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TTC maintaining tracks at Queen East / Leslie,
starting July 23

Starting Sunday, July 23, the TTC is conducting preventative rail maintenance to the streetcar tracks at

  • the intersection of Queen Street East and Leslie Street.

During this project, crews weld rail components and rail joints over a one-week period. They won’t be breaking or removing concrete from the area. However, you can expect to hear noise when some equipment is operating.

Welding and grinding rail at intersections helps extend the life of the rail components and makes sure that streetcars can continue to operate safely.

The crews work overnight from 11:30 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. when traffic volumes are at their lowest and they can establish a safe work zone. They clear the area traffic-management signs and pylons by 6 a.m. each day.

Through traffic can continue through intersection although the crews may temporarily block some lanes or prevent motorists from turning.

Since the TTC is currently operating buses, instead of streetcars, along the 301 Queen overnight and 501 Queen routes, the work does not affect regular transit service. Streetcars entering and leaving service from the Leslie Barns can continue through the work area.

Rail maintenance at Queen East and Leslie continues until 6 a.m. July 28.