April 26, 2013 10:55 am
Updated: April 26, 2013 11:47 am

TTC users vote for closure of Pape Station to hasten renovations

– The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is planning to close Pape Station from August 19 to 30 for renovations.

Francis Vachon / The Canadian Press
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TORONTO – Commuters who participated in an online survey have voted overwhelmingly in favour of closing Pape Station for 12 days in order to expedite renovations of the TTC Station.

The TTC had asked participants to choose between closing the station for several weekends, keeping the station open and prolonging the time scheduled for construction and temporarily closing the station.

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Approximately half of the 2,852 respondents chose a full closure of the station.

The renovation project began in 2009 and was supposed to be completed in 2012, however it has fallen behind schedule.

The renovations include building a second exit, making the station more accessible by adding elevators and sliding doors, installing public art, improving lighting and security and providing bicycle parking.

The completion of renovations was one of the dozens of promises made by the TTC’s inaugural customer charter earlier this year.

Pape Station feeds the 72 Pape bus, the 25 Don Mills bus, and the 81 Thorncliffe bus.

Those bus routes will be diverted during the closure.

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