November 10, 2017
Finch West is the second new station on the soon-to-be-opened Line 1 subway extension up to Vaughan in York Region.
This station features striking artistic finishes, including eye-catching “bar code” stripes on the external cladding of the building and at platform level. Colourful tiling and windows in the station entrance create an eye-catching public space that is sure to be a hit with riders.
The station is located under Keele St., just north of Finch Ave. W. There are two stations entrances: the main entrance is located on the west side of Keele St. and there is a PRESTO-only entrance on the east side of the street.
Finch West has been designed to be a multi-modal, seamless interchange between buses and the subway. In addition, there is a parking lot to the north of the station with nearly 350 spaces for commuters, plus a passenger pick-up-and-drop-off facility. There are also 100 secure and 13 short-term bicycle parking spaces.
Finch West will also be a stop on the future LRT line along Finch Ave. As such, seamless connections to that new line have already been constructed, ready for its opening in 2021.
With Wi-Fi throughout the station, plus full accessibility features and PRESTO-enabled machines and gates, Finch West is a striking addition to the TTC subway.
The TTC took home Silver in the Environmental Design category at the 2017 Advertising and Design Club of Canada Awards for the 2016 Honest Ed’s transformation at Bathurst Station.
The tribute to Honest Ed’s, which closed at the end of last year, went up overnight in November 2016 and consisted of temporary signs hand-painted in the familiar Honest Ed’s style to welcome customers at street level. Station windows were decorated with the TTC’s unique take on Ed’s famous punny signs. At the concourse level, a permanent tribute remains with photos and store memorabilia.
The installation was created in-house by TTC staff working in partnership with Honest Ed’s staff and sign painters.
Congratulations to all!
King Street has a problem, we have a solution. The King Street Pilot begins Sunday and aims to improve service reliability, speed and capacity along Toronto’s busiest surface route.
For more information, watch our explainer video on the TTC’s YouTube channel and Facebook page, or visit Toronto.ca/ kingstreetpilot.
Line 1 Yonge-University
This weekend, there will be no service between St Clair and Lawrence stations as TTC crews continue track work. Shuttle buses will operate. Wheel-Trans will be available upon request. Regular service resumes Monday morning at 6 a.m.
St Andrew Station
Starting Friday at 10 p.m. until Monday at 6 a.m., St Andrew Station will be closed for fare gate construction. This closure is necessary to complete the floor work that cannot be done when the station is open.
Customers will need to use Osgoode or Union stations to access King St., or King Station to access the 504 or 514 Cherry streetcar routes.
When the fare gate installation is complete next spring, every TTC subway station and entrance will have new gates and accept PRESTO. All TTC buses and streetcars accept PRESTO today.
For the full fare gate construction schedule, visit ttc.ca.
Name: Ashley Reid
Position: Transit Control Dispatcher
Years of service: 4
I was a streetcar operator for two years and I’ve been at transit control for the last two. I wasn’t looking to leave the streetcar team yet but I saw an opportunity to grow in my career and took it. As a streetcar operator I loved being outdoors and working on my own, but here I work with a team and learn how to work under pressure and multitask when dealing with many emergencies at the same time. The challenge of it all is my favourite part. I love the feeling of accomplishment when service is running smoothly after a delay. On top of that, it’s such a diverse group of people both here and at the TTC in general that it’s a pleasure coming to work every day in a workplace that feels like the possibilities for my career are endless.
On Nov. 11, we will be halting all service for two minutes of silence from 11 a.m. to 11:02 a.m. in honour of Canada’s fallen on Remembrance Day.
On that day, all current members of the Canadian Armed Forces in uniform, as well as war and peacekeeping veterans wearing military service medals or ribbons, and a companion, can ride the TTC free of charge.
For information on diversions as a result of Remembrance Day events, visit ttc.ca
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