The TTC’s Easier Access Program makes stations accessible with the addition of new elevators. The project is scheduled for completion by the end of 2020.

Runnymede Easier Access improvements include:

Barrier-free path from the main entrance to all levels of the station including the installation of:

  • 3 elevators to access eastbound and westbound platforms
  • Automatic sliding station entry doors (on Kennedy Ave.)
  • Improved signage and CCTV – Security cameras along the accessible pathway
  • Masonry repairs and fire alarm upgrades
  • As part of these upgrades, art will be installed in accordance with the TTC’s Public Art Policy.

What to expect

  • Inside Runnymede Station: Construction inside the station for elevator E1 will begin in late November, 2018.
  • In the Laneway: Construction in the laneway (to the south of the station for elevator E3) will begin in late January, 2019. The western portion of the laneway will be closed to house the elevator shaft (E3) construction workzone for approximately one year. There will be no through-traffic in the laneway between Kennedy Avenue and Runnymede Road. Once construction for elevator E3 is completed, the contractor will rehabilitate the south masonry wall of the station. Scaffolding will be set up along the northern half of the laneway during this work for approximately one to three months. The laneway will be repaved upon the completion of the project.
  • In the bus roadway: A laydown area will be set up in the bus roadway throughout the project until 2020. Construction for elevator E2 (in the bus roadway) is currently scheduled to begin in Fall 2019 (with a 3 month bus roadway closure, and a 6 month partial bus roadway closure). When the bus roadway is closed, TTC riders will board buses on-street. Signage will be in place.
  • Work zones: Protective construction hoarding will be in place and vehicles/equipment will access these work zones from Kennedy Avenue and Runnymede Road.

Noise and work hours

  • 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.

Construction Notice - October 15, 2019 to Winter 2020 

Runnymede Station bus bay closures information:

Full bus bay closure details: October 15, 2019 – Winter 2020

A construction staging area will be set up in the bus roadway (overnight starting at 2 a.m. on October 15, 2019) and the site will remain in place throughout the project. Construction for elevator E2 (in the bus roadway) is currently scheduled to begin in fall 2019 (with a full bus roadway closure, and then a partial bus roadway closure). When the bus roadway is closed, TTC customers will board buses on-street. Signage will be in place.

During the Runnymede Station full bus roadway closure:

  • Customers on the 71 Runnymede and 77 Swansea will use on-street stops in-front of the station to transfer to the subway and other bus routes.
  • Customers on the 79 Scarlett Rd will be dropped off in-front of High Park Station on their southbound trips; customers will catch their northbound trips at an on-street stop in-front of Runnymede Station.
  • Customers will need to provide Proof-of-Payment.

High Park Station City ROW impacts:

Start date: October 15, 2019 – Winter 2020

As noted above, while the Runnymede Station bus loop full closure is in place, the 79 Scarlett Rd bus will be rerouted to High Park Station (customers will be dropped off on High Park Ave). Customers will need to provide Proof-of-Payment.

During the Runnymede Station full bus roadway closure:

  • On High Park Avenue at Bloor Street, there will be reduced street parking: a temporary loss of 2 taxicab spaces and 1 area permit parking space (this particular area has 89 parking spaces with approximately 34 parking permits issued).
  • Buses will divert via Annette St. and High Park Ave. during this time.
  • City signage will be changed to a “No Standing” zone within the new temporary bus loading zone.

Runnymede Station partial bus bay closure: Winter – Fall, 2020

During the Runnymede Station partial bus roadway closure:

  • Customers on the 71 Runnymede and 77 Swansea will continue to use on-street stops in front of Runnymede Station to transfer to the subway and other bus routes. Customers will need to provide Proof-of-Payment.
  • Customers on the 79 Scarlett Rd will now board buses inside Runnymede Station’s bus loop (buses will no longer be dropped off in front of High Park Station on their southbound trips).

    For further information:

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