Work description and purpose

During the May 20/21 weekend, subway service between Sheppard West (formerly Downsview) and St George stations will be suspended for Automatic Train Control (ATC) signal system upgrades. Regular subway service resumes on Monday at 6 a.m.

TTC’s ATC work will require additional weekend closures this year for this section of subway stations. Once the overall ATC project is completed, subway service reliability and capacity on Line 1 will be significantly improved. The next two closures of this subway section are scheduled on June 3/4 and June 17/18.

Transit service

Due to lane reductions and expected delays caused by current construction at the intersections of Dupont/Spadina, Bathurst/St Clair and Bathurst/Eglinton, the following service will be put in place to move customers as quickly and reliably as possible during this scheduled closure:

  • Shuttle buses will operate between Downsview and Lawrence West stations.
  • Increased service on east-west surface routes connecting to Yonge (84 Sheppard, 96 Wilson 52 Lawrence West, 32 Eglinton, 14 Glencairn and 512 St Clair).
  • Increased service on 7 Bathurst, 109 Ranee and 127 Davenport bus routes.

See the service advisory for further information.

Parking restrictions (3:30 a.m. Saturday to 12:01 a.m. Monday)

Similar to the previous subway closure for this section, parking restrictions on Lawrence Avenue between Allen Road and Yonge Street, and on Bathurst Street between Bloor Street and Barton Avenue will help significantly speed transit and vehicular traffic this weekend.

Thank you for your patience as we work to improve transit in Toronto.

For further information:

Paul Tran, Community Liaison, 416-981-1601;