This coming weekend Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16, the TTC is suspending service on Line 2, between Jane and Ossington stations, for TTC track and other maintenance upgrades. Shuttle buses will operate between these stations during the closure, including express buses going to the Honda Indy.
On Saturday, July 15, Bloor St will be closed for the Bloor West Street Fest and I wanted to let you know that the shuttle buses will be diverting onto local streets. A copy of the TTC notice with a map below, outlines the route and the details of the diversion.
Unfortunately my office was not made aware of this TTC service suspension in a timely fashion. Nor was my office made aware of the express buses being used to get people from the subway stations to the Honda Indy.
The BIA has spent several months organizing a larger street festival this year as a way of giving back to the community to thank them for their support of local businesses. Like me they were shocked and surprised to learn about the weekend subway closure.
I have spoken with both TTC and Transportation staff and expressed my deep dissatisfaction with the way this situation has been handled. I have requested that staff ensure that a significantly better job is done with all levels of communication concerning any future street and subway closures.