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Temporary bus loop closure on May 3, 2020

Work description and purpose

As part of the TTC’s commitment to safety and modernization, Donlands Station (on Line 2 Bloor-Danforth) will be getting a second exit/automatic entrance to improve customer safety and convenience. The TTC’s Easier Access Program makes stations accessible for everyone with the addition of new elevators. To minimize the duration of overall construction, TTC will build the Donlands Station Easier Access project at the same time as the Second Exit project.

COVID-19 and project update

The Donlands Easier Access & Second Exit/Entrance projects are considered critical and preliminary construction works (conducted by utilities who will notify you directly) will continue. Major construction is now anticipated to begin in Fall 2020 (date TBD - pending COVID-19 conditions and impact).

Prior to major construction, a Construction Public Open House Update will be provided online (in lieu of meeting in person). The date is TBD. We will provide you with updates or changes in regards to this project as we adapt to current conditions.

Temporary bus loop closure details

In preparation for the future elevators at Donlands Station, Bell will be trenching and installing fibre-optic cable (using a hydro vacuum truck) within the bus bay on May 3, 2020 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

  • The bus bay will be closed for the duration of the work.
  • Noise from the hydro-vacuum truck will be audible to nearby residents.
  • Customers must board buses on-street (signage will be in place) with Proof of Payment (POP).
  • The 56 Leaside and 83 Jones buses will be temporarily diverted onto local side streets (on Strathmore Boulevard, Dewhurst Boulevard and on Danforth Avenue).

Work hours

The majority of work will take place between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. During the work, construction noise is expected.


Project description and purpose

As part of the TTC’s commitment to safety and modernization, Donlands Station (on Line 2 Bloor-Danforth) will be getting a second exit/automatic entrance to improve customer safety and convenience. The TTC’s Easier Access Program makes stations accessible for everyone with the addition of new elevators. To minimize the duration of overall construction, TTC will build the Donlands Station Easier Access project at the same time as the Second Exit project.

Current stage of work - preliminary investigative construction activities

Over the next year, a variety of preliminary investigative construction activities are required before the new underground structures (second exit/entrance and elevators) can be built. Contractors on TTC’s behalf will undertake some of these activities (including the work noted below). Other preliminary investigative construction activities will be managed by property-owners such as Bell, Enbridge, Toronto Water etc. (and they will notify you of any of their works).

Land surveying and related activities

Survey activities involve gathering accurate measurements of the area, which may include having contracted field staff in the vicinity placing surveying markers at property corners and elsewhere. During the course of survey activities, field staff will attempt to contact some building occupants directly should access be required to private property, such as backyards.

Noise, vibration and work hours

Noise, dust and vibration associated with construction can be expected with this work. Efforts will be made to keep levels to a minimum.

The majority of work will take place between Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

For further information:

Denise Jayawardene, Senior Community Liaison, 416-393-6937, denise.jayawardene@ttc.ca.