We're transforming your station!
We will be building a new track on the Kitchener GO line, next to the West Toronto Railpath. Part of this work will include construction of a new entrance to Bloor GO Station, a new community park at Ernest Avenue, and a realignment of the Railpath, on behalf of the City of Toronto.
Bloor GO Construction Map
Starting Monday, January 23, the West Toronto Railpath closure will change. The Railpath will be closed from Ernest Avenue to south of the Bloor Street West pedestrian bridge for approximately one year. A detour path will be in place to help you along your way. We need additional space while important construction work progresses to build the new pedestrian tunnel, covered pavilion, noise wall and the groundwork for the railway track.
The construction schedule may be adjusted due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.
To view the detour, see the map above.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Give yourself extra time and follow directional signs. The detour may add several minutes to your commute.
- Access to the station from Ernest Avenue including a ramp to Platform 1 will remain available.
- The pedestrian bridge and the nearby north side stairs at Bloor Street West will be closed for construction. Use the UP Express entrance at the north side of Bloor Street West to get to the station and Railpath.
- If you have accessibility needs, follow accessible route signs and get to the station and Railpath from the UP Express entrance on the north side of Bloor Street West.
- Access to the station will remain available from Dundas Street West.
Important safety reminders:
- If you are being picked-up or dropped-off at the station, please use the passenger pick-up and drop-off area from Dundas Street West. We ask that you do your part to avoid slowing down and stopping other vehicles on roads surrounding the station.
- If you are cycling, please walk your bicycle across the platform for your safety and the safety of those around you.
How to get to the station and access the West Toronto Railpath:
Travelling south on the Railpath towards Bloor Street West:
- Use the ramp or stairs at Ernest Avenue to access Platform 1.
- Head towards the UP Express staircase and elevator located at the south end of the station. Look for the black columns and wood ceiling.
- Take the staircase or elevator to the lower level and exit the station doors onto Bloor Street.Take the staircase or elevator to the lower level and exit the station doors onto Bloor Street.
- Turn left towards Symington Avenue. At Symington Avenue, turn right and cross to the south side of Bloor Street.
- Head west on Bloor Street towards the pedestrian bridge and use the staircase on the south side of the bridge to get back onto the Railpath.
- If you have accessibility needs, follow steps 1-4, then head west on Bloor Street West and turn left onto Sterling Road. Continue onto Sterling Road to access the south end of the Railpath at Dundas Street West.
Travelling north on the Railpath towards Bloor Street West:
If you have accessibility needs, do not enter the Railpath at the Dundas Street West entrance, instead, head north on Sterling Road until you reach Bloor Street West and then follow steps 2-5 below.
- Head north towards the Bloor Street pedestrian bridge. Take the stairs beside the bridge down to Bloor Street West.
- Turn right towards Symington Avenue. At Symington Avenue, cross to the north side of Bloor Street West and turn left towards the pedestrian bridge.
- Use the first set of doors located under the bridge, on your right side, to access the Bloor GO/UP Express Station.
- Use the elevator or stairs to get to the platform level.
- Head to the north end of the platform and get back onto the Railpath using the ramp or stairs at Ernest Avenue.
How You'll Benefit
We’re bringing the following improvements to Bloor GO Station and surrounding area:
- A new, approximately 2.5-kilometer section of fourth track, will be installed from Lansdowne Avenue to Dupont Street to increase capacity on the Kitchener Line.
- A new pedestrian tunnel will connect Bloor GO Station with Randolph Avenue and a covered pedestrian pavilion will be added to access the station
- Realignment of the West Toronto Railpath multi-use trail and the addition of plantings, gardens, and seating
- A new community park along the West Toronto Railpath at Ernest Avenue
- Noise barrier and retaining wall installation
- Changes to the existing Bloor Street West pedestrian bridge, which will include a taller fence on the west side of the bridge to increase safety.
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Last updated January 19, 2023 | Renderings are subject to change