TTC celebrates accessibility at Royal York Station
Tomorrow, Mayor John Tory will join TTC Vice-Chair Alan Heisey, Councillor Mark Grimes (Ward 3 Etobicoke-Lakeshore), Mazin Aribi, Chair of the TTC’s Advisory Committee on Accessible Transit, and CEO Rick Leary to officially celebrate the completion of accessibility upgrades at Royal York Station, the 46th accessible TTC subway station.
Date: Wed., Feb. 26, 2020
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Royal York Station on Line 2, mezzanine level
Royal York Station now features a barrier-free path to all levels of the station, including:
- New accessible entrance and three elevators to access the street, concourse and platform levels.
- Accessible fare gates.
- Improved signage.
“Creating another accessible station at Royal York helps ensure that transit riders have greater access to an equitable and fair transit system in Toronto,” says Mayor John Tory. “Royal York Station will allow transit riders with mobility issues the opportunity to gain access to other transit services, including buses and streetcars, which is part of our ongoing commitment to making the TTC a more equal and accessible system for all of our residents.”
Family of Services is a part of the Wheel-Trans 10-Year Strategy that aims to reimagine 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.
“With predictable and sustainable funding for capital investments, the TTC is transforming its integrated network of subway, bus, streetcar and Wheel-Trans services into a flexible and accessible Family of Services,” says TTC Vice-Chair Alan Heisey.
Ten other stations are under construction for further accessibility: Dupont, Wellesley, Yorkdale, Wilson, Runnymede, Chester, Sherbourne, Bay, Keele and Lansdowne.