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Queens Quay track construction
continues March 31

TTC crews continue rebuilding the streetcar tracks on Queens Quay West, as part of Waterfront Toronto’s project to upgrade the streetscape.

This week, contractors have scheduled three traffic-lane shifts for Queens Quay:

  • at Lower Simcoe Street: Starting Monday, **March 31, contractors restrict northbound traffic onto Lower Simcoe from Queens Quay, while crews install a new utility access portal (a “manhole”) in the roadway. They expect to complete this work this week. Motorists wishing to drive north from Queens Quay may use Bay Street, York Street, Rees Street or Dan Leckie Way. The work will not affect southbound traffic on Lower Simcoe.
  • From west of Bay Street to York Street: Contractors are restricting the north curb lane beside 10 / 20 Bay Street to allow crews to work on the remaining pole foundations for this area. Hydro-vac trucks will complete more test pits required for this work.
  • From east of Bay Street to Yonge Street: Toronto Hydro crews start working on a new chamber at the northeast corner of Bay Street and Queens Quay, diverting traffic between Bay and Yonge Streets.

Crews are rebuilding the first stretch of the TTC tracks from west of Lower Simcoe Street to the midpoint of Simcoe Slip. They have removed the asphalt road surface west of Lower Simcoe to the entrance to Ann Tindal Park. This week, they’ll install transit priority switches. They must complete this work before they can pour the concrete track bed. Crews may also begin the second stretch of the TTC streetcar corridor rebuild west of York Street late next week.

Crews continue installing the foundations for poles to support the TTC’s overhead wires, street lights and signals:

  • Between Bay and Rees Streets: This week, crews work on pole foundations near 10 / 20 Bay and the remaining pole foundation at the north-west corner of York Street.
  • Between 401 Queens Quay West and Yo Yo Ma Lane: Crews have resumed excavating foundations and the beams for pole cantilevers in this area. This week, they’ll start hydro-vac operations for some new pole foundations. This accommodates some design modifications to the TTC pole locations in this area.


  • crews continue to excavate and build forms to rebuild the TTC tracks at Lower Simcoe Street.
  • they’re starting to prepare for rebuilding the TTC corridor at York Street.
  • crews continue to install TTC poles, catch basins and utility access portals (“manholes”) between Lower Spadina Avenue and Yo Yo Ma Lane.

The TTC continues to replace streetcars operating along the 509 Harbourfront and 510 Spadina routes with buses during this project.


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