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Queen / Jarvis track repairs:
TTC detours, January 31, February 1, 2



TTC track crews are repairing broken rail

  • on Queen Street East just east of Jarvis Street

two nights this week.

The TTC is detouring streetcars operating along these routes from 9 p.m. Tuesday, January 31 until 5 a.m. Wednesday, February 1 and from 9 p.m. Wednesday until 5 a.m. Thursday, February 2:

  • 301 Queen overnight; and
  • 501 Queen.

Shuttle buses replace the cars while they’re detouring. They operate between Parliament and Bathurst Streets.

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To decrease disrupting traffic and nearby residents during projects to repair or replace streetcar tracks, the TTC recently bought a concrete milling machine. The machine speeds the work, reduces the amount of digging by backhoes and reduces noise levels. However, effectively installing the new rail still requires overnight work, including concrete chipping.

Crews will occupy the track area on Queen Street East, restricting traffic to the curb lanes through the work zone. The City of Toronto is temporarily restricting parking and turns to create a safe work zone for the crew and keep traffic moving.

During this project, crews are:

  • removing old concrete;
  • replacing rail; and
  • placing new concrete.

They’ll mostly break and remove concrete between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. each day, while streetcars are operating through the area.

Traffic can travel over the new concrete after it has cured.


501 Queen
301 Queen overnight

From 9 p.m. Tuesday, January 31 until 5 a.m. Wednesday, February 1 and from 9 p.m. Wednesday until 5 a.m. Thursday, February 2, westbound streetcars operate along their regular route to Queen Street East and Parliament Street, then detour:

southward along Parliament;
westward along King Streets East and West; and then
northward along Spadina Avenue to Queen West,
resuming their regular route westward along Queen.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Queen Street East at Ontario, Sherbourne, Jarvis, Church, Victoria and Yonge Streets,
  • on Queen Street West at Bay Street, across from York Street, at University Avenue, west of Simcoe Street and at John and Soho Streets and Spadina Avenue.

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

  • on Parliament Street at Richmond, Adelaide and King Streets East,
  • on King Street East at Ontario, Sherbourne, Jarvis, Church and Yonge Streets,
  • on King Street West at Bay and York Streets, University Avenue, John and Peter Streets and Spadina Avenue and
  • on Spadina Avenue north of King Street West and at Richmond Street West.

Shuttle buses replace the cars between Parliament Street and Spadina Avenue. Westbound streetcar passengers may transfer to westbound buses at Queen Street East and Parliament Street.

Eastbound cars operate along their regular route to Queen Street East and Church Street, then detour:

southward along Church;
eastward along King Street East; and then
northward along Parliament Street to Queen Street East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Queen East.

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Queen Street East at Jarvis, Sherbourne, Ontario and Parliament Streets.

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

  • on Church Street at Richmond, Adelaide and King Streets East,
  • on King Street East at Jarvis, Sherbourne, Ontario and Parliament Streets and
  • on Parliament Street at Richmond and Queen Streets East.

Shuttle buses replace the cars between Church and Parliament Streets. Eastbound streetcar passengers may transfer to eastbound buses at stops on Queen Street West between Bathurst Street and Spadina Avenue.

301 / 501 Queen shuttle bus

From 9 p.m. Tuesday, January 31 until 5 a.m. Wednesday, February 1 and from 9 p.m. Wednesday until 5 a.m. Thursday, February 2, buses replace streetcars operating along the 301 Queen overnight and 501 Queen routes. The buses serve stops on Queen Streets East and West between Parliament and Bathurst Streets.

(The TTC has not announced how buses loop at the east end of their route.)

Westbound buses start their trips on Queen Street East at Parliament Street, then proceed:

westward along Queen Streets East and West to Bathurst Street,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops:

  • on Queen Street East at Parliament, Ontario, Sherbourne, Jarvis, Church, Victoria and Yonge Streets,
  • on Queen Street West at Bay Street, across from York Street, at University Avenue, west of Simcoe Street, at John and Soho Streets, Spadina and Augusta Avenues and Bathurst Street.

Westbound bus passengers may transfer to westbound streetcars at Queen Street East and Parliament Street.

(The TTC has not announced how buses loop at the west end of their route. On previous occasions, shuttle buses have started their trips in Wolseley Loop, on the east side of Bathurst Street just north of Queen Street West.)

(In that case), eastbound buses start their trips in Wolseley Loop, then proceed:

southward along Bathurst Street; and then
eastward along Queen Streets West and East to Parliament Street,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Bathurst Street at Queen Street West,
  • on Queen Street West at Augusta and Spadina Avenues, Peter and John Streets, University Avenue and York, Bay and Yonge Streets and
  • on Queen Street East at Victoria, Church, Jarvis, Sherbourne, Ontario and Parliament Streets.

Eastbound bus passengers may transfer to eastbound streetcars at stops on Queen Street East between Spadina Avenue and Bathurst Street.

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