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York Boulevard (North Side) Reopening July 22, 2016Temporary TTC and GO Bus Changes

July 20, 2016

Beginning at 6 a.m. on Friday, July 22, 2016 inbound York Boulevard will reopen on the north side to bus traffic.  The north and south bus diversion road, and related sidewalk through the Common will close to bus traffic on July 22, 2016. Pedestrian access will initially be available via a temporary woodchip path across the Common, after which an accessible path will be available from August 1, 2016 (orange line on graphic).

Outbound bus routing from the Common will continue south on Ian Macdonald Boulevard until Friday, August 26, 2016, when York Boulevard across the north side of the Seymour Schulich Building will reopen to bus traffic. As construction progresses on the restoration of York Boulevard, construction related notices will be issued.

Road Works in The Harry W. Arthurs Common and on York Boulevard
There will be roadway restoration and walkway diversions and/or closures through the Common and on York Boulevard. Construction work over the next month will focus on restoring outbound York Boulevard on the south side including curb, gutter and landscaping work.

Safety fencing around the contractor work zone will also be changed on Friday, July 22 as illustrated in the graphic below.

Temporary Transit and Pedestrian Routing in the Common

Routing Map

Traffic Impacts and Pedestrian Safety
Traffic control personnel will be on campus to facilitate the safe movement of pedestrian, transit and vehicular traffic around the construction work areas. An accessible pedestrian walkway will be available across the Common on August 1, 2016.  Please use the woodchip path or the accessible path in front of the reflecting pond through the Common until the asphalt path is open.

GO Transit Bus Stops Temporary Moved
All GO Transit Bus Stops will be temporarily relocated from in front of the Accolade East building to the west. The temporary GO stops will be located in front of the Accolade West Building and the Centre for Film and Theatre to enable the road works. Please look out for posted service changes and refer to the attached GO Transit notice for more information about the bus stop changes.

TTC Bus Stop Layover Area
TTC transit  bus stops remain the same.  TTC buses will have a new layover area in the curb lane of York Boulevard approaching the Common.

Construction Vehicles
Construction vehicles will access the campus via York Boulevard from Keele Street and exit via Ian Macdonald Boulevard from the construction site. Traffic control personnel will be stationed at the construction gates to safely move vehicles.

As construction continues at the York University Site, construction related notices will be issued.

For more Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension construction information, please contact us at:

Construction Information Line: 1-800-223-6192


TTY Hearing Impaired Service: 416-481-2523 (Daily 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., closed statutory holidays).

Bus Route Changes


Review the new changes to bus routes in the area to connect to the new subway extension.

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