This weekend on the TTC

This Sun. Mar. 20, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade is returning to Toronto. Those celebrating today or joining the parade on Sunday are encouraged to take the TTC to travel to and from their St. Patrick’s Day festivities safely and responsibly.


Customers attending the parade can access the route from the following subway stations: St George, Museum, Bloor, Wellesley, College, Dundas and Queen.


The following closures and diversions are also in effect this weekend.




This Sat., Mar. 19 only, there will be no subway service on the portion of Line 1 between Lawrence and St Clair stations due to Metrolinx construction of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT (ECLRT).


Shuttle buses will run, stopping at each station along the route. TTC staff will be on hand to direct customers to shuttle boarding and offloading locations. All stations will remain open for people to load their PRESTO card, purchase PRESTO Tickets, or connect to surface routes. In addition to the shuttles, the 97 Yonge bus and the University side of Line 1 will be available as alternatives during the closure.


As Lawrence Station is not yet accessible, customers travelling southbound on Line 1 who require an accessible connection should exit the train at York Mills Station and see any TTC customer service employee for assistance.


While the TTC does most subway maintenance at the conclusion of service each night, it continues to require weekend and early weeknight closures to complete critical infrastructure and state-of-good-repair work as well as ATC signal upgrades.




Several routes will be diverting to accommodate the St. Patrick’s Day festivities, including:


- 13 Avenue Rd, from 8 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

- 94 Wellesley, from 8 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

- 501 Queen, from 12 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

- 72B Pape, from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

- 121 Esplanade-River, from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

The 19 Bay, 505 Dundas and 506 Carlton will operate as usual through breaks in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Customers should expect longer than normal travel and wait times on these routes due to the event.


The TTC is committed to keeping customers informed about work and events that impact service and about alternate routes. For the most up-to-date information, follow @TTCNotices on Twitter or sign up for eAlerts.

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