Donlands Station - Second Exit Entrance and Easier Access project update


Construction updates
Effective 2021 until 2/1/2023 12:00:00 AM
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As part of the TTC’s commitment to safety and modernization, Donlands Station (Line 2) will be getting new elevators to provide accessibility, and a new Secondary Exit/Entrance to improve customer safety and convenience. To minimize the duration of overall construction, the TTC will build the Donlands Station Easier Access project at the same time as the second exit/entrance project:  
  • The TTC Board unanimously approved the Local Working Group’s recommended Second Exit/Entrance location at 17/19 Dewhurst Boulevard.
  • New elevators will serve the existing station entrance at Strathmore Boulevard and Donlands Avenue.

Donlands Station Easier Access Project Bus loop closure update

Timeline: May 2021 – Early 2023 *Content/timeline accurate at the time of printing

 

As part of the TTC’s commitment to provide accessible transit, construction is underway at Donlands Station to install new elevators. The Donlands Station bus loop was closed in May 2021 and buses will continue to use posted bus stops on Donlands Avenue and not enter the station until early 2023.

 

What to Expect

  • The work zones are located at the northwest and southwest corners of Strathmore Boulevard and Donlands Avenue for the construction of the future elevators.
  • One lane of traffic in each direction and sidewalk access on Donlands Avenue will be maintained.
  • A temporary bus pad was added in front of Donlands Station in spring 2021.
  • Construction trucks, equipment and site staff will be present in the area including excavators.
  • Work hours will typically be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Monday to Friday with some Saturday work scheduled.
  • Flag personnel assist pedestrians, cyclists and motorists on the west side of Donlands Avenue at Strathmore Boulevard from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Monday to Friday.

Saturday Work Fall 2022

Saturday work is expected this fall at the two elevator construction sites and the future second exit/entrance location off Dewhurst Blvd for Donlands Station. The second exit/entrance work area is in the construction site along 1 – 14 Strathmore Blvd and along Dewhurst Blvd north of Danforth Road. There will also be Saturday work at the E1 and E2 elevator sites at the southwest and northwest corner of Donlands Ave and Strathmore Blvd adjacent to the station.


The contractor needs to continue work on Saturdays during the fall - in particular for the elevators in order to recover schedule from the third party strikes earlier this spring. TTC has requested to reduce all Saturday work as much as possible. However, the work is critical.


Timing

  • - Work may be scheduled between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturdays until the end of 2022 at the second exit/entrance site on Dewhurst Blvd and Strathmore Blvd.
  • - Work may be scheduled between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturdays in until the end of 2022 at the elevator sites at Donlands Ave and Strathmore Blvd.

What to expect

  • - Construction trucks, equipment and site staff will be present in the general area.

Traffic, pedestrian and transit restrictions

- Pedestrian walkways will remain open.

Parking is now restricted on Strathmore Blvd with the opening of the Green P Langford parking lot for permit holders between 1 – 47 Strathmore Blvd. Exceptions for parking on Strathmore include construction equipment and construction vehicles.



For further information:

Chris Joseph, Manager, Christina.Joseph@ttc.ca.

 

Alexa Aiken, Senior Community Liaison, alexa.aiken@ttc.ca 

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