TTC service information for Toronto Raptors Parade tomorrow
The TTC is advising customers travelling in or around the downtown core tomorrow to leave themselves extra travel time, as many downtown bus and streetcar routes will divert to accommodate the parade and events celebrating the Toronto Raptors.
The TTC is adding additional resources to accommodate commuters and those participating in the parade, including:
- A large volume of extra staff situated throughout the subway system and around downtown to help direct customers, answer questions, asses service and manage crowding.
- More frequent subway service.
- More frequent streetcar and bus service in the downtown core
The TTC will also be participating in the parade. A vintage General Motors bus, wrapped specially for the occasion, will transport dignitaries along the route during the event.
Several routes will be on diversion and/or modified service to accommodate the significantly increased volume of traffic expected in and around downtown, including:
- 5 Avenue Rd
- 6 Bay
- 29 Dufferin
- 72 Pape
- 121 Fort York-Esplanade
- 501 Queen
- 504 King
- 505 Dundas
- 509 Harbourfront
- 510 Spadina
- 511 Bathurst
Please note that the 510 Spadina will not be available at Union Station after 9 a.m. Anyone travelling in that area should use the 509 Harbourfront instead to connect with the 510 at Spadina Ave. and Queens Quay (Spadina Loop). Some of the diversions will be in place as early as 6 a.m. tomorrow and may continue into the evening rush hour. Please check ttc.ca for more detailed diversion routing information.
Toronto is a big city and although a great deal of advance planning is occurring, diversions and service may change as conditions deem necessary. Please continue to be patient and respectful of your fellow commuters and check @TTCnotices regularly for the most up-to-date service information.
Also, the TTC is reminding customers that service on Line 1 between Eglinton and Bloor-Yonge will end at 11 p.m. tomorrow night for ATC signal upgrades. Shuttle bus service will be provided and the University side of Line 1 will operate as usual.
The TTC wishes the entire City of Toronto and Greater Toronto Area a fun and celebratory day at the parade and reminds everyone to travel safely.