Both of the escalators at the south entrance to York Mills station have exceeded their 25-year life and are due for an overhaul. The TTC has advised me that starting January 10, it will begin overhauling these escalators.
This means both of these escalators — between Old York Mills Road, the automatic entrance and the passenger pick-up and drop-off to the south end of the subway platform — will be out of service.
Passengers are encouraged to use the street-level and platform-level stairways at to access the south entrance and exit to the station as well as the escalators and stairways at the north entrance and exit, which are still in service.
The overhaul is expected to finish this fall.
For more information, http://ttc.ca/Subway/Stations/York_Mills/station.jsp#ElevatorsAndEscalators_