For background information, please visit the project page.


Update - January 18, 2021 - main entrance closure from February 1 to May 2021

What we are doing and why?

As part of the Easier Access Program, the TTC is installing elevators to make Lansdowne Station accessible. The station will also be getting additional enhancements including a new canopy for the main entrance.

Lansdowne Station Main Entrance Closed

  • Start date: February 1, 2021
  • Alternative Entrance: West side of Lansdowne Avenue across the street

Here is an overview of construction activities to expect over the coming months:

In order to carry out this work, the main entrance will be closed so the canopy can be installed. During the closure, construction crews will be working on the roof and canopy installation, removing the concrete floor slab and putting in new flooring, updating other fixtures in the station including windows and tiles and connecting the future elevator to the station. For the safety of our customers, the main entrance will be closed until approximately May 2021 and customers will be redirected to the station’s Wade Avenue entrance across the street on the west side of Lansdowne Avenue at Wade Avenue. Customers can also use the Emerson Avenue automatic entrance to access the subway platform level.

There will be no change to subway service at Lansdowne Station.

Bus service changes during the main entrance closure:

Customers on the northbound 47 Lansdowne bus route that serves the main entrance at Lansdowne Station will use the temporary stop on the south-east corner of Lansdowne Avenue and Bloor Street West during the closure. To ensure your safety, customers are reminded to use the signalized intersection at Lansdowne Avenue and Bloor Street West when crossing the street. Customers will use the Wade Avenue entrance on the west side of Lansdowne Avenue at Wade Avenue to access Line 2. There will be signs in the station and on the street redirecting customers.

Westbound Escalator Closed

The westbound escalator continues to be out of service for this work. The only escalator that will be in service during the main entrance closure is the eastbound escalator from the platform to the concourse level. Customer service staff will be available at the station during peak hours to assist customers. For customers requiring an accessible alternative, please travel to Dufferin Station or Dundas West Station.

Work details

  • The work will take place on the main entrance, concourse and platform levels of Lansdowne Station and behind fenced hoarding on the street.
  • A two-metre pedestrian walkway will be maintained in front of the main entrance.
  • The main entrance and westbound platform escalator will be out of service at the beginning of subway service on February 1, 2021 and will remain out of service for approximately four months. Customers can use the Wade Avenue entrance during this closure.
  • Customer service staff will be available to assist customers during peak hours.
  • Efforts will be made by on-site personnel to keep noise to a minimum.
  • Construction work will take place from 7 a.m.–7 p.m. Monday–Friday.

Update - January 15, 2021 - concourse level work

What we are doing and why?

From January 18 to 29, work will involve the removal of the wall on the concourse level of the station for the future E2 elevator.

Work details

  • There will be construction related noise from the wall removal work in the station.
  • Work to remove the wall will take place Monday-Friday from 7 a.m.-5p.m.
  • Noise and vibration will be monitored throughout the work.
  • Work is scheduled on weekdays from January 18-29, 2021.

Update - December 21, 2020 - escalator out of service

What we are doing and why?

Work needs to be done in the wall behind the westbound escalator from the platform to the concourse level in the station. This one westbound escalator will be out of service for approximately two months for this work. The other two escalators on the eastbound platform and from the concourse to street level will still be in service. Customer service staff will be available at the station during peak hours to assist customers. For customers requiring an accessible alternative please travel to Dufferin or Dundas West stations.

Work details

  • The work will take place on the platform and concourse level of Lansdowne Station in front of the escalator that take customers from Line 2’s westbound platform to the concourse level.
  • The westbound platform escalator will be out of service at the beginning of subway service on Monday, January 4, 2021 and will remain out of service for approximately two months.
  • Customer service staff will be available to assist customers during peak hours.
  • Efforts will be made by on-site personnel to keep noise to a minimum.

Update - February 5, 2020

What we are doing and why?

The station’s front entrance “curtain” wall was removed last year and will now be replaced from February 10 to 14, 2020. Work to install the glass wall and aluminum frames will take place beginning at 12 a.m. midnight until 5:30 a.m. from Monday to Friday morning. Work is being done overnight for safety purposes and to minimize the impact to customers using the subway station.

Work details

  • The glass wall installation work will take place in the front of the station entrance, at street level, off Lansdowne Avenue.
  • There will be construction related noise from an impact wrench which will be used to install the glass panels and aluminum frames overnight between 12 a.m. and 5:30 a.m.

Update - January 31, 2020

What we are doing and why?

As part of the Easier Access Program, the TTC is installing elevators to make Lansdowne Station accessible.

In order to carry out this work a generator is required on the construction site. The generator is required 24-hours a day for five weeks for the jet-grouting equipment.

Work details

  • The generator will be on the construction site on the south side of the Toronto Parking Authority parking lot adjacent to Lansdowne Station.
  • There will be generator related noise 24-hours a day for approximately five weeks.
  • The generator will be active as of Wednesday, February 5, 2020.

Thank you for your patience as we work to make Lansdowne Station accessible.


Lansdowne Station Easier Access Project - Summer 2019 update

What to expect for the next phase of work:

Main Entrance impacts during construction of the street-level elevator (E1), (work begins as early as August 15, 2019):

  • The rear wall, the glass windows and door of the main station entrance will be demolished in preparation for the future street-level elevator (E1).
  • During this phase of work, customers will be required to enter the station through a temporary walkway on north-east side of the main entrance.
  • Pedestrian access through the main entrance will be rerouted and the stair well will be reduced, but the main entrance will remain open for customer use throughout construction.
  • In order to complete the elevator work safely, the main entrance escalator will not be in operation but will remain open for customer use as a staircase (starting as early as August 15 until the end of the year or until work in this area is completed and it safe to operate). Signs will be in place.
  • Due to space limitations and safety reasons, benches and waste bins will be removed.
  • Demolition/cutting of concrete will occur at the main station entrance, and will require the use of a compressor and generator parked at street level. As a result, some overnight noise is expected.
  • The majority of work will take place between Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Some overnight and weekend work will be required during the course of this project in order to complete the work as quickly as possible.
  • Noise, dust and vibration associated with construction can be expected with this work. Efforts will be made to keep levels to a minimum.

Excavation activities in the Green P Parking lot (work is expected to occur until the end of 2021):

  • Most of the construction for the elevators (E1, E2, and E3) will take place in the Green P Carpark Lot 81 behind the Station’s Main Entrance.
  • Construction vehicles/equipment will access the work zone from Lansdowne Ave. during this time.
  • The majority of work will take place between Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Noise, dust and vibration associated with construction can be expected with this work. Efforts will be made to keep levels to a minimum.

What are we doing and why?

As part of the TTC’s commitment to provide accessible transit, construction will begin at Lansdowne Station. The work will involve the installation of new elevators. Lansdowne Station is scheduled to become accessible at the end of 2021.

Easier Access improvements:

  • Barrier-free path from the main entrance to all levels of the station
  • Three elevators to access eastbound and westbound platforms
  • Automatic sliding station entry doors
  • Improved signage and CCTV – Security cameras along the accessible pathway
  • Lansdowne Station will receive public art in accordance with the Public Art Policy.

What to expect and work hours:

  • Most of the construction for the elevators will take place in the Green P Carpark Lot 81 behind the Station’s Main Entrance (work will start as early as July, 2019 and is expected to be in place until the end of 2021).
  • Construction vehicles/equipment will access the work zone from Lansdowne Avenue during this time.
  • Parking spots will be reduced however construction will be conducted in phases to keep the parking lot partially open for customer use. There will be no access to the Green P Carpark 81 from Lansdowne Avenue (this will be a construction vehicles access only). Access to the parking lot will be from St. Clarens Avenue lot entrance only.
  • Tree removal and protection in Green P lot area is expected as early as August, 2019.
  • In order to complete the elevator work safely, the main entrance escalator will be shut down for a period of time (TBD). Signs will be in place.
  • The majority of work will take place between Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Some overnight and weekend work will be required during the course of this project in order to complete the work as quickly as possible.
  • Noise, dust and vibration associated with construction can be expected with this work. Efforts will be made to keep levels to a minimum.

Transit, Pedestrian, Cycling and Vehicular Access

  • Through-traffic and TTC bus access will be maintained on Lansdowne Avenue.
  • Pedestrian access will be maintained – safe detours and signage will be in place.
  • Bike parking will be temporarily removed (will be replaced where possible).
  • Access to Lansdowne Station, stores and residential driveways, and parking near the work zone will be maintained.

Thank you for your support as we work to provide an accessible transit system.

For further information:

Christina Joseph, Senior Community Liaison, 416-590-6753, christina.joseph@ttc.ca.