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College Street construction continues:
Buses still replacing streetcars



Yesterday, Monday, July 11, at 6 a.m. City of Toronto and TTC crews finished work at the intersection of Bathurst and College Streets and reopened the intersection to traffic.

This, according to the TTC, was two weeks ahead of the schedule the City and TTC originally planned for the work and 27 hours earlier than they announced when they started working on the project. (They planned to reopen the intersection to traffic at 9 a.m. today, Tuesday, July 12.)

The City of Toronto continues to work on other projects on College Street, affecting TTC services. Starting Monday, July 25, City and TTC crews will work at the intersection of College Street and Lansdowne Avenue for another project, which includes rebuilding the streetcar tracks.

The TTC continues to revise services along these routes:

  • 306 Carlton overnight; and
  • 506 Carlton,

until October 8, when construction ends. (The TTC operates with new schedules the next day, Sunday, October 9.)

It continues to revise service along this route:

  • 511 Bathurst,

until July 30. (The TTC operates with new schedules the next day, Sunday, July 31.)

Temporarily replacing buses with streetcars along the 511 Bathurst route helps TTC contractors and crews working on two construction projects:


511 Bathurst

Buses replace streetcars along the entire route until Saturday, July 30, although buses are detouring at Exhibition Place as event crews set up, stage and dismantle the Honda Indy.

Starting Sunday, July 31, streetcars resume, but only between Bathurst Station and Fleet Loop during ongoing construction at Exhibition Loop. Shuttle buses operate between Fleet and Exhibition Loops.

Starting Monday, August 15, full streetcar service into Exhibition Loop resumes during the Canadian National Exhibition.

Starting Tuesday, September 8, after the CNE, the cars again short-turn at Fleet Loop as construction resumes in Exhibition Loop. Shuttle buses operate between Fleet and Exhibition Loops.

Regular service resumes “mid-November”.

506 Carlton

Mondays to Fridays from Monday, July 11 until Saturday, October 8, the TTC splits the route. Streetcars operate along the east end of the route. Buses replace regular streetcar service along the west end of the route, but they operate to and from Keele Station, instead of High Park Loop.

Eastbound cars start their trips at Dundas Street West and Spadina Avenue, then proceed:

northward along Spadina to College Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along College.

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • in High Park Loop,
  • on Howard Park Avenue east of Parkside Drive and at Indian Road, Roncesvalles Avenue and Dundas Street West,
  • on Dundas Street West at Sorauren Avenue, across from Sterling Road and College Street,
  • on College Street at Lansdowne and Brock Avenues, Dufferin Street, Rusholme Park Crescent, Dovercourt Road, Ossington Avenue, Crawford, Grace and Clinton Streets, Euclid Avenue, Bathurst and Borden Streets and Augusta and Spadina Avenues.

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

  • on Spadina Avenue north of Dundas Street West and across from Nassau Street.

Westbound cars operate along their regular route to College and Bay Streets, then detour:

southward along Bay; and then
westward along Dundas Street West to Spadina Avenue,
ending their trips.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on College Street at Elizabeth Street, University Avenue, across from McCaul Street, at St George Street, Spadina Avenue, Major Street, Borden Avenue, Bathurst Street, Euclid Avenue, Clinton, Grace and Crawford Streets, Ossington Avenue, Dovercourt Road, Havelock and Dufferin Streets, Brock and Lansdowne Avenues, Sterling Road, across from Sorauren Avenue and at Morrow Avenue,
  • on Howard Park Avenue at Roncesvalles Avenue, Indian Road and Parkside Drive and
  • in High Park Loop.

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

  • on Bay Street at Gerrard Street West, Elm Street and Dundas Street West,
  • on Dundas Street West at Chestnut Street, University Avenue, McCaul, Beverley and Huron Streets and Spadina Avenue.

Buses replace streetcars on the route west of Bay Street. Westbound streetcar passengers may transfer to westbound buses at stops on Carlton Street at Church and Yonge Streets and on College Street at Bay Street.

506 Carlton bus

Mondays to Fridays until Friday, October 7, the TTC splits the route. Buses replace regular streetcar service along the west end of the 506 Carlton route, but they operate to and from Keele Station, instead of High Park Loop. Streetcars operate along the east end of the route.

Eastbound buses start their trips in Keele Station bus terminal, then proceed:

southward along Keele Street and Parkside Drive;
eastward along Howard Park Avenue, Dundas Street West and College and Carlton Streets; and then
northward along Jarvis Street to Wellesley Street East,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • in Keele Station bus terminal,
  • on Parkside Drive across from Indian Valley Crescent,
  • on Howard Park Avenue east of Parkside Drive and at Indian Road, Roncesvalles Avenue and Dundas Street West,
  • on Dundas Street West at Sorauren Avenue, across from Sterling Road and College Street,
  • on College Street at Lansdowne and Brock Avenues, Dufferin Street, Rusholme Park Crescent, Dovercourt Road and Ossington Avenue, Crawford, Grace and Clinton Streets, Euclid Avenue, Bathurst and Borden Streets, Augusta and Spadina Avenues, Beverley and McCaul Streets, University Avenue and Elizabeth, Bay and Yonge Streets and
  • on Carlton Street at Church and Jarvis Streets.

Eastbound bus passengers may transfer to eastbound streetcars operating along the 506 Carlton route at stops on College and Carlton Streets between Spadina Avenue and Jarvis Street.

Westbound buses start their trips on Jarvis Street at Wellesley Street East, then proceed:

westward along Wellesley Street East,
southward along Church Street;
westward along Carlton and College Streets, Dundas Street West and Howard Park Avenue;
northward along Parkside Drive and Keele Street; and then
eastward into Keele Station bus terminal,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Carlton Street at Yonge Street and
  • on College Street at Bay and Elizabeth Streets, University Avenue, across from McCaul Street and at St George Street and Spadina Avenue and Major Street, across from Borden Street, at Bathurst Street, Euclid Avenue, Clinton, Grace and Crawford Streets, Ossington Avenue, Dovercourt Road, Havelock and Dufferin Streets, Brock and Lansdowne Avenues, Sterling Road, across from Sorauren Avenue and at Morrow Avenue,
  • on Howard Park Avenue at Roncesvalles Avenue, Indian Road and Parkside Drive,
  • on Parkside Drive at Indian Valley Crescent and
  • in Keele Station bus terminal.

Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, buses operate along the entire route, starting and ending their trips in Keele Station bus terminal, instead of High Park Loop.

Eastbound buses start their trips in Keele Station bus terminal, then proceed:

southward along Keele Street and Parkside Drive to Howard Park Avenue,
resuming the regular route 506 eastward along Howard Park.

Westbound buses reverse the eastbound routing.

The TTC is detouring the buses from Monday, July 25 until Sunday, August 7 during construction at College Street and Lansdowne Avenue.

Streetcars resume along the entire route Sunday, October 9.

306 Carlton overnight

Buses replace streetcars along the entire route until Saturday, October 8.

The TTC is detouring the buses from Monday, July 25 until Sunday, August 7 during construction at College Street and Lansdowne Avenue.

Streetcars resume Sunday, October 9.