Please see TTC’s newsletter below regarding service changes and improvement and major initiatives/construction in Ward 4. Updates on Keele Street Public Art Update the King-Queen-Queensway-Roncesvalles Streetcar Improvements are also included.Ward 4 Councillor Perks TTC Update 2021
Runnymede Station is TTC’s 50th Accessible Station! Please see the 3 page e-newsletter to see other highlights TTC updates in our wardWard 4 Councillor Perks TTC Update 2020-12
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .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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