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TTC’s Chester Station closing for two weeks for accessibility upgrades

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TORONTO, ON., June 4, 2020 — The TTC says it is taking advantage of lighter customer loads to advance important accessibility work at Chester Station. As a result, they say the station will close for approximately two weeks beginning next Tuesday, June 9, reopening on Tuesday, June 23.

Subway trains will not be stopping at Chester Station during the closure and customers are advised to use Pape or Broadview stations to access Line 2.

The two-week closure will allow the TTC to open the elevators in Fall, 2020, ahead of the original schedule. It will also mean the pedestrian walkway on the north side of the station can open earlier than planned and crews can complete concrete restoration work at the main entrance of the station.

What to expect

  • Work activities will include grading, repaving of the walkway and parking lot as well as the enclosed portion in front of the main doors.
  • The walkway north of the station will not be accessible for the duration of work.
  • Upon completion of the work, the parking lot behind the main station will be restored and 11 parking spaces will be available.

This work is part of the TTC’s Easier Access Program which is making subway stations accessible to everyone. At this time, 46 TTC subway stations are accessible with full system accessibility targeted for 2025.

“This two-week closure now will save many weeks of overall construction and allow the TTC to open the new Chester Station elevators in the early fall,” said Mayor John Tory. “As an added local benefit, the TTC will also be able to accelerate concrete work to re-open a well-used walkway just north of the station. This is exactly the type of common sense action people expect us to take during the pandemic and I want to thank TTC passengers and local residents for their patience during the closure.”

Complete information on this important project is available at https://www.ttc.ca/Service_Advisories/Construction/ChesterStationSecond.jsp

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