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Gerrard East wiring upgrades:
TTC detours, October 14 to 17



Starting 10 p.m. Friday, October 14, the TTC is upgrading the streetcar overhead infrastructure and installing new trolley wire on:

  • Gerrard Street East between Carlaw and Coxwell Avenues.

The TTC is detouring streetcars operating along these routes, while work takes place:

  • 306 Carlton overnight; and
  • 506 Carlton.

Shuttle buses replace the cars.

Upgrading the overhead wiring and the detours continue until 5 a.m. October 17.

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Upgrading the overhead wiring is necessary so the TTC can operate its new Toronto Flexity accessible streetcars along the street. Over the past two years, electrical crews have been upgrading the overhead wire system along all streetcar routes in the city.

Crews generally use two to three TTC overhead trucks with hydraulic equipment to carry out this work. Expect to hear beeping sounds from back-up alarms on the TTC trucks will be audible or notice equipment lights.

Traffic will be maintained through the moving work zone with some lane restrictions.

(If necessary, TTC overhead crews may return to the area the weekend of October 22 or the weekend of October 29 to complete any outstanding work.)


506 Carlton
306 Carlton overnight

From 10 p.m. Friday, October 14 until 5 a.m. Monday, October 17, eastbound cars operate along their regular route to Coxwell Avenue and [Lower] Gerrard Street East / Eastwood Road, then detour:

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

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Gerrard Street East at Ashdale Avenue, Highfield Road, Greenwood and Prust Avenues, Leslie Street, Jones, Marjory, Pape, Carlaw and Logan Avenues, across from DeGrassi Street, at Broadview Avenue, St. Matthews Road and River, Sumach, Sackville and Parliament Streets.

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

  • on Coxwell Avenue across from Robbins Avenue and at Dundas and Queen Streets East,
  • on Queen Street East at 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, Broadview Avenue, Carroll, River, Sumach, Sackville and Parliament Street and
  • on Parliament Street at Shuter Street, Dundas Street East, Oak Street and Gerrard Street East.

Shuttle buses replace the cars, operating between Parliament Street and Coxwell Avenues. Eastbound streetcar passengers may transfer to eastbound buses on Coxwell Avenue at [Lower] Gerrard Street East / Eastwood Road.

Westbound cars reverse the eastbound detour routing.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Gerrard Street East at Sackville, Sumach, River and Blackwell Streets, Broadview Avenue, DeGrassi Street, Logan, Carlaw, Pape, Marjory and Jones Avenues, Leslie Street, Alton and Greenwood Avenues, Woodfield Road, Ashdale and Coxwell Avenues.

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

  • on Parliament Street across from Oak Street, at Dundas Street East, Shuter Street and Queen Street East,
  • on Queen Street East at Sackville, Sumach and River Streets, across from Carroll Street, at Broadview Avenue, at Saulter Street, Empire, Logan, Carlaw, Pape and Caroline Avenues, across from Jones Avenue, at Leslie and Laing Streets, across from Greenwood Avenue and at Connaught, Woodward and Coxwell Avenues and
  • on Coxwell Avenue at Dundas Street East, Robbins Avenue and Eastwood Road.

Shuttle buses replace the cars, operating between Parliament Street and Coxwell Avenues. Eastbound streetcar passengers may transfer to eastbound buses on Parliament Street at Gerrard Street East.

306 / 506 Carlton shuttle

From 10 p.m. Friday, October 14 until 5 a.m. Monday, October 17, buses replace streetcars operating along part of the 306 Carlton overnight and 506 Carlton routes.

(Note that the TTC has confirmed that the buses operate between Coxwell Avenue and Parliament Street, but has not confirmed how the buses loop at each end of their routes. We’ve based this part of the post on information it has supplied on previous occasions that it has operated buses along Gerrard Street East.)

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

south- and westward along Eastern;
northward along Coxwell Avenue; and then
eastward along Gerrard Street East to Sherbourne Street,
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 and at Dundas Street East and Eastwood Road and
  • on Gerrard Street East at Ashdale Avenue, Highfield Road, Greenwood and Alton Avenues, Leslie Street, Jones, Marjory, Pape, Carlaw and Logan Avenues, DeGrassi Street, Broadview Avenue, St. Matthews Road and River, Sumach, Sackville and Parliament Streets.

Westbound bus passengers may transfer to westbound streetcars on Gerrard Street East at Parliament Street.

Eastbound buses start their trips on Gerrard Street East at Sherbourne Street, then proceed:

northward along Sherbourne;
westward along Carlton Street;
southward along Parliament Street;
eastward along Gerrard Street East;
southward along Coxwell Avenue;
eastward along Queen Street 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 Carlton Street at Ontario and Parliament Streets,
  • on Parliament Street at Gerrard Street East,
  • on Gerrard Street East at Sackville, Sumach, River and Blackburn Street, Broadview Avenue, DeGrassi Street, Logan, Carlaw, Pape, Marjory and Jones Avenues, Leslie Street, Alton and Greenwood Avenues, Woodfield Road and Ashdale and Coxwell Avenues,
  • on Coxwell Avenue across from Robbins Avenue and at Dundas and Queen Streets East and
  • on Eastern Avenue south of Queen Street East.

Eastbound bus passengers may transfer to eastbound streetcars on Gerrard Street East at Coxwell Avenue.