Ossington Station is TTC’s 35th accessible station
Ossington is the newest subway station to become accessible with two new elevators entering service in late December. Serving approximately 31,000 daily riders, Ossington is the TTC’s 35th accessible station and the 14th on Line 2 Bloor-Danforth.
One elevator provides access from street level to the eastbound platform, while a second elevator provides access from the concourse level to the westbound platform. Ossington also has an accessible fare line with PRESTO fare gates, sliding automatic doors, improved signage, security camera and intercoms, and a bus bay for Wheel-Trans buses. Public art installed within the station also incorporates wayfinding features.
The next closest accessible stations to Ossington are Dufferin to the west and Bathurst to the east. The TTC now has a total of 88 elevators in service.
Elevator construction is ongoing at Dupont, Coxwell, Woodbine and St Clair West stations. Elevators at the latter three stations are scheduled to be in service in 2017.
The TTC’s Easier Access Phase III Project will make all the remaining subway stations accessible by 2025.
Here’s a list of subway stations equipped with elevators that make travel easier for people using wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, other mobility devices or baby strollers:
- Line 1 Yonge-University: Downsview, Lawrence West, Eglinton West, St George, Queen’s Park, Osgoode, St Andrew, Union, Queen, Dundas, Bloor-Yonge, St Clair, Davisville, Eglinton, York Mills, Sheppard-Yonge, North York Centre, Finch.
- Line 2 Bloor-Danforth: Kipling, Jane, Dundas West, Dufferin, Ossington, Bathurst, Spadina, St George, Bloor-Yonge, Broadview, Pape, Main Street, Victoria Park, Kennedy.
- Line 3 Scarborough: Kennedy, Scarborough Centre.
- Line 4 Sheppard: Sheppard-Yonge, Bayview, Bessarion, Leslie, Don Mills.
Note: Subway interchanges counted once.
For information on the status of elevators, anyone can call the Elevator Service Status Line at 416-539-LIFT (5438).
Centre platforms make travel easier
Customers who miss their accessible station can always take advantage of centre platforms to make a return trip to that station by exiting the train at the next station with a centre platform or elevator, crossing over to the opposite platform and boarding the next train in the return direction. All terminal stations allow customers to return in the opposite direction without changing platforms.