Ontario Construction News staff writer
EllisDon announced last week that it will lead the prestigious Warden Station redevelopment project.
The project “is not just another construction project,” the company said in a news release; “it’s a key component of a comprehensive urban revitalization plan that will breathe new life into the Warden and St. Clair Ave area.”
When complete, the station will be transformed into a “state-of-the-art transit hub” with CreateTO mixed-income housing and new public spaces around Taylor Massey Creek.
Warden Station, a central transfer point on Line 2, has been a vital part of Toronto’s transit network since the 1960s. This redevelopment is poised to bring about significant positive changes by making the station fully accessible, streamlining passenger access, and optimizing property usage.
The project will unfold systematically, starting with the establishment of a new accessible entrance that includes elevators linking the entrance, concourse, and subway platform levels.
The existing bus terminal will be replaced with a modern, accessible version seamlessly integrated into the existing station. It is essential to note that the station will remain operational throughout the redevelopment, ensuring minimal disruption to commuters.
Warden is one of several TTC stations getting second exits – including Chester, College, Donlands, Dundas, Dundas West, Greenwood, Museum, and Summerhill – to improve customer safety and convenience.
Some are under construction and several are still in the planning process.
The program was developed to enhance safety for customers and staff, providing an additional way out of subway stations in case of emergency, as many TTC stations currently have only one exit.