Keele Station is 53rd accessible station
The station’s two elevators entered service on June 8, 2021. The elevators connect street level to the subway platform level. The next closest accessible stations to Keele are next door – Runnymede to the west and Dundas West to the east. The TTC now has a total of 53 out of 75 stations that are accessible.
Elevator construction continues at: Donlands, College, Sherbourne, Yorkdale and Lansdowne stations. In 2021, Easier Access construction is scheduled to start at nine more stations: Castle Frank, Christie, Glencairn, Greenwood, Lawrence, Museum, Rosedale, Spadina and Summerhill.
The TTC’s Easier Access Phase III Project will make the remaining subway stations accessible by 2025.
Keele Station opened in 1966 when the original Bloor-Danforth Line opened from Keele to Woodbine. Keele was the line’s original end terminal station 55 years ago. Approximately 17,000 people use the station daily (pre-pandemic).
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: Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, Highway 407, Pioneer Village, York University, Finch West, Downsview Park, Sheppard West, Wilson, Lawrence West, Eglinton West, St Clair West, Dupont, St George, Queen’s Park, St Patrick, Osgoode, St Andrew, Union, Queen, Dundas, Wellesley, Bloor-Yonge, St Clair, Davisville, Eglinton, York Mills, Sheppard-Yonge, North York Centre, Finch.
Line 2 Bloor-Danforth: Kipling, Royal York, Jane, Runnymede, Keele, Dundas West, Dufferin, Ossington, Bathurst, Spadina, St George, Bay, Bloor-Yonge, Broadview, Chester, Pape, Coxwell, Woodbine, 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.
Note: Four Line 3 SRT stations (Lawrence East, Ellesmere, Midland and McCowan) will not be made accessible as these stations are planned to be closed in 2023 and ultimately replaced by the Scarborough Subway Extension.
For updates on the operating status of TTC elevators, customers can call the Elevator Service Status Line at 416 539-5438 (LIFT). Updates are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Customers can also receive elevator updates by signing up for e-alerts at ttc.ca.