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

T1 TTC subway car parked in St. George subway ...

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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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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