Search Transit Toronto

Powered by GOOGLE.

Lansdowne / College construction:
TTC detours, July 25 to August 8



Update — Saturday, August 6, 11:20 p.m.: Construction on the TTC tracks ended this evening and the intersection has reopened to transit vehicles. Buses again detour along the 47 Lansdowne route during ongoing sewer construction south of Dundas Street West.

Buses continue replace streetcars along the entire 306 Carlton overnight route. Buses continue to replace streetcars along the 506 Carlton route between High Park Station and Jarvis Street. (Buses do not serve High Park Loop.)

City of Toronto crews continue to block lanes to improve the streetscape at the intersection. TTC crews continue upgrading the overhead streetcar wiring. They can only work on the overhead overnight, when traffic is less busy. All lane restrictions and all work at Lansdowne / College continues until September 2.


Update — Tuesday, July 26, 9:43 p.m.: Starting Wednesday, July 27, the TTC is storing pre-assembled rail segments on flatbed trucks on College Street between St. Clarens and Brock Avenues.


Next week, the City of Toronto and TTC start the next of several construction projects affecting College Street this summer.

The City is completely closing:

  • the intersection of College Street and Lansdowne Avenue

from 6 a.m. Monday, July 25 until 6 a.m. Monday, August 8 to all traffic.

While the intersection is closed, TTC crews are replacing the streetcar tracks, curves and switches. City contractors are repairing the sidewalk and roadway on Lansdowne between College and Dundas Street West. Toronto City Council approved this project as part of its 2016 capital works program. The City has scheduled three years of work at the College / Lansdowne / Dundas West triangle.

Construction at Lansdowne and College affects transit services along several routes. The TTC is already detouring buses and streetcars that usually operate along these routes due to other nearby construction projects, so, starting Monday, July 25, it’s revising the detour routings:

  • 47 Lansdowne;
  • 306 Carlton overnight; and
  • 506 Carlton.

506306_college_const3.gif

This map shows detour routings Mondays to Fridays before about 2 a.m.

506306_college_const2.gif

This map shows detour routings Mondays to Fridays overnight and all day Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.


For this project, crews are:

  • removing streetcar overhead wiring infrastructure;
  • removing the old, and installing new, concrete and streetcar track;
  • repairing sidewalks to improve accessibility; and
  • restoring the roadway and sidewalks.

The first few days of completely closing an intersection closure and require crews to break and remove concrete in streetcar track areas. They’ll stop breaking and removing concrete by 11 p.m.

Update — Tuesday, July 26, 9:43 p.m.: Starting Wednesday, July 27, the TTC is storing pre-assembled rail segments on flatbed trucks on the streetcar tracks between St. Clarens and Brock Avenues.

Crews are parking eight flatbed trucks with rail panels. To accommodate the trucks, the City is temporarily restricting on-street parking on the north and south sides of this stretch of roadway. Crews will clear the flatbeds from the site in stages as they continue to install rail and should clear the last of the flatbeds by Saturday, July 30.

After crews empty the flatbed closest to the intersection is emptied of its rail panel, they’ll remove it from the site and move the other flatbeds closer to the intersection.

Rebuilding the tracks requires crews to work some late evenings and overnight, when they’re installing the new rail. Overnight, crews may move new rail into position and install, weld and grind the new rail. After-hours work by TTC crws supports the daytime construction and helps the TTC to complete the project as quickly as possible.

The City will reopen the intersection with just one lane in all directions available for traffic at 6 a.m. Monday, August 8. The TTC will resume transit services through the intersection at the same time, although buses continue to detour from their regular routes due to other construction projects in the area.

The City will remove all restrictions on all traffic lanes by Friday, September 2.


506 Carlton

The TTC has been revising service along the route since Monday, June 20 during various construction projects:

Mondays to Fridays from 6 a.m. Monday, July 25 until 6 a.m. Monday, August 8, the TTC continues to split 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. They also detour around the construction zone at Lansdowne and College.

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

The TTC has been revising service along the route since Monday, June 20 during various construction projects:

Mondays to Fridays from 6 a.m. Monday, July 25 until 6 a.m. Monday, August 8, 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. They also detour around the construction zone at Lansdowne and College. 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 and Dundas Street West;
northward along Dufferin Street;
eastward along 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, at Lansdowne, Brock and Sheridan Avenues and Dufferin Street,
  • on College Street at 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,
southward along Dufferin Street;
westward along 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,
  • on Dufferin Street at Dundas Street West,
  • on Dundas Street West at Sheridan, 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 506 route eastward along Howard Park.

They continue along the regular route to Dundas Street West and College Street, then detour again:

eastward along Dundas West; and then
northward along Dufferin Street to College,
resuming their regular route eastward along College.

These regular eastbound route 506 stops have no transit service during this phase of construction:

  • in High Park Loop and
  • on College Street at Lansdowne and Brock Avenues and Dufferin Street.

Westbound buses reverse the eastbound routing.

These regular westbound route 506 stops have no transit service during this phase of construction:

  • on College Street at Brock and Lansdowne Avenues and
  • in High Park Loop.

Streetcars resume along the entire route Sunday, October 9.

306 Carlton overnight

The TTC has been revising service along the route since Monday, June 20 during various construction projects:

Buses replace streetcars along the entire route, starting and ending their trips in Keele Station bus terminal, instead of High Park Loop. They also detour around the construction zone at Lansdowne and College.

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 506 route eastward along Howard Park.

They continue along the regular route to Dundas Street West and College Street, then detour again:

eastward along Dundas West; and then
northward along Dufferin Street to College,
resuming their regular route eastward along College.

These regular eastbound route 306 stops have no transit service during this phase of construction:

  • in High Park Loop and
  • on College Street at Lansdowne and Brock Avenues and Dufferin Street.

Westbound buses reverse the eastbound routing.

These regular westbound route 306 stops have no transit service during this phase of construction:

  • on College Street at Brock and Lansdowne Avenues and
  • in High Park Loop.

Streetcars resume Sunday, October 9.

47 Lansdowne

The TTC has been detouring buses operating along this route during sewer construction on Lansdowne Avenue between Dundas Street West and Rideau Avenue since Monday, June 13.

From 6 a.m. Monday, July 25 until 6 a.m. Monday, August 8, it’s revising the detour routing to accommodate construction at Lansdowne and College.

Southbound buses operate along their regular route to Lansdowne Avenue and Bloor Street West, then detour:

eastward along Bloor West;
southward along Dufferin Street to Macdonell Avenue,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Lansdowne Avenue beside #422 Lansdowne, at Whytock Avenue, College Street and Dundas Street West, south of Rideau Avenue, beside #100 Lansdowne and at Seaforth Avenue and Queen Street West.

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

  • on Bloor Street West at Brock Avenue and Dufferin Street,
  • on Dufferin Street south of Croatia Street, across from Dufferin Park Avenue, at Muir Avenue, College Street, Dundas Street West, Gordon Street, across from Alma Avenue and at Queen Street West and
  • on Queen Street West at Brock, O’Hara and Lansdowne Avenues.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Lansdowne Avenue and Dundas Street West, then detour:

eastward along Dundas West;
northward along Dufferin Street; and then
eastward along Bloor Street West to Lansdowne,
resuming their regular route northward along Lansdowne.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Lansdowne Avenue at College Street, across from Whytock Avenue, beside #533 Lansdowne and at Bloor Street West.

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

  • on Dundas Street West at Brock and Sheridan Avenues and Dufferin Street,
  • on Dufferin Street north of College Street and Sylvan Avenue and at Dufferin Park Avenue and
  • on Bloor Street West across from Brock Avenue and at Lansdowne Avenue.