The TTC is warning Torontonians and visitors about upcoming closures and diversions that will impact service throughout the city.
This weekend, between June 21 and 24, routes will divert for the Pride Parade as well as the Trans and Dyke marches, the Pride and Remembrance Run, the Fairbanks Summerfest, the Junction Summer Solstice Festival, and the TD Toronto Jazz Festival.
These are the route changes, closures and diversions to be aware of:
The TTC will participate in the annual Pride parade on Sunday, June 23 with a specially wrapped bus. Four routes will be on diversion to accommodate the parade festivities:
5 Avenue Rd
Take note that buses will not enter Wellesley Station during the diversion.
Pride Toronto and the TTC have designated specific Wheel-Trans pick-up and drop-off locations for this year’s festival weekend:
Pride 1 Stop: 83 Gloucester St.
Pride 2 Stop: 90 Charles St. E.
Pride 3 Stop: 15 Breadalbane St.
Pride 4 Stop: 75 St Nicholas St.
Pride 5 Stop: 14 Carlton St.
Pride 6 Stop: 19 Horticultural Ave.
Pride 7 Stop: 100 Gloucester St.
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Line 3 Scarborough
Also this weekend, the TTC is reminding customers that there will be no service on Line 3 Scarborough from 11 pm on Saturday, June 22 until 6 am on Monday, June 24 so that TTC crews can work on track maintenance.
Periodic Line 3 closures are required as the TTC undertakes a complete life-extension rehabilitation of the tracks and vehicles.
Shuttle buses will run along Midland Avenue, stopping at Kennedy, Lawrence East, Ellesmere, Midland and Scarborough Centre stations. Midland and McCowan stations will be closed, but all others will remain open for fare sales and transfers to surface routes.
All local surface connections will continue to run as scheduled.
Wheel-Trans will be available upon request from any station during the closures. Customers can speak with a TTC staff member to request Wheel-Trans service, and for information about service frequency.
Regular service on Line 3 will resume on Monday, June 24 at 6 am.
Early nightly closures
From Monday, June 24 through to Thursday, June 27, the portion of Line 1 between Eglinton and Bloor-Yonge stations will close at 11 pm as TTC crews continue installation of the Automatic Train Control (ATC) signalling system.
Shuttle buses will run, stopping at each station along the route.
Summerhill Station will be closed, but all others will remain open for fare sales and access to surface routes.
Shuttle loading and offloading locations will vary from station to station, and TTC staff will be on hand to direct customers and answer questions.
Wheel-Trans will be available upon request from any station during the closures. Customers can speak with a TTC staff member to request Wheel-Trans service and for information about service frequency.
Portions of the TTC’s signal system date back to the 1950s when the subway first opened. When ATC is fully installed on Line 1, it will allow improved capacity on the line. ATC is currently installed on 50% of Line 1, the portion between Vaughan Metropolitan Centre and St Patrick stations.