Lansdowne Station Easier Access Project - Summer 2019 update

What to expect for the next phase of work:

Main Entrance impacts during construction of the street-level elevator (E1), (work begins as early as August 15, 2019):

  • The rear wall, the glass windows and door of the main station entrance will be demolished in preparation for the future street-level elevator (E1).
  • During this phase of work, customers will be required to enter the station through a temporary walkway on north-east side of the main entrance.
  • Pedestrian access through the main entrance will be rerouted and the stair well will be reduced, but the main entrance will remain open for customer use throughout construction.
  • In order to complete the elevator work safely, the main entrance escalator will not be in operation but will remain open for customer use as a staircase (starting as early as August 15 until the end of the year or until work in this area is completed and it safe to operate). Signs will be in place.
  • Due to space limitations and safety reasons, benches and waste bins will be removed.
  • Demolition/cutting of concrete will occur at the main station entrance, and will require the use of a compressor and generator parked at street level. As a result, some overnight noise is expected.
  • The majority of work will take place between Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Some overnight and weekend work will be required during the course of this project in order to complete the work as quickly as possible.
  • Noise, dust and vibration associated with construction can be expected with this work. Efforts will be made to keep levels to a minimum.

Excavation activities in the Green P Parking lot (work is expected to occur until the end of 2021):

  • Most of the construction for the elevators (E1, E2, and E3) will take place in the Green P Carpark Lot 81 behind the Station’s Main Entrance.
  • Construction vehicles/equipment will access the work zone from Lansdowne Ave. during this time.
  • The majority of work will take place between Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Noise, dust and vibration associated with construction can be expected with this work. Efforts will be made to keep levels to a minimum.

What are we doing and why?

As part of the TTC’s commitment to provide accessible transit, construction will begin at Lansdowne Station. The work will involve the installation of new elevators. Lansdowne Station is scheduled to become accessible at the end of 2021.

Easier Access improvements:

  • Barrier-free path from the main entrance to all levels of the station
  • Three elevators to access eastbound and westbound platforms
  • Automatic sliding station entry doors
  • Improved signage and CCTV – Security cameras along the accessible pathway
  • Lansdowne Station will receive public art in accordance with the Public Art Policy.

What to expect and work hours:

  • Most of the construction for the elevators will take place in the Green P Carpark Lot 81 behind the Station’s Main Entrance (work will start as early as July, 2019 and is expected to be in place until the end of 2021).
  • Construction vehicles/equipment will access the work zone from Lansdowne Avenue during this time.
  • Parking spots will be reduced however construction will be conducted in phases to keep the parking lot partially open for customer use. There will be no access to the Green P Carpark 81 from Lansdowne Avenue (this will be a construction vehicles access only). Access to the parking lot will be from St. Clarens Avenue lot entrance only.
  • Tree removal and protection in Green P lot area is expected as early as August, 2019.
  • In order to complete the elevator work safely, the main entrance escalator will be shut down for a period of time (TBD). Signs will be in place.
  • The majority of work will take place between Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Some overnight and weekend work will be required during the course of this project in order to complete the work as quickly as possible.
  • Noise, dust and vibration associated with construction can be expected with this work. Efforts will be made to keep levels to a minimum.

Transit, Pedestrian, Cycling and Vehicular Access

  • Through-traffic and TTC bus access will be maintained on Lansdowne Avenue.
  • Pedestrian access will be maintained – safe detours and signage will be in place.
  • Bike parking will be temporarily removed (will be replaced where possible).
  • Access to Lansdowne Station, stores and residential driveways, and parking near the work zone will be maintained.

Thank you for your support as we work to provide an accessible transit system.

For further information:

Denise Jayawardene, Community Liaison, 416-393-6937, denise.jayawardene@ttc.ca.