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Part 5 -- Toronto, December 18
Unofficial transit guide to the Olympic Torch Relay



The Olympic Flame continues to light up the streets of Toronto on Friday, December 18

After spending the night at Queen’s Park, the torch travels through the streets of Toronto on its journey toward Vancouver.


The Olympic Torch Relay affects TTC transit vehicles operating along these routes:

6 Bay, 8 Broadview, 25 Don Mills, 34 Eglinton East, 56 Leaside, 62 Mortimer, 65 Parliament, 72 Pape, 75 Sherbourne, 81 Thorncliffe Park, 87 Cosburn, 88 South Leaside, 94 Wellesley, 97 Yonge, 100 Flemingdon Park, 501 Queen, 502 Downtowner, 503 Kingston Road tripper, 504 King, 508 Lake Shore, 505 Dundas, 506 Carlton.


As it passes through Toronto, the Toronto Police Service and the City of Toronto will also temporarily close and then re-open streets to traffic to protect the safety of the torchbearers and their companions.

On December 18, the torch starts its journey through Toronto at Queen’s Park about 6 a.m., then proceeds:

southward along University Avenue;
westward along Front Street East;
south- and westward along Blue Jays Way;
southward along Navy Wharf Court;
eastward along Bremner Boulevard;
northward along York Street;
eastward along Front Streets West and East;
southward along Cherry Street;
westward along Mill Street;
northward along Parliament Street;
eastward along Bloor Street East, the Prince Edward Viaduct and Danforth Avenue;
northward along Pape Avenue and Millwood Road;
eastward along Overlea Boulevard;
south- and westward through the west parking lot of the East York Towne Centre (mall);
south-, east- and northward along Thorncliffe Park Drive;
eastward along Overlea;
northward along Don Mills Road;
eastward along Wynford Drive; and then
northward along Concorde Place to the Don Valley Parkway,
arriving at about 8:48 a.m.


6 Bay

From about 6:15 until 6:45 a.m., north- and southbound passengers should expect delays das the torch passes along Front Street West at Bay Street.

8 Broadview

From about 7:45 until 8:15 a.m., west- and eastbound passengers should expect delays as the torch passes along Pape Avenue at O’Connor Drive.

506 Carlton

About 6 a.m., east- and westbound passengers should expect delays as the torch passes along Queen’s Park / University Avenue at College Street.

From about 6:45 until 7:15 a.m., west- and eastbound passengers should also expect detours or delays as the torch passes along Parliament Street between Gerrard Street East and Carlton Street.

87 Cosburn

From about 7:30 until 8 a.m., west- and eastbound passengers should expect delays as the torch passes along Pape Avenue at Cosburn Avenue.

25 Don Mills

From about 7:30 until 9 a.m., north- and southbound passengers should expect detours or delays as the torch passes along Pape Avenue between Pape Station at Millwood Road / Donlands Avenue, Millwood between Pape / Donlands and Overlea Boulevard; Overlea between Millwood and Don Mills Road and Don Mills between Overlea and Wynford Drive.

502 Downtowner

From about 6 until 6:30 a.m., east- and westbound passengers should expect delays as the torch passes along University Avenue at Queen Street West.

From about 6:45 until 7:15 a.m., west- and eastbound passengers should expect delays as the torch passes along Parliament Street at Queen Street East.

505 Dundas

From about 6 until 6:15 a.m., east- and westbound passengers should expect delays as the torch passes along University Avenue at Dundas Street West.

From about 6:45 until 7:15 a.m, west- and eastbound passengers should expect delays as the torch passes along Parliament Street at Dundas Street East.

From about 7:15 until 7:45 a.m., west- and eastbound passengers should also expect delays as the torch passes along Danforth Avenue at Broadview Avenue.

34 Eglinton East

From about 8:15 a.m. until 8:45 a.m., west- and eastbound passengers should expect delays as the torch passes along Don Mills Road at Eglinton Avenue East.

100 Flemingdon Park

From about 7:45 until 9 a.m., north- and southbound passengers should expect detours or delays as the torch passes along Pape Avenue between O’Connor Drive and Millwood Road / Donlands Avenue, Millwood between Pape / Donlands and Overlea Boulevard, Overlea between Millwood and Don Mills Road, Wynford Drive between Don Mills Road and Concorde Place and Concorde between Wynford and Concorde Gate.

504 King

From about 6 until 6:30 a.m., east- and westbound passengers should expect delays as the torch passes along University Avenue at King Street West.

From about 6:45 until 7:15 a.m, west- and eastbound passengers should expect delays as the torch passes along Parliament Street at King Street East.

From about 7:15 until 7:45 a.m., west- and eastbound passengers should also expect delays as the torch passes along Danforth Avenue at Broadview Avenue.

503 Kingston Rd tripper

From about 6:45 until 7:15 a.m., west- and eastbound passengers should expect delays as the torch passes along Parliament Street at King Street East.

508 Lake Shore

From about 6 until 6:30 a.m., east- and westbound passengers should expect delays as the torch passes along University Avenue at King Street West.

From about 6:45 until 6:15 a.m., west- and eastbound passengers should expect delays as the torch passes along Parliament Street between Gerrard and King Streets East.

56 Leaside

From about 7:45 until 8:15 a.m., north- and southbound passengers should expect delays as the torch passes along Millwood Road between Pape Avenue / Donlands Avenue and Overlea Boulevard.

62 Mortimer

From about 7:30 until 8 a.m., west- and eastbound passengers should expect delays as the torch passes along Pape Avenue at Mortimer Avenue.

72 Pape

From about 6:15 until 6:45 a.m., eastbound passengers should expect detours or delays as the torch passes along Front Streets West and East between Bay and Scott Streets.

Westbound passengers should expect detours or delays as the torch passes along Front Streets West and East between Bay and Yonge Streets.

From about 6:30 until 7 a.m., west- and eastbound passengers should expect detours or delays as the torch passes along Front Street East between Berkeley and Parliament Streets, Mill Street between Cherry and Parliament Street and Parliament Street between Mill and Front East.

From about 7:15 until 7:45 a.m., north- and southbound passengers should expect delays as the torch passes the intersection of Danforth and Pape Avenues.

65 Parliament

From about 6:45 until 7:30 a.m., north- and southbound passengers should expect detours or delays as the torch passes along Parliament Street between Front and Bloor Streets East and Bloor East between Parliament and Castle Frank Station.

501 Queen

From about 6 until 6:30 a.m., east- and westbound passengers should expect delays as the torch passes along University Avenue at Queen Street West.

From about 6:45 until 7:15 a.m., west- and eastbound passengers should expect delays as the torch passes along Parliament Street at Queen Street East.

75 Sherbourne

From about 6:45 until 7:15 a.m., north- and southbound passengers should expect delays as the torch passes along Front Street East at Sherbourne Street.

88 South Leaside

From about 8 until 8:30 a.m., west- and eastbound passengers should expect detours or delays as the torch passes along Overlea Boulevard between Millwood Road and Thorncliffe Park Drive and Thorncliffe Park south of Overlea.

81 Thorncliffe Park

From about 7:30 until 8:30 a.m., north- and southbound passengers should expect detours or delays as the torch passes along Pape Avenue between Pape Station at Millwood Road / Donlands Avenue, Millwood between Pape / Donlands and Overlea Boulevard; Overlea between Millwood and Thorncliffe Park Drive and Thorncliffe Park south of Overlea.

94 Wellesley

From about 7 until 7:30 a.m., west- and eastbound passengers should expect detours or delays as the torch passes along Parliament Street between Wellesley and Bloor Streets East and Bloor East between Parliament and Castle Frank Station.

97 Yonge

From about 6:15 until 6:45 a.m., south- and northbound passengers should expect detours or delays as the torch passes along Front Street West and East between Bay and Yonge Streets.

After leaving Toronto, the torch travels by convoy along the Don Valley Parkway and Highway 404 to Aurora.