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TTC crews working in Bay streetcar tunnel:
Buses replace cars, March 2 to 4



From 1:30 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, March 2 until 4 a.m. Monday, March 4, TTC crews are working in the streetcar tunnel under Bay Street between Union Station and Queens Quay West.

While the tunnel is closed, the TTC is revising service along these routes:

  • 310 Spadina overnight;
  • 509 Harbourfront; and
  • 510 Spadina.

Buses replace the cars along the entire 509 Harbourfront route and part of the 310 Spadina overnight route.

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The crews are carrying out general maintenance activities and inspecting the overhead wiring in the tunnel.

Saturday, March 2, crews start inspecting the overhead inspection as soon as streetcar service ends and continue throughout the day. You may hear beeping sounds when TTC vehicles back up on the ramp. You may also see equipment lights.

From 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, March 3, crews use a high-pressured water system and vacuum system to clear obstructions in the sewer and drains in the tunnel and outside on the ramp. You may hear noise. Crews park a truck with a water and vacuum system outside on the ramp and on Bay Street north of Queens Quay West.


509 Harbourfront streetcars

From 1:30 a.m. Saturday, March 2 until 4 a.m. Monday, March 4, buses replace streetcars along the entire route.

Buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops beside the curb, instead of the regular streetcar stops in the centre of the roadway on in the private right-of-way along Queens Quay West. They skip these stops in the tunnel:

  • Queens Quay; and
  • Union.
509 Harbourfront buses

From 1:30 a.m. Saturday, March 2 until 4 a.m. Monday, March 4, buses replace streetcars along the entire route.

Eastbound buses start their trips in Exhibition Loop, then proceed:

eastward along the Exhibition Loop access road, Manitoba Drive and Fleet Street;
southward along Fort York Boulevard;
eastward along Lake Shore Boulevard West and Fleet Street;
southward along Bathurst Street;
eastward along Queens Quay West;
northward along Bay Street;
eastward along Adelaide Street West; and then
southward along Yonge Street to King Street West,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • in Exhibition Loop,
  • on Manitoba Drive at Strachan Avenue,
  • on Fleet Street at Bathurst Street,
  • on Queens Quay West east of Bathurst Street, Dan Leckie Way and Lower Spadina Avenue and at Rees and York Streets,
  • on Bay Street north of Queens Quay West and Lake Shore Boulevard West and at Front, Wellington and King Streets West and
  • on Yonge Street at King Street West.

Westbound buses start their trips on Yonge Street at King Street West, then proceed:

southward along Yonge;
westward along Wellington Street West;
southward along Bay Street;
westward along Queens Quay West;
northward along Bathurst Street; and then
westward along Fleet Street, Manitoba Drive and the Exhibition Loop access road to Exhibition Loop,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Yonge Street at King and Wellington Streets West,
  • on Bay Street at Front Street West and south of Harbour Street,
  • on Queens Quay West west of York and Rees Streets, Lower Spadina Avenue and Dan Leckie Way,
  • on Bathurst Street north of Queens Quay West,
  • on Fleet Street west of Bathurst and Bastion Streets and Fort York Boulevard,
  • on Manitoba Drive west of Strachan Avenue and
  • in Exhibition Loop.

Buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops beside the curb, instead of the regular streetcar stops in the centre of the roadway on in the private right-of-way along Queens Quay West.

510 Spadina streetcars

From 1:30 a.m. Saturday, March 2 until 4 a.m. Monday, March 4, streetcars operate only between Spadina Station streetcar terminal and Queens Quay / Spadina Loop.

Transfer to buses along the 509 Harbourfront route to travel to and from Union Station.

310 Spadina overnight streetcars

Saturday, March 2, Sunday, March 3 and before 4 a.m. Monday, March 4, > From 1:30 a.m. Saturday, March 2 until 4 a.m. Monday, March 4, streetcars operate only between Spadina Station streetcar terminal and Queens Quay / Spadina Loop.

Transfer to shuttle buses along the 310 Spadina overnight route to travel to and from Union Station.

310 Spadina overnight shuttle buses

Saturday, March 2, Sunday, March 3 and before 4 a.m. Monday, March 4, > From 1:30 a.m. Saturday, March 2 until 4 a.m. Monday, March 4, buses replace streetcars between Queens Quay / Spadina Loop and Yonge Street / King Street West.

Eastbound buses start their trips in Queens Quay / Spadina Loop, then proceed:

southward along Lower Spadina Avenue;
eastward along Queens Quay West;
northward along Bay Street;
eastward along Adelaide Street West; and then
southward along Yonge Street to King Street West,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Queens Quay West east of Lower Spadina Avenue and at Rees and York Streets,
  • on Bay Street north of Queens Quay West and Lake Shore Boulevard West and at Front, Wellington and King Streets West and
  • on Yonge Street at King Street West.

Westbound buses start their trips on Yonge Street at King Street West, then proceed:

southward along Yonge;
westward along Wellington Street West;
southward along Bay Street;
westward along Queens Quay West; and then
northward into Queens Quay / Spadina Loop,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Yonge Street at King and Wellington Streets West,
  • on Bay Street at Front Street West and south of Harbour Street,
  • on Queens Quay West west of York and Rees Streets and
  • in Queens Quay / Spadina Loop.

Buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops beside the curb, instead of the regular streetcar stops in the centre of the roadway on in the private right-of-way along Queens Quay West.

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