St Patrick Station has become the 45th of the TTC’s 75 stations to provide accessible access to the subway system.
The new accessible entrance is located at 480 University Ave., the northwest corner of University Ave. and Dundas St. W. The elevators connect the street to the concourse and subway platforms levels (see illustration below). This entrance also includes weather-protected stairs.
This upgrade includes installation of Barbara Todd’s ‘Many Little Plans’ to be installed at a later date. More on the artist’s concept is available at http://www.ttc.ca/About_the_TTC/Projects/Public_art/index.jsp.
The TTC thanks customers for their patience during construction as we work to improve transit in Toronto. The TTC also commends staff who worked to find and implement innovative solutions to the complicated task of installing elevators while maintaining service in a busy downtown subway station.
Two more stations – Dupont and Royal York – are scheduled for completion in 2019. The TTC has committed to becoming fully accessible by 2025 under its Easier Access Program.
These accessibility improvements support the TTC’s Family of Services model, which gives Wheel-Trans customers the option to use accessible conventional transit services such as the bus and subway. Family of Services is a part of the Wheel-Trans 10-Year Strategy that aims to reimagine and transform the accessible public transit services that are delivered to customers with disabilities.