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Eglinton Crosstown LRT - Golden Mile:
Concrete pour of "guideway" east of Warden



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Metrolinx contractors continue building the future Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit line between Mount Dennis and Kennedy.


Monday, April 22 and Wednesday, April 24, crews continue building the LRT “guideway” — the transit-only lanes in the centre of the roadway, including tracks and passenger amenities

  • on Eglinton Avenue East east of Warden Avenue

near the site of the future Golden Mile stop.

Crews aree delivering and pouring cement from 7:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. both days. Concrete trucks enter and exit the work zone about every nine to ten minutes, using the left lane on Eglinton East to enter the site from east and west.

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For transit passengers

  • The TTC may temporarily relocate bus stops near work zones.
  • Also expect delays aboard buses along these routes:
  • 34 Eglinton East; and
  • 334 Eglinton East overnight.

For pedestrians

  • The north-south crosswalks at Sinnott Road are closed.

For motorists

  • Work zones block centre lanes on Eglinton Avenue East between Birchmount Road and Warden Avenue.
  • At least two lanes are available for traffic in each direction on Eglinton East.
  • Westbound traffic on Eglinton cannot turn left onto southbound Sinnott Road.
  • Eastbound traffic on Eglinton cannot turn left onto northbound Thermos Road.
  • Northbound traffic on Sinnott cannot turn left onto westbound Eglinton.
  • Southbound traffic on Thermos cannot turn left onto eastbound Eglinton.
  • A work zone continues to block north-south through traffic on Prudham Gate.

For nearby residents and business people

  • Expect noise from excavators, bobcats, trucks and other construction equipment.


U of T Mississauga construction:
Brampton Transit, MiWay detours start April 24



The University of Toronto continues its project to renovate the William G. Davis Building on the Mississauga campus.

Starting Wednesday, April 24, the university is closing

  • Inner Circle Road

to traffic, while the building contractors occupy the roadway for the next phase of the project.

By closing Inner Circle, the university is blocking access to the campus transit terminal. It’s setting up a temporary terminal

  • on The Collegeway south of Outer Circle Road.

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While the regular terminal is closed, Brampton Transit is detouring buses along this route:

  • 199 UTM express.

MiWay is detouring buses along these routes:

  • 1C Dundas - Collegeway;
  • 44 Mississauga Road;
  • 101 Dundas express; and
  • 110 University express.

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Construction on Inner Circle Road — and the Brampton Transit and MiWay detours — continue until July 22.



Eglinton Crosstown LRT - O'Connor:
Telecommunications relocation continues



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Metrolinx contractors continue building the future Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit line between Mount Dennis and Kennedy.


Crews continue building the LRT “guideway” — the transit-only lanes in the centre of the roadway, including tracks and passenger amenities

  • on Eglinton Avenue East east of Victoria Park Avenue

near the site of the future O’Connor stop.

“As early as” Monday, April 22, utility crews are relocating telecommunications infrastructure

  • on Victoria Park Avenue north and south of Eglinton Avenue East.

They work every day from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in two stages, blocking south- and northbound traffic lanes on Victoria Park. Occasionally, crews may set up temporary work zones that narrow the shoulders. They may also install traffic-protection barriers make sure of safer working conditions.

Telecommunications relocation near the future O’Connor stop and the resulting TTC delays and service changes continue “for approximately one (1) week” or until about April 28.


Stage 1

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For transit passengers

  • The TTC is relocating the northbound stop on Victoria Park Avenue north of Eglinton Square to north of Eglinton Avenue East. Signs direct you to the temporary stop.
  • It also continues to detour buses along the 70 O’Connor route through the area.
  • Passengers aboard buses along these routes can also expect delays:
  • 24 Victoria Park;
  • 34 Eglinton East;
  • 70 O’Connor; and
  • 924 Victoria Park express.

For pedestrians

  • Starting Monday, April 24, the east-west crosswalk on the south side of Eglinton East at Victoria Park is closed. Cross on the north side of the street.
  • A work zone on the east side of Victoria Park south of Eglinton East blocks the sidewalk. A temporary walkway leads you around the work zone on the east side.

  • Work zones block the northbound lanes on Victoria Park north and south of Eglinton East.
  • Just one lane is available for traffic in both directions on the west side of Victoria Park.
  • Southbound traffic can’t turn left onto eastbound Eglinton East.
  • Northbound traffic can’t turn left onto westbound Eglinton East.
  • Work zones block the centre lanes on Eglinton East east of Victoria Park.
  • Work zones block the westbound curb lanes on Eglinton East west of Victoria Park.
  • At least two lanes are available for traffic in both directions on Eglinton East east and west of Victoria Park.

Stage 2

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For transit passengers

  • The TTC is relocating the southbound stop on Victoria Park Avenue north of Eglinton Avenue East to north of O’Connor Drive. Signs direct you to the temporary stop.
  • It also continues to detour buses along the 70 O’Connor route through the area.
  • Passengers aboard buses along these routes can also expect delays:
  • 24 Victoria Park;
  • 34 Eglinton East;
  • 70 O’Connor; and
  • 924 Victoria Park express.

For pedestrians

  • Starting Monday, April 24, the east-west crosswalk on the south side of Eglinton East at Victoria Park is closed. Cross on the north side of the street.
  • A work zone on the west side of Victoria Park south of Eglinton East blocks the sidewalk. A temporary walkway leads you around the work zone on the west side.

  • Work zones block the northbound lanes on Victoria Park north and south of Eglinton East.
  • Just one lane is available for traffic in both directions on the east side of Victoria Park.
  • Southbound traffic can’t turn left onto eastbound Eglinton East.
  • Northbound traffic can’t turn left onto westbound Eglinton East.
  • Work zones block the centre lanes on Eglinton East east of Victoria Park.
  • Work zones block the westbound curb lanes on Eglinton East west of Victoria Park.
  • At least two lanes are available for traffic in both directions on Eglinton East east and west of Victoria Park.


Yonge North subway extension:
Geotechnical surveying continues, April 22



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Two transit agencies and two municipalities are starting the preliminary planning, design and engineering phase of a project to extend the Yonge branch of the TTC’s Line 1 Yonge - University subway into York Region.

Yonge subway extension map.jpgMetrolinx, the TTC, the City of Toronto and the Region of York are planning to extend the line 7.4 kilometres (4.6 miles) through the Thornhill area of Markham and Vaughan to Richmond Hill. The four partners expect this phase of the project to continue for about a year.


With the preliminary planning, design and engineering phase underway, crews continue geotechnical testing

  • on Yonge Street between Highway 7 and Finch Avenue.

The crews work at various locations on Yonge over the next several months.

Geotechnical surveyors investigate underground soil conditions to help engineers design the project.


Starting Monday, April 22 and continuing Mondays to Fridays, crews work

  • on Yonge Street, east curb lane, south of Langstaff Road East; and
  • on Yonge Street, east curb lane, south of Kirk Drive.

The crews use a drill rig to bore holes and extract samples.

The work zone blocks the curb lanes from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. It also restricts northbound traffic to just one lane. At the end of each of work day, crews remove the work zones and restore the roadway.

Expect construction-related noise and dust from equipment and trucks.

GO Transit passengers can expect delays aboard buses along this route:

  • 32 Brampton / Trinity Common / North York.

York Region Transit passengers can expect delays aboard buses along these routes:

  • Viva blue;
  • Viva blue “A”;
  • Viva pink;
  • 98E Yonge express; and
  • 99 Yonge.

Geotechnical surveying on Yonge south of Langstaff East and Kirk — and the resulting GO and YRT delays — continue “for approximately two weeks” or until about May 3.

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TTC repairing subway ventilation shaft:
Yonge, north of Carlton, starting April 22



Starting Monday, April 22, the TTC is repairing the subway ventilation shaft

  • on Yonge Street, northbound curb lane, north of Carlton Street.

Crews are:

  • replacing the metal grate;
  • rehabilitating the concrete and steel-beam support structure; and
  • restoring the surface area near the vent after they have completed the repairs.

They’ll generally work Mondays to Fridays from 7:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. Occasionally, they’ll work Saturdays after 9 a.m. However, to prepare for the project, starting 12:01 a.m. Monday, April 22 at 12:01 a.m., crews are setting up a safe work zone and installing supports to secure a work platform in the vent shaft from street level. Due to complications in the vent shaft, crews may have to work through the night to set up the platform. They may also have to work overnight to remove the platform after completing the project.

They’ll use:

  • a concrete saw-cutter;
  • hand-held power chipping tools;
  • a generator;
  • scaffolding;
  • a small crane; and
  • a concrete truck as necessary.

Once the crews have safely installed the platform, the loudest noise occurs during the daytime of the first week of work. The noise results from crews sawing and removing old concrete.

The east sidewalk beside the work zone remains open during the work. However, the work zone also restricts northbound traffic on Yonge Street to just one lane from about 50 metres south of Carlton.

TTC passengers aboard buses along these routes can expect delays:

  • 97B Yonge; and
  • 320 Yonge overnight.

Subway ventilation-shaft repairs and the resulting TTC delays continue “for approximately eight weeks” or until about June 22.



Yonge Street rapidway - Richmond Hill:
Mackay Drive closed, April 22, 23



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Metrolinx and York Region contractors continue the project to build a rapidway — bus-only lanes in the centre of the roadway — along Yonge Street in Richmond Hill between 19th Avenue / Gamble Road and Highway 7.


From 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday, April 22 and Tuesday, April 23, crews are reconstructing

  • Mackay Drive west of Yonge Street

to restore the roadway after rapidway construction.

The work zone remains in place 24 hours a day, blocking through traffic from accessing Mackay at Yonge.

Crews maintain access to businesses and properties near the work zone.

Expect noise, vibration and dust from equipment and trucks.



Four generations of TTC streetcars
a highlight of Beaches Easter Parade, April 21



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TTC LRV 4403 heads northbound on Spadina, approaching Front Street, on the afternoon of September 17, 2014. Photo by James Bow.

Four generations of streetcars — including some of the TTC’s most popular streetcars from the past and present — are sharing the tracks for the annual Toronto Beaches Lions Easter Parade, this Sunday, April 21, starting at 2 p.m.

The cavalcade of cars along Queen Street East between Neville Park Loop and Woodbine Loop (at Kingston Road) is a regular highlight of the event.

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George McCormick snapped this view of restored TTC PCC #4500 on Broadview Avenue, Saturday, March 13, 2016. This is the streetcar that will likely appear in the parade.

Toronto’s latest streetcar, the Toronto Flexity joins the the Peter Witt streetcar that served the citizens of Toronto from 1921 until 1963 and the PCC streetcar that was the backbone of the TTC’s streetcar fleet from 1938 until 1995. The TTC’s main streetcar, the CLRV (Canadian Light Rail Vehicle), will form the fourth member of the quartet of streetcars in the parade.

  • The Peter Witts were the first streetcars that the TTC bought after the City of Toronto formed the Toronto Transportation Commission in 1921.
  • At one time, Toronto owned the largest fleet of PCCs in the world — 745 cars.
  • CLRVs have been operating along Toronto streets since 1979. Their longer, “bendy” cousins, the ALRVs (articulated light rail vehicles) have been carrying Torontonians around town since 1988.
  • The TTC’s first Flexity car started serving passengers Sunday, August 31, 2014.

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Air-electric PCC 4088 leaves Neville Park Loop. Photo donated by Curt Frey.

During the parade, streetcars in regular service along the 501 Queen route turn back at Kingston Road starting at 1 p.m. Buses operating along the 64 Main and 92 Woodbine South routes also divert from their regular routes during the parade.

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Small Peter Witt car #2736 operates on Queen Street westbound (but not in the Beach!) in the early 1960s. Note the PCCs behind it. Photo by Peter Lambert, donated by Curt Frey.


From the Transit Toronto archives, read:

  • a history of the Peter Witt cars in Toronto by James Bow, here.
  • a history of the Presidents’ Conference Committee (PCC) cars in Toronto by James Bow with information from John F. Bromley and Dave Imrie, here.
  • a history of the Canadian All-Electric PCC cars by P.C. Kohler, here.
  • a history of Toronto’s post-war used PCC fleet by P.C. Kohler, here.
  • “Red Rocket Renaissance: the A-15 PCC cars” by P.C. Kohler, here.
  • a history of the Canadian Light Rail Vehicles by James Bow, here.
  • a history of the Articulated Light Rail Vehicles by James Bow, here.
  • a history of the Toronto Flexity light rail vehicles by James Bow, here.

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CLRV 4021 faces eastbound at King and Yonge. This August 1999 photo is by Rob Hutch.

  • the Air-Electric PCC photo gallery, here.
  • the Pre-1970s All-Electric PCC photo gallery, here.
  • the Post-1970s All-Electric PCC photo gallery, here.

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TTC Flexity LRV #4414 heads southbound on 510 SPADINA service, approaching College Street on Thursday, January 14, 2016. Photo by James Bow.



Eglinton Crosstown LRT - Mount Pleasant:
Overnight hydro work, starting April 22



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Metrolinx contractors continue building the future Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit line between Mount Dennis and Kennedy.


Starting Monday, April 22, crews work overnight to finish relocating hydro services

  • at the intersection of Eglinton Avenue East with Mount Pleasant Road

near the future Mount Pleasant Station.

The crews work on the southwest corner 24 hours a day to prepare for an upcoming concrete pour for the station roof.

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Overnight hydro work near the future Mount Pleasant Station and the resulting TTC delays continue “for approximately five (5) days” or until about April 26.


For transit passengers

  • The TTC has already relocated stops in the area and may temporarily further relocate stops near work zones.
  • Expect delays aboard buses along these routes:
  • 34 Eglinton East;
  • 51 Leslie;
  • 54 Lawrence East;
  • 56 Leaside;
  • 74 Mt Pleasant;
  • 141 Downtown / Mt Pleasant express;
  • 334 Eglinton East overnight;
  • 354 Lawrence East overnight.

For pedestrians

  • The north-south crosswalk on the west side of Mount Pleasant at Eglinton East remains closed.

For motorists

  • Work zones block traffic lanes on the south side of Eglinton East east and west of Mount Pleasant.
  • The south-side work zone on Eglinton East west of Mount Pleasant extends into the southbound lanes on Mount Pleasant.
  • Just one lane is available for traffic in both directions on the north side of Eglinton East east and west of Mount Pleasant.
  • Just one lane is available for traffic in both directions on the east side of Mount Pleasant north and south of Eglinton East.
  • You can’t turn in any direction at the intersection of Eglinton East / Mount Pleasant.
  • A work zone continues to block access to Rawlinson Avenue at Eglinton East.
  • You can’t turn left from northbound Taunton Road to westbound Eglinton East.

For nearby residents and business people

  • Expect to hear noise from an excavator, light tower and welding activity overnight .
  • Expect to see bright site lighting overnight.


Less frequent Lakeshore East GO trains,
April 18, 19, 20



Metrolinx crews are replacing part of the track along GO Transit’s 09 Lakeshore East line during part of this Easter holiday weekend. Trains operate hourly, instead of every 30 minutes.

Westbound hourly service starts Thursday, April 18, with the train that leaves Oshawa GO Station at 10:38 p.m. (The train ends its trip in Union Station 11:41 p.m.) Eastbound hourly service starts with the train that leaves Union at 10:43 p.m. (The train ends its trip in Oshawa at 11:41 p.m.)

GO is cancelling the westbound trains that usually leave Oshawa at eight minutes after the hour. (The trains end their trips in Union at 11 minutes past the next hour.) GO is also cancelling the eastbound trains that usually leave Union at 13 minutes past the hour. (The trains end their trips in Oshawa at 11 minutes past the next hour.)

Track work may delay trains by as much as 15 minutes behind schedule, since only one track will be available for GO and VIA Rail Canada trains along the line.


An extra eastbound train leaves Union at 10:43 p.m. Friday, April 19 to accommodate passengers attending the Toronto FC match.


Also, the eastbound trains leaving Union at 3:13 and 6:13 p.m. Friday, April 19 drop off or pick up passengers at all stations to Guildwood GO Station. At Guildwood, you’ll have to transfer to buses to complete your journey. The buses serve passengers at all stations between Guildwood and Oshawa GO stations.

If you board one of these trains at Union, tap on your PRESTO farecard there and tap off at your final rail station. If you board between Guildwood and Whitby, tap on near the train platform, ride the bus and then tap off at your final rail station.


Trains resume 30-minute service Saturday, April 20, with the 9:41 a.m. westbound train from Oshawa and the 9:11 eastbound train from Union.



Weekend events affect transit services,
April 19, 20, 21



Parades and processions in the Bay Ridges area of Pickering and Toronto affect transit services this weekend, including both religious and festive celebrations of Good Friday and Easter.