TTC’s Chester station will be closing for two weeks, beginning next Tuesday.
Subway trains will not be stopping at Chester Station during the closure. Riders are advised to use Pape or Broadview stations to access Line 2.
The official timeline for the closure is June 9 to June 23.
“This two-week closure now will save many weeks of overall construction and allow the TTC to open the new Chester Station elevators in the early fall,” said Mayor John Tory. “This is exactly the type of common sense action people expect us to take during the pandemic and I want to thank TTC passengers and local residents for their patience during the closure.”
According to the TTC, this closure will be to “advance important accessibility work.”
This will allow for the TTC to open elevators in the fall of 2020, ahead of the original schedule. This will also mean that the pedestrian walkway, located on the north side of the station, can open earlier than planned as crews will be able to complete concrete restoration work at the main entrance of the station.
The work is a part of the TTC’s Easier Access Program. This program is making subway stations accessible to everyone. 46 TTC subway stations are currently accessible with full system accessibility targeted for 2025.
Complete information on the project can be found here.