Wednesday, June 19, 2024

TTC to begin Easier Access construction at Museum Station; lane restrictions on Queen’s Park

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Beginning Mon., Aug. 15, the TTC will begin Easier Access construction at Museum Station to improve accessibility at the station and to enhance safety as well as customer convenience. This work includes the construction of two new elevators and a new secondary entrance/exit at Queen’s Park Circle.

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To accommodate this construction, lane restrictions will be in place on Queen’s Park, between Bloor St. W and Queen’s Park Circle. Two southbound lanes, one northbound lane and a cycling detour will be maintained throughout the first phase of work which is expected to last to the end of 2022.

Lane closures and restrictions for subsequent phases will be shared with residents, businesses and motorists in the area well in advance and throughout the construction period. The station will remain open and pedestrian access will be maintained along Queen’s Park throughout construction.

Drivers should consider Bay St. and St. George St. as alternative routes, especially those heading northbound, and should allow extra time to get to and from destinations close to the construction work zone. A complete list of road closures and restrictions is also available on the City’s Road Restrictions webpage: www.toronto.ca/roadrestrictions.

The City has also installed three new traffic cameras on this section of Queen’s Park to assist in monitoring traffic conditions. Every effort will be made to actively manage congestion and ensure construction is carried out safely and with the least amount of impact to residents and businesses in the area. City staff will implement signal timing and other changes to respond to any changes in traffic flow and to reduce delays as much as possible.

Construction at Museum Station is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2024. This is a $26 million project, funded through the TTC’s capital budget.

As part of its Easier Access program, the TTC is aiming to make all of its stations accessible by 2025. This includes the installation of elevators, accessible doors, and updated signage and wayfinding at all subway stations.

Fifty-five TTC stations are currently accessible. In 2021, construction was completed at Keele, Sherbourne and Yorkdale stations. Construction is also ongoing at College, Donlands, Lansdowne, Greenwood, Castle Frank, Christie, Summerhill, Lawrence, Glencairn, High Park, Spadina, Warden and Rosedale stations.

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