Artist conception of the new bus bays at Warden Station
Easier Access Program

Warden Station


As part of the TTC's Easier Access program, which is systematically renovating nearly every subway station across the city to design for universal accessibility and enhanced pedestrian access, Warden station is slated to be completely rebuilt, with an entirely new bus terminal featuring plenty of natural light and more accessible platforms, which includes elevators.

Market conditions have changed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic concerning the cost of work and the availability of materials which impacted work to make the station accessible. Labour strikes in mid-2022 by several unions also directly impacted the progress of construction work. This included crane and heavy equipment operators, carpenters, and other labourers that are critical to Easier Access work. The project schedule for Warden Station has been reviewed and elevators are scheduled to be in service by mid-2025.

In addition to the Easier Access enhancements, which will systematically renovate Warden Station for universal accessibility and enhanced pedestrian access, Warden Station is slated to be completely rebuilt, with an entirely new bus terminal featuring plenty of natural light and more accessible platforms, and elevators with a scheduled completion by the end of 2027.

Warden Station Easier Access improvements will include:

  • Two new elevators which will connect customers between the Passenger Pick Up/Drop Off area (PPUDO), concourse level and subway platform at the station.
  • Improved signage and wayfinding.
  • A station redevelopment which will involve constructing a temporary accessible bus terminal and a new permanent accessible bus terminal once completed.

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Project Updates

  • Overview

    A number of TTC stations are getting second exits to improve customer safety and convenience. Some are under construction, with several still in the planning process. Chester, College, Donlands, Dundas, Dundas West, Greenwood, Museum, and Summerhill subway stations are all getting second exits as part of the TTC’s Second Exit Program. The program was developed to enhance safety for customers and staff, providing an additional way out of subway stations in case of emergency, as many TTC stations currently have only one exit. Second exits also improve customer convenience.

  • Planning process and principles

    As part of its commitment to modernization, TTC is implementing a new Second Exit Planning and Consultation Process. A panel of third party experts created an evaluation framework to guide the community and TTC in evaluating location options for second exits. Read the September 2015 Board Report to the TTC Board and view the framework.

    The next step in this process is the establishment of local working groups to propose and evaluate location options for each of the stations listed above. Find out more about the local working groups here.

    Planning second exits is a challenging and complicated task, taking many factors into account and balancing engineering, fire/life safety and community need.

    Effective second exits must provide:

    • A fast way out of the station
    • Convenience to encourage day-to-day use and familiarity in an emergency
    • Respectful integration into the neighbourhood

    Second exits projects must be:

    • Cost effective
    • Limit construction disruption
    • In the public interest (local area, TTC riders, taxpayer)

    Of the 14 “priority” subway stations which were initially identified as needing a second exit in a 2002 fire/life safety analysis, eight are still to be completed: Chester, College, Donlands, Dundas, Dundas West, Greenwood, Museum and Summerhill. Some of these will be more difficult to build than others, and will have more significant impacts on the surrounding communities.

    The new planning and consultation process is designed to:

    • Deepen understanding of the need for second exits by using public education and communications
    • Broaden engagement to encourage informed dialogue through learning

    This process includes three distinct planning phases:

    Phase 1: Develop evaluation framework (complete)

    1. Establish third party expert panel
    2. Public education
    3. Public review and comment

    Report to TTC Board on Evaluation Framework (complete - see links to Background Reports below)

    Phase 2: Location planning at stations

    1. Set up local working groups
    2. Working groups develop second exit options
    3. Evaluate options based on framework
    4. Recommendation for second exit location
    5. Expert Panel reviews recommendation

    Report to TTC Board on site recommendations

    Phase 3: Design of Second Exit

    • Community consultation: architecture, urban design and landscaping
    • Communications to public regarding the project
    • Pre-construction information and consultation

    Background Reports to the TTC Board

  • Overall project status

    Active projects

    • Donlands
    • Greenwood
    • College

    Completed projects

    • Dufferin
    • Pape
    • Castle Frank
    • Broadview
    • Wellesley
    • Woodbine
    • Chester

    Planning stages

    • Dundas
    • Dundas West
    • Museum
    • Summerhill

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.

Arjun Sahota
Senior Community Liaison Officer
(647) 706 - 6487

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