Ontario Construction News staff writer
Construction work is now underway on a project that will improve access to the TTC’s Museum Station in Toronto.
The $26 million project, which will include the construction of two new elevators and a new secondary entrance/exit at Queen’s Park Circle, will also “enhance safety as well as customer service,” the TTC said in a news release.
By the end of 2024, the station is scheduled to be fully accessible and the new entrance/exit will improve customer safety and convenience.
Phase 1A will continue through December 2022:
- Two construction work zones will be active during the initial phase of this project.
- Elevator construction and structural rehabilitation will take place south of Bloor Street.
- Second Entrance/Exit construction will take place at the north end of Queen’s Park Circle.
- The major work activities will include shoring and excavation.
- Three traffic lanes will be maintained: two southbound, one northbound.
The station access project, which is funded through the TTC’s capital budget, is expected to wrap up by the end of 2024. The TTC is working to make all of its stations accessible by 2025 by installing elevators, accessible doors, and updated signage, and wayfinding throughout the system. Fifty-five TTC stations are currently accessible.
Last year, work was completed at Keele, Sherbourne, and Yorkdale stations. Construction is currently ongoing at College, Donlands, Lansdowne, Greenwood, Castle Frank, Christie, Summerhill, Lawrence, Glencairn, High Park, Spadina, Warden, and Rosedale stations.