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Queensway / Windermere track construction:
TTC detours, November 24 to 27



Update — Friday, November 24, 7:28 a.m.: While we were preparing this post, the City announced it was closing eastbound lanes of Lake Shore Boulevard West at Palace Pier Court while contractors paved the roadway. This closure may further impact service and require more detours.


From 10 a.m. Friday, November 24 until 6 a.m. Monday, November 27, the City of Toronto is partially closing

  • the intersection of The Queensway with Windermere Avenue

to accommodate TTC contractors who are working on the ongoing project to replace the streetcar tracks along The Queensway.

(The TTC has replaced streetcars with buses along the 301 Queen overnight and 501 Queen routes west of Roncesvalles Avenue since January 4 during the project and has also been detouring buses operating along the 66 Prince Edward route since Monday, April 24.)

This weekend, the TTC further revises service during the work at The Queensway / Windermere along these routes:

  • 66A Prince Edward;
  • 301L / 501L Queen / Long Branch shuttle bus; and
  • 501M Queen / Marine Parade shuttle bus.

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Buses operating along the 77 Swansea, 80 Queensway and 145 Downtown / Humber Bay express routes continue to operate along their regular routes through the intersection.


Crews place traffic-control barrels on The Queensway at Windermere Avenue early Friday, November 24 to create a safe work zone. They’ll clear the work zone by 6 a.m. Monday, November 27.

During this project, the crews break up the old concrete, excavate to remove the old track and then install new concrete and rail.

They’ll work continuously, 24 hours a day. Working “around-the-clock” allows them to complete the project and reopen the intersection to traffic as quickly as possible. The loudest work — breaking concrete — will not continue after 11 p.m.

East- and westbound traffic continues to flow in the curb lanes of The Queensway through the work zone. North- and southbound may only turn right at the intersection.

Cyclists can continue to access bike lanes and pedestrians can continue to access sidewalks as the crews work.


66A Prince Edward

From 10 a.m. Friday, November 24 until 6 a.m. Monday, November 27, southbound buses operate along their long-term detour route to The Queensway and Windermere Avenue, then further detour:

eastward along The Queensway;
southward along Colborne Lodge Drive;
westward along Lake Shore Boulevard West; and then
northward along Ellis Avenue to just south of The Queensway,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their usual stop

  • on Ellis Avenue [southbound] at Lake Shore Boulevard West.

Instead, southbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Ellis Avenue [northbound] south of The Queensway.

Northbound buses start their trips on Ellis Avenue south of The Queensway, then proceed:

northward along Ellis; and then
westward along The Queensway to Windermere Avenue,
ending their trips.

Northbound buses skip their usual stop

  • on Ellis Avenue [southbound] at Lake Shore Boulevard West.

Instead, northbound buses pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Ellis Avenue south of The Queensway.
301 / 501 Queen / Long Branch shuttle bus

From 10 a.m. Friday, November 24 until 6 a.m. Monday, November 27, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Lake Shore Boulevard West and Windermere Avenue, then detour:

eastward along Lake Shore West; and then
northward along Ellis Avenue to The Queensway,
resuming their regular route eastward along The Queensway.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Windermere Avenue at The Queensway and
  • on The Queensway east of Windermere Avenue.

Instead, eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Ellis Avenue at The Queensway.

Westbound buses reverse the eastbound detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on The Queensway west of Ellis Avenue and
  • on Windermere Avenue south of The Queensway.
501M Queen / Marine Parade shuttle bus

From 10 a.m. Friday, November 24 until 6 a.m. Monday, November 27, buses operate along their regular route to The Queensway and Windermere Avenue, then detour:

eastward along The Queensway;
southward along Ellis Avenue; and then
westward along Lake Shore Boulevard West to Windermere,
resuming their regular route westward along Lake Shore West.

Buses skip their regular stop

  • on Windermere Avenue south of The Queensway.

Instead, buses drop off or pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Ellis Avenue south of The Queensway.





























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