Veterans Ride Free on Remembrance

In honour of Remembrance day, many transit agencies in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) will be offering free rides to veterans, or to a relative of a deceased veteran.

Veterans are asked to wear their uniform, or provide identification showing their service in our armed forces.  Family members of deceased members are asked to provide documentation of their relationship with a veteran who has passed away.

Agencies who have announced a free ride policy for veterans on Remembrance Day include:

Brampton Transit
Burlington Transit
Guelph Transit
GO Transit
Hamilton Street Railway (HSR)
Misissauga Transit (MiWay)
Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)
York Region Transit (YRT)

To all veterans: A big thank you for your service and your courage.  For all the families of deceased veterans: our thoughts are with you.

Lest We Forget!

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Subway Closure Affects Yonge Line

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) will be closing down part of the Yonge Line between Eglinton and Bloor stations on November 8th and 9th, 2014.

This is part of the TTC’s work on upgrading their signal system and to perform track work.  This is the third, and last, of a service of weekend closures affecting this part of the line.

Shuttle buses will be operating between Eglinton and Bloor stations, and regular subway service will operate between Eglinton and Finch stations, and south of Bloor, and continuing up the University-Spadina Line to Downsview.

As an alternative to the shuttle buses, passengers can take the St. Clair streetcar west to St. Clair West station and use the University-Spadina line.

Normal service will return Monday morning, November 10th.

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Subway Interruption on October 18th and 19th, 2014

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The TTC has announced that it will be shutting down part of the Yonge Line, between Eglinton and Bloor stations, on October 18th and 19th, 2014.

The disruption is so that the TTC could do work on the tracks and switches around Davisville station.  At the same time, the TTC will also be upgrading signals along this portion of the line.

While the shutdown occurs, shuttle buses will operate between Eglinton and Bloor stations.  Wheel-trans buses will also be available to assist passengers with mobility devices.

Subways will continue to operate between Finch and Eglinton, and between Bloor and Downsview.

Regular subway service will resume Monday morning, October 19th, 2014.

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504 King on Diversion for TIFF

CLRV #4089 heads east along King Street, near University, on a 504 run

CLRV #4089 heads east along King Street, near University, on a 504 run

The TTC is diverting the 504 King streetcar starting today, September 4th, 2014, until September 8th.  The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which starts September 4th and runs until September 14th, 2014, is causing the closure of King Street West between Peter Street and University Avenue.

From September 4th to 8th, the 504 King car will divert as follows: Continue reading

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No Subway Service from Bloor to Lawrence on Sept. 6th and 7th

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T1 TTC subway car parked in St. George subway station in Toronto. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The TTC has announced that it will be closing down a section of the Yonge Line, between Bloor and Lawrence stations for signal upgrades on September 6th and 7th, 2014.  Shuttle buses will operate over this portion of the route.

The signals, and accompanying equipment, is almost 60 years old and requires repairs.  Also, the TTC plans on some track work at Davisville station, and between the Summerhill and Bloor stations. Continue reading

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No Streetcar Service on the Lake Shore

Bus #8092, one of several buses providing a temporary replacement of the 501 Queen along Lake Shore Blvd. W.

Bus #8092, one of several buses providing a temporary replacement of the 501 Queen along Lake Shore Blvd. W.

Starting on Sunday August 31st, 2014 the TTC will not be operating the 501 Queen and 508 Lakeshore streetcars west of Humber Loop until December 21st, 2014.

The reduction in service is due to the City of Toronto repairing the Gardiner over the streetcar link between Lake Shore Blvd. and Humber Loop. Continue reading

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Veterans Ride free on Warrior’s Day

With Warriors’ Day coming up at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) on Saturday August 16th, 2014, veterans will once again get to ride free on many Greater Toronto Area (GTA) transit agencies.

Agencies offering free rides include: Continue reading

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