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Queen West / King West / Queensway / Roncesvalles: Track, intersection improvement



You’ll find updates on the project as it progresses and information on how construction affects TTC services on the project update page.


The City of Toronto and the TTC are co-ordinating various projects to upgrade infrastructure near

the intersection of Queen Street West / King Street West / The Queensway / Roncesvalles Avenue.

The projects also include

  • the roadway on The Queensway between Parkside Drive and Roncesvalles Avenue; and
  • the roadway on Roncesvalles Avenue between Dundas and Queen Streets West.

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Crews start an early stage of the projects Wednesday, September 8 to rehabilitate the underside of the bridge carrying The Queensway over Parkside Drive.

In 2021, crews are:

  • rehabilitating the topside of the bridge carrying The Queensway over Parkside Drive;
  • replacing water mains and relining sewers;
  • rebuilding roadways and replacing sidewalks;
  • replacing overhead wire and rebuilding the TTC tracks and platforms;
  • relocating streetcar stops;
  • reconfiguring the intersection, including:
  • removing the eastbound right-turn channel;
  • removing the centre-lane passenger platform on The Queensway;
  • installing a dedicated streetcar lane;
  • installing a left-turn lane, through lane and right-turn lane on the eastbound approach;
  • installing a new raised TTC platform / bicycle facility on Queen Street West; and
  • realigning the northbound approach on King Street West.
  • completing the Roncesvalles Avenue design between Harvard Avenue and The Queensway / Queen Street West, including:
  • improving the streetscape; and
  • installing two raised TTC platform /bicycle facilities at the south- and northbound transit stops.
  • modifying the TTC platforms on Roncesvalles Avenue between Dundas Street West and Harvard Avenue, so accessible streetcar ramps can operate;
  • adding dedicated eastbound left-turn lanes on The Queensway at Glendale and Sunnyside Avenues;
  • extending the eastbound bicycle lane on The Queensway to Glendale Avenue;
  • installing a new sidewalk on the south side of The Queensway at Glendale Avenue for north-south pedestrian crossing on both sides of the intersection;
  • installing a new traffic control signal at the intersection of The Queensway with Sunnyside Avenue;
  • installing new street lighting.

Construction stages


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Early work - September 8, 2020 until February, 2021
  • Parkside Drive, north of Lake Shore Boulevard West.
  • Rehabilitate the underside (sub-structure) of the bridge carrying The Queensway over Parkside.
  • At least one lane is available for traffic in each direction on Parkside under the bridge.
Stage 1 - February until July, 2021
  • Intersection of Queen Street West / King Street West / The Queensway / Roncesvalles Avenue.
  • The Queensway between Parkside Drive and Roncesvalles Avenue / King Street West.
  • Queen Street West between Roncesvalles Avenue / King Street West and Triller Avenue.
  • Replace water mains and reline sewers.
  • Replace TTC poles, remove old, and install new, overhead wiring, replace TTC lighting, platforms and curbs, install a retaining wall, rebuild the roadway (base, curb gutter, sidewalks).
  • Rehabilitate The Queensway bridge at Parkside Drive (outer lanes).
  • At least one lane is available for traffic in each direction at all times.
Stage 2 - July, 2021 until April, 2022
  • The Queensway - median - between Parkside Drive and Sunnyside Avenue.
  • The southwest corner of the intersection of Queen Street West / King Street West / The Queensway / Roncesvalles Avenue.
  • King Street West between The Queensway / Queen Street West and 100 metres south.
  • Replace water mains and line sewers (King Street West).
  • Replace TTC poles, remove old, and install new, overhead wiring, replace TTC lighting, platforms and curbs, install a retaining wall, rebuild the roadway (base, curb gutter, sidewalks).
  • Improve streetscape at Beaty Boulevard Park (southwest corner of the intersection of Queen Street West / King Street West / The Queensway / Roncesvalles Avenue.)
  • Remove and install new overhead TTC wiring.
  • Rehabilitate The Queensway bridge at Parkside Drive (inner lanes).
  • At least one lane is available for traffic in each direction at all times.
Stage 3 - April until August, 2022
  • Roncesvalles Avenue between Dundas Street West and The Queensway / Queen Street West.
  • Replace water mains and line sewers.
  • Dundas Street West to Harvard Avenue: Upgrade passenger platforms for accessibility.
  • Harvard Avenue to The Queensway / Queen Street West: replace TTC poles, remove old, and install new, overhead wiring, rebuild the roadway (base, curb gutter, sidewalks).
  • Roncesvalles Avenue is closed to all traffic.

Proposed changes


Roncesvalles Avenue:
  • Build two raised streetcar platforms / bicycle facilities on Roncesvalles, just north of Queen Street West.
  • Upgrade streetcar passenger platforms to improve accessibility.

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Intersection of Queen Street West / King Street West / The Queensway / Roncesvalles Avenue.
  • Reconfigure the intersection to improve operations for all road users.
  • Re-align the northbound approach on King Street West, resulting in a normal four-leg intersection, improving the current skewed intersection.
  • Close the eastbound right-turn channel to improve pedestrian safety and accessibility.
  • Redesign the eastbound approach to consist of a dedicated streetcar lane, a left-turn lane, a through lane and a right-turn lane.
  • Change the signal phasing from the current three phases to a typical two-phase operation, resulting in greater capacity and the ability to make other geometric changes to improve the environment for all road users.

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The Queensway
  • Extend the dedicated TTC streetcar right-of-way between west of Claude Avenue and Roncesvalles Avenue by building curbs on the north and south sides of the streetcar lanes to physically separate the tracks from mixed traffic. These changes reduce delays and improve the reliability of streetcars.
  • Install a new traffic-control signal at the intersection with Sunnyside Avenue to improve safety for pedestrians crossing east-west along The Queensway, better accommodate traffic from St. Joseph’s Health Centre and TTC streetcars exiting from Sunnyside Loop.
  • Extend the dedicated eastbound bicycle lane on The Queensway to Glendale Avenue to provide a safer connection to a signalized intersection and local street routes. The bicycle lane currently ends abruptly, just west of Claude Avenue and is a safety concern.
  • Improve accessibility of the TTC platforms at Glendale Avenue as part of the new streetcar right-of-way, including relocating the westbound nearside platform on The Queensway at Glendale Avenue to a new westbound farside platform and widening the eastbound farside platform.
  • Widen The Queensway to install eastbound left-turn lanes at Glendale Avenue Sunnyside and Roncesvalles Avenues.
  • Building a short segment of sidewalk, about 20 metres long, on the south side across from Glendale Avenue and a north-south pedestrian crossing on both sides of the intersection.
  • Install transit signal-priority at traffic-control signals on The Queensway at Glendale, Sunnyside and Roncesvalles Avenues.
  • Rehabilitate the bridge carrying The Queensway over Parkside Drive.

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Queen Street West
  • Relocate the TTC eastbound nearside platform on The Queensway, west of Roncesvalles Avenue, which is not accessible, to a new eastbound farside platform on the south side of Queen Street West, just east of Roncesvalles, which will be accessible. The farside stop will include a raised streetcar platform / bicycle facility.
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