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Queen Street construction: TTC detours, starting May 9



Update — Saturday, September 25, 7:25 a.m.: Phase 3 construction — between east of Simcoe Street and Duncan Street— and the resulting TTC detours start Monday, September 27.


Update — Monday, August 23, 12:35 a.m.: Phase 2A construction — between University Avenue and Simcoe Street — and the resulting TTC detours start Monday, August 23.


Update — Monday, August 9, 7:10 a.m.: Phase 2 construction — between York Street and University Avenue — and the resulting TTC detours start Monday, August 9.


Update — Sunday, July 11, 11:34 a.m.: Phase 1 construction — between Bay and York Streets — and the resulting TTC detours start Monday, July 12.


Update — Friday, May 28, 8:39 a.m.: TTC welding and storing rail on Queen Street West near Trinity - Bellwoods Park to prepare for the project, starting Monday, May 31.


Starting Sunday, May 9, the TTC is temporarily revising the paths for streetcars and buses along several routes to maintain service during three upcoming construction projects on Queen Streets West and East:

The construction projects affect service along these routes:

  • 301 Queen overnight;
  • 301L Queen Long Branch overnight shuttle bus;
  • 501 Queen;
  • 501L Queen / Long Branch shuttle bus; and
  • 501P Queen / Humber shuttle bus.

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The ongoing construction project at the intersection of Queen Street West / King Street West / The Queensway / Roncesvalles Avenue also continues to affect service along the routes.


501 Queen

Starting Sunday, May 9, eastbound cars start their trips at Charlotte Loop - on Charlotte Street north of King Street West - then proceed:

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

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • in Long Branch Loop,
  • on Lake Shore Boulevard West at Thirty-Seventh Street, Long Branch Avenue, Thirty-First, Twenty-Eighth, Twenty-Seventh and Twenty-Second Streets and Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive, across from Fifteenth Street, at Thirteenth, Tenth, Seventh, Fifth, Third and First Streets, Royal York and Miles Roads, Norris Crescent, across from Mimico Avenue, at Superior Avenue and across from Burlington and Louisa Streets and Legion Road, at Marine Parade Drive [west] and beside #s 2155 and 2111 Lake Shore West,
  • in Humber Loop,
  • on The Queensway beyond South Kingsway, Windermere and Ellis Avenues and Colborne Lodge Drive, at Parkside Drive, across from Glendale Avenue and at King Street West,
  • on Queen Street West at Triller, Beaty, Jameson and Dunn Avenues, across from Brock Avenue and at Dufferin, Sudbury and Abell Streets, Dovercourt Road, Lower Ossington Avenue, Shaw Street, Strachan Avenue, Niagara, Tecumseth and Bathurst Streets, Augusta and Spadina Avenues, Peter and John Streets, University Avenue and York, Bay and Yonge Streets and
  • on Queen Street East at Victoria, Church, Jarvis, Sherbourne, Ontario and Parliament Streets.

Instead, eastbound cars pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Charlotte Street at Oxley Street,
  • on King Street West beyond Blue Jays Way, John Street, University Avenue and Bay Street,
  • on King Street East beyond Yonge, 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 west of Parliament Street from Long Branch Loop and from Park Lawn Loop.

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

southward along Parliament;
westward along King Streets East and West;
northward along Spadina Avenue;
eastward along Adelaide Street West; and then
southward along Charlotte Street to Oxley Street,
ending their trips.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Queen Street East at Ontario, Sherbourne, Jarvis, Church, Victoria and Yonge Streets,
  • on Queen Street West at Bay Street, across from York Street, at University Avenue, St. Patrick, John and Soho Streets, Spadina and Augusta Avenues, Bathurst Street, Palmerston Avenue, Claremont Street, across from Strachan Avenue, at Shaw Street, Ossington Avenue, Dovercourt Road and Beaconsfield and Gladstone Avenues, beyond Dufferin Street and at Brock, O’Hara, Lansdowne, Sorauren, Triller and Roncesvalles Avenues and
  • on The Queensway at Glendale Avenue and Parkside Drive, beyond Colborne Lodge Drive, Ellis and Windermere Avenues and at South Kingsway,
  • in Humber Loop,
  • on Lake Shore Boulevard West across from #s 2111 and 2155 Lake Shore West, beyond Park Lawn Road, at Legion Road, Louisa, Burlington and Superior Streets, Mimico and Hillside Avenues, Symons Street and Royal York Road, beyond Dwight Avenue, at Third and Fifth Streets, Islington Avenue, Tenth, Thirteenth and Fifteenth Streets, Kipling Avenue, Twenty-Second, Twenty-Sixth, Twenty-Ninth and Thirtieth Streets and across from Long Branch Avenue, Thirty-Seventh and Thirty-Ninth Streets and
  • in Long Branch Loop.

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

  • on Parliament Street at Richmond, Adelaide and King Streets East,
  • on King Street East at Ontario and Sherbourne Streets and beyond Jarvis and Church Streets,
  • on King Street West beyond Yonge and Bay Streets, University Avenue, John and Peter Streets and
  • on Charlotte Street at Oxley Street.

Shuttle buses operate west of Parliament Street to Long Branch Loop and to Park Lawn Loop. Westbound streetcar passengers may transfer to westbound buses at stops on Queen Street East between River and Parliament Streets.

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501L Queen / Long Branch shuttle buses

Starting Sunday, May 9, buses replace streetcars along the 501 Queen route west of Parliament Street.

Eastbound buses start their trips in Long Branch Loop, then proceed:

eastward along Lake Shore Boulevard West;
northward along Windermere Avenue;
eastward along The Queensway and Queen Streets West and East;
northward along Broadview Avenue; and then
westward along Gerrard Street East to just beyond Broadview,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • in Long Branch Loop,
  • on Lake Shore Boulevard West at Thirty-Seventh Street, Long Branch Avenue, Thirty-First, Twenty-Eighth, Twenty-Seventh and Twenty-Second Streets and Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive, across from Fifteenth Street, at Thirteenth, Tenth, Seventh, Fifth, Third and First Streets, Royal York and Miles Roads, Norris Crescent, across from Mimico Avenue, at Superior Avenue and across from Burlington and Louisa Streets and Legion Road, at Marine Parade Drive [west] and beside #s 2155 and 2111 Lake Shore West,
  • on The Queensway beyond Windermere and Ellis Avenues and Colborne Lodge Drive, at Parkside Drive, across from Glendale Avenue and at King Street West,
  • on Queen Street West at Triller, Beaty, Jameson and Dunn Avenues, across from Brock Avenue and at Dufferin, Sudbury and Abell Streets, Dovercourt Road, Lower Ossington Avenue, Shaw Street, Strachan Avenue, Niagara, Tecumseth and Bathurst Streets, Augusta and Spadina Avenues, Peter and John Streets, University Avenue and York, Bay and Yonge Streets and
  • on Queen Street East at Victoria, Church, Jarvis, Sherbourne, Ontario, Parliament, Sackville, Sumach and River Streets, across from Carroll Street and at Broadview Avenue and
  • on Broadview Avenue at Dundas Street East.

Eastbound bus passengers may transfer to eastbound streetcars at stops on Queen Street East between Parliament Street and Broadview Avenue.

Westbound buses start their trips on Broadview Avenue at Dundas Street East, then proceed:

westward along Dundas East;
southward along River Street;
westward along Queen Streets East and West and The Queensway;
southward along Windermere Avenue;
westward along Lake Shore Boulevard West; and then
northward into Long Branch Loop,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Broadview Avenue at Dundas Street East,
  • on Dundas Street East at Munro and River Streets,
  • on Queen Street East at Sumach, Sackville, Parliament, Ontario, Sherbourne, Jarvis, Church, Victoria and Yonge Streets,
  • on Queen Street West at Bay Street, across from York Street, at University Avenue, St. Patrick, John and Soho Streets, Spadina and Augusta Avenues, Bathurst Street, Palmerston Avenue, Claremont Street, across from Strachan Avenue, at Shaw Street, Ossington Avenue, Dovercourt Road and Beaconsfield and Gladstone Avenues, beyond Dufferin Street and at Brock, O’Hara, Lansdowne, Sorauren, Triller and Roncesvalles Avenues and
  • on The Queensway at Glendale Avenue, at Parkside Drive, beyond Colborne Lodge Drive and Ellis Avenue,
  • on Lake Shore Boulevard West across from #s 2111 and 2155 Lake Shore West, beyond Park Lawn Road, at Legion Road, Louisa, Burlington and Superior Streets, Mimico and Hillside Avenues, Symons Street and Royal York Road, beyond Dwight Avenue, at Third and Fifth Streets, Islington Avenue, Tenth, Thirteenth and Fifteenth Streets, Kipling Avenue, Twenty-Second, Twenty-Sixth, Twenty-Ninth and Thirtieth Streets and across from Long Branch Avenue, Thirty-Seventh and Thirty-Ninth Streets and
  • in Long Branch Loop.

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501P Queen / Humber shuttle buses

Starting Sunday, May 9, buses replace streetcars along the 501 Queen route west of Parliament Street.

Eastbound buses start their trips in Humber Loop, then proceed:

westward along The Queensway;
north- and westward through High Street Loop;
southward along High Street;
eastward along The Queensway and Queen Streets West and East; and then
northward along Broadview Avenue to Dundas Street East,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • in Humber Loop,
  • on The Queensway (westbound) across from #125 Queensway;
  • on The Queensway (eastbound) beside #125 Queensway, beyond South Kingsway, Windermere and Ellis Avenues and Colborne Lodge Drive, at Parkside Drive, across from Glendale Avenue and at King Street West,
  • on Queen Street West at Triller, Beaty, Jameson and Dunn Avenues, across from Brock Avenue and at Dufferin, Sudbury and Abell Streets, Dovercourt Road, Lower Ossington Avenue, Shaw Street, Strachan Avenue, Niagara, Tecumseth and Bathurst Streets, Augusta and Spadina Avenues, Peter and John Streets, University Avenue and York, Bay and Yonge Streets and
  • on Queen Street East at Victoria, Church, Jarvis, Sherbourne, Ontario, Parliament, Sackville, Sumach and River Streets, across from Carroll Street and at Broadview Avenue and
  • on Broadview Avenue at Dundas Street East.

Eastbound bus passengers may transfer to eastbound streetcars at stops on Queen Street East between Parliament Street and Broadview Avenue.

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Westbound buses start their trips on Broadview Avenue at Dundas Street East, then proceed:

westward along Dundas East;
southward along River Street;
westward along Queen Streets East and West and The Queensway;
southward along Park Lawn Road and Marine Parade Drive; and then
westward into Park Lawn Loop,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Queen Street East at Sumach, Sackville, Parliament, Ontario, Sherbourne, Jarvis, Church, Victoria and Yonge Streets,
  • on Queen Street West at Bay Street, across from York Street, at University Avenue, St. Patrick, John and Soho Streets, Spadina and Augusta Avenues, Bathurst Street, Palmerston Avenue, Claremont Street, across from Strachan Avenue, at Shaw Street, Ossington Avenue, Dovercourt Road and Beaconsfield and Gladstone Avenues, beyond Dufferin Street and at Brock, O’Hara, Lansdowne, Sorauren, Triller and Roncesvalles Avenues and
  • on The Queensway at Glendale Avenue, at Parkside Drive, beyond Colborne Lodge Drive, Ellis and Windermere Avenues and at South Kingsway, across from #125 Queensway and at Stephen Drive,
  • on Park Lawn Road beyond The Queensway, beside #134 Park Lawn, at the westbound on-ramp to the Frederick G. Gardiner Expressway and Lake Shore Boulevard West and
  • in Park Lawn Loop.

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301 Queen overnight

Starting Monday, May 10, eastbound cars start their trips at Charlotte Loop - on Charlotte Street north of King Street West - then proceed:

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

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • in Long Branch Loop,
  • on Lake Shore Boulevard West at Thirty-Seventh Street, Long Branch Avenue, Thirty-First, Twenty-Eighth, Twenty-Seventh and Twenty-Second Streets and Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive, across from Fifteenth Street, at Thirteenth, Tenth, Seventh, Fifth, Third and First Streets, Royal York and Miles Roads, Norris Crescent, across from Mimico Avenue, at Superior Avenue and across from Burlington and Louisa Streets and Legion Road, at Marine Parade Drive [west] and beside #s 2155 and 2111 Lake Shore West,
  • in Humber Loop,
  • on The Queensway beyond South Kingsway, Windermere and Ellis Avenues and Colborne Lodge Drive, at Parkside Drive, across from Glendale Avenue and at King Street West,
  • on Queen Street West at Triller, Beaty, Jameson and Dunn Avenues, across from Brock Avenue and at Dufferin, Sudbury and Abell Streets, Dovercourt Road, Lower Ossington Avenue, Shaw Street, Strachan Avenue, Niagara, Tecumseth and Bathurst Streets, Augusta and Spadina Avenues, Peter and John Streets, University Avenue and York, Bay and Yonge Streets and
  • on Queen Street East at Victoria, Church, Jarvis, Sherbourne, Ontario and Parliament Streets.

Instead, eastbound cars pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Charlotte Street at Oxley Street,
  • on King Street West beyond Blue Jays Way, John Street, University Avenue and Bay Street,
  • on King Street East beyond Yonge, 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 west of Parliament Street from Long Branch Loop.

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

southward along Parliament;
westward along King Streets East and West;
northward along Spadina Avenue;
eastward along Adelaide Street West; and then
southward along Charlotte Street to Oxley Street,
ending their trips.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Queen Street East at Ontario, Sherbourne, Jarvis, Church, Victoria and Yonge Streets,
  • on Queen Street West at Bay Street, across from York Street, at University Avenue, St. Patrick, John and Soho Streets, Spadina and Augusta Avenues, Bathurst Street, Palmerston Avenue, Claremont Street, across from Strachan Avenue, at Shaw Street, Ossington Avenue, Dovercourt Road and Beaconsfield and Gladstone Avenues, beyond Dufferin Street and at Brock, O’Hara, Lansdowne, Sorauren, Triller and Roncesvalles Avenues and
  • on The Queensway at Glendale Avenue and Parkside Drive, beyond Colborne Lodge Drive, Ellis and Windermere Avenues and at South Kingsway,
  • in Humber Loop,
  • on Lake Shore Boulevard West across from #s 2111 and 2155 Lake Shore West, beyond Park Lawn Road, at Legion Road, Louisa, Burlington and Superior Streets, Mimico and Hillside Avenues, Symons Street and Royal York Road, beyond Dwight Avenue, at Third and Fifth Streets, Islington Avenue, Tenth, Thirteenth and Fifteenth Streets, Kipling Avenue, Twenty-Second, Twenty-Sixth, Twenty-Ninth and Thirtieth Streets and across from Long Branch Avenue, Thirty-Seventh and Thirty-Ninth Streets and
  • in Long Branch Loop.

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

  • on Parliament Street at Richmond, Adelaide and King Streets East,
  • on King Street East at Ontario and Sherbourne Streets and beyond Jarvis and Church Streets,
  • on King Street West beyond Yonge and Bay Streets, University Avenue, John and Peter Streets and
  • on Charlotte Street at Oxley Street.

Shuttle buses operate west of Parliament Street to Long Branch Loop. Westbound streetcar passengers may transfer to westbound buses at stops on Queen Street East between River and Parliament Streets.

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301 Queen / Long Branch overnight shuttle buses

Starting Monday, May 10, buses replace streetcars along the 301 Queen overnight route west of Parliament Street.

Eastbound buses start their trips in Long Branch Loop, then proceed:

eastward along Lake Shore Boulevard West;
northward along Windermere Avenue;
eastward along The Queensway and Queen Streets West and East; and then
northward along Broadview Avenue to Dundas Street East,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • in Long Branch Loop,
  • on Lake Shore Boulevard West at Thirty-Seventh Street, Long Branch Avenue, Thirty-First, Twenty-Eighth, Twenty-Seventh and Twenty-Second Streets and Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive, across from Fifteenth Street, at Thirteenth, Tenth, Seventh, Fifth, Third and First Streets, Royal York and Miles Roads, Norris Crescent, across from Mimico Avenue, at Superior Avenue and across from Burlington and Louisa Streets and Legion Road, at Marine Parade Drive [west] and beside #s 2155 and 2111 Lake Shore West,
  • on The Queensway beyond Windermere and Ellis Avenues and Colborne Lodge Drive, at Parkside Drive, across from Glendale Avenue and at King Street West,
  • on Queen Street West at Triller, Beaty, Jameson and Dunn Avenues, across from Brock Avenue and at Dufferin, Sudbury and Abell Streets, Dovercourt Road, Lower Ossington Avenue, Shaw Street, Strachan Avenue, Niagara, Tecumseth and Bathurst Streets, Augusta and Spadina Avenues, Peter and John Streets, University Avenue and York, Bay and Yonge Streets and
  • on Queen Street East at Victoria, Church and Jarvis Streets.

Eastbound bus passengers may transfer to eastbound streetcars at stops on Queen Street East between Parliament Street and Broadview Avenue.

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Westbound buses start their trips on Broadview Avenue at Dundas Street East, then proceed:

westward along Dundas East;
southward along River Street;
westward along Queen Streets East and West and The Queensway;
southward along Windermere Avenue;
westward along Lake Shore Boulevard West; and then
northward into Long Branch Loop,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Broadview Avenue at Dundas Street East,
  • on Dundas Street East at Munro and River Streets,
  • on Queen Street East at Sumach, Sackville, Parliament, Ontario, Sherbourne, Jarvis, Church, Victoria and Yonge Streets,
  • on Queen Street West at Bay Street, across from York Street, at University Avenue, St. Patrick, John and Soho Streets, Spadina and Augusta Avenues, Bathurst Street, Palmerston Avenue, Claremont Street, across from Strachan Avenue, at Shaw Street, Ossington Avenue, Dovercourt Road and Beaconsfield and Gladstone Avenues, beyond Dufferin Street and at Brock, O’Hara, Lansdowne, Sorauren, Triller and Roncesvalles Avenues and
  • on The Queensway at Glendale Avenue, at Parkside Drive, beyond Colborne Lodge Drive and Ellis Avenue,
  • on Lake Shore Boulevard West across from #s 2111 and 2155 Lake Shore West, beyond Park Lawn Road, at Legion Road, Louisa, Burlington and Superior Streets, Mimico and Hillside Avenues, Symons Street and Royal York Road, beyond Dwight Avenue, at Third and Fifth Streets, Islington Avenue, Tenth, Thirteenth and Fifteenth Streets, Kipling Avenue, Twenty-Second, Twenty-Sixth, Twenty-Ninth and Thirtieth Streets and across from Long Branch Avenue, Thirty-Seventh and Thirty-Ninth Streets and
  • in Long Branch Loop.

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