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CHATTER: Spadina Station gets a lift—two, actually (Sept. 2022)

September 27th, 2022 · No Comments

The intersection of Spadina Road and Lowther Avenue will be a construction zone as the TTC adds elevators below.

The TTC is planning to add two elevators to its sprawling Spadina subway station. These will be located under the intersection of Spadina Road and Lowther Avenue.

It’s part of the TTC’s Easier Access Program to make subway stations more accessible. Construction is scheduled to begin on September 19, 2022. Lowther Avenue west is scheduled to be closed to vehicle access to and from Spadina Road on September 19, 2022 until Q4 2023.

The pre-construction presentation, which includes conceptual staging plans, is posted online: 

There will be barrier-free paths from the street to the subway platforms by the end of 2024.

The first major phase of work will include shoring and excavation activities for the new elevator shafts located on the northwest and southeast corners of Spadina Road and Lowther Avenue. Work will be completed in two phases, starting with construction of Elevator 2 on Lowther Avenue west of Spadina Road and then moving onto Elevator 1 on the east side of Spadina Road.

Vehicular lanes will be reduced  and pedestrians will be required to detour around the construction sites through temporary crosswalks.

The TTC initiated a similar project to install an accessible street level elevator at Dupont Station just up the road and now 8 years later it is still not operational. 

—Brian Burchell/Gleaner News

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