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Update: Dundas / Roncesvalles construction ended today
TTC buses and streetcars resume regular routes

The City of Toronto and TTC project to rebuild the streetcar tracks at Dundas Street West and Roncesvalles Avenue ended today, Sunday, September 5 at 5 a.m.

Buses and streetcars operating along the 193 Exhibition rocket, 505 Dundas and 306 Carlton overnight routes are resuming their regular service.

Buses operating along the 313 Jane overnight and 504 King shuttle bus routes are still detouring due to ongoing construction along Roncesvalles Avenue.

Also, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays starting today, Sunday, September 5, the TTC starts a project to maintain streetcar tracks along the Queensway. On weekends, the TTC replaces regular 504 King shuttle buses with buses operating along an extended route between Dundas West Station and Long Branch Loop.

Construction at Roncesvalles Avenue and Dundas Street West was just the latest phase of a long project to redesign and rebuild Roncesvalles and its streetcar tracks. TTC passengers have faced a long series of service detours since work started on Monday, July 20, 2009, when the TTC replaced streetcars with buses.

The buses operated southbound along Lansdowne Avenue and northbound along Roncesvalles Avenue from Monday, July 20 until Monday, April 26, 2010, when the buses started operating in both directions.

Another City of Toronto project to replace the watermains along King Street West resulted in more detours for the streetcars and buses, starting Tuesday, June 1.

The City again closed Roncesvalles to southbound traffic — and buses started operating southward along Lansdowne and northward along Roncesvalles — on Tuesday, July 13.

From the Transit Toronto archives, read

  • a history of streetcar service along Roncesvalles Avenue — and the entire 504 King route — by James Bow here.
  • a history of the 505 Dundas streetcar route by James Bow here.
  • a history of the 506 Carlton and 306 Carlton overnight routes by James Bow here.
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