Dufferin Station

New entrance to Dufferin Station set to open

Dufferin station has been a construction site for four years, but finally, on Monday, the finishing touched will be unveiled following a $30 million renovation that has dramatically transformed what was once one of the TTC's most dreary stations.

But before that can happen, the TTC needs to close the station for two full days over the weekend to complete last minute jobs, like wall, ceiling, and floor finishes, and deep cleaning.

Dufferin Station

Spokesman Danny Nicholson says trains will be bypassing the station Saturday and Sunday and shuttle buses will be covering the gap between Ossington and Lansdowne. The 29 Dufferin bus will not be affected by the station closure, he says.

Dufferin Station

When Dufferin reopens it will become the 33rd fully-accessible TTC station. Workers have installed elevators between street level and the subway platforms as well as upgrading the 48-year-old building's interior design.

Dufferin Station

New interior artwork that looks like it's from an 8-bit video game covers the walls, but, best of all, indoor waiting space is coming for the beleaguered riders of the Dufferin bus.

Dufferin Station

"There's been new tiling, a second exit, a green roof, bike parking outside, canopies over the sidewalk, just a fresher look for the station," Nicholson says. "It looks really, really good. New art, lots of art. I think the public will find it quite enjoyable."

Chris Bateman is a staff writer at blogTO. Follow him on Twitter at @chrisbateman.


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

Here's how to book the AstraZeneca vaccine in Ontario if you're 40 or over

It's going to feel like -4C in Toronto this week with a chance of snow

High Park cherry blossoms expected to reach peak bloom in Toronto this week

Family of foxes is back living under Toronto boardwalk and people are worried

This Toronto hotel bar was famous for accepting queer women during the mid-1900s

This is the list of new restrictions in Ontario under the revised stay-at-home order

Ontario bans non-essential construction and here's what that means

Ontario introduces new travel restrictions and police powers and some say it's a police state