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TTC replacing more rails on Queen East,
starting October 5



From Monday, October 5 until Sunday, October 11, TTC track crews are replacing worn rails at the west- and eastbound streetcar stops on Queen Street East at Ontario Street, west of Parliament Street. The TTC is also detouring streetcars operating along the 301 Queen overnight and 501 Queen route next weekend.

The City of Toronto is reducing traffic lanes and restricting parking and turns to create a safe work zone for the crews.

Starting at 9 a.m. Monday, October 5, a crew occupies the curb lane to get ready to replace the track sections by welding rail into longer strings. Another crew saw-cuts concrete in the track area and starts digging out about 60 metres (180 feet) of track to expose the worn rail. Work continues until 9 p.m. Streetcars continue to operate through the work zone.

Tuesday, October 6 until Friday, October 9, the crews continue digging out sections of the track.

Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11, the TTC will detour streetcars around the work zone, while the crews remove the worn rail and replace it with new rail. They’ll also pour new concrete around the tracks. Shuttle buses replace the cars. They’ll remove the work zone before regular streetcar service resumes Monday, October 12.

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501 Queen
301 Queen overnight

Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11, westbound cars operate along their regular route to Queen Street East and Broadview Avenue, then detour:

northward along Broadview;
westward along Dundas Street East; and then
southward along Church Street to Queen East,
resuming their regular route westward along Queen.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Queen Street East at Carroll, River, Sumach, Sackville, Parliament, Ontario, Sherbourne, Jarvis and Church Streets.

Instead, westbound cars stop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Broadview Avenue north of Queen Street East and at Dundas Street East,
  • on Dundas Street East at Munro, River, Sumach, Sackville and Parliament Streets and
  • on Church Street at Shuter Street and Queen Street East.

Shuttle buses replace the cars between Broadview Avenue and Church Street. Westbound streetcar passengers may transfer to westbound buses at Broadview Avenue.

Eastbound cars reverse the westbound detour routing.

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Queen Street East at Jarvis, Sherbourne, Ontario, Parliament, Sackville, Sumach and River Streets, across from Carroll Street and at Broadview Avenue.

Instead, eastbound streetcars drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Church Street at Shuter Street and Dundas Street East,
  • on Dundas Street East at Jarvis, Sherbourne, Ontario, Parliament, Sackville, Sumach, River and Munro Streets and at Broadview Avenue and
  • on Broadview Avenue at Queen Street East.

Eastbound streetcar passengers can transfer to eastbound buses at stops between University Avenue and Church Street.

301 / 501 Queen shuttle bus

Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11, buses replace streetcars operating along the 301 Queen overnight and 501 Queen routes between Neville Park Loop and University Avenue.

Westbound buses start their trips in Neville Park Loop, then proceed:

westward along Queen Street East to University Avenue,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops:

  • in Neville Park Loop,
  • on Queen Street East at Neville Park Boulevard, Silver Birch Avenue, Spruce Hill Road, Glen Manor Drive, Wineva and Lee Avenues, Waverley Road, Elmer and Woodbine Avenues, Lockwood and Kingston Roads, Coxwell Avenue, Kent Road, across from Connaught Avenue, at Greenwood and Alton Avenues, Jones, Brooklyn, Pape, Carlaw and Logan Avenues, west of Booth Avenue and at Boulton and Broadview Avenues, Carroll, River, Sumach, Sackville, Parliament, Ontario, Sherbourne, Jarvis, Church, Victoria and Yonge Streets and
  • on Queen Street West at Bay Street and across from York Street.

Westbound bus passengers may transfer to westbound streetcars at stops on Queen Streets East and West between Church Street and University Avenue.

Eastbound buses start their trips on Queen Street West at University Avenue, then proceed:

eastward along Queen Streets West and East; and then
southward into Neville Park Loop,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops:

  • on Queen Street West at University Avenue, York, Bay and Yonge Streets,
  • on Queen Street East at Victoria, Church, Jarvis, Sherbourne, Ontario, Parliament, Sackville, Sumach and River Streets, across from Carroll Street, at Broadview Avenue, Saulter Street, Empire, Logan, Carlaw, Pape and Caroline Avenues, across from Jones Avenue, at Leslie and Laing Streets, across from Greenwood Avenue, at Connaught, Coxwell, Eastern, Sarah Ashbridge, Woodbine and Kippendavie Avenues, Waverly Road, Lee and Wineva Avenues, Scarborough Beach Boulevard, Maclean, Beech and Silver Birch Avenues and Neville Park Boulevard and
  • in Neville Park Loop.
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