TTC Subway Closures: 6 Stations Shut Down On Line 1 Thanksgiving Long Weekend

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Despite supposed claims that the TTC would not be running subway closures on long weekends anymore, there are subway closures this long weekend.

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As always, we’re not so thankful for the TTC this Thanksgiving.

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In the name of “signal upgrades” four major stops will be closed along Line 1 heading between Finch and Lawrence West,

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What’s Closed

There will be no subway service on Line 1 between Finch West and Lawrence West stations on Saturday and Sunday, due to signal upgrades. That covers Downsview Park, Sheppard West, Wilson, and Yorkdale terminals.

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How To Navigate The Closure

Shuttle buses will load and offload as follows:

  • Yorkdale: TTC will provide a special shuttle bus to accommodate customers travelling to and from Yorkdale Mall.
  • Customers can transfer between the Line 1 shuttle and the Yorkdale express at the intersection of Dufferin St. and Yorkdale Rd.
  • Finch West: offload on Keele St. at Four Winds Dr.
  • All other stations can load and offload inside the stations (unlike other closures which require shuttle buses to load on the street)
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How To Pay

If you’re paying with PRESTO during the subway closure just tap your card when you first board the TTC.

If you are transferring from the subway to a shuttle bus or from a shuttle bus to the subway don’t tap your PRESTO card again. Unlike normal subway to bus transfers, shuttle buses do not need a second tap.

Cash and token fares will still be accepted on the shuttle bus, which will get you a transfer onto the subway (and vice versa).

All normal service will resume on the Monday after the weekend.

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