April 11, 2019.
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