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Wellesley becomes TTC’s 47th accessible station

Wellesley elevator 8/10/20 8:37 PM

Wellesley became the TTC’s 47th accessible station and the 27th with elevators on Line 1 Yonge-University.

The station’s two elevators entered service on July 22. The elevators connect the street to the subway platforms levels. The TTC now has a total of 47 out of 75 stations that are accessible.

Easier access at Chester and Dupont stations is nearing completion while work continues at Wilson, Runnymede and Bay where elevators are scheduled to be operational by year’s end.

Elevator construction continues at: Yorkdale, Sherbourne, Keele and Lansdowne. With the contracts approved by the Board in July, construction at Donlands and College is scheduled to start in Q3 2020, which will also involve the building of new secondary exits/entrances for each station.

In 2021, construction is scheduled to start at the following stations: King, Spadina, Castle Frank, Christie, Greenwood, Lawrence, Rosedale and Summerhill stations.

The TTC’s Easier Access Phase III Project will make all the remaining subway stations accessible by 2025, in compliance with provincial legislation.

Here’s a list of subway stations equipped with elevators that make travel easier for people using wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, other mobility devices or baby strollers:
Line 1 Yonge-University: Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, Highway 407, Pioneer Village, York University, Finch West, Downsview Park, Sheppard West, Lawrence West, Eglinton West, St Clair West, St George, Queen’s Park, St Patrick, Osgoode, St Andrew, Union, Queen, Dundas, Wellesley, Bloor-Yonge, St Clair, Davisville, Eglinton, York Mills, Sheppard-Yonge, North York Centre, Finch.
Line 2 Bloor-Danforth: Kipling, Royal York, Jane, Dundas West, Dufferin, Ossington, Bathurst, Spadina, St George, Bloor-Yonge, Broadview, Pape, Coxwell, Woodbine, Main Street, Victoria Park, Kennedy.
Line 3 Scarborough: Kennedy, Scarborough Centre.
Line 4 Sheppard: Sheppard-Yonge, Bayview, Bessarion, Leslie, Don Mills.
Notes: Subway interchanges counted once. Lawrence East, Ellesmere, Midland and McCowan RT stations on Line 3 Scarborough will not be made accessible as these stations will be closed and replaced by the Scarborough Subway Extension.
For information on the status of elevators, please call the Elevator Service Status Line at 416-539-LIFT (5438).

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