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What to know about public transit, airport operations in Toronto after heavy rainfall, flooding

Heavy rainfall and widespread flooding in the Toronto area have closed a number of major roadways closed and disrupted transit services.


Here’s what you need to know as the city seeks to recover from the estimated 100 millimetres of rain that fell Tuesday morning:

Road Closures

  • Southbound lanes of Highway 410 at Highway 401
  • Eastbound lanes of Highway 403 at Highway 401 and 410
  • The Don Valley Parkway between York Mills Rd and the Gardiner Expressway
  • All eastbound lanes of the Gardiner at Lower Jarvis Street
  • All lanes of Bayview Avenue from Pottery Road to River Street
  • Steeles Avenue at Highway 404
  • Pine Valley Drive at Embassy Drive
  • Woodbine Avenue at Denison Street
  • Dufferin Street at Langstaff Road
  • Convair Drive in both directions between Britannia Road East and Flightline Drive
  • Residents have also been asked to avoid Lake Shore Boulevard near Ontario Place, the westbound Bloor Viaduct bike lanes, Bayview Avenue at Nesbitt Drive, and Wilson and Bridge

TTC Service

The TTC is running downtown subway service on Line 1 but trains are not stopping at Union station. On Line 2, there is no service between Islington and Jane stations due to a power failure. Additionally, the 510 Spadina Streetcar is detouring southbound, via Spadina Avenue and Queens Quay.

GO Service

The GO Train has also seen significant disruptions. In Toronto, westbound trains are currently not stopping at Exhibition or Long Branch stations. Eastbound trains are also not stopping at Long Branch Station.

As of Tuesday afternoon, UP Express trains are not leaving Union Station, limiting public transit options to Toronto Pearson Airport significantly.

Toronto airports, flights

While the closure of Convair Drive has made it difficult to approach Toronto Pearson Airport by car, flights to and from the airport have not been impacted. Billy Bishop Airport has warned passengers that some flights could be delayed, and encouraged passengers to confirm flight status with their airline. Additionally, the pedestrian tunnel at Billy Bishop is closed due to flooding. All passengers and staff will be redirected to the ferry.

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