Easier Access and Second Exit Project
For a look at photos during construction, see the photo gallery for Woodbine Station.
Construction Update - Project Complete - September 29, 2017
Woodbine Station Second Exit Building and new elevators opened on September 29, 2017. Woodbine is the 37th station in the network that is fully accessible. Thank you for your patience during construction.
Construction Update Open House - June 23, 2015
TTC hosted an Open House on June 23, 2015 to update the community on construction activity.
Pre-Construction Open House - January 27, 2014
On January 27, 2014, local residents and TTC staff gathered at an Open House to discuss upcoming construction at Woodbine Station.
View the full presentation (8 MB ) or read the report from the January 27 Pre-construction Open House.
About Woodbine Station
Woodbine 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 13,000 people use the subway platforms at Woodbine Station each day. Three bus routes run out of Woodbine Station – the 91 Woodbine, 92 Woodbine South and the 93 Parkview Hills. For more information about Woodbine Subway Station, or to find out about any possible bus route changes, visit the station page.
City on the Move - Young Artists in Transit
Find out about the innovative project where local youth worked with a professional artist to design a mural that will be exhibited at Woodbine Station during the renovation project. The mural will be fastened onto the construction hoarding, once the project gets underway. Look for the murals to be unveiled this spring.
How are we improving Woodbine Station?
Improvements will include making the station accessible for customers with all levels of mobility, building a second exit to enhance customer convenience and safety, and other general upgrades and repairs.
When the work is finished, Woodbine Station users will find a barrier-free path to all levels of the station including:
New elevators from street level to concourse and platforms
Sliding doors at station entrance and bus platforms
Improved wayfinding and signage
A new second exit will also be built at the northwest corner of Woodbine Avenue and Strathmore Boulevard in order to enhance customer convenience and safety. TTC staff are reviewing standards for second exits and will report back on possible changes that could allow second exits to also serve as entrances including possible impacts on cost, schedule, property acquisition and maintenance.
Some other improvements customers can look forward to include:
Repairs to exterior and interior finishes, lighting and signage
Repairs to stairs at main station entrance
Enhanced landscaping in community garden and bus bay
Repaving of bus loop
Landscaping near the bus bay and at the second exit will provide customers and local residents with a more attractive, greener station
How will this work affect you?
To make it easier for our customers, TTC is combining the Easier Access and Second Exit work into one project.
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 making sure that everyone can access public transit. And we are taking steps to make sure that people who live in and travel through the neighbourhood will feel the effects of construction as little and for a short a time as possible.
What can you expect during construction?
Expect Woodbine Station to remain operational during construction.
Expect the work to be organized and done in stages to reduce disruption to the community.
Expect TTC to comply with City noise by-laws and provide advance notice to the community if night work is necessary.
Expect some restriction to vehicular traffic, but vehicular traffic will be maintained on Strathmore Boulevard at all times.
Expect to hear from us - TTC is committed to communicating with you early and often.
Expect our Community Liaison to be available to talk to you and answer your questions.
For more details about construction impacts and staging, refer to the presentation from the January 27, 2014 open house.
996 Woodbine Avenue has been acquired by the City for TTC for use as a temporary construction site office.
998 Woodbine has been acquired by the City for the TTC. The house will be replaced with the new second exit building.
- November 2013 – Award Contract- TTC Board Approval.
- February 2014 – Construction begins.
- Summer 2017 – Construction complete.
Construction Liaison Group
The Construction Liaison Group (CLG) provides a forum for local residents, businesses and stakeholders to ask questions, raise concerns and share local knowledge with TTC staff. The goal of the CLG is to identify and help mitigate construction-related concerns.
CLG meetings are regularly scheduled in consultation with members and the TTC Project Team. Minutes of the meeting will be posted on this page as soon as they are approved by CLG members.
Construction Liaison Groups Meetings
CLG Meeting #1
Date: Thursday, May 1, 2014
CLG Meeting #2
Date: Monday June 2, 2014
CLG Meeting #3
Date: July 23, 2014
CCLG Meeting #4
Date: October 7, 2014
CLG Meeting #5
Date: January 22, 2015 7:00 PM
Location: Artisans at Work, 2071 Danforth Ave
CLG Meeting #6
Date: April 9, 2015 7:00 PM
Location: Artisans at Work, 2071 Danforth Ave
November 18, 2013
Woodbine Contract Award - Board Report
Please get in touch if you have any questions or concerns: