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King West / Shaw track repairs: TTC detours, August 10, 11, 12



Starting 3 a.m. Saturday, August 10, TTC track crews repair sections of broken rail and concrete

  • on King Street West at Shaw Street, Walnut Avenue and Stanley Terrace.

Streetcars currently operate more slowly than usually through the King West / Shaw intersection for safety until the crews complete these urgent repairs.

The crews only work in the track area to:

  • break and remove concrete to expose the rail;
  • replace the old rail with new rail; and
  • place new concrete.

The TTC is detouring transit services along these routes, while the crews work on the project:

  • 63 Ossington;
  • 304 King overnight;
  • 363 Ossington overnight; and
  • 504A / 504B King.

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Shuttle buses replace streetcars on King Street West, operating between Dufferin Gate Loop and University Avenue.

Track repairs on King Street West and the resulting TTC detours continue until 5 a.m. Monday, **August 12.


The TTC says, “Work of this nature is required around-the-clock to ensure timely resumption of transit service and quality placement of concrete.”

Around 3 a.m. Saturday, crews start setting up the three work zones on King Street West with barrels and barricades. About 7 a.m., they start localized saw-cutting then excavae and chip concrete. They excavate and remove the concrete until 10 p.m. Other minor work activities not involving excavation will continue overnight after 10 p.m.

Sunday, the crews place concrete in the track areas and set it to cure overnight. The new concrete requires curing time before crews can remove work zones so that streetcars and all regular traffic can resume using the road by 5 a.m. Monday.

Work zones reduce traffic to just one lane in each direction. The City of Toronto is prohibiting turns and parking near the work zones.


63 Ossington
363 Ossington overnight

From 3 a.m. Saturday, August 10 until 5 a.m. Monday, August 12, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Queen Street West and Shaw Street, then detour:

eastward along Queen West; and then
southward along Strachan Avenue to King Street West,
resuming their regular route southward along Strachan.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Shaw Street across from Adelaide Street West and
  • on King Street West east of Strachan.

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

  • on Queen Street West at Strachan Avenue.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Shaw Street north of King Street West and at Adelaide and Queen Streets West.

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

  • on Queen Street West at Shaw Street.
504A King
304 King overnight

From 3 a.m. Saturday, August 10 until 5 a.m. Monday, August 12, eastbound cars operate along their regular routes to King Street West and Dufferin Street, then detour:

northward along Dufferin;
eastward along Queen Street West; and then
southward along Spadina Avenue to King West,
resuming their regular route eastward along King.

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West across from Joe Shuster Way, at Atlantic Avenue, across from Sudbury Street, at Shaw Street, Strachan Avenue, Niagara, Tecumseth and Bathurst Streets and east of Portland Street.

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

  • on Dufferin Street across from Melbourne Street and at Queen Street West,
  • on Queen Street West at Sudbury and Abell Streets, Dovercourt Road, Lower Ossington Avenue, Strachan Avenue, Niagara, Tecumseth and Bathurst and Augusta and Spadina Avenues and
  • on Spadina Avenue south of Queen Street West and at King Street West.

Shuttle buses replace the cars between Dufferin Street and Spadina Avenue. Eastbound streetcar passengers can transfer to eastbound buses at King Street West and Dufferin Street.

Westbound buses reverse the eastbound detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West west of Spadina Avenue and at Portland, Bathurst, Tecumseth and Niagara Streets, Strachan Avenue, Shaw and Sudbury Streets, across from Jefferson Avenue and at Joe Shuster Way and Dufferin Street.

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

  • on Spadina Avenue north of King Street West and at Richmond Street West,
  • on Queen Street West at Palmerston Avenue, Claremont Street, across from Strachan Avenue, at Ossington Avenue, Dovercourt Road, Beaconsfield Street and Gladstone Avenue and
  • on Dufferin Street at Melbourne Street and King Street West.

Shuttle buses replace the cars between Spadina Avenue and Dufferin Street. Westbound streetcar passengers can transfer to westbound buses at stops on King Street West between University and Spadina Avenues.

504B King

From 3 a.m. Saturday, August 10 until 5 a.m. Monday, August 12, eastbound cars operate along their regular routes to Dufferin Street and King Street West, then detour:

northward along Dufferin;
eastward along Queen Street West; and then
southward along Spadina Avenue to King West,
resuming their regular route eastward along King.

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West across from Joe Shuster Way, at Atlantic Avenue, across from Sudbury Street, at Shaw Street, Strachan Avenue, Niagara, Tecumseth and Bathurst Streets and east of Portland Street.

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

  • on Dufferin Street across from Melbourne Street and at Queen Street West,
  • on Queen Street West at Sudbury and Abell Streets, Dovercourt Road, Lower Ossington Avenue, Strachan Avenue, Niagara, Tecumseth and Bathurst and Augusta and Spadina Avenues and
  • on Spadina Avenue south of Queen Street West and at King Street West.

Shuttle buses replace the cars between Dufferin Street and Spadina Avenue. Eastbound streetcar passengers can transfer to eastbound buses at King Street West and Dufferin Street.

Westbound buses reverse the eastbound detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West west of Spadina Avenue and at Portland, Bathurst, Tecumseth and Niagara Streets, Strachan Avenue, Shaw and Sudbury Streets, across from Jefferson Avenue and at Joe Shuster Way and Dufferin Street.

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

  • on Spadina Avenue north of King Street West and at Richmond Street West,
  • on Queen Street West at Palmerston Avenue, Claremont Street, across from Strachan Avenue, at Ossington Avenue, Dovercourt Road, Beaconsfield Street and Gladstone Avenue and
  • on Dufferin Street at Melbourne Street and King Street West.

Shuttle buses replace the cars between Spadina Avenue and Dufferin Street. Westbound streetcar passengers can transfer to westbound buses at stops on King Street West between University and Spadina Avenues.

304 / 504 King shuttle bus

From 3 a.m. Saturday, August 10 until 5 a.m. Monday, August 12, buses replace streetcars along the 304 King overnight and 504A / 504B King cars between Dufferin Street and Spadina Avenue.

Eastbound buses start their trips in Dufferin Gate Loop, then proceed:

northward along Dufferin Street; and then
eastward along King Street West to University Avenue,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Dufferin Street at Liberty Street and King Street West,
  • on King Street West across from Joe Shuster Way, at Atlantic Avenue, across from Sudbury Street, at Shaw Street, Strachan Avenue, Niagara, Tecumseth and Bathurst Streets and east of Portland Street, Spadina Avenue, Blue Jays Way and John Street.

Eastbound bus passengers may transfer to eastbound streetcars at stops on King Street West between Spadina and University Avenue.

Westbound buses start their trips on King Street West just west of University, then proceed:

southward along University;
westward along Wellington Street West; and then
northward along John Street;
westward along King West;
southward along Dufferin Street;
westward along Springhurst Avenue;
southward along Fort Rouille Street; and
**eastward into Dufferin Gate Loop,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on King Street West west of John Street, Blue Jays Way and Spadina Avenue, at Portland, Bathurst, Tecumseth and Niagara Streets, Strachan Avenue, Sudbury Street, across from Jefferson Avenue and at Joe Shuster Way and
  • on Dufferin Street at Melbourne Street, across from Liberty Street and at Springhurst Avenue;
  • in Dufferin Gate Loop.

Westbound bus passengers may transfer to westbound streetcars at stops on King Street West between University and Spadina Avenue.

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