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Lake Shore / Carlaw construction:
TTC detours, April 17 to 20



The City of Toronto is closing:

  • part of the intersection of Lake Shore Boulevard East with Carlaw Avenue

from 8 p.m. Friday, April 17 until 5 a.m. Monday, April 20

as crews upgrade the railway tracks in the area.

The TTC is detouring buses operating along these routes, while the intersection is closed:

  • 72C Pape; and
  • 83 Jones.

The City is closing the westbound lanes of Lake Shore East at Carlaw and detouring traffic northward along Carlaw. Westbound traffic can access Lake Shore west of Morse Street. It’s maintaining one lane for eastbound traffic at all times.

It’s diverting southbound traffic on Carlaw at Queen Street East. Northbound traffic on Carlaw can turn right and travel eastbound on Lake Shore East.

This weekend only, you can temporarily access Commissioners Street along Leslie Street.

According to the City, after inspecting the tracks, the Toronto Port Lands Company rail contractor, PNR Railworks, determined April 15 that it urgently must repair the Canadian National Railway / Canadian Pacific Railway lines that serve the Port Lands area. The rail lines are sinking due to extended wear, deferred repairs, heavy traffic loading, deterioration of the ties and base material. It must replace the tracks and restore the road to ensure the safety of motorists, pedestrians and rail traffic.


83 Jones

(Buses are already detouring around construction on Leslie Street.)

From 8 p.m. Friday, April 17 until 5 a.m. Monday, April 20, the TTC further detours the buses.

Southbound buses operate along the current detour routing to Carlaw and Eastern Avenues, then detour:

westward along Eastern;
southward along Parliament Street;
eastward along Lake Shore Boulevard East;
southward along Cherry Street; and then
eastward along Commissioners Street to Carlaw Avenue,
resuming their current detour routing eastward along Carlaw.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Carlaw Avenue north of Lake Shore Boulevard East, south of Lake Shore Boulevard East and at Commissioners Street.

Northbound buses start their trips in the Lakeshore Garage loop, then proceed:

eastward along Commissioners;
northward along Leslie Street;
eastward along Lake Shore Boulevard East;
northward along Coxwell Avenue; and then
westward along Queen Street East to Jones Avenue,
resuming their regular route northward along Jones.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Carlaw Avenue north of Commissioners Street, Lake Shore Boulevard East and Eastern Avenue and at Queen Street East and
  • on Queen Street East at Pape and Caroline Avenues.

Instead, northbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Commissioners Street beside #s 545 and 595 Commissioners,
  • on Coxwell Avenue north of Eastern Avenue and
  • on Queen Street East at Kent Road, across from Connaught Avenue and at Greenwood and Alton Avenues, Leslie Street and Jones Avenue.
72C Pape

From 8 p.m. Friday, April 17 until 5 a.m. Monday, April 20, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Carlaw and Eastern Avenues, then detour:

westward along Eastern;
southward along Parliament Street;
eastward along Lake Shore Boulevard East;
southward along Cherry Street; and then
eastward along Commissioners Street to just east of Munition Street,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Carlaw Avenue north of Lake Shore Boulevard East, south of Lake Shore Boulevard East and at Commissioners Street and
  • on Commissioners Street (westbound) at Logan Avenue, Bouchette and Saulter Streets, west of Don Roadway, beside #150 Commissioners and at Munition and Cherry Streets.

Instead, southbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Cherry Street south of Lake Shore Boulevard East and
  • on Commissioners Street (eastbound) east of Munition Street.

Northbound buses start their trips on Commissioners Street east of Munition Street, then proceed:

eastward along Commissioners;
northward along Leslie Street;
eastward along Lake Shore Boulevard East;
northward along Coxwell Avenue; and then
westward along Queen Street East to Carlaw Avenue,
resuming their regular route northward along Carlaw.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Commissioners Street (westbound) at Cherry Street,
  • on Cherry Street at Villiers Street,
  • on Villiers Street at Munition Street,
  • on Carlaw Avenue north of Commissioners Street, Lake Shore Boulevard East and Eastern Avenue and at Queen Street East and
  • on Queen Street East at Pape and Caroline Avenues.

Instead, northbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Commissioners Street beside #s 545 and 595 Commissioners,
  • on Coxwell Avenue north of Eastern Avenue and
  • on Queen Street East at Kent Road, across from Connaught Avenue and at Greenwood and Alton Avenues, Leslie Street and Jones, Brooklyn, Pape and Carlaw Avenues.
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