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College / St. George / Beverley sinkhole repairs: TTC revising detour routing, starting May 14



Update — Friday, June 18, 4:45 p.m.: The City has announced that, “Earlier this week, the intersection at College and Beverley Streets was re-opened, following more than two months of emergency repairs due to a collapsed underground brick sewer, which dates back to 1873. Brick sewers still exist in in many cities around the world, are very reliable due to their construction and have a long lifespan. The collapse created a very large sinkhole in the roadway and the underground repairs required a coordinated approach from multiple City divisions, the TTC and other utility companies.” TTC streetcars along routes 306 and 506 have resumed regular service through the intersection and buses no longer operate.


Update — Friday, May 4, 9:47 p.m.: Sinkhole repairs on College Street and the resulting TTC detour continue until July 5.


Update — Tuesday, May 25, 10:41 p.m.: The City has announced that the damage to the sewer is more extensive than it originally estimated. Emergency sewer repairs and the resulting TTC detours continue “for approximately one month” (from the start of the repair project), meaning as late as until June 7.


Update — Tuesday, May 18, 3:32 p.m.: Emergency sewer repairs on Bay and the resulting TTC detours continue until May 26.


A brick sewer, which dates from 1873, has collapsed, creating a large sinkhole about 7.5 metres (25 feet) deep and about seven metres (20 feet) in circumference

  • at the intersection of College Street with St. George Street and Beverley Street.

The City of Toronto has closed

  • Beverley Street between College and Cecil Streets,
  • College Street between Huron and McCaul Streets and
  • St. George Street north of College Street,

while crews repair the roadway. (During the project, crews also temporarily removed the TTC tracks.)

Since Thursday, March 25, the TTC has detoured streetcars around the work zone.

When the transit agency restored streetcar service along the east end of the route, starting Monday, May 9, it shortened the path for streetcars detouring around the work zone. Starting 7 p.m. Monday, May 14, the City starts emergency sewer repairs on Bay Street, requiring the TTC to further revise the detour path for streetcars along these routes:

  • 306 Carlton overnight; and
  • 506 Carlton.

Shuttle buses continue to operate, replacing streetcar service on College and Carlton Streets between Spadina Avenue and Parliament Street. The TTC is also extending the path so that the shuttle buses operate as far eastward as Broadview Avenue.

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(Updated — Tuesday, May 18, 3:32 p.m.) (Updated — Tuesday, May 25, 10:41 p.m.) (Updated — Friday, May 4, 9:47 p.m.) (Updated — Friday, June 18, 4:45 p.m.) Emergency sewer repairs on Bay and the resulting TTC detours continue until May 19 until May 26 until June 7 until July 5until June 18.


506 Carlton
306 Carlton overnight

(Updated — Tuesday, May 18, 3:32 p.m.) (Updated — Tuesday, May 25, 10:41 p.m.) (Updated — Friday, May 4, 9:47 p.m.) (Updated — Friday, June 18, 4:45 p.m.) From 7 p.m. Friday, May 14 until 4 a.m. Wednesday, May 19 5 a.m. Wednesday, May 26 4 a.m. Monday, June 7 4 a.m. Monday, July 5 Friday, June 18, eastbound cars operate along their regular route to College Street and Spadina Avenue, then detour:

southward along Spadina;
eastward along Dundas Streets West and East; and then
northward along Parliament Street to Gerrard Street East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Gerrard East.

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on College Street at Beverley and McCaul Streets, University Avenue and Elizabeth, Bay and College Streets,
  • on Carlton Street at Church, Jarvis, Sherbourne, Ontario and Parliament Streets and
  • on Parliament Street at Gerrard Street East.

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

  • on Spadina Avenue beyond College and Nassau Streets,
  • on Dundas Street West at Huron, Beverley and McCaul Streets, University Avenue and Chestnut, Bay and Yonge Streets,
  • on Dundas Street East at Church, Jarvis, Sherbourne, Ontario and Parliament Streets and
  • on Parliament Street at Oak Street and Gerrard Street East.

Shuttle buses replace the cars between Spadina Avenue and Parliament Street. Eastbound streetcar passengers may transfer to eastbound buses on College Street at Spadina Avenue.

Westbound cars reverse the eastbound detour routing.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Parliament Street at Carlton Street,
  • on Carlton Street at Ontario, Sherbourne, Jarvis, Church and Yonge Streets and
  • on College Street at Bay and Elizabeth Streets, University Avenue, across from McCaul Street and at St. George Street and Spadina Avenue.

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

  • on Parliament Street across from Oak Street and at Dundas Street East,
  • on Dundas Street East at Ontario, Sherbourne, Jarvis, Church and Yonge Streets,
  • on Dundas Street West at Bay and Chestnut Streets, University Avenue, McCaul, Beverley and Huron Streets and Spadina Avenue and
  • on Spadina Avenue beyond Dundas Street West and across from Nassau Street.

Shuttle buses replace the cars between Parliament Street and Spadina Avenue. Westbound streetcar passengers may transfer to westbound buses on Gerrard Street East at Broadview Avenue.

306B / 506B Carlton shuttle buses

Buses replace streetcars along the 306 Carlton overnight and 506 Carlton routes between Spadina Avenue and Parliament Street.

(Updated — Tuesday, May 18, 3:32 p.m.) (Updated — Tuesday, May 25, 10:41 p.m.) (Updated — Friday, May 4, 9:47 p.m.) (Updated — Friday, June 18, 4:45 p.m.) From 7 p.m. Friday, May 14 until 4 a.m. Wednesday, May 19 5 a.m. Wednesday, May 26 4 a.m. Monday, June 7 4 a.m. Monday, July 5 Friday, June 18, eastbound buses start their trips on Spadina Avenue north of College Street, then proceed:

southward along Spadina;
eastward along Dundas Street West;
northward along McCaul Street;
eastward along College and Carlton Streets;
southward along Parliament Street;
eastward along Gerrard Street East;
southward along River Street;
eastward along Dundas Street East;
northward along Broadview Avenue; and then
westward along Gerrard East to just beyond Broadview,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Spadina Avenue at College and Nassau Streets,
  • on Dundas Street West beyond Spadina Avenue and at Huron, Beverley and McCaul Streets,
  • on College Street at University Avenue and Elizabeth, Bay and Yonge Streets,
  • on Carlton Street at Church, Jarvis, Sherbourne, Ontario and Parliament Streets,
  • on Gerrard Street East (eastbound) beyond Parliament Street and at Sackville, Sumach and River Streets,
  • on Dundas Street East at Munro Street,
  • on Broadview Avenue across from Mountstephen Street and
  • on Gerrard Street East (westbound) beyond Broadview Avenue.

Westbound buses start their trips on Gerrard Street East beyond Broadview Avenue, then proceed:

westward along Gerrard Street East;
northward along Parliament Street;
westward along Carlton and College Streets;
southward along McCaul Street;
westward along Dundas Street West; and then
northward along Spadina Avenue,
around Spadina Crescent; and then
southward along Spadina Avenue to College,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Gerrard Street East beyond Broadview Avenue and at St. Matthews Road and at River, Sumach, Sackville and Parliament Streets,
  • on Parliament Street at Carlton Street,
  • on Carlton Street at Ontario, Sherbourne, Jarvis, Church and Yonge Streets,
  • on College Street at Bay and Elizabeth Streets and University Avenue and
  • on Dundas Street West at Beverley Street and Spadina Avenue and
  • on Spadina Avenue across from Nassau Street and beyond College Street.

Westbound bus passengers may transfer to westbound streetcars on Spadina Avenue beyond College Street.

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