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TTC asks customers about closing Pape station to complete renovations

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

TORONTO – The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is asking customers to weigh in on options – including temporary closure- to speed up the modernization of Pape subway station.

In an effort to speed up the renovation, the TTC is offering riders three options to choose from: closing the station for six consecutive weekends, closing the station for 12 straight days or just continuing on with the status quo.

The project began in 2009 and was supposed to be completed in 2012.

Much of the station is clearly under construction, with wooden walls and exposed floors cover the station.

The renovations are currently scheduled to be completed in December, but the TTC feels it can move the date up to September by temporarily closing the station.

The renovation of the subway station is also among the items the TTC promised to complete this year in its inaugural customer charter.

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Pape station feeds the 72 Pape, 25 Don Mills and 81 Thorncliffe Park buses. Those bus routes will be diverted to neighbouring stations should the TTC temporarily close Pape station.

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