TTC celebrates accessibility at Lansdowne Station
Feb. 24, 2023
On Mon., Feb. 27, TTC Chair Jon Burnside, Davenport Councillor Alejandra Bravo, Anita Dressler, Chair of the TTC’s Advisory Committee on Accessible Transit, and CEO Rick Leary will officially celebrate the completion of accessibility upgrades at Lansdowne Station, the latest accessible TTC subway station.
Date: Mon., Feb. 27, 2023
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Lansdowne Station on Line 2, concourse level
Lansdowne Station on Line 2 Bloor-Danforth is the TTC’s 56th station to provide easier access to the subway system. The accessible station is served by three new elevators that connect street level to the concourse level to the subway platform level. Other improvements made to the station include:
• All electrical and mechanical changes and modifications to the station to accommodate the three elevators.
• Upgraded station entrance with new accessible, automatic sliding doors;
• A new station canopy;
• A barrier-free path from the main entrance to all levels of the station; and
• Updated signage.
“The completion of the accessibility upgrades at Lansdowne Station demonstrates our continued commitment to making the TTC accessible and equitable,” said Deputy Mayor Jennifer McKelvie. “As the TTC’s 56th accessible station and 23rd station with elevators on Line 2, it underscores our city’s ongoing and unwavering commitment to serve residents of all abilities.”
“The TTC takes great pride in the hard work that’s being undertaken to building and realizing a system without barriers by 2025,” said TTC Chair Jon Burnside. “By making Lansdowne Station accessible, the TTC is continuing the transformation towards a barrier-free transit system.”
“Our first goal at the TTC is to always provide great service to our customers – that means accessible service,” said TTC CEO Rick Leary. “Thank you to the Advisory Committee on Accessible Transit, and our partners who are working to ensure residents of all abilities can use public transit with dignity and ease.”
The TTC thanks customers and area residents for their patience during construction as the organization works to improve transit in Toronto. The TTC also commends staff who worked to find and implement innovative solutions to the complicated task of installing elevators while maintaining service at this west-end subway station.
Easier Access construction is currently underway at 14 stations: Donlands, College, Summerhill, Rosedale, Castle Frank, Glencairn, Greenwood, Lawrence, Christie, High Park, Spadina, Museum, Warden (EA component) and King.
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, trains and low-floor streetcars. 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.