September 23, 2014 6:35 pm
Updated: September 24, 2014 11:46 am

TTC doesn’t have money to make all subway stops accessible


TORONTO – Despite provincial legislation commanding the TTC to make all 69 subway stops in Toronto accessible to people with disabilities, the commission says there is simply not enough money to complete the job.

“The TTC is still committed to being fully accessible,” Brad Ross, a spokesperson for the TTC said.

He added the TTC is lobbying the Liberal government for more money to comply with rules the province itself enacted.

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“It doesn’t reflect well on this city that we haven’t done it” says Peter Athanasopoulus, the manager of public relations for Spinal Cord Ontario told Global News.   He uses a wheelchair, and says getting around the city on transit requires creative thinking to avoid the 34 subway stops that currently have no elevator access.

Dufferin and Lawrence West Stations will both have elevators by the end of 2014 as those stations are retrofitted, but the TTC says safety upgrades must come before completing the so called Easier Access program.

According to the Commission’s latest report, it needs $240 million dollars more to retrofit the last remaining stations by 2015.

Stations below currently have funding for construction in the TTC 2014 – 2023 Capital Budget:

StationsComplete by
Station DufferinComplete by 2014
Station Lawrence WestComplete by2014
Station St. Clair WestComplete by2016
Station WoodbineComplete by 2017
Station CoxwellComplete by 2017
Station OssingtonComplete by 2017
Station Royal YorkComplete by 2017
Station WilsonComplete by 2017
Station RunnymedeComplete by 2018
Station KingComplete by 2018
Station YorkdaleComplete by 2018
Station DupontComplete by 2019
Station DonlandsComplete by 2019
Station BayComplete by 2019
Station St. PatrickComplete by 2020
Station SherbourneComplete by 2020
Station LawrenceComplete by 2020

Stations below do not have funding for construction in the TTC 2014 – 2023 Capital Budget:

StationsComplete by
Station GreenwoodComplete by 2020
Station WellesleyComplete by2021
Station LansdowneComplete by2021
Station KeeleComplete by 2021
Station CollegeComplete by 2022
Station SpadinaComplete by 2022
Station ChesterComplete by 2022
Station ChristieComplete by 2023
Station Castle FrankComplete by 2023
Station SummerhillComplete by 2023
Station High ParkComplete by 2023
Station MuseumComplete by 2024
Station RosedaleComplete by 2024
Station Old MillComplete by 2024
Station GlencairnComplete by 2025
Station WardenComplete by 2025
Station IslingtonComplete by 2025



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