Work description and purpose

TTC is undertaking a city-wide program to upgrade up to 2500 bus stops. These improvements will make many more stops accessible to customers using mobility devices, as well as accommodate articulated buses and bring the stops to a state of good repair. In some instances, new concrete pads will be constructed where none existed before.

Crews across the city will be making improvements to some bus stops, where required. Each location requires different work, such as:

  • Building new concrete pads at bus stops where none existed before.
  • Reconstructing bus stop pads to bring them to a state of good repair.
  • Widening bus stop concrete pads to allow the deployment of the ramp to serve customers using mobility devices.
  • Extending bus stop concrete pads to accommodate the longer articulated buses.
  • Relocating some stops (within the City right-of-way) to an area where they can be better accommodated or relocating stops closer to a signalised intersection for safety reasons.

Each bus stop will take a few days and in some cases a week or two to complete, pending site conditions and weather.

Construction impacts may include:

  • Noise associated with construction.
  • Lane reductions to allow crews to work safely.
  • Dust and noise related to saw cutting.
  • Minor excavation within the City right-of-way in order to lengthen the stop‘s concrete pad.
  • Minor utility relocation in some areas.
  • Some tree removal and protection.
  • Removal of sod located in the City property limits (boulevard), as needed to accommodate the bus stop improvements.
  • During the construction of this accessible bus stop pad, associated vehicles and equipment may temporarily restrict access to your driveway or sidewalk.
  • The City may temporarily remove, relocate or install City street furniture (i.e. shelters, bike rings, benches, litter bins). Please contact the City of Toronto at streetfurniture@toronto.ca if you have questions about City-owned street furniture (including transit shelters).

Note: Property owners should remove items located within City property limits (boulevard), such as landscaping and/or decorative objects. If you have a sprinkler system within the boulevard, we encourage you to contact your local sprinkler installation service (to relocate/redirect the affected sprinklers).

Efforts will be made to keep disruption to a minimum.

Work hours

The majority of the work will take place during the day and construction will be avoided during peak periods where possible. Some overnight and weekend work may be required during the course of this project.

Transit impacts

  • During construction, stops will be taken out of service and temporary stops will be placed nearby.
  • “Out of Service” signs will be installed and temporary stop markers will be posted.