Elevators Now Open at Pape Station
With the opening of new elevators, Pape Station is now fully accessible to all customers.
In August, Pape Station closed for 12 days to accelerate ongoing construction. During the closure, floors, stairs, finishes, ceilings and the new outdoor bus waiting area were completed, with the commitment that the indoor passenger waiting area and elevators would be fully completed in October. Find out what took place during the Pape Station closure.
The new elevators, along with other accessibility improvements, provide a barrier free path from street level to both subway platforms.
Bicycle parking will soon be available in two locations:
36 lock-up spaces on Pape Ave
5 ring and posts on Lipton Ave
By the end of December, the second exit will be completed.
How are we improving Pape Station?
Pape Station users will now find a barrier-free path to all levels of the station including:
Elevators to access station concourse and eastbound and westbound platforms
Accessible fare gates
Automatic sliding doors at station entrances and bus platforms
All of these modifications were reviewed by ACAT.
Pape Station has also gotten a number of upgrades as part of our Station Modernization program. These improvements include:
Upgrading of station finishes
Enhanced landscaping and bicycle parking area
Expanded station building and enclosed bus waiting area
Lighting upgrades at all station levels
Security upgrades at all station levels
Pape Station is getting a second exit from the subway platforms. This includes:
New platform exits leading to stairs to the second exit building located at the east end of Lipton Avenue
Enhanced landscaping at the second exit
The TTC Second Exit program adds exits from subway platforms to improve passenger convenience and safety.
As part of the station modernization, art has been incorporated throughout the station, located on the platforms and concourse as well as the station building interior and exterior. Artist Allan Harding MacKay has integrated architectural features of the station and urban features of the neighbourhood in his work. The Art Design Review Committee for Pape Station held a public art competition and selected the artist’s concept, titled “Source/Derivations”.
What can you expect during construction?
We know that with any big construction project, the surrounding neighbourhood is affected. We know it won’t always be easy, but we are committed to providing the community with an accessible and updated station.
As we continue work, we are committed to:
Maintaining subway station operations
Communicating with you early and often
Organizing and staging the work to shorten the length of construction and reduce disruption to the community
Complying with City noise by-laws and providing advance notice if night work is necessary
Ensuring that our Community Liaison is available to talk to you and answer your questions
About Pape Station
Pape Station opened its doors in 1966 as part of the brand new Bloor-Danforth Subway line. Only those stations west of Keele and east of Woodbine would open later (1968). Over 27,000 people use Pape Station each day. Three bus routes run out of Pape Station – the 25 Don Mills, the 72 Pape and the 81 Thorncliffe Park bus routes, all of which run accessible buses with bike racks.
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