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TTC hosts community event
to celebrate new streetcar route, June 18



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The TTC’s hosting a community event to celebrate the TTC’s 514 Cherry streetcar route, the first new streetcar route in Toronto in 16 years, this Saturday, June 18 at 10 a.m.

The new service officially starts the next day, Sunday, June 19.

Mayor John Tory, the chair of the Toronto Transit Commission Councillor Josh Colle, Julie Dabrusin, MP for Toronto-Danforth, and other municipal, provincial and federal officials to launch the new service at Distillery Loop on the east side of Cherry Street south of Mill Street.

After official remarks, you can ride a new low-floor Toronto Flexity car along all or part of the route free of fare.

The Flexity car will travel the entire route to Dufferin Gates Loop and return to King Street and Sumach Street picking up passengers along the way for a special free trip.

The TTC will display it legacy streetcars, including its vintage Peter Witt and Presidents’ Conference Committee (PCC) cars at Distillery Loop until noon for you to explore.

Getting there by public transit:

  • ride TTC cars along the 504 King route to King Street East and Sumach Street. Walk south along Sumach and Cherry to the loop.
  • ride buses along the 172 Cherry St route (on its last day of service!) to Cherry and Mill Streets near the loop.

514 stop.jpgMeanwhile, a reader has shared a photo of the new streetcar stops on Cherry Street, which TTC crews installed last week. You’ll find the stops on Cherry Street at Front Street East and at the Distillery Loop.