TTC celebrates accessibility at St Patrick Station
Tomorrow, Mayor John Tory will join TTC Chair Jaye Robinson, Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Ward 13 Toronto Centre) and Mazin Aribi, Chair of the TTC’s Advisory Committee on Accessible Transit, to officially celebrate the completion of accessibility upgrades at St Patrick Station, the 45th accessible TTC subway station.
Date: Tues., March 5, 2019
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Concourse level next to Collector’s Booth, St Patrick Station on Line 1.
St Patrick Station now features a barrier-free path to all levels of the station, including:
- New accessible entrance and two elevators to access the street, concourse and platform levels.
- Accessible fare gates.
- Improved signage.
Accessibility improvements such as these support the TTC's Family of Services model, which gives Wheel-Trans customers the option to use accessible conventional transit services, such as buses, the subway and the growing fleet of low-floor streetcars. Family of Services is a part of the Wheel-Trans 10-Year Strategy that aims to re-imagine and transform the accessible public transit services that are delivered to customers with disabilities.
The TTC is committed to becoming accessible by 2025 under its Easier Access Program.
Seven other stations are under construction for further accessibility: Dupont, Royal York, Wellesley, Yorkdale, Wilson, Runnymede and Chester.