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Delays, Diversions, Dog 501 Queen

In addition to continuing trackwork near the Queen/Dufferin intersection, the 501 Queen streetcar was hit by two road closures this weekend. The Beaches Jazz Festival forced all 501 Queen cars to turn back at Kingston Road. Service was increased on 64 Main and 92 Woodbine South to compensate. Then, roadwork on the Queensway between High Street and Glendale Avenue forced buses to replace streetcars west of Roncesvalles Avenue. Although 501/301 Queen cars travel along the private right-of-way in this area, the nature of the work forced the TTC to turn off power to the overhead wires late Friday night. The power will come back on and streetcars will resume service at 4:30 a.m. tomorrow morning. Additional work may require bus substitutions on the weekends of August 5-7 and 12-14.

Elsewhere on the system, roadwork is forcing the 59 Maple Leaf buses to divert in Weston, using King Street between Rosemount and Pine instead of Church. This diversion will continue until October.

This weekend, be prepared for Caribbana. This Caribbean festival will draw thousands to Lakeshore Boulevard and the street will be closed off between Strachan and Colbourne Lodge. In previous years, the TTC operated shuttle buses between the parade route and every available station on the Bloor-Danforth subway line. As yet, no such measures have been announced, but if you decide to attend this rolicking party, transit will be your best means to get there. Those trying to get around the parade route should expect delays.


Many thanks to Andrew Spicer for taking over for me last week while I was indisposed. His hard work kept this page fresh and alerted a number of readers to some diversions and some fun reasons to be out in the city this summer. You should all check out his blog for some thoughtful Toronto-related commentary, and I hope that he can continue to contribute to Transit Toronto in the future.

In the meantime, the service alerts page, which languished while I was away, has now been updated and carries the most recent alerts for this week.

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