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Queen East track repairs: TTC detour, February 13



From 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday, February 13, TTC track crews are repairing a broken rail

  • on Queen Street East between Booth and Empire Avenues.

Crews work only in the track area to:

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

The TTC is detouring streetcars along this route, while crews repair the rail:

Shuttle buses replace the cars east of Broadview Avenue.


The crew breaks concrete from about 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. to expose the rail it intends to replace, while streetcars continue to operate through the work zone.

From 3 until 8 p.m., the TTC detours the cars to allow the track crew to cut and replace the rail. Installing the new rail requires them to weld and grind the new rail. They’ll place asphalt in the track area so that streetcar service can resume by 8 p.m.

The work zone restricts traffic to the curb lanes. It may also block motorists from turning left onto or off of Queen East.


501 Queen

Streetcars along route 501 are already detouring due to ongoing construction on another part of the route.

From 3 until 8 p.m., westbound cars start their trips on Broadview Avenue north of Queen Street East, then proceed:

along their long-term detour routing westward along Queen East.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

  • in Neville Park Loop,
  • on Queen Street East at Neville Park Boulevard, Silver Birch and Beech Avenues, Glen Manor Drive, Wineva, Bellefair, Elmer and Woodbine Avenues, Lockwood and Kingston Roads, Coxwell Avenue, Woodfield Road, Greenwood and Alton Avenues, Leslie Street, Jones, Brooklyn, Pape, Carlaw and Logan Avenues, beyond Booth Avenue and at Boulton and Broadview Avenues.

Instead, westbound cars pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Broadview Avenue at Queen Street East.

Shuttle buses replace the cars east of Broadview Avenue.

Eastbound cars operate along their regular route to Queen Street East and Parliament Street, then detour:

northward along Parliament;
eastward along Dundas Street East; and then
southward along Broadview Avenue to Queen Street East,
ending their trips.

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Queen Street East at Sackville, Sumach and River Streets, across from Carroll Street, at Broadview Avenue, Saulter Street, Empire, Logan, Carlaw, Pape and Caroline Avenues, across from Jones Avenue, at Leslie Street, across from Alton and Greenwood Avenues, at Woodfield Road, Coxwell, Eastern, Sarah Ashbridge and Woodbine Avenues, across from Elmer and Bellefair Avenues and at Wineva Avenue, Glen Manor Drive, Beech and Silver Birch Avenues and Neville Park Boulevard and
  • in Neville Park Loop.

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

  • on Parliament Street at Shuter Street and Dundas Street East,
  • on Dundas Street East at Sackville, Sumach, River and Munro Streets and Broadview Avenue and
  • on Broadview Avenue at Queen Street East.

Shuttle buses replace the cars east of Broadview Avenue. Eastbound streetcar passengers may transfer to eastbound streetcars at stops on Queen Streets West and East between Spadina and Broadview Avenues.

501 Queen shuttle buses

From 3 until 8 p.m., shuttle buses replace streetcars along the 501 Queen route **east of Broadview Avenue.

Westbound buses start their trips in Neville Park Loop, then proceed:

westward along Queen Streets East and West;
northward along Spadina Avenue;
around Spadina Crescent; and then
southward along Spadina Avenue to College Street,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • in Neville Park Loop,
  • on Queen Street East at Neville Park Boulevard, Silver Birch and Beech Avenues, Glen Manor Drive, Wineva, Bellefair, Elmer and Woodbine Avenues, Lockwood and Kingston Roads, Coxwell Avenue, Woodfield Road, Greenwood and Alton Avenues, Leslie Street, Jones, Brooklyn, Pape, Carlaw and Logan Avenues, beyond Booth Avenue, at Boulton and Broadview Avenues and Carroll, River, Sumach, Sackville, Parliament, Ontario, Sherbourne, Jarvis, Church, Victoria and Yonge Streets and
  • on Queen Street West at Bay Street, across from York Street, at University Avenue, St. Patrick, John and Soho Streets and at Spadina Avenue.

Westbound bus passengers may transfer to westbound streetcars at stops on Queen Streets East and West between Broadview and Spadina Avenues.

Eastbound buses start their trips on Spadina Avenue at College Street, then proceed:

southward along Spadina;
eastward along Queen Streets West and East; and then
southward into Neville Park Loop,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Queen Street West at Peter and John Streets, University Avenue and York, Bay and Yonge Streets,
  • on Queen Street East at Victoria, Church, Jarvis, Sherbourne, Ontario, Parliament, Sackville, Sumach and River Streets, across from Carroll Street, at Broadview Avenue, Saulter Street, Empire, Logan, Carlaw, Pape and Caroline Avenues, across from Jones Avenue, at Leslie Street, across from Alton and Greenwood Avenues, at Woodfield Road, Coxwell, Eastern, Sarah Ashbridge and Woodbine Avenues, across from Elmer and Bellefair Avenues and at Wineva Avenue, Glen Manor Drive, Beech and Silver Birch Avenues and Neville Park Boulevard and
  • in Neville Park Loop.