The TTC is getting into the Raptors game spirit.
Not only are there cancelled closures and bus diversions across multiple lines this evening and for upcoming games, but there’s also a familiar voice making public address announcements in TTC stations. Keep an ear out for announcements by Raptors in-area announcer, Herbie Kuhn, across all TTC subway stations.
The TTC has said that all early subway closures scheduled for both home and away game nights will be cancelled.
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There will be extra TTC staff at Union Station tonight to guide customers and extra subway trains on standby to enter service if need be. Line 1 will run its regular hours tonight after a scheduled 11 pm closure between Eglinton and Bloor-Yonge stations has been cancelled.
Line 1’s early closure originally scheduled for 11 pm on Wednesday, June 5, between Wilson and St. Clair West stations has also been cancelled.
In anticipation of the heavy crowds expected near Scotiabank Arena tonight, some bus and streetcar routes will be experiencing diversions until crowds subside.
These are the diversions that will be taking place tonight:
Southbound via Adelaide St. W. and Lower Jarvis St.
Northbound via Lower Jarvis St. and Richmond St E.
Both ways via Lower Jarvis St., Richmond St E., Yonge St. and Adelaide St E.
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Both ways via Lower Jarvis St, Queens Quay E. and Spadina Ave.
504 A/B will be operating in two sections, East and West of Yonge St
There will be no service on King St. between Church St. and Spadina Ave. during the diversion.
East of Yonge: West on King St., north on Church St., west on Richmond St., north on Victoria St., east on Queen St., south on Church St., east on King St. back to eastbound routing.
West of Yonge: East on King St., north on Spadina Ave., east on Adelaide St., south on Charlotte St., west on King St. to westbound routing.