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TTC upgrading overhead wiring
on Dundas Street, June 3 to 6



From 9 p.m. tonight Friday, June 3 until 5 a.m. Monday, June 6, TTC electrical crews are restringing new overhead power wires on

  • Dundas Streets West and East between Bay and Church Streets.

They’re upgrading the wiring to allow the TTC to operate its new low-floor, accessible Toronto Flexity streetcars along this section of the street in the future. Over the past two years, electrical crews have been upgrading the overhead wire system along most streetcar routes in the city.

To complete this overhead work as quickly and efficiently as possible, the crews will generally work “around-the-clock” — 24 hours a day.

They’ll use three TTC overhead trucks with hydraulic equipment during the project. Expect to hear beeping sounds from back-up alarms on the trucks and see bright lights from the other equipment lights.

The TTC is detouring streetcars operating along this route, while work proceeds:

Shuttle buses replace the cars, operating between Elizabeth and Jarvis Streets.

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505 Dundas

From 11 p.m. today, Friday, June 3 until 5 a.m. Monday, June 6, eastbound cars operate along their regular route to Dundas Street West and Bay Street, then detour:

northward along Bay;
eastward along College and Carlton Streets; and then
southward along Church Street to Dundas East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Dundas.

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Dundas Street West at Yonge Street and
  • on Dundas Street East at Victoria and Church Streets.

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

  • on Bay Street at Elm Street, north of Gerrard Street East and at College Street,
  • on College Street at Yonge Street and
  • on Carlton Street at Church Street.

Shuttle buses replace the cars between Church and Bay Streets. Eastbound streetcar passengers may transfer to eastbound buses at Dundas Street East and Bay Street.

Westbound cars reverse the eastbound detour routing.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Dundas Street East at Victoria and Yonge Streets and
  • on Dundas Street West at Bay Street.

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

  • on Carlton Street at Yonge Street,
  • on College Street at Bay Street and
  • on Bay Street at Gerrard Street East, Elm Street and Dundas Street East.

Shuttle buses replace the cars between Bay and Church Streets. Westbound streetcar passengers may transfer to westbound buses at Dundas Street East and Church Street.

505 Dundas shuttle buses

From 11 p.m. today, Friday, June 3 until 5 a.m. Monday, June 6, buses replace streetcars along the 505 Dundas route between Bay and Church Street. (The TTC has not detailed how the buses loop at each end of their route.

Eastbound buses start their trips on Dundas Street West and Elizabeth Street, then proceed:

eastward along Dundas Streets West and East to Jarvis Street,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Dundas Street West at Bay and Yonge Streets and
  • on Dundas Street East at Victoria and Church Streets.

Eastbound bus passengers may transfer to eastbound streetcars at Dundas Street East and Church Street.

Westbound buses reverse the eastbound routing.

Westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Dundas Street East at Church, Victoria and Yonge Streets and
  • on Dundas Street West at Bay Street.

Westbound bus passengers may transfer to westbound streetcars at Dundas Street West and Bay Street.