Greenwood Station Easier Access Elevator project


Work will begin as early as Friday, December 3, 2021
Effective

For background information, please visit the project page.


What we are doing and why:

The TTC’s Easier Access Program is making subway stations accessible. The TTC will be conducting work at the intersection of Strathmore Blvd. & Linnsmore Cres. that will make Greenwood Station accessible in 2024. 

Utility work to allow for elevator construction will begin as early as December 3, 2021. The overall project will be conducted in various stages. A Community pre-construction presentation was provided in Fall 2021 and is posted here: www.ttc.ca/greenwoodconstruction  
 
The project will create a barrier-free path from the main entrance to all levels of the station including installation of:

  • Two elevators to access eastbound and westbound platforms
  • Automatic sliding station entry doors
  • Improved signage
  • CCTV – Security cameras along the accessible pathway
  • Public art installation as a part of the TTC Public Art Program

Stage 1- Conceptual Staging plan to begin as early as December 3, 2021:

Stage 1 work will include the following:

  • The contractor’s trailer will be set up on TTC Property/south side of Strathmore Blvd., north of the station as early as November 30, 2021.
  • In areas of construction, some tree removal and tree protection will be in place as early as Friday, December 3, 2021. 

  • The contractor will set up construction hoarding on Strathmore Blvd. near Linnsmore Cres. to safely separate pedestrians and vehicles from construction as early as December 6, 2021.

  • During this stage of work, the contractor will work with Toronto Water to relocate a watermain on Strathmore Blvd. Toronto Water has indicated a requirement for a temporary water shut off to connect the valves at a later date. As soon as a date is determined, Toronto Water will issue a notice to any affected residents directly.  

  • Strathmore Blvd. will be reduced to one lane westbound, west of Linnsmore Cres. 

  • Strathmore Blvd eastbound will be closed on the west side of Linnsmore Cres.

  • Access to Oakdene Cres. from Strathmore Blvd. will be maintained. 

  • Access to Strathmore Blvd. homes between Oakdene Cres. and Linnsmore Cres. will be maintained.  

  • Signage, including “Local Traffic Only” will be placed in advance of the closure.

  • A Paid Duty Police Officer (PDO) or traffic control person will provide traffic control.  

  • During the day, some construction noise is expected.

  • The sidewalk north of the station will be closed. Pedestrian and local traffic detours will be in place.

  • TTC buses will be rerouted along a portion of Strathmore Blvd., west of the station and turn down Greenwood Ave. 

  • Subway service will remain open.

  • Elevator work and related activities will also begin within the TTC bus loop and at the station – in order to avoid impacting customers and TTC service, some of this work will be conducted overnight (during non-service hours between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.).

     

Local parking: 
Street parking will be temporarily reduced in the area of construction. Residents may park on any licenced street within their permit area: https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/pw/bgrd/backgroundfile-85333.pdf  
 
New temporary parking:
In order to temporarily increase parking during construction, City Transportation is reviewing to make temporary changes to allow on-street parking on both sides of some local streets including on Wolverleigh Blvd. (from east of Linnsmore Cres. to west of Monarch Park Ave. Parking by permit only from 12:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.). The City of Toronto has jurisdiction over the right-of-way, and will be adding new temporary street parking during construction at the direction of Community Council.

 

Noise, vibration and work hours: 
Noise, dust and vibration associated with construction can be expected with this work. Efforts will be made to keep levels to a minimum. The majority of work will take place between Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Greenwood Station – Accessibility

Preliminary Investigative work at (NW corner) of Strathmore Blvd. and Linnsmore Cres.

Work will begin as early as Friday, September 10, 2021 for approximately a month (*weather pending, content / timeline accurate at time of posting).


What we are doing and why

The TTC’s Easier Access Program is making subway stations accessible. The TTC will be conducting preliminary investigative work in preparation for the upcoming elevator project that will make Greenwood Station accessible.

Elevator construction is currently expected to begin as early as Fall 2021. A pre-construction presentation has been posted online (September 2021) here.

Project work will include a barrier-free path from the main entrance to all levels of the station including installation of:

  • Two elevators to access eastbound and westbound platforms
  • Automatic sliding station entry doors
  • Improved signage
  • CCTV – Security cameras along the accessible pathway
  • Public art installation as a part of the TTC Public Art Program

Preliminary investigative work (surveying followed by borehole work) will begin as early as Friday, September 10, 2021 (close to 16 Linnsmore Cres. and on TTC/City Property):

  • Survey work will begin as early as Friday, September 10, 2021. Surveyors will review the area and place surveying markers at property corners (at 16 Linnsmore Cres. and on TTC/City ROW).
  • Prior to elevator construction, borehole tests are required (work will begin as early as the week of September 13, 2021) for approximately a month (depending on underground site conditions, weather and work resources). Boreholes obtain information from the underground soil and groundwater conditions within the vicinity of the future elevator location. Test pits will be carried out to determine the location of services buried underground. The information obtained will inform the design of future underground structures.
  • Small work zones will be set up within the City right-of-way close to 16 Linnsmore Cres.
  • Construction crews and trucks/vacuuming equipment will be present.
  • During the day, some construction noise is expected.
  • Pedestrian and local traffic detours will be in place, when required.
  • No impact to TTC buses or subway service.

Noise, vibration and work hours:

Noise, dust and vibration associated with construction can be expected with this work. Efforts will be made to keep levels to a minimum.

The majority of work will take place between Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

If you would like to be added to the project email list (in order to receive future updates about this project), please email me at denise.jayawardene@ttc.ca .

For further information

Denise Jayawardene, Senior Community Liaison Officer, Denise.Jayawardene@ttc.ca

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