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Dundas East track maintenance: TTC detours, starting March 1



Starting 5 a.m. Monday, March 1, TTC crews are replacing two rail-expansion joints in the centre of the bridge carrying

  • Dundas Street East over the Don River and the Don Valley Parkway.

Crews work only in the track area to

  • saw-cut;
  • break concrete to expose the old rail;
  • replace the expansion joints; and
  • place new concrete.

The TTC is also detouring streetcars along these routes to accommodate the work zone:

  • 505 Dundas; and
  • 506 Carlton.

Shuttle buses replace streetcars along route 505 between Gerrard Street East / Broadview Avenue and Dundas Street East / Parliament Street.

(Note that the TTC is already detouring streetcars along the 306 / 506 Carlton routes due to long-term construction east of Broadview Avenue. Shuttle buses replace route 306 / 506 streetcars east of Broadview.)

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Track maintenance on Dundas Street East and the resulting TTC detours continue until March 6.


By 5 a.m. Monday, March 1, crews start setting up the work zone. By 7 a.m. they start cutting into the concrete and by 8 a.m. excavate to expose the old rail. They stop excavating nightly by about 10 p.m.

The TTC says, “While most work typically ends at 11 p.m., rail work of this nature requires periods of around-the-clock work to ensure quality installation of new rail and concrete.”

When the crews replace the old joints with new joints, they must cut, weld and grind the rails. Then, they’ll pour concrete in the track area and set it to cure. (New concrete requires curing time before the crews can remove the work zone and streetcars and other vehicle can again operate over all traffic lanes by 5 a.m., March 6.)

The work zone restricts traffic to the curb lanes in each direction. Cyclists and motorists in each direction must share the road through the work zone. Crews will maintain access to the northbound Don Valley Parkway along the on-ramp east of the bridge.


506 Carlton

From 5 a.m. Monday, March 1 until 5 a.m. Saturday, March 6, westbound cars operate along their long-term detour routing to Broadview Avenue and Dundas Street East, then further detour:

southward along Broadview;
westward along Queen Street East; and then
northward along Parliament Street to Gerrard East,
resuming their regular route northward along Parliament.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

  • in Main Street Station,
  • on Main Street at Danforth Avenue and Gerrard Street East,
  • on [upper] Gerrard Street East at Norwood Road, across from Glenmount Park Road, at Golfview and Woodbine Avenues, at Kingsmount Park Road, across from Bowmore Road and Beaton Avenue and at Coxwell Avenue,
  • on Coxwell Avenue at [lower] Gerrard Street East,
  • on [lower] Gerrard Street East at Ashdale Avenue, Woodfield Road, Greenwood and Prust Avenues, Leslie Street, Jones, Marjory, Pape, Carlaw and Logan Avenues, across from DeGrassi Street, at Broadview Avenue, St. Matthews Road and River, Sumach, Sackville and Parliament Streets.

They also skip their long-term detour stops

  • on Dundas Street East at Munro, River, Sumach, Sackville and Parliament Streets.

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

  • on Broadview Avenue at Queen Street East,
  • on Queen Street East at Carroll, River, Sumach, Sackville and Parliament Streets and
  • on Parliament Street at Sumach Street, Dundas Street East, Oak Street and Gerrard Street East.

Shuttle buses replace the cars east of Broadview Avenue.

Eastbound cars operate along their regular long-term detour routing.

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on [lower] Gerrard Street East at DeGrassi Street, Logan, Carlaw, Pape, Marjory and Jones Avenues, Leslie Street, Alton and Greenwood Avenues, Woodfield Road and Ashdale and Coxwell Avenues,
  • on Coxwell Avenue at [upper] Gerrard Street East,
  • on [upper] Gerrard Street East at Beaton Avenue, Bowmore and Kingsmount Park Roads, Woodbine and Golfview Avenues, Glenmount Park and Norwood Roads and Main Street,
  • on Main Street at Danforth Avenue and
  • in Main Street Station.

Shuttle buses replace the cars east of Broadview Avenue. Eastbound streetcar passengers may transfer to eastbound buses at stops on the route between Carlton Street / Sherbourne Street and Gerrard Street East / Broadview.

306 Carlton overnight

Starting early Monday, January 4, westbound cars start their trips in Broadview Station terminal (at the 505 Dundas platform), then proceed:

eastward along Erindale Avenue; and then
southward along Broadview Avenue to Gerrard Street East,
resuming their regular route westward along Gerrard East.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

  • in Main Street Station,
  • on Main Street at Danforth Avenue and Gerrard Street East,
  • on [upper] Gerrard Street East at Norwood Road, across from Glenmount Park Road, at Golfview and Woodbine Avenues, at Kingsmount Park Road, across from Bowmore Road and Beaton Avenue and at Coxwell Avenue,
  • on Coxwell Avenue at [lower] Gerrard Street East,
  • on [lower] Gerrard Street East at Ashdale Avenue, Woodfield Road, Greenwood and Prust Avenues, Leslie Street, Jones, Marjory, Pape, Carlaw and Logan Avenues, across from DeGrassi Street and at Broadview Avenue.

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

  • on Erindale Avenue at Broadview Avenue,
  • on Broadview Avenue at Danforth Avenue, across from Wolfrey Avenue, Millbrook Crescent, Withrow and Langley Avenues and at Jack Layton Way and Gerrard Street East.

Shuttle buses replace the cars east of Broadview Avenue.

Eastbound cars operate along their regular route to Gerrard Street East and Broadview Avenue, then detour:

northward along Broadview; and then
eastward into Broadview Station terminal (at the regular 505 Dundas platform),
ending their trips.

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on [lower] Gerrard Street East at DeGrassi Street, Logan, Carlaw, Pape, Marjory and Jones Avenues, Leslie Street, Alton and Greenwood Avenues, Woodfield Road and Ashdale and Coxwell Avenues,
  • on Coxwell Avenue at [upper] Gerrard Street East,
  • on [upper] Gerrard Street East at Beaton Avenue, Bowmore and Kingsmount Park Roads, Woodbine and Golfview Avenues, Glenmount Park and Norwood Roads and Main Street,
  • on Main Street at Danforth Avenue and
  • in Main Street Station.

Shuttle buses replace the cars east of Broadview Avenue. Eastbound streetcar passengers may transfer to eastbound buses at stops on the route between Carlton Street / Sherbourne Street and Gerrard Street East / Broadview.

306B / 506B Carlton shuttle buses

Starting Sunday, January 3, buses replace streetcars along the 306 Carlton overnight and 506 Carlton routes east of Broadview Avenue.

Westbound buses start their trips in Main Street Station terminal, then proceed:

southward along Main Street,
eastward along [upper] Gerrard Street East;
southward along Coxwell Avenue;
eastward along [lower] Gerrard East; and then
northward along Church Street to Carlton Street,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • in Main Street Station,
  • on Main Street at Danforth Avenue and Gerrard Street East,
  • on [upper] Gerrard Street East at Norwood Road, across from Glenmount Park Road, at Golfview and Woodbine Avenues, at Kingsmount Park Road, across from Bowmore Road and Beaton Avenue and at Coxwell Avenue,
  • on Coxwell Avenue at [lower] Gerrard Street East,
  • on [lower] Gerrard Street East at Ashdale Avenue, Woodfield Road, Greenwood and Prust Avenues, Leslie Street, Jones, Marjory, Pape, Carlaw and Logan Avenues, across from DeGrassi Street, at Broadview Avenue, St. Matthews Road and at River, Sumach, Sackville and Parliament Streets.

Westbound bus passengers may transfer to westbound streetcars at Gerrard Street East at Broadview Avenue.

Eastbound buses start their trips on Carlton Street west of Sherbourne Street, then proceed:

eastward along Carlton;
southward along Parliament Street;
eastward along [lower] Gerrard Street East;
northward along Coxwell Avenue;
eastward along [upper] Gerrard East;
northward along Main Street; and then
eastward into Main Street Station terminal,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Carlton Street at Sherbourne, Ontario and Parliament Streets,
  • on [lower] Gerrard Street East beyond Parliament Street and at Sackville, Sumach, River and Blackburn Streets, Broadview Avenue, DeGrassi Street, Logan, Carlaw, Pape, Marjory and Jones Avenues, Leslie Street, Alton and Greenwood Avenues, Woodfield Road and Ashdale Avenue,
  • on Coxwell Avenue beyond Eastwood Road and at [upper] Gerrard Street East,
  • on [upper] Gerrard Street East at Beaton Avenue, Bowmore and Kingsmount Park Roads, Woodbine and Golfview Avenues, Glenmount Park and Norwood Roads and Main Street,
  • on Main Street at Danforth Avenue and
  • in Main Street Station.
505 Dundas

From 5 a.m. Monday, March 1 until 5 a.m. Saturday, March 6, westbound cars operate along their regular route to Broadview Avenue and Gerrard Street East, then detour:

westward along Gerrard Street East; and then
southward along Parliament Street to Dundas Street East,
resuming their regular route westward along Dundas East.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

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

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

  • on Gerrard Street East at St. Matthews Road and River, Sumach, Sackville and Parliament Streets and
  • on Parliament Street across from Oak Street and at Dundas Street East.

Shuttle buses replace the cars between Gerrard Street East / Broadview Avenue and Dundas Street East / Parliament Street. Eastbound streetcar passengers may transfer to eastbound buses at stops on Dundas Street East between Sherbourne and Parliament Streets.

Eastbound cars reverse the westbound detour routing.

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Dundas Street East at Sackville, Sumach, River and Munro Streets and Broadview Avenue and
  • on Broadview Avenue across from Mountstephen Street and at Gerrard Street East.

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

  • on Parliament Street at Oak Street and Gerrard Street East and
  • on Gerrard Street East at Sackville, Sumach, River and Blackburn Streets and Broadview Avenue.

Shuttle buses replace the cars between Dundas Street East / Parliament Street and Gerrard Street East / Broadview Avenue.

505 Dundas shuttle buses

From 5 a.m. Monday, March 1 until 5 a.m. Saturday, March 6, buses replace streetcars along the 505 Dundas route between Gerrard Street East / Broadview Avenue and Dundas Street East / Parliament Street.

Westbound buses start their trips in Broadview Station terminal, then proceed:

westward along Erindale Avenue;
southward along Broadview Avenue;
westward along Dundas Street East; and then
northward along Jarvis Street to Gerrard Street East,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • in Broadview Station terminal,
  • on Erindale Avenue at Broadview Avenue,
  • on Broadview Avenue at Danforth Avenue, across from Wolfrey Avenue, Millbrook Crescent and Withrow Avenue and at Jack Layton Way, Gerrard Street East, Mountstephen Street and Dundas Street East and
  • on Dundas Street East at Munro, River, Sumach, Sackville, Parliament, Ontario, Sherbourne and Jarvis Streets.

Westbound bus passengers may transfer to westbound streetcars at stops on Dundas Street East between Parliament and Jarvis Streets.

Eastbound buses start their trips on Jarvis Street at Gerrard Street East, then proceed:

eastward along Gerrard East;
southward along Sherbourne Street;
eastward along Dundas Street East;
northward along Broadview Avenue; and then
eastward into Broadview Station terminal,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Sherbourne Street at Dundas Street East,
  • on Dundas Street East at Ontario, Parliament, Sackville, Sumach, River and Munro Streets and Broadview Avenue,
  • on Broadview Avenue across from Mountstephen Street and at Gerrard Street East, Langley and Withrow Avenues, Millbrook Crescent and Wolfrey Avenue and
  • in Broadview Station terminal.

Eastbound buses drop off or pick up

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