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TTC grinding rails on Queen East,
May 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14



As part of its regular program of maintaining its streetcar tracks in a state of good repair, the TTC is grinding the rails in a number of sections of its streetcar network that have developed roughness.

The next sections for grinding are on Queen Street East:

  • Friday, May 6 - between Neville Park Boulevard and Glen Manor Road;
  • Tuesday, May 10, Wednesday, May 11 and Thursday, May 12 - between Neville Park Boulevard and Glen Manor Road;
  • Friday, May 13 - between Logan Avenue and Lewis Street; and
  • Saturday, May 14 - between Kingston Road and Connaught Avenue.

By grinding the rails and removing roughness, the TTC is reducing noise and vibration levels, extending the life of the rail and providing smoother streetcar service through these areas.

The slow-moving rail-grinding unit operates from about 9 p.m. until about 5 a.m. Afterwards, a street sweeper cleans the track area each day.

The TTC is detouring streetcars operating along these routes, while contractors grind the rails:

  • 301 Queen overnight; and
  • 501 Queen.

Shuttle buses replace the cars.

You may board the shuttle buses by any door at any time, if you have a proof of payment — such as a transfer or pass. PRESTO card users must board by the front door and pay their fares with cash, since the TTC has not yet equipped all buses with PRESTO card readers.


501 Queen
301 Queen overnight

The TTC is diverting the cars as crews grind the rails at three different sites on Queen Street East over four nights:


During rail grinding on the far east-end of the route, streetcars start and end their trips in Woodbine Loop at Queen Street East and Kingston Road.

Rail grinding on the far east end of the loop starts at 9 p.m. Friday, May 6, Tuesday, May 10, Wednesday, May 11 and Thursday, May 12. It ends at 5 a.m. Saturday, May 7, Wednesday, May 11, Thursday, May 12 and Friday, May 13.

Westbound cars skip their regular 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 and Lockwood and Kingston Roads.

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Queen Street East at Sarah Ashbridge, Woodbine and Kippendavie Avenues, Waverley Road, Lee and Wineva Avenues, Scarborough Beach Boulevard, Glen Manor Drive, Maclean, Beech and Silver Birch Avenues and Neville Park Boulevard and
  • in Neville Park Loop.

Shuttle buses replace the cars east of Kingston Road.


From 9 p.m. Friday, May 13 until 5 a.m. Saturday, May 14, westbound cars operate along their regular route to Queen Street East and Coxwell Avenue, then detour:

northward along Coxwell;
westward along Gerrard Street East; and then
southward along Broadview Avenue to Queen East,
resuming their regular route westward along Queen.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Queen Street East at Kent Road, across from Connaught Avenue, at Greenwood, Alton Avenue, Leslie Street, Jones, Brooklyn, Pape, Carlaw and Logan Avenues, west of Booth Avenue, at Boulton Street and Broadview Avenue.

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

  • on Coxwell Avenue at Dundas Street East, Robbins Avenue and Eastwood Road,
  • on Gerrard Street East at Ashdale Avenue, Woodfield Road, Greenwood and Prust Avenues, Leslie Street, Jones, Marjorie, Pape, Carlaw and Logan Avenues, DeGrassi Street and Broadview Avenue and
  • on Broadview Avenue at Mount Stephen Street and Dundas and Queen Streets East.

Eastbound cars reverse the westbound detour routing.

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Queen Street East at Saulter Street, Empire, Logan, Carlaw, Pape and Caroline Avenues, across from Jones Avenue, at Laing Street, across from Greenwood Avenue and at Connaught, Woodward and Coxwell Avenues.

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

  • on Broadview Avenue north of Queen Street East, at Dundas Street East, across from Mount Stephen Street and at Gerrard Street East,
  • on Gerrard Street East at DeGrassi Street, Logan, Carlaw, Pape, Marjory and Jones Avenues, Leslie Street, Alton and Greenwood Avenues, Highfield Road and Ashdale and Coxwell Avenues,
  • on Coxwell Avenue across from Robbins Avenue and at Dundas and Queen Streets East.

Shuttle buses replace the cars between Coxwell and Broadview Avenues.


From 9 p.m. Saturday, May 14 until 5 a.m. Sunday, May 15, westbound cars start their trips in Queen / Coxwell Loop, then proceed:

westward along Queen Street East;
northward along Coxwell Avenue;
westward along Gerrard Street East; and then
southward along Broadview Avenue to Queen East,
resuming their regular route westward along Queen.

Westbound cars skip their regular 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 and Lockwood and Kingston Roads, Coxwell Avenue, Kent Road, across from Connaught Avenue, at Greenwood and Alton Avenues, Leslie Street, Jones, Brooklyn, Pape, Carlaw and Logan Avenues, west of Booth Avenue, at Boulton Street and Broadview Avenue.

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

  • on Coxwell Avenue at Dundas Street East, Robbins Avenue and Eastwood Road,
  • on Gerrard Street East at Ashdale Avenue, Woodfield Road, Greenwood and Prust Avenues, Leslie Street, Jones, Marjorie, Pape, Carlaw and Logan Avenues, DeGrassi Street and Broadview Avenue and
  • on Broadview Avenue at Mount Stephen Street and Dundas and Queen Streets East.

Eastbound cars reverse the westbound detour routing.

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Queen Street East at Saulter Street, Empire, Logan, Carlaw, Pape and Caroline Avenues, across from Jones Avenue, at Laing Street, across from Greenwood Avenue and at Connaught, Woodward, Coxwell, Sarah Ashbridge, Woodbine and Kippendavie Avenues, Waverley Road, Lee and Wineva Avenues, Scarborough Beach Boulevard, Glen Manor Drive, Maclean, Beech and Silver Birch Avenues and Neville Park Boulevard and
  • in Neville Park Loop.

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

  • on Broadview Avenue north of Queen Street East, at Dundas Street East, across from Mount Stephen Street and at Gerrard Street East,
  • on Gerrard Street East at DeGrassi Street, Logan, Carlaw, Pape, Marjory and Jones Avenues, Leslie Street, Alton and Greenwood Avenues, Highfield Road and Ashdale and Coxwell Avenues,
  • on Coxwell Avenue across from Robbins Avenue and at Dundas and Queen Streets East.

Shuttle buses replace the cars between Neville Park Loop and Broadview Avenue.

#####301 / 501 Queen shuttle bus

The TTC is diverting the cars and replacing them with buses, as crews grind the rails at three different sites on Queen Street East over four nights:


During rail grinding on the far east end of the route, buses replace streetcars east of Kingston Road.

(The TTC has not confirmed the exact routing for shuttle buses. This post describes how it operated shuttle buses east of Kingston Road during previous construction projects or special events.)

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

westward along Queen Street East; and then
southward along Eastern Avenue, to just south of Queen East,
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 and Lockwood Road and
  • on Eastern Avenue south of Queen Street East.

Eastbound buses likely start their trips on Eastern Avenue south of Queen Street East, then proceed:

south- and westward along Eastern;
northward along Coxwell Avenue;
eastward along Queen Street East; and then
southward into Neville Park Loop,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Eastern Avenue south of Queen Street East,
  • on Coxwell Avenue north of Eastern Avenue,
  • on Queen Street East at Eastern, Sarah Ashbridge, Woodbine and Kippendavie Avenues, Waverley Road, Lee and Wineva Avenues, Scarborough Beach Boulevard, Glen Manor Drive, Maclean, Beech and Silver Birch Avenues and Neville Park Boulevard and
  • in Neville Park Loop.

From 9 p.m. Friday, May 13 until 5 a.m. Saturday, May 14, shuttle buses replace streetcars between Coxwell and Broadview Avenues.

(The TTC has not confirmed the exact routing for shuttle buses. This post describes how it operated shuttle buses between Coxwell and Broadview Avenues during previous construction projects or special events.)

Westbound buses likely start their trips on Eastern Avenue south of Queen Street East, then proceed:

south- and westward along Eastern;
northward along Coxwell Avenue;
westward along Queen Street East;
southward along River Street; and then
eastward along King Street East to just east of River,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Eastern Avenue south of Queen Street East,
  • on Coxwell Avenue north of Eastern Avenue,
  • on Queen Street East at Kent Road, across from Connaught Avenue, at Greenwood, Alton Avenue, Leslie Street, Jones, Brooklyn, Pape, Carlaw and Logan Avenues, west of Booth Avenue, at Boulton Street, Broadview Avenue and Carroll Street.

Eastbound buses likely start their trips on King Street East just east of River Street, then proceed:

eastward along King and Queen Streets East; and then
southward along Eastern Avenue to just south of Queen Street East,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Queen Street East across from Carroll Street, at Broadview Avenue, Saulter Street, Empire, Logan, Carlaw, Pape and Caroline Avenues, across from Jones Avenue, at Laing Street, across from Greenwood Avenue and at Connaught, Woodward and Coxwell Avenues and
  • on Eastern Avenue south of Queen Street East.

From 9 p.m. Saturday, May 14 until 5 a.m. Sunday, May 15, shuttle buses replace streetcars between Neville Park Loop and Broadview Avenue.

(The TTC has not confirmed the exact routing for shuttle buses. This post describes how it operated shuttle buses between Neville Park Loop and Broadview Avenue during previous construction projects or special events.)

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

westward along Queen Street East;
southward along River Street; and then
eastward along King Street East to just east of River Street,
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, Alton Avenue, Leslie Street, Jones, Brooklyn, Pape, Carlaw and Logan Avenues, west of Booth Avenue, at Boulton Street, Broadview Avenue and Carroll Street.

Eastbound buses likely start their trips on King Street East east of River Street, then proceed:

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

Eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Queen Street East across from Carroll Street, at Broadview Avenue, Saulter Street, Empire, Logan, Carlaw, Pape and Caroline Avenues, across from Jones Avenue, at Laing Street, across from Greenwood Avenue and at Connaught, Woodward, Coxwell, Eastern, Sarah Ashbridge, Woodbine and Kippendavie Avenues, Waverley Road, Lee and Wineva Avenues, Scarborough Beach Boulevard, Glen Manor Drive, Maclean, Beech and Silver Birch Avenues and Neville Park Boulevard and
  • in Neville Park Loop.
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