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.

All 501 Queen and 508 Lakeshore streetcars will start their eastbound, and end their westbound, trips at Humber Loop.  However, two shuttle buses will be used to connect the streetcars with Lake Shore Blvd.  The main shuttle will travel east from Long Branch Loop along Lake Shore Blvd. w. to Park Lawn and will then travel north on Park Lawn to the Queensway, and then east into Humber Loop.  The shuttle will travel in the opposite direction to get back to Long Branch Loop.

DSCN0312A second shuttle will travel from Humber Loop, south along Park Lawn, and then east on the Lake Shore.  The shuttle will run around Marine Parade Drive, and then back up Park Lawn and back to Humber Loop.

This work is scheduled to end December 21st, 2014 with streetcars returning the next day.

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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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Civic Holiday Service Adjustments

Monday August 4th, 2014 is Sir John Graves Simcoe Day in Toronto.  As such, many transit agencies have modified their service for the day.

Modified service to transit affects the following agencies: Continue reading

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Closure to Affect Bloor-Danforth Line

On Sunday morning, the TTC will be keeping a section of the Bloor-Danforth Line closed for track work.  The track work will be done on Prince Edward Viaduct (the viaduct connects Bloor Street and Danforth Avenue.)

StGeorge Subway Tiling TTC

StGeorge Subway Tiling TTC (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

To accommodate the work, the TTC will be running shuttle buses from St. George Station and Pape Station.  Subways will continue to operate between Kipling and St. George in the west, and Pape and Kennedy in the east. Continue reading

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More GO Train Service starting June 28th 2014

GO Transit train west of Union Station.

GO Transit train west of Union Station.

GO Transit has announced that there will be more service on many of their lines starting on June 28th, 2014.

These new services include more GO Train service as well as new, or modified, GO Bus service.

Some of the changes include the following:

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The TTC’s Flexity Outlook Streetcars

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Flexity Outlook streetcar #4401.

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has started to receive its new streetcars, the Flexity Outlook model.

The new cars will go through some testing prior to entering into service and then will rolled out in stages, one line at a time, as the cars arrive at their Hillcrest facility on Bathurst St. Continue reading

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Transit Services on Victoria Day 2014

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