The last weekend of summer is upon us, and while the sun will be shining, many roads will be closed and a portion of TTC’s Line 1 will also be shuttered.
Before heading out this weekend, check out what’s closed, what’s being diverted, and which TTC stations won’t be open.
OCAD Onsite Gallery Opening
Two lanes on Richmond Street West between Duncan Street and Twilight Lane will be closed September 16 from 9 am to 8 pm.
Roncesvalles Polish Festival
Roncesvalles Avenue between Grafton Avenue and Dundas Street will be closed from Saturday, September 16 at 5 am to Sunday, September 17 at 11 pm.
Bloor West Village Toronto Ukrainian Festival
Bloor Street West between Jane Street and Runnymede Road will be closed from Friday, September 15 at 9:30 am to Sunday, September 17 at midnight to accommodate this event.
Sunnybrook Foundation – RBC Run for the Kids 5K, 7K and 15K
A series of road closures and lane restrictions will take place on Saturday, September 16 from 6 am to 2 pm in the area bounded by Sheppard Avenue in the south, Yonge Street in the east, Dufferin Street in the west and Steeles Avenue in the north.
Open Streets TO
Bloor Street between Montrose Avenue and Sherbourne Street, and Yonge Street between Bloor Street and Queen Street will be closed on Sunday, September 17 from 8:30 am to 3 pm. Vehicles will be able to cross Bloor Street at Grace Street/Christie Street, Bathurst Street, Spadina Avenue, Avenue Road, Bay Street, Church Street, Ted Rogers Way and Sherbourne Street. Vehicles will also be able to cross Yonge Street at Wellesley, College, Gerrard, Dundas, Shuter and Queen Streets.
This weekend the TTC is testing and emergency response training for the new Automatic Train Control (ATC) system will require Line 1 Yonge-University to close between St George and Sheppard West (formerly Downsview) stations.
During the closure, crews will begin switching train operations to the new ATC system between Dupont and Yorkdale stations as the TTC continues preparations for the opening of the Line 1 extension to York Region on December 17.
Shuttle buses will run between Sheppard West and Lawrence West stations only due to on-street construction around Eglinton West, St Clair West and Dupont stations. To supplement shuttle service and move customers more efficiently to the Yonge St. side of Line 1, the TTC is doubling service on nine east-west bus and streetcar routes in the closure area.
Surface routes with extra service are:
– 7 Bathurst
– 14 Glencairn
– 32 Eglinton West
– 52 Lawrence West
– 84 Sheppard West
– 96 Wilson
– 109 Ranee
– 127 Davenport
– 512 St Clair
To provide better shuttle bus service, parking will be restricted on Bathurst St. between Bloor St. and Barton Ave. Dupont and Glencairn stations will be closed. All other stations will be open for fare sales and access to surface routes.
Regular subway service resumes Monday, Sept. 18 at 6 am. The next scheduled subway closures are:
– Sept. 23-24 – Line 2 Bloor-Danforth: Kipling to Islington for track work.
– Oct. 7-9 – Line 2 Bloor-Danforth: Broadview to St. George for work on the Bloor Viaduct
– Oct 14-15 – Line 1 Yonge-University: Davisville to Lawrence for track work.
Fare gate construction Dundas Station
The installation of the TTC’s modern fare gates with PRESTO continues this weekend at Dundas Station, resulting in the station closing and trains bypassing in both directions from 11 pm on Fri., Sept. 15 until the start of service on Mon., Sept. 18.
Earlier this week, Dundas Station began closing at 11 pm each night; early closures will continue until construction is finished in mid-October. Because Dundas Station is one of the TTC’s busiest, with tighter fare lines, closing early and for the weekend is necessary to complete the construction. That’s right, the station will be fully closed and not accessible from September 15 to 17.
Next week, from Sept. 19 – 23, King Station will close nightly at 10 pm, with trains bypassing the station in both directions.
This work is part of the final wave of the installation of the TTC’s new paddle-style fare gates that will take place in 25 stations and more than 50 entrances over the next eight months.