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Easier Access Program

Spadina Station

Project Update

Easier Access

As part of the TTC's Easier Access program, construction has begun at Spadina Station (Line 1) to install two new elevators. Market conditions have changed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic concerning the cost of work and the availability of materials, which has impacted work. There have been requirements for extensive third-party utility relocations and modifications. The project schedule for Spadina Station (Line 1) is for the elevators to be in service by late 2026.


Cross-section image of station elevators

What we are doing and why


The TTC is building two new elevators to create a barrier-free path connecting the subway platform level on Line 1 to the underground pedestrian walkway leading to Spadina Station Line 2, the streetcar platform, the bus terminal, and the street-level entrances/exits.


The Easier Access improvements will include:

  • Two new elevators
  • Improved signage
  • CCTV – Security cameras inside the station
  • Public art installation as a part of the TTC Public Art Program

What to expect

Staging for Phases 1 and 2 

Work will be completed in two phases, starting with the construction of Elevator 2 (E2) on Lowther Avenue west of Spadina Road (Phase 1) and then moving onto Elevator 1 (E1) on the southeast corner of Spadina Road and Lowther Avenue (Phase 2). 

Traffic and pedestrian details

  • Traffic on Spadina Road is maintained with lane restrictions.
  • Lowther Avenue, west of Spadina Road, is closed to traffic for the duration of E2 construction.
  • Sidewalk closures / detours will be required.
  • Bus stop(s) at the intersection of Spadina Road and Lowther Avenue are temporarily affected.

Work hours

Work will typically take place Monday to Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Some work on weekends and overnight may be required. 

TTC service


Subway service at the station will be maintained throughout construction. The bus stop(s) at Spadina Road and Lowther Avenue temporarily are affected at various points during construction.


Thank you for your patience as we work to improve Spadina Station (Line 1).


Project documents


Community presentation – November 2023


Easier Access Program

  • Program overview

    TTC’s Easier Access Program will make all subway stations accessible to everyone, regardless of their level of mobility. Today, more than half of our stations are accessible to people with disabilities. Learn more about the complete schedule.

  • Station Completion Schedule

    TTC is making progress towards its goal of making all of its stations accessible as part of the Easier Access program.


    Complete in

    Donlands 2024
    Castle Frank 2024
    Glencairn 2024
    College 2025
    Lawrence 2025
    Greenwood 2025
    Christie 2025
    Summerhill 2025
    High Park 2025
    Museum 2025
    Rosedale 2025
    Warden 2025
    Spadina 2026
    Old Mill 2026
    King 2026
    Islington 2026


    All schedules are subject to change.

Contact us

If you are interested in receiving updates about this project, please email your contact information to the project's Community Liaison Officer.

Please be sure to include your name, address (including city and postal code), phone number and email address. Also, please let us know how you prefer to be contacted – by email, regular mail or both.

Reka Sivarajah
Senior Community Liaison Officer
(437) 994 - 6317
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