Upcoming subway closures and Victoria Day holiday service

This Sat., May 18, and Sun., May 19, there will be no subway service on the portion of Line 1 Yonge-University between St Clair and Sheppard-Yonge stations to accommodate station improvements, structural maintenance, and 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. Customers who require Wheel-Trans service can speak with any TTC customer service staff member for assistance.


Lawrence Station will be closed. All other subway stations will remain open for customers to load PRESTO cards, purchase PRESTO tickets and connect to surface routes.


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.


Victoria Day


Beginning at noon on Mon., May 20, the TTC will be increasing service on the 22 Coxwell and 92 Woodbine South to accommodate those travelling to Ashbridges Bay Park for the Victoria Day fireworks display. The 22 Coxwell will be extended south on Coxwell Avenue and east on Lake Shore Blvd. to connect with Woodbine Beach. Additional TTC personnel will be available to help direct customers to the appropriate boarding locations.


The TTC anticipates that many customers will be attending the festivities. Customers are reminded that some streets may be closed and TTC routes may be required to divert.


The TTC will also be running a holiday service this Victoria Day. All TTC routes will operate on their Sunday service schedules but will start earlier, at approximately 6 a.m. Any routes that do not normally operate on Sundays, will not operate on Victoria Day. Customers are encouraged to visit https://www.ttc.ca/routes-and-schedules/Service-details-and-holidays for more information.


Friday – Monday, no TTC service on King St. W. between Spadina Ave. and Bathurst St.


Starting at 11 p.m. on Fri., May 17, until 11 a.m. on Mon., May 20, there will be no TTC service on the portion of King St. W., between Spadina Ave. and Bathurst St. to accommodate streetcar track repairs, including the replacement of worn rail and sections of concrete near Portland St. This work is part of the TTC’s preventative maintenance program to ensure safe and reliable streetcar service for customers.


King streetcars will divert both ways from King St. W. along Spadina Ave., Queens Quay, and Bathurst St. King replacement buses will operate along Spadina Ave., Front St., and Bathurst St.


202 Cherry Beach


The TTC is advising customers heading to Cherry Beach of a temporary change on the 202 Cherry Beach route due to work being carried out on Cherry Street Bridge. Until Sat., Jun. 22, the 202 Cherry Beach is not serving Cherry Beach Loop, and is diverting from Cherry St. via Commissioners St., Carlaw Ave., and Lake Shore Blvd.


Reduced subway speed zones


The TTC is advising customers travelling on several portions of Line 1 Yonge-University and Line 2 Bloor-Danforth of reduced speed zones, which may result in longer than normal travel times along certain sections of the subway.


As a safety precaution, the TTC reduces speed along sections of rail where maintenance is required, allowing trains to run safely during service hours while minimizing disruptions to customers. They also protect workers who may be required at track level to conduct routine or emergency inspections.


Customers are encouraged to plan ahead and consider the additional time they may need for their trips. A complete list of current reduced speed zones can be found on the TTC website at: https://www.ttc.ca/service-advisories/subway-service/Reduced-Speed-Zones.


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

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