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King West / Tecumseth; King West / Walnut track repairs: TTC detours, starting July 9

Starting 8 p.m. Friday, July 9, TTC track crews are repairing the streetcar tracks

  • on King Street West at Tecumseth Street.

While they’re in the area, they’ll also repair a section of broken rail further west

  • on King Street West west of Walnut Avenue.

Crews work only in the track area to:

  • saw-cut, mill and break concrete to expose the pld rail;
  • replace the old rail with new rail; and
  • place new concrete.

The TTC is detouring buses and streetcars along these routes, while crews repair the rails:

The transit agency is detouring streetcars and buses along these routes, during the project:

  • 504 King; and
  • 504Q King shuttle buses.


Rail replacement at King West / Tecumseth and King West / Walnut and the resulting TTC detours continue until July 12 (4 a.m.)

The track crews set up two work zones Friday, July 9 at 8 p.m. and start cutting into the concrete. They then mill and excavate to expose the old rail. They end these activities by 11 p.m. each day. However, the TTC cautions, “While most work typically ends at 11 p.m., rail work of this nature requires periods of around-the-clock work to ensure quality installation of new rail and concrete.”

When crews replace the old rail with new rail, they also cut, weld and grind the rail. Expect noise. They then pour concrete in the track area and set it to cure. The new concrete requires curing time before the crews can remove the work zone so that all vehicles can again use this section of roadway by 4 a.m. Monday, July 12.

The two work zone restrict traffic to the curb lanes during the project. The City of Toronto is prohibiting on-street parking near the work zones to maintain traffic flow. The work zones may also block motorists from turning left onto or off of these sections of King West.

504 King

From 8 p.m. Friday, July 9 until 4 a.m. Monday, July 12, eastbound cars start their trips in Fleet Loop, then proceed:

eastward along Fleet Street; and then
northward along Bathurst Street to King Street West,
resusming their regular route eastward along King West.

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • in Dufferin Gate Loop,
  • on Dufferin Street at Liberty Street and King Street West,
  • on King Street West across from Joe Shuster Way, at Atlantic Avenue, Douro and Shaw Streets, Strachan Avenue and Niagara and Tecumseth Streets.

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

  • on Fleet Street at Bathurst Street and
  • on Bathurst Street at Fort York Boulevard, Niagara Street and King Street West.

Westbound cars reverse the eastbound detour routing.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West at Tecumseth and Niagara Streets, Strachan Avenue, Shaw and Sudbury Streets, across from Jefferson Avenue and at Jow Shuster Way and Dufferin Street,
  • on Dufferin Street across from Liberty Street and at Springhurst Avenue and
  • on Dufferin Gate Loop.

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

  • on Bathurst Street at Niagara Street and Fort York Boulevard and
  • on Fleet Street beyond Bathurst Street.
504Q King shuttle buses

From 8 p.m. Friday, July 9 until 4 a.m. Monday, July 12, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street West and Spadina Avenue, ending their trips.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Strachan Avenue at Canniff and East Liberty Streets and Manitoba Drive and
  • in Princes’ Gate Loop.

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

  • on King Street West at Niagara and Tecumseth Streets and beyond Bathurst and Portland Streets.

Westbound buses start their trips eastbound on King Street West at Spadina Avenue, then proceed:

southward along Spadina;
westward along Front Street West;
northward along Portland Street; and then
westward along King Street West to Strachan Avenue,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • in Princes’ Gate Loop and
  • on Strachan Avenue beyond Fleet Street and at Wellington Street West.

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

  • on King Street West at Bathurst, Tecumseth and Niagara Streets and Strachan Avenue.
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