This video presents “TTC’s Signal System Explained.”

  • The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is updating its 60-year-old signal system with Automatic Train Control in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • This video explains how signals work, why it is replacing its aging system, and what a modern and reliable signal system will do to improve service once completed

Union Subway Station Closure April 5-6

  • As part of the Toronto Transit Commission’s (TTC’s) commitment to modernization, signal upgrade work is continuing on Line 1 (Yonge-University-Spadina) from Bloor to St Andrew stations this weekend.
  • This will affect the operation of the subway stations, trains and buses in the following ways:
    • Subway trains will terminate at Bloor and St Andrew stations on Line 1.47 shuttle buses on Yonge St. between Rosedale and King stations, and over to St Andrew Station.
    • Union subway station will be closed.
      • There is no access from the subway station to the main train station.
      • Customers going to the Air Canada Centre will need to walk from King or St Andrew stations or take the 6 Bay bus.
      • Customers going to the Rogers Centre for the Blue Jays games should walk from St Andrew Station or take the 510 Spadina streetcar, which currently terminates at King St. because of construction, and either walk or board a replacement bus to continue south.
      • Customers can also use the 504 King or 505 Dundas streetcars to get downtown. Both streetcar routes terminate at Broadview and Dundas West stations on Line 2 (Bloor-Danforth).
  • Wheel-Trans buses will be available to accommodate seniors and persons with disabilities who use wheelchairs, scooters and other mobility aids.
  • Regular subway service resumes on Monday, April 7 at 6 a.m.
Gardiner Expressway in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Photo: City of Toronto

Gardiner Expressway in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Photo: City of Toronto

Gardiner Expressway: Full Closure April 25-28

Long-Term Construction Projects on Gardiner Expressway: Partial Closures Begin on April 26

  • Four construction projects are scheduled to begin on the Gardiner Expressway as follows.
  1. April 26 – May 2014: Ongoing rehabilitation work on the Gardiner Expressway will continue from York Street to Jarvis Street until completion in May.
  2. April 26 -August 2014:  Replacement of the median on the at-grade section of the Gardiner Expressway from Ellis Road to Dufferin Road.
    • During most of this closure, one lane of traffic will be closed in each direction.
    • This work is expected to be completed in August 2014.
  3. April 26 – December 2014:  Structural rehabilitation of three bridges on the at-grade section of the Gardiner Expressway between the Humber River and Park Lawn Avenue.
    • One lane of eastbound traffic will be closed while all westbound lanes in this area will be maintained.
    • This work is expected to be completed in December 2014.
  4. April 26 – June 2015 + September 2015 – December 2016: Replacement of the deck on the elevated portion of the Gardiner Expressway from the CNE to Grand Magazine Street and the demolition of the Garrison Road bridge under the expressway, east of Strachan Avenue.
    • One lane of traffic in each direction will be closed.
    • The work is expected to be completed in December 2016, but all traffic lanes will be restored from June to August 2015 for the Pam Am/Parapan Am Games.
  • Any changes to time lines or other issues relating to the above work will be communicated by the City.

Please click here to view a 15-min video, from CP24 News, that show “city officials, including Mayor Rob Ford, discuss coming closures associated with major construction projects on the Gardiner Expressway.”

Other Gardiner Expressway Repairs

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
    • 416-393-4000
    • Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm

City of Toronto Contact Info

Phone within Toronto city limits: 311.

Phone outside city limits: 416-392-CITY (2489)
(can be used within Toronto if you can’t reach 311).

TTY customers: 416-338-0TTY (0889)
Fax: 416-338-0685
E-mail: 311@toronto.ca

If your matter is urgent, please call them. They are open 24/7.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

NEWS RELEASE

March 28, 2014

Several projects in April to begin Gardiner rehabilitation work

Three major construction projects are scheduled to begin on the Gardiner Expressway next month immediately after the annual weekend closure for maintenance, which begins on April 25.

The three projects are:

• Replacement of the deck on the elevated portion of the Gardiner Expressway from the CNE to Grand Magazine Street and the demolition of the Garrison Road bridge under the expressway, east of Strachan Avenue. During this closure, one lane of traffic in each direction will be closed. The work is expected to be completed in December 2016, but all traffic lanes will be restored from June to August 2015 for the Pam Am/Parapan Am Games.

• Structural rehabilitation of three bridges on the at-grade section of the Gardiner Expressway between the Humber River and Park Lawn Avenue. During this closure, one lane of eastbound traffic will be closed while all westbound lanes in this area will be maintained. This work is expected to be completed in December 2014.

• Replacement of the median on the at-grade section of the Gardiner Expressway from Ellis Road to Dufferin Road. During most of this closure, one lane of traffic will be closed in each direction. This work is expected to be completed in August 2014.

Any changes to time lines or other issues relating to this work will be communicated by the City.

“This planned road work is part of the City’s Strategic Rehabilitation program to bring the city’s infrastructure to a state of good repair and improve the quality of the Gardiner Expressway,” said Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Ward 34 Don Valley East), Chair of the City’s Public Works and Infrastructure Committee. “We appreciate the patience of the public as we take steps to do this critical work on our road infrastructure.”

In addition to the work beginning in April, ongoing rehabilitation work on the Gardiner Expressway will continue from York Street to Jarvis Street until completion in May. In addition, temporary shoring work at 15 locations between York Street and Dan Leckie Way is scheduled to be completed by the end of April and interim repair work between Jarvis Street and the Don Roadway is expected to be completed this year.

While this work is taking place, the City is taking steps to minimize disruption to the travelling public, including:
• aligning the three projects and construction phasing to minimize disruption
• working with selected contractors to investigate methods to accelerate the work
• implementing traffic signal timing changes to enhance traffic flow on nearby routes
• co-ordinating other construction projects with key stakeholders to avoid major work taking place along parallel routes, and
• working to plan improved co-ordination and response to incidents on the Gardiner Expressway.

Drivers affected by the expressway work should consider options such as carpooling, taking transit, cycling to work, or travelling outside the usual rush hours. More information about other commuting options is available at http://www.smartcommute.ca.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities. Toronto is proud to be the Host City for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit http://www.toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.

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