TORONTO – The TTC’s Pape Station will be closed from August 19 to 30 as construction crews try to catch up on already delayed renovations.
The closure is a result of a spring survey the TTC conducted, asking customers if the station should close completely for 12 days, for six consecutive weekends or just stay open and carry on with renovations.
The closure is supposed to help the TTC catch up on delayed renovations that were set to be complete in 2012. Unforeseen structural issues caused much of the initial work stoppages, according to the TTC.
But the closure itself was also delayed due to a recent labour dispute.
The station was supposed to close between June 15 and 26 but Terrazzo, Tile and Marble Guild of Ontario, the union representing workers responsible for the tile and floor work, was on strike and caused the TTC to delay the closure.
Now that the strike is over, the closure can continue.
WATCH: TTC CEO Andy Byford and media spokesperson Brad Ross explain the Pape Station closure.
During the 12-day closure, subway trains travelling along the Bloor-Danforth line will not stop at the station.
Customers who normally get on the subway at Pape Station will be able to get on the 81 Thorncliffe Park bus across the street from Pape Station and ride to Donlands Station. They could also board a 72 Pape bus at the corner of Danfroth Avenue and Pape Avenue and ride to Broadview Station.
The 72 Pape, 81 Thorncliffe Park and 25 Don Mills busses will be diverted to neighbouring stations.
The renovations at Pape Station are part of a larger renovation plan across several TTC stations, including Lawrence Station and Union Station.
Some of the renovations at Pape Station include installing public art, an elevator for increased accessibility, a new bus bay and a separate entrance.