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Queen East / George track work: TTC detour, overnight, March 3, 4



From 11 p.m. Wednesday, March 3 until 5 a.m. Thursday, March 4, TTC track crews are repairing a broken rail

  • on Queen Street East, just east of George Street.

Crews work only in the track area to:

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

The TTC is detouring streetcars along these routes, while the crews work in the track area:

  • 301 Queen overnight; and
  • 501 Queen.

The transit agency is already replacing streetcars with buses west of York Street. It’s also further detouring shuttle buses along this route during this overnight track-repair project:

It has not announced changes to the 501P Queen shuttle-bus route.


From 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, the day crew starts breaking up the concrete to expose the old rail, while streetcars continue to operate through the area. After 11 p.m., while the TTC replaces the cars with buses, the night track crew cut and replace the rail. They also weld and grind the old rail. They place asphalt in the track area by 5 a.m. March 4, so that streetcar service can resume.

The work zone restricts traffic to the curb lanes in each direction. It may also block motorists from turning left onto or from Queen Street East.


501 Queen
301 Queen overnight

From 11 p.m. Wednesday, March 3 until 5 a.m. Thursday, March 4, westbound cars operate along their regular route to Queen Street East and Parliament Street, then detour:

southward along Parliament;
westward along King Street East;
northward along Church Street;
westward along Richmond Street East; and then
northward along Victoria Street to Queen East,
resuming their regular route westward along Queen.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Queen Street East at Ontario, Sherbourne, Jarvis, Church and Victoria Streets.

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

  • on Parliament Street at Richmond, Adelaide and King Streets East and
  • on King Street East at Ontario and Sherbourne Streets and beyond Jarvis Street.

Shuttle buses replace the cars between Parliament and Victoria Streets. Westbound streetcar passengers may transfer to westbound buses at stops on Queen Street East between Broadview Avenue and Parliament Street.

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

southward along Church;
eastward along King Street East; and then
northward along Parliament Street to Queen East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Queen.

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Queen Street East at Jarvis, Sherbourne, Ontario and Parliament Streets.

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

  • on King Street East beyond Church and Jarvis Streets and at Sherbourne, Ontario and Parliament Streets and
  • on Parliament Street at Adelaide and Queen Streets East.

Shuttle buses replace the cars between Church and Parliament Streets.

301L / 501L Queen shuttle buses

From 11 p.m. Wednesday, March 3 until 5 a.m. Thursday, March 4, the TTC extends the path for buses along the route to replace streetcars along the 301 Queen overnight and 501 Queen routes between Parliament and Victoria Streets.

Westbound buses start their trips on Broadview Avenue north of Queen Street East, then proceed:

westward along Queen Street East to Church Street,
resuming their regular route westward along Queen East.

Westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Broadview Avenue and Queen Street East,
  • on Queen Street East at Carroll, River, Sumach, Sackville, Parliament, Ontario, Sherbourne, Jarvis, Church and Victoria Streets.

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

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

Eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Queen Street East at Sherbourne, Ontario and Parliament Streets,
  • 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.

Eastbound bus passengers may transfer to eastbound streetcars at Queen Street East and Parliament Street.

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