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King streetcar overhead rewiring:
TTC detours, December 12 to 14



This weekend, Saturday, December 12 and Sunday, December 14, TTC electrical crews are restringing new overhead power wires on King Streets East and West between Church and Duncan Streets. The overhead wiring upgrade is necessary to all the TTC’s new accessible streetcars to operate along this section of King Street. Over the past two years, electrical crews have been upgrading the overhead wire system along the entire streetcar network.

Crews will generally work before 6 a.m. and after 10:30 p.m. Saturday, all day Sunday and before 4 a.m. Monday.

The TTC is detouring streetcars operating along these routes during the work:

  • 304 King overnight; and
  • 504 King.

Shuttle buses replace the cars, operating between Broadview Station and Bathurst Street.

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The crews use two to three overhead trucks with hydraulic equipment to carry out this work. Overnight you may hear beeping sounds from back-up alarms on the trucks and bright lights from equipment.

They may also block some traffic lanes while they’re working, but Toronto Police Services officers will direct motorists safely around the work zone, when necessary.


504 King
304 King overnight

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, December 12 until 4 a.m. Monday, December 14, eastbound streetcars operate along their regular route to King Street West and Spadina Avenue, then detour:

northward along Spadina; and then
eastward along Queen Streets West and East to King East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Queen.

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West at Blue Jays Way, John and Simcoe Streets, University Avenue and York, Bay and Yonge Streets.
  • on King Street East at Church, Jarvis, Sherbourne, Ontario, Parliament, Trinity, Sackville, Sumach and St. Lawrence Streets.

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

  • on Spadina Avenue north of King Street West and at Richmond Street West,
  • on Queen Street West at Peter, John, Duncan and Simcoe Streets, University Avenue and York, Bay and Yonge Streets,
  • on Queen Street East at Victoria, Church, Jarvis, Sherbourne, Ontario, Parliament, Sackville, Sumach and River Streets.

Shuttle buses replace the cars, operating between Portland Street and Broadview Station.

Eastbound streetcar passengers may transfer to eastbound buses at stops on King Street West between Portland Street and Spadina Avenue.

Westbound streetcars reverse the westbound detour routing.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on King Street East at River, Sumach and Sackville Streets, across from Trinity Street and at Parliament, Ontario, Sherbourne, Jarvis, Church, Victoria and Yonge Streets,
  • on King Street West at Bay and York Streets, University Avenue, Simcoe, John and Peter Streets and Spadina Avenue.

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

  • on Queen Street East at River, Sumach, Sackville, Parliament, Ontario, Sherbourne, Jarvis, Church, Victoria and Yonge Streets,
  • on Queen Street West at Bay Street, across from York Street, at University Avenue, west of Simcoe Street, at McCaul, John and Soho Streets and Spadina Avenue and
  • on Spadina Avenue south of Queen Street West and at King Street West.

Shuttle buses replace the cars, operating between Broadview Station and Bathurst Street.

Westbound streetcar passengers may transfer to westbound buses at Broadview Avenue and Queen Street East and at Queen Street East and Carroll Street.

304 / 504 King shuttle buses

From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, December 12 until 4 a.m. Monday, December 14, buses replace streetcar service along the 304 King overnight and 504 King routes between Queen Street East and Spadina Avenue.

Eastbound buses start their trips on King Street West at Bathurst Street, then proceed:

northward along Bathurst;
eastward along Adelaide Street West;
southward along Portland Street;
eastward along King Streets West and East and Queen Street East;
northward along Broadview Avenue; and then
eastward into Broadview Station terminal,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on King Street West across from Brant Street, at Spadina Avenue, Blue Jays Way, John and Simcoe Streets, University Avenue and York, Bay and Yonge Streets,
  • on King Street East at Church, Jarvis, Sherbourne, Ontario, Parliament, Trinity, Sackville, Sumach and St. Lawrence Streets,
  • on Queen Street East across from Carroll Street and at Broadview Avenue,
  • on Broadview Avenue north of Queen Street East, at Dundas Street East, across from Mount Stephen Street, at Gerrard Street East, at Langley and Withrow Avenues, Millbrook Crescent and Wolfrey and Danforth Avenues and
  • in Broadview Station terminal.

Westbound buses start their trips in Broadview Station terminal, then proceed:

westward along Erindale Avenue;
southward along Broadview Avenue; and then
westward along Queen Street East and King Streets East and West to Bathurst Street,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • in Broadview Station terminal,
  • on Erindale Avenue at Broadview Avenue,
  • on Broadview Avenue at Danforth Avenue, across from Wolfrey Avenue, Millbrook Crescent, Withrow, Langley and Simpson Avenues, Gerrard Street East, Mount Stephen Street and Dundas and Queen Streets East,
  • on Queen Street East at Carroll Street,
  • on King Street East at River, Sumach and Sackville Streets, across from Trinity Street, at Parliament, Ontario, Sherbourne, Jarvis, Church, Victoria and Yonge Streets and
  • on King Street West at Bay and York Streets, University Avenue, Simcoe, John and Peter Streets, Spadina Avenue, west of Brant Street and at Portland and Bathurst Streets.

Westbound bus passengers may transfer to westbound streetcars at stops on King Street West between Spadina Avenue and Bathurst Street.

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