Weekend travel advice and upcoming subway closures

Extended subway service for Nuit Blanche


The TTC is extending subway service on Lines 1 and 2 all night this weekend to help customers travel around the city and view Nuit Blanche exhibits with ease.


Service on Lines 1 and 2 will be extending on Sun., Sept. 24 from 1:30 a.m. – 8 a.m., when regularly scheduled service resumes. During the extended hours, subway service will operate approximately every 15 minutes. Line 3 Scarborough replacement buses will also extend operations through the night, while night buses and streetcars will operate as usual. In addition, there are no scheduled subway closures this weekend.


Some routes will also be diverting to accommodate road closures for Nuit Blanche festivities, including the following:


  • 19 Bay
  • 72B Pape
  • 121 Esplanade – River
  • 202 Cherry
  • 501 Queen


Other weekend events


Just For Laughs Street Festival


Customers attending the Just For Laughs Street Festival can take the subway, Line 1 Yonge-University, to Union Station. Until 6 a.m. on Mon., Sept. 25, 121 Esplanade buses are diverting to accommodate road closures on Front. St. E. between Yonge and Church streets.


RBC Race for the Kids


Those attending the RBC Race for the Kids at Mel Lastman Square can take the subway, Line 1 Yonge-University, to North York Centre Station, or a 97 Yonge bus. There will be lane restrictions in place on Sat., Sept. 23 between 5:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., impacting the following routes:


  • 36 Finch Avenue West
  • 42 Cummer
  • 53 / 953 Steeles Avenue East
  • 60 / 960 Steeles Avenue West
  • 97 Yonge
  • 125 Drewry Avenue
  • 320 Yonge Night Bus


Route updates and road closures


501D Queen and 505 Dundas


Starting Sat. Sept. 23, a new 501D Queen bus service will begin operating between Neville Park Loop and Church St.


Also from Saturday, 505 Dundas streetcars will begin routing both ways, along Gerrard St. E., Coxwell Ave., and Queen St. E. to Kingston Loop.


Finch West LRT construction


From 9 p.m. Fri., Sept. 22 – 5 a.m. Mon., Sept. 25, lane restrictions will impact the following services:


  • 36 Finch West and 336 Finch West Night Bus eastbound service on Finch Ave. W. will divert between Islington Ave. and Signet Dr.

  • 165 Weston Road North will divert both ways from Weston Rd. between Sheppard Ave. W. and Fenmar Dr.


Toronto Water road closure


Starting 7 p.m. Sat., Sept. 22 until Dec. 31, there will be traffic restrictions in place at Parkview Hills Cr. and Aspen Ave., due to work by Toronto Water. 93 Parkview Hills buses will divert during these works.


Ontario Line construction on De Grassi Street bridge


From 1 a.m. on Sun., Sept. 24 until 5 a.m. Mon., Sept. 25, the following TTC services will divert to accommodate Metrolinx construction of the Ontario Line on De Grassi Street bridge:


  • 72A Pape buses will not serve stops on Queen St. E. between Broadview and Carlaw avenues, or on Carlaw Ave. between Queen St. E. and Dundas St. E.

  • 501 Queen and 503 Kingston Road replacement buses will not serve stops on Queen St. E. between Broadview and Carlaw avenues.


Early subway closures Monday – Thursday


Mon., Sept. 25, through Thurs., Sept. 28, subway service on the portion of Line 1 Yonge-University between St Clair West and Sheppard West stations, will end nightly at 11 p.m. due to track work.


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.


Yorkdale and Glencairn stations will be closed during this time. All other subway stations will remain open for customers to load PRESTO cards, purchase PRESTO tickets and connect to surface routes.


Customers who require Wheel-Trans service can speak with any TTC customer service staff member 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.


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 X (formerly Twitter) or sign up for eAlerts.

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