June 16, 2017
This week (June 15), the TTC Board considered a report recommending the phased expansion of express bus routes over the next 10 years.
Buses form the backbone of the TTC network. Express bus services enable us to bring rapid transit to suitable routes in far less time than would be required to build light rail or subway. With limited stops, express buses are ideal for routes where customer journeys are longer than those taken on a local service, and where journey time is an important factor.
These new express routes will feature high-capacity, articulated vehicles and transit priority measures, such as transit signal priority and queue jump lanes to cut journey times and attract new riders.
The TTC is committed to a modern and efficient system that incorporates all modes of transit in an integrated network. In some cases, express bus routes are forerunners for higher-order transit such as light rail, once ridership has reached a certain threshold.
An expanded express bus network is another important piece in the jigsaw puzzle of a modernized TTC.
Last weekend, Line 2 was closed between St George and Broadview stations, enabling TTC and City of Toronto crews to complete the following crucial state-of-good-repair work:
- Replace two subway track beams on the Prince Edward (Bloor) Viaduct
- Complete more than 200 square feet of chipping, cleaning and removal of debris
- Complete eight power rail welds
- Replace three track circuits
We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience as we make the TTC more modern, efficient and safer.
For more information on scheduled subway closures and surface diversions, visit Service Advisories
Line 1 Yonge-University
This weekend, Line 1 Yonge-University will be closed between St George and Sheppard West stations only as TTC crews conduct train testing on the new Automatic Train Control (ATC) system.
Shuttle buses will operate between Sheppard West and Lawrence West stations only due to traffic impacts from construction. Service on several east-west bus and streetcar routes will be doubled to the Yonge portion of Line 1. Consider using one of these routes for your journey.
Regular service resumes Monday morning at 6 a.m.
The following events will cause bus routes to divert. Check ttc.ca for details.
Friday, June 16
Taste of Little Italy
- 506/306 Carlton
Saturday, June 17
Church Wellesley Village Festival
- 94 Wellesley
Flavours of Fairbank
- 32/332 Eglinton West
Highland Creek Heritage Festival
- 38 Highland Creek
- 86 Scarborough
Toronto Waterfront 10k
- 121 Fort York – Esplanade
- 501 Queen
- 504 King
- 514 Cherry
- 509 Harbourfront
- 510 Spadina
Sunday June 18
Yorkville Exotic Car Show
- 300 Bloor-Yonge
Much Music Video Awards
- 501 Queen
To accommodate the many events that occur in a vibrant and exciting city like ours, some surface routes will divert for short periods of time.
Customers can receive up-to-the-minute advisories by subscribing to eAlerts or following @TTCnotices on Twitter
Name: Adrian Piccolo
Position: Chief Architect
Years of service: 18
I was hired by the TTC in 1999, first as a consultant, then as a full time employee. I’ve been Chief Architect for eight years now. My department provides architectural design services for capital projects to the TTC’s Capital Programming. As highly trained professionals, we have the ability to take things from beginning to end; it’s a rewarding feeling when your vision is finally realized. As the Chief Architect, I have to have the vision and foresight to steer the ship to make sure we’re staying on track. What drives me is working with the people; I have such an enthusiastic, diverse and passionate team, and the love of architecture is what connects us. Hopefully I’m able to keep that fire going for everyone. It’s a privilege to know that a simple gesture we make can impact thousands of people.
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