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Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada reported the following news:

  • Subway closed between Yonge-Bloor and Union Station on Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9

    • Toronto Transit Commission continues to conduct major work to upgrade the signal system on the Yonge portion (Bloor to Union stations) of the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line

    • As a result of this work:

      • Subway trains will terminate at Bloor and Union stations

      • A frequent bus service will operate every two to three minutes between Rosedale and King stations

      • Customers heading downtown should use the University line south from St George station

    • Alternate routes to stations on the Yonge line include:
      • 506 Carlton streetcar, eastbound from Queen’s Park station

      • 505 Dundas streetcar, eastbound from St Patrick station

      • 501 Queen streetcar, eastbound from Osgoode station or

      • 504 King streetcar, eastbound from St Andrew station

    • The TTC will have Wheel-Trans buses available to accommodate seniors and persons with disabilities who use wheelchairs, scooters and other mobility aids

    • Regular subway service will resume on Monday, June 10 at 6 a.m.
  • TTC Pape Station closure postponed due to labour dispute

    • TTC’s planned June 15-26 closure of Pape Station has been postponed due to a labour disruption involving the Terrazzo, Tile and Marble Guild of Ontario that began last Friday, May 31

      • The tradespeople are responsible for completing all finishes in the station, including wall tiles, floors and stairs, key components of the work that was to be completed during the closure

    • However, work not involving this trade will continue at the station
      • A decision on closing Pape in the future will be made once the labour dispute is resolved
  • TTC Helps With Youth Apprenticeships and Training

    • The TTC Board endorsed the applicability of apprenticeship and training programs for TTC construction projects

    • Through its construction bidding process, the TTC would encourage community engagement via voluntary participation of potential contractors in programs for youth

    • The TTC is reviewing how it can incorporate the City’s Working as One program into its hiring practices and engage its contractors in this local workforce development initiative

Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) Contact Info

  • Information on fares, routes, schedules and service
    • 416-393-4636 (INFO)

    • Recorded information available 24 hours daily

    • Operator-assisted service is available from 8:00am to 6:00pm daily, except statutory holidays

    • TTY Hearing Impaired Service, 416-481-2523, Daily, 8:00am-6:00pm; except statutory holidays

  • Main Switchboard
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    • Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

NEWS RELEASE

Toronto Transit Commission

TTC Pape Station closure postponed due to labour dispute

June 7, 2013

The Toronto Transit Commission’s planned June 15-26 closure of Pape Station has been postponed due to a labour disruption involving the Terrazzo, Tile and Marble Guild of Ontario that began last Friday, May 31. The tradespeople are responsible for completing all finishes in the station, including wall tiles, floors and stairs, key components of the work that was to be completed during the closure.

The TTC had planned to close the station for 12, uninterrupted days starting next Saturday to advance the completion of the station, which is undergoing modernization. This labour dispute does not involve TTC workers or the unions that represent them. Work not involving this trade will continue at the station. A decision on closing Pape in the future will be made once the labour dispute is resolved.

Wall tiles, ceilings, stairs and a new bus platform were critical parts of the work that was to be expedited over the course of the planned closure. Final elevator installation, landscaping and bike parking was to be finished by September. Finally, a new second exit was to be completed by the end of this year.

“While this development is both disappointing and frustrating, we remain committed to our modernization plans, as well as our Customer Charter commitment of completing Pape Station by the end of this year,” said TTC CEO Andy Byford. “We are hopeful that this labour dispute – one that is completely beyond our control – is resolved quickly, allowing us to complete Pape, adding yet one more station to the list of TTC facilities that are fully-accessible to all of our customers.”

The TTC surveyed customers, residents and local businesses on their preferred option to advance completion of construction at the station, including a 12-day closure, six weekend closures or not closing the station at all. The majority of those who responded to the online survey preferred that the TTC close the station for 12 days.

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