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Queen West / King West / Queensway / Roncesvalles: TTC revises detours, April 5



Starting Easter Monday, Monday, April 5, the City of Toronto is closing:

  • Queen Street West between Roncesvalles Avenue / King Street West and west of Triller Avenue and
  • Roncesvalles Avenue between south of Grafton Avenue and The Queensway / Queen Street West

to all traffic to accommodate the next phase of the City /TTC ongoing project to replace the streetcar tracks and improve the street infrastructure

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

During this next phase of construction, east-west traffic can only pass through the intersection along Queensway and King West. The work zones block north-south through traffic.

Since Sunday, January 3, the TTC has replaced streetcars with buses along the 301 / 501 Queen and 304 / 504A King routes. Starting April 5, the TTC further revises service.

It’s detouring buses along these routes:

  • 301L Queen / Long Branch overnight;
  • 501L Queen / Long Branch; and
  • 501P Queen / Park Lawn.

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It’s cancelling temporary shuttle-bus service along these routes:

It’s splitting 304 / 504 King services into two:

  • 304G King (Dundas W Stn - Roncesvalles Carhouse);
  • 304Q King (Triller - Princes’ Gate);
  • 504G King (Dundas W Stn - Roncesvalles Carhouse); and
  • 304Q King (Triller - Princes’ Gate).

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The City is partially closing the intersection of Queen Street West / King Street West / The Queensway / Roncesvalles Avenue as late as until November 23, as part of co-ordinated efforts by the City and TTC to upgrade various infrastructure in the area.

Crews mainly work Mondays to Fridays from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. (and, occasionally, evenings and weekends, when necessary) “until August 2022”, meaning as late as until August 31, 2022.

TTC crews continue to remove the overhead streetcar wiring at and near the intersection overnight Mondays to Fridays, from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m., with longer hours, when necessary, “until early April, meaning as late as until April 10.

Also, expect periods of 24-hour construction until June, when TTC crews install new rail.


For pedestrians

You can generally continue to use most sidewalks in the work zone.

However, the City is closing the sidewalk on the north side of The Queensway (between Glendale and Roncesvalles Avenues) during Stage 1. It is setting up barriers and postings signs to direct you to a safe alternate path.

If you wish to cross at the Queen West / King West / Queensway / Roncesvalles intersection, note that:

  • The crosswalk on the north side is further north on Roncesvalles;
  • The crosswalk on the east side is further east on Queen West;
  • The crosswalk on the south side is further south on King West. The City is installing a temporary traffic-control signal at this location to ensure your safety.

For cyclists

You can generally proceed through the Queen West / King West / Queensway / Roncesvalles intersection along lanes that you share with motorists. If you wish to travel east-west through the intersection, you can share the east-west connection along Queensway and King Street. You can also opt to dismount and walk your bikes along sidewalks and crosswalks near the intersection.

If you wish to travel:

  • southward along Roncesvalles: dismount north of the intersection and walk your bike along the sidewalk.
  • westward along Queen: dismount at Triller Avenue and walk your bike along the sidewalk.
  • northward along Sunnyside Avenue from Queensway: dismount and walk your bike along the sidewalk, or detour along Glendale Avenue.

For motorists

Until July 21, road users can only travel east-west along The Queensway and King Street West. From July 22 until November 23 road users can travel east-west along The Queensway and Queen Street West.

During this phase of construction, road users have no access:

  • north- or southbound along Roncesvalles to / from Queen West, King West and Queensway;
  • westbound on Queen at Triller Avenue;
  • eastbound to Queen from Queensway;
  • to Sunnyside Avenue from Queensway; (Southbound road users can turn left and right from Sunnyside to Queensway.)
  • to Claude Avenue from eastbound Queensway; and
  • to eastbound Queensway from Claude.

The City is modifying the traffic-signal timing / phasing at Queensway and Glendale Avenue to improve traffic flow during construction.

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^ Image: City of Toronto. Note that stage 1 construction starts April 5, not March 31, as the map indicates.


504C King shuttle buses

Starting Monday, April 5, the TTC cancels the current 504C King shuttle-bus route and replaces it with two temporary routes:

  • the 504G King shuttle-bus route - between Dundas West Station and Roncesvalles Carhouse; and
  • the 504Q King shuttle-bus route - between Queen Street West / Triller Avenue and Princes’ Gate Loop.

Easter, Sunday, April 4 is the last day that eastbound route 504C buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • in Dundas West Station terminal,
  • on Edna Avenue at Dundas Street West,
  • on Dundas Street West at Bloor Street West,
  • on Roncesvalles Avenue beyond Boustead and Howard Park Avenues, at Grenadier Road, beyond High Park Boulevard, at Galley Avenue, beyond Marion Street and at The Queensway and
  • on King Street West across from Wilson Park Road, at Dowling, Jameson, Dunn and Spencer Avenues and Dufferin Street, across from Joe Shuster Way and at Atlantic Avenue and Douro Street.

TTC buses along other routes continue to serve passengers at most of these stops.

  • Dundas West Station: 40 Junction - Dundas West; 168 Symington; 504G King shuttle buses; 505 Dundas.
  • Edna; Dundas West: 504G King shuttle buses; 505 Dundas.
  • Roncesvalles (north of Marion): 504G King shuttle buses.
  • King West between Wilson Park and Dufferin: 501L / 501P Queen shuttle buses; 504Q King shuttle buses.
  • King West between Dufferin and Douro: 504A / 504B King streetcars; 504Q King shuttle buses.

This eastbound route 504C stop receives no transit service, starting Monday, April 5:

  • Roncesvalles Avenue at The Queensway.

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Easter, Sunday, April 4 is also the last day that westbound route 504C buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops:

  • King Street West beyond Strachan Avenue, at Sudbury and Shaw Streets, across from Jefferson Avenue, at Joe Shuster Way and Dufferin Street, across from Spencer Avenue, at Dunn, Jameson and Dowling Avenues, beyond Wilson Park Road and at Queen Street West,
  • on Roncesvalles Avenue beyond Queen Street West and Marion Street, at Garden and Fermanagh Avenues and Grenadier Road, beyond Howard Park Avenue and across from Boustead Avenue,
  • on Dundas Street West at Bloor Street West and
  • in Dundas West Station terminal.

TTC buses along other routes continue to serve passengers at most of these stops.

  • King West between Strachan and Dufferin: 504A / 504B King streetcars; 504Q King shuttle buses.
  • King West between Dufferin and Wilson Park: 501L / 501P Queen shuttle buses.
  • Roncesvalles (north of Marion): 504G King shuttle buses.
  • Dundas West: 504G King shuttle buses; 505 Dundas.
  • Dundas West Station: 40 Junction - Dundas West; 168 Symington; 504G King shuttle buses; 505 Dundas.

These eastbound route 504C stops receive no transit service, starting Monday, April 5:

  • King Street West at Queen Street West and
  • Roncesvalles Avenue beyond Queen Street West.

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304C King overnight shuttle buses

Starting Monday, April 5, the TTC cancels the current 304C King overnight shuttle-bus route and replaces it with two temporary routes:

  • the 304G King shuttle-bus route - between Dundas West Station and Roncesvalles Carhouse; and
  • the 304Q King shuttle-bus route - between Queen Street West / Triller Avenue and Princes’ Gate loop.

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^ Map of route 304 / 504 King services until April 4.

Easter, Sunday, April 4 is the last day that eastbound route 304C buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Edna Avenue at Dundas Street West,
  • on Dundas Street West at Bloor Street West,
  • on Roncesvalles Avenue beyond Boustead and Howard Park Avenues, at Grenadier Road, beyond High Park Boulevard, at Galley Avenue, beyond Marion Street and at The Queensway and
  • on King Street West across from Wilson Park Road, at Dowling, Jameson, Dunn and Spencer Avenues and Dufferin Street, across from Joe Shuster Way and at Atlantic Avenue and Douro Street.

TTC buses along other routes continue to serve passengers at most of these stops.

  • Edna; Dundas West: 304G King overnight shuttle buses; 306 Carlton overnight.
  • Roncesvalles (north of Marion): 304G King overnight shuttle buses.
  • King West between Wilson Park and Dufferin: 301L Queen overnight shuttle buses; 304Q King overnight shuttle buses.
  • King West between Dufferin and Douro: 304 King overnight streetcars; 304Q King overnight shuttle buses.

This eastbound route 304C stop receives no transit service, starting Monday, April 5:

  • Roncesvalles Avenue at The Queensway.

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Easter, Sunday, April 4 is the last day that westbound route 304C buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops:

  • King Street West beyond Strachan Avenue, at Sudbury and Shaw Streets, across from Jefferson Avenue, at Joe Shuster Way and Dufferin Street, across from Spencer Avenue, at Dunn, Jameson and Dowling Avenues, beyond Wilson Park Road and at Queen Street West,
  • on Roncesvalles Avenue beyond Queen Street West and Marion Street, at Garden and Fermanagh Avenues and Grenadier Road, beyond Howard Park Avenue and across from Boustead Avenue,
  • on Dundas Street West at Bloor Street West and
  • in Dundas West Station terminal.

TTC buses along other routes continue to serve passengers at most of these stops.

  • King West between Strachan and Dufferin: 304 King overnight streetcars; 304Q King overnight shuttle buses.
  • King West between Dufferin and Wilson Park: 301L Queen overnight shuttle buses.
  • Roncesvalles (north of Marion): 304G King shuttle buses.
  • Dundas West: 304G King shuttle buses; 306 Carlton overnight.

These eastbound route 304C stops receive no transit service, starting Monday, April 5:

  • King Street West at Queen Street West and
  • Roncesvalles Avenue beyond Queen Street West.

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504G King shuttle buses

Starting Monday, April 5, the TTC cancels the 504C King shuttle-bus route and replaces it with two temporary routes:

  • the 504G King shuttle-bus route - between Dundas West Station and Roncesvalles Carhouse; and
  • the 504Q King shuttle-bus route - between Queen Street West / Triller Avenue and Princes’ Gate Loop.

Southbound buses along the 504G route start their trips in the terminal at Dundas West Station, then proceed:

eastward along Edna Avenue; and then
southward along Dundas Street West and Roncesvalles Avenue to Roncesvalles Carhouse,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • in Dundas West Station terminal,
  • on Edna Avenue at Dundas Street West,
  • on Dundas Street West at Bloor Street West and
  • on Roncesvalles Avenue beyond Boustead and Howard Park Avenues, at Grenadier Road, beyond High Park Boulevard, at Galley Avenue and beyond Marion Street.

Buses turn around through the carhouse property, but do not drop off or pick up passengers on that site.

Southbound route 504G passengers must walk to King Street West across from Wilson Park Road or Queen Street West at Triller Avenue to transfer to a bus along the 504Q route to continue their trip eastward along King West.

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Northbound buses start their trips in Roncesvalles Carhouse, then proceed:

northward along Roncesvalles Avenue and Dundas Street West; and then
westward into Dundas West Station terminal,
ending their trips.

Northbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Roncesvalles Avenue beyond Marion Street, at Garden and Fermanagh Avenues and Grenadier Road, beyond Howard Park Avenue and across from Boustead Avenue,
  • on Dundas Street West at Bloor Street West and
  • in Dundas West Station terminal.

Starting Monday, April 5, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 5 minutes Mondays to Fridays during rush hours;
  • every 6½ minutes, from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and from about 7 until 10 p.m.; and
  • every 9½ minutes after about 10 p.m.

Starting Saturday, April 10, buses serve passengers at stops:

  • every 9 minutes Saturdays before about 8 a.m.;
  • every 6½ minutes from about 8 a.m. until noon;
  • every 5 minutes from about noon until 7 p.m.;
  • every 7 minutes from about 7 until 10 p.m.; and
  • every 9½ minutes after about 10 p.m.

Starting Sunday, April 11, buses serve passengers:

  • every 9 minutes Sundays and holidays before about 8 a.m.;
  • every 7 minutes from about 8 a.m. until noon;
  • every 6½ minutes from about noon until 7 p.m.;
  • every 7 minutes from about 7 until 10 p.m.; and
  • every 9 minutes after about 10 p.m.

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304G King overnight shuttle buses

Starting Monday, April 5, the TTC cancels the current 304C King shuttle-bus route and replaces it with two temporary routes:

  • the 304G King shuttle-bus route - between Dundas West Station and Roncesvalles Carhouse; and
  • the 304Q King shuttle-bus route - between Queen Street West / Triller Avenue and Princes’ Gate Loop.

Southbound buses along the 304G route start their trips in the terminal at Dundas West Station, then proceed:

eastward along Edna Avenue; and then
southward along Dundas Street West and Roncesvalles Avenue to Roncesvalles Carhouse,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Edna Avenue at Dundas Street West,
  • on Dundas Street West at Bloor Street West and
  • on Roncesvalles Avenue beyond Boustead and Howard Park Avenues, at Grenadier Road, beyond High Park Boulevard, at Galley Avenue and beyond Marion Street.

Buses turn around through the carhouse property, but do not drop off or pick up passengers on that site.

Southbound route 304G passengers must walk to King Street West across from Wilson Park Road or Queen Street West at Triller Avenue to transfer to a bus along the 304Q route to continue their trip eastward along King West.

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Northbound buses start their trips in Roncesvalles Carhouse, then proceed:

northward along Roncesvalles Avenue and Dundas Street West; and then
westward into Dundas West Station terminal,
ending their trips.

Northbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Roncesvalles Avenue beyond Marion Street, at Garden and Fermanagh Avenues and Grenadier Road, beyond Howard Park Avenue and across from Boustead Avenue and
  • on Dundas Street West at Bloor Street West.

Starting Monday, April 5, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 30 minutes at all times overnight every night.

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504Q King shuttle buses

Starting Monday, April 5, the TTC cancels the current 504C King shuttle-bus route and replaces it with two temporary routes:

  • the 504G King shuttle-bus route - between Dundas West Station and Roncesvalles Carhouse; and
  • the 504Q King shuttle-bus route - on King Street West between Triller and Strachan Avenues.

Eastbound buses along the 504Q route start their trips on Queen Street West at Triller Avenue, then proceed:

southward along Triller;
eastward along King Street West;
southward along Strachan Avenue;
westward along Manitoba Drive;
southward along Canada Boulevard; and then
eastward into Princes’ Gate Loop,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Queen Street West at Triller Avenue,
  • on King Street West across from Wilson Park Road, at Dowling, Jameson, Dunn and Spencer Avenues and Dufferin Street, across from Joe Shuster Way and at Atlantic Avenue, Douro and Shaw Streets and Strachan Avenue;
  • on Strachan Avenue at Canniff and East Liberty Streets and Manitoba Drive and
  • in Princes’ Gate Loop.

Eastbound route 504Q bus passengers may transfer to eastbound streetcars along the 504A / 504B King route at stops on King Street West between Dufferin and Douro Streets.

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Westbound buses start their trips in Princes’ Gate Loop, then proceed:

northward along Canada Boulevard;
eastward along Manitoba Drive;
northward along Strachan Avenue;
westward along King Street West;
northward along Dufferin Street; and then
westward along Queen Street West to Triller Avenue,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • in Princes’ Gate Loop.
  • on Strachan Avenue beyond Fleet Street and at Wellington Street West,
  • on King Street West beyond Strachan Avenue, at Shaw and Sudbury Streets, across from Jefferson Avenue, at Joe Shuster Way and Dufferin Street,
  • on Dufferin Street across from Melbourne Street and
  • on Queen Street West beyond Dufferin Street and at Brock, O’Hara, Lansdowne, Sorauren and Triller Avenues.

Westbound route 504Q passengers must walk from Queen West at Triller to Roncesvalles Avenue beyond Marion Street to transfer to a bus along the 504G route and continue their trip northward along Roncesvalles.


Starting Monday, April 5, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 6 minutes 45 seconds Mondays to Fridays during rush hours;
  • every 7½ minutes, from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.;
  • every 9 minutes from about 7 until 10 p.m.; and
  • every 8½ minutes after about 10 p.m.

Starting Saturday, April 10, buses serve passengers at stops:

  • every 8½ minutes Saturdays before about 8 a.m.;
  • every 7½ minutes from about 8 a.m. until noon;
  • every 6 minutes 45 seconds from about noon until 7 p.m.;
  • every 7½ minutes from about 7 until 10 p.m.; and
  • every 8½ minutes after about 10 p.m.

Starting Sunday, April 11, buses serve passengers:

  • every 10 minutes Sundays and holidays before about 8 a.m.;
  • every 9 minutes from about 8 a.m. until noon;
  • every 7½ minutes from about noon until 7 p.m.;
  • every 8½ minutes from about 7 until 10 p.m.; and
  • every 10 minutes after about 10 p.m.

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304Q King shuttle buses

Starting Monday, April 5, the TTC cancels the current 304C King shuttle-bus route and replacing it with two temporary routes:

  • the 304G King shuttle-bus route - between Dundas West Station and Roncesvalles Carhouse; and
  • the 304Q King shuttle-bus route - between Queen Street West / Triller Avenue and Princes’ Gate Loop.

Eastbound buses along the 304Q route start their trips on Queen Street West at Triller Avenue, then proceed:

southward along Triller;
eastward along King Street West;
southward along along Strachan Avenue;
westward along Manitoba Drive;
southward along Canada Boulevard; and then
eastward into Princes’ Gate Loop,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on King Street West across from Wilson Park Road, at Dowling, Jameson, Dunn and Spencer Avenues and Dufferin Street, across from Joe Shuster Way and at Atlantic Avenue, Douro and Shaw Streets and Strachan Avenue; and
  • on Strachan Avenue at Caniff and East Liberty Streets and Manitoba Drive and
  • in Princes’ Gate Loop.

Eastbound route 304Q bus passengers may transfer to eastbound streetcars along the 304 King overnight route at stops on King Street West between Dufferin Street and Strachan Avenue.

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Westbound buses start their trips in Princes’ Gate Loop, then proceed:

northward along Canada Boulevard;
eastward along Manitoba Drive;
northward along Strachan Avenue;
westward along King Street West;
northward along Dufferin Street; and then
westward along Queen Street West to Triller Avenue,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • in Princes’ Gate Loop.
  • on Strachan Avenue beyond Fleet Street and at Wellington Street West,
  • on King Street West beyond Strachan Avenue, at Shaw and Sudbury Streets, across from Jefferson Avenue, at Joe Shuster Way and Dufferin Street,
  • on Dufferin Street across from Melbourne Street and
  • on Queen Street West beyond Dufferin Street and at Brock, O’Hara, Lansdowne, Sorauren and Triller Avenues.

Westbound route 304Q passengers must walk from Queen West at Triller to Roncesvalles Avenue beyond Marion Street to transfer to a bus along the 304G route and continue their trip northward along Roncesvalles.


Starting Monday, April 5, buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops along the route:

  • every 30 minutes at all times overnight every night.
501L Queen / Long Branch shuttle buses
301L Queen / Long Branch overnight shuttle buses
501P Queen / Park Lawn shuttle buses

Starting Monday, April 5, the TTC revises the path for shuttle buses operating along the routes.

Eastbound buses operate along their usual route to The Queensway and Roncesvalles Avenue / King Street West, then proceed:

eastward along King West; and then
northward along Dufferin Street to Queen Street West,
resuming their usual route eastward along Queen West.

Eastbound buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at their usual stops

  • on Queen Street West at Triller, Beaty, Jameson and Dunn Avenues, across from Brock Avenue and at Dufferin Street.

The TTC is temporarily suspending all transit service to these eastbound stops.

Instead, eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at new stops (for these routes)

  • on King Street West across from Wilson Park Road and at Dowling, Jameson, Dunn and Spencer Avenues and Dufferin Street.

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Westbound buses reverse the eastbound routing.

Westbound buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at their usual stops

  • on Queen Street West beyond Dufferin Street and at Brock, O’Hara, Lansdowne, Sourauren, Triller and Roncesvalles Avenues.

TTC buses along other routes continue to serve passengers at some of these stops.

  • Queen West at Dufferin, Brock, Lansdowne, Sorauren and Triller: 304Q King overnight shuttle bus and 504Q King shuttle bus.

The TTC is temporarily suspending transit service to the westbound stop on Queen West at Roncesvalles.

Instead, westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at new stops (for these routes)

  • on Dufferin Street at Melbourne Street and King Street West and
  • on King Street West across from Spencer Avenue and at Dunn, Jameson and Dowling Avenues, west of Wilson Park Road and at Queen Street West.

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