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City removes streetcar infrastructure at Church / Bloor East



Last week we posted photos by reader Stuart Mullin, which showed old streetcar tracks, curves and “setts” (cobblestones) at the intersection of Church Street with Bloor Street East. City of Toronto contractors had exposed the old streetcar infrastructure during a project to resurface Church between Park Road and Gloucester Street.

By April 5, the contractors had completely removed all the tracks, curves and setts. Stuart sent us a new photo documenting this phase of the work.

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^ Image, Stuart Mullin


The TTC operated streetcars along the Church route until May 15, 1954.

The TTC operated streetcars along this part of the Bloor route until February 26, 1966, when it opened the Line 2 Bloor - Danforth subway.

You can read Transit Toronto’s history of streetcars on Church Street by James Bow, here.

You can read Transit Toronto’s history of streetcars on Bloor Street by James Bow, here.