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.

Upcoming Required Night Work - July 21 to August 31, 2019

What we are doing and why?

Starting July 21, crews on behalf of TTC, will begin some overnight construction activities in the bus loop, to make the station accessible with new elevators. Work will not occur every night of the week.

The work needs to happen overnight in order to avoid severely impacting bus service during operating hours.

Demolition/cutting of concrete will occur inside of the station, and will require the use of a compressor and generator parked at street level. As a result, some noise is expected.

Construction vehicles will operate in the bus loop to facilitate deliveries of parts. The deliveries are required overnight in order to avoid impacting bus service during operating hours. The vehicles are equipped with a back-up alarm, and staff will do their best to limit the reversing of vehicles during the overnight work.

Work Hours and Noise

he work will take place between 12:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. Noise and vibration associated with construction can be expected during this time. Efforts will be made to keep both as limited as possible.

Transit Service Impacts

No impact to transit service.

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

For further information:

Denise Jayawardene, Senior Community Liaison, 416-393-6937;