Toronto Transit Commission

Toronto Transit Commission

March 21, 2006 06:00 ET

New TTC Elevators Make Broadview Station Accessible

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 21, 2006) - Broadview Station officially becomes fully accessible this morning, Tuesday, March 21st, as Ontario Transportation Minister Harinder Takhar, Federal NDP leader Jack Layton, TTC Chair Howard Moscoe, Toronto Councillors Case Ootes and Paula Fletcher and Advisory Committee on Accessible Transit (ACAT) Chair Bill Brown cut the ribbon to open two new elevators. The opening takes place at 10:30 a.m. Broadview Station is the 24th subway/rt station to become fully accessible.

The Broadview Station elevators allow for elevator access from street level to both the eastbound and westbound subway platforms. Station features include an automatic sliding entrance door, an easier access fare gate, an intercom on the interior and exterior of the elevator and closed circuit TV on each elevator.

Broadview Station was identified as one of the key stations for elevator installation because approximately 27,000 people use it every day, and it connects to six TTC surface routes.

By 2007, 30 of the TTC's 69 subway/rt stations will be accessible.



EVENT/PHOTO OP

What: Ribbon-cutting of new elevators at Broadview Station

Where: Broadview Station (on the east side of Broadview Avenue,
north of Danforth Avenue)

When: Tuesday, March 21, 2006 10:30 a.m.

Who: Ontario Transportation Minister Harinder Takhar, Federal NDP
leader Jack Layton, TTC Chair Howard Moscoe, Toronto
Councillors Case Ootes and Paula Fletcher and
ACAT Chair Bill Brown.


Contact Information

  • Toronto Transit Commission
    Marilyn Bolton
    Media Relations
    (416) 393-3741