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King East / Church track repairs: TTC detours, overnight July 5, 6

TTC track crews have identified sections of rail at

  • the intersection of King Street East with Church Street

that they must urgently repair. During this project crews work only in the track area to:

  • break and remove concrete to expose the old rail;
  • inspect and repair the rail; and
  • place new concrete.

From 10 p.m. Monday, July 5 until 4 a.m. Tuesday, July 6, the TTC is operating buses, instead of streetcars, along these routes to accommodate the project:

  • 304 King overnight; and
  • 504 King.

It’s also detouring streetcars along these routes during the track repairs:

  • 301 Queen overnight; and
  • 501 Queen.

(Route 301 / 501 cars have been detouring along King Streets East and West due to construction on Queen Street West between Fennings and Bay Streets.)

TTC crews start working at the intersection as early as 7 a.m. July 5 to set up a small work zone in the area. They start saw-cutting concrete shortly afterward, then excavate to expose the old rail. The intend to stop excavating by 9 p.m., when they will inspect and repair the rail. Streetcars continue to operate through the area until 10 p.m. The small work zone remains in place until early July 6 morning to allow the new concrete time to properly cure.

Traffic continues to flow along King Street East through the curb lanes. Crews may temporarily remove street furniture and streetcar platforms to maintain traffic. North- and southbound traffic along Church Street may only turn right at King East — the work zone blocks through traffic.

504 King
304 King overnight

From 10 p.m. Monday, July 5 until 4 a.m. Tuesday, July 4, buses replace streetcars along the entire route between Distillery and Dufferin Gate Loops.

501 Queen
301 Queen overnight

From 10 p.m. Monday, July 5 until 4 a.m. Tuesday, July 4, westbound cars operate along their long-term detour routing to Queen Street East and Parliament Street, ending their trips.

Westbound cars skip their regular 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 and John and Peter Streets,
  • on Spadina Avenue beyond King Street West and
  • on Charlotte Street at Oxley Street.

Westbound streetcar passengers may transfer to westbound shuttle buses along the 301L Queen / Long Branch overnight, 501L Queen / Long Branch and 501P Queen / Humber shuttle-bus routes at stops on Queen Street East between River and Parliament Streets.

Eastbound cars start their trips on Queen Street East at Parliament Street, then proceed:

northward along Parliament;
eastward along Dundas Street East; and then
southward along Broadview Avenue to Queen Street East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Queen East.

Eastbound cars skip their regular 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, at Sherbourne Street, across from Ontario Street and at Parliament Street,
  • on Parliament Street at Adelaide and Queen Streets East and
  • on Queen Street East at Sackville, Sumach and River Streets, across from Carroll Street and at Broadview Avenue.

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

  • 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.

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