PRESTO is coming to Lawrence East Station

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As part of TTC’s modernization efforts, PRESTO electronic fare payment systems are  being installed in stations across the network.  Here are the details related to Lawrence East Station:

  • PRESTO is coming to Lawrence East Station.
  • Construction will begin on November 9 and will be completed by mid-December.
  • The collector booth will be open for sales and you can continue to enter the station through that aisle. You can exit the station beside the hoarding.
  • During construction the fare line will be removed, the floor will be dug up, refinished and the gates will be mounted to the new floor. This work will be done behind construction hoarding. You may notice some noise from inside but it should be minimal.
  • During construction, you will be able to access the station using tokens, tickets, TTC passes or cash.
  • After construction you will be able to access the new fare gates with a TTC pass or PRESTO card only. Anyone paying by tokens, tickets or cash must enter via the collector booth aisle. PRESTO customers must tap their card on a reader.
  • Signs will be posted and messages will be shared externally via social media and platform video screens.

Construction updates on Presto installation across the network  are available on the TTC site at the following link:


Metrolinx Regional Open House Meeting November 28, 2016 at Jean Vanier CSS

The Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) is now home to nearly 7 million people and heading towards 10 million by 2041. Metrolinx is bringing more transit and more connections to more places within the GTHA. As we grow, our transit system needs to grow too. Every community transit project big or small plays a vital role in shaping the regional transportation plan. We want to share our plans and get your feedback.

Please join us at our community Open houses to learn about key transit projects relevant to your community, provide feedback and talk to our staff. Open houses start at 6:30 pm with presentations beginning at 7 pm. Topics include:
• Review of proposed mitigation strategies
• Feedback on Environmental Assessment (EA)/Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) to build new track and electrification infrastructure in the following areas:
• GO Rail Network Electrification TPAP (Hydro One as co-proponents)
• Barrie Rail Corridor Expansion TPAP
• Lakeshore East – Don River to Scarborough Expansion TPAP
• Review of the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) providing the opportunity to formally
incorporate new insights into the plan, while ensuring we maintain momentum on the projects underway.

Open houses start at 6:30 pm until 9:00 pm. Presentation starts at 7pm.

Monday, November 28th
Jean Vanier Catholic
Secondary School
959 Midland Ave.
Scarborough, ON, M1K 4G4

Crosstown Construction Notice: Kennedy Station – Tree Removal East of Kennedy – Sept 30, 2016


Clearing and Grubbing (Stage 2) at the Future Kennedy Station

What work is Taking Place?

  • In preparation for future construction at Kennedy Station, crews will be clearing and grubbing in the vicinity of Eglinton Avenue East and Kennedy Road for the upgrading and relocation of utilities and the widening of the Eglinton Avenue East roadway.
  • As part of this work, a number of shrubs, bushes and trees closest to the curbside will be removed. Additionally, a number of trees in close proximity to the construction zone may also require removal or protection during construction.
  • All appropriate permissions and permits to remove trees in conflict with station construction are obtained prior to the start of this work.
  • Remaining tree removal and protection will be performed based on the future Kennedy Station construction plan.


  • Crews will be present in the vicinity of the current Kennedy Station and associated roadways, as well as on Eglinton Avenue East between Kennedy Road and Midland Avenue.
  • Trees to be removed are present along the roadway of Eglinton Avenue East, along the Eglinton Avenue Loops both west and east of the bridge over the rail line, and on the west side of the rail line in both the north and south Kennedy Station parking lots.



  • Work will begin in early October 2016 and will last for approximately one month.
  • Work will take place between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.
  • Work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

What to expect

  • Residents and businesses nearby should anticipate noise from chainsaws and wood chippers for the removal of debris.

Traffic & Pedestrian Details

  • Temporary lane closures of the curbside lanes of Eglinton Avenue East are expected.
  • Pedestrian and property access will be maintained.
  • As always, please take care when travelling near work sites.

For more information, please contact Grace Lau or Brittany Maxwell at the East Community Office.

Thank you for your patience as we work to build this important project.

Please support your local businesses during construction.

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TTC News Release – SRT Closure this weekend

TTC News Release – SRT Closure this weekend

Signal and track work on Line 2 this weekend

This weekend, April 23-24, crews will replace 1,350 ft. of rail on Line 2 (Bloor-Danforth), requiring the portion of the subway line between Victoria Park and Kennedy stations to close. Shuttle buses will run frequently, stopping only at subway stations along the route.
Wheel-Trans buses will be available for customers requiring accessible transit. TTC staff will be on-site at all affected stations to assist customers.

In addition to the rail replacement, crews will conduct switch replacement at the Kennedy Station crossover and switch maintenance between Warden and Kennedy stations. Crews will also complete other maintenance work, including drain snaking for plumbing at the Massey Creek exit west of Kennedy Station, and fence repair in the open areas around the track.

Maintaining subway infrastructure in a state-of-good-repair is critical to ensuring a safe, reliable transit system. While the TTC does much of its maintenance work on the subway at the conclusion of service each night, it will continue to require weekend closures to complete improvements to infrastructure and signals, such as automatic train control. One weekend of work during a subway closure equals about five weeks of nightly work. The TTC appreciates the public’s patience and understanding.

Regular service resumes Monday at 6 a.m. The next three schedule subway closures are:

Line 2: Pape to St George early closing – April 30
Line 2: Bathurst to Jane closure – May 7-8
Line 2: Pape to St George late opening – May 15

For a full list of upcoming subway closures, please visit

Bus diversion – April 22-25

Due to a crane lift requiring a road closure at Yonge St. at Eglinton Ave. E., the following bus routes will divert from Fri., April 22 at 8:30 p.m. to Mon., April 25 at 5:30 a.m.:

– 34 Eglinton East
– 51 Leslie
– 54 Lawrence East
– 56A Leaside
– 100C Flemingdon Park
– 103 Mt Pleasant North
– 334 Eglinton East
– 354 Lawrence East