The York Boulevard transit bridge into the Harry W. Arthurs Common will be closed west of James Gillies Street as of 5am on Saturday, Dec. 6, and will reopen in the early morning of Monday, Dec. 8. This closure will permit a large concrete pour at the York University Station site. If the concrete pour is finished on Saturday, the transit bridge may reopen earlier. During this closure, TTC, GO Transit and York University buses will be temporarily diverted.
Due to the bus diversion, increased traffic congestion may occur along this route, resulting in transit delays during peak times on The Pond Road, Ian Macdonald Boulevard, Sentinel Road and Keele Street.
Bus diversion routes entering campus
GO Transit buses entering campus from The Pond Road will be diverted north onto Ian Macdonald Boulevard to the Harry W. Arthurs Common (green line on map above). TTC buses entering the campus from York Boulevard will be diverted south onto the TTC busway, west onto The Pond Road and north onto Ian Macdonald Boulevard to the Harry W. Arthurs Common (red line on map above). York University shuttle buses entering the campus from York Boulevard will be diverted south onto James Gillies Street, west onto The Pond Road and north onto Ian Macdonald Boulevard to the Harry W. Arthurs Common (blue line on map above).
Bus diversion routes exiting campus
Transit buses exiting the campus from the Harry W. Arthurs Common will divert south on Ian Macdonald Boulevard along various routes.
The Pond Road, Harry W. Arthurs Common and Student Services Parking Garage community members advised to avoid The Pond Road
Left turns will be prohibited in both directions on The Pond Road from Ian Macdonald Boulevard, Atkinson Road and Seneca Lane during the detour. Non-transit vehicles are encouraged to avoid The Pond Road if possible. Student Service Parking Garage patrons are encouraged to use York Boulevard and James Gillies Street when coming to and from the campus.
As private vehicles are not permitted to enter the Harry W. Arthurs Common, follow the traffic signs and proceed with extra care through the construction zone.
Ian Macdonald Boulevard and the Welcome Centre
Ian Macdonald Boulevard will be restricted to transit, emergency and accessible vehicles only. Use James Gillies Street to access the Welcome Centre and the Schulich School of Business.
Fine Arts Road
There is no vehicle access on Fine Arts Road from Ian Macdonald Boulevard.\
Traffic flag personnel will direct construction vehicles when necessary.
As work progresses at the York University Station site, construction-related notices will continue to be issued.
For more information, visit York University’s Subway Construction web page. For specific Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension construction information, call 1-800-223-6192 or email TYSSE@ttc.ca. For hearing impaired service, contact TTY Service at 416-481-2523 (daily, from 8am to 6pm; closed holidays).