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Queen West / King West / Queensway / Roncesvalles construction: Stage 2 starts November 14; TTC revises detours



Starting Sunday, November 14, the City of Toronto is reopening:

  • The Queensway / Queen Street West to through traffic at the intersection with Roncesvalles Avenue / King Street West; and
  • Roncesvalles Avenue between south of Grafton Avenue and The Queensway / Queen Street West.

It’s also closing:

  • King Street West between The Queensway / Queen Street West and Wilson Park Road

to most traffic to accommodate the next phase of the City /TTC ongoing project to replace the streetcar tracks and improve the street infrastructure

  • at the intersection of Queen Street West / King Street West / The Queensway / Roncesvalles Avenue.

Stage 1 of the project started Sunday, January 3 and the TTC has replaced streetcars with buses along the 301 / 501 Queen and 304 / 504A King routes since then. It revised the detours for the bus routes, starting Monday, April 5. Starting November 14, the TTC further revises service.

It’s resuming through service for buses along these routes:

  • 301 Queen overnight;
  • 501H Queen / Humber; and
  • 501L Queen / Long Branch.

It’s detouring buses along these routes around the work zone:

  • 304 King overnight; and
  • 504C King.

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It’s cancelling temporary shuttle-bus service along these routes:

  • 304G King overnight (Dundas W Stn - Roncesvalles Carhouse);
  • 504G King (Dundas W Stn - Roncesvalles Carhouse); and
  • 504Q King (Triller - Princes’ Gate).

The City is partially closing the intersection of Queen Street West / King Street West / The Queensway / Roncesvalles Avenue “until early winter 2022”, meaning as late as until January 31, 2022, as part of co-ordinated efforts by the City and TTC to upgrade various infrastructure in the area.

According to the City’s website, “The transition to Stage 2 construction was initially planned for late July 2021. Due to unforeseen utility conflicts, construction was paused to ensure safety and resolve the conflicts. The City has worked with the project consultant, the contractor, utility providers, TTC and other stakeholders to resolve all conflicts, and the contractor is able to proceed with the remaining work.”

Crews continue or finish:

  • replacing TTC poles, installing new lighting, upgrading the streetcar tracks and rebuilding the roadway, curb, streetcar platforms and sidewalks on King Street West between The Queensway / Queen Street West and about 100 metres further southeast.
  • replacing TTC poles, installing new lighting,upgrading the streetcar tracks and rebuilding the roadway, curb, streetcar platforms and sidewalks on The Queensway between Parkside Drive and Roncesvalles Avenue / King Street West;
  • replacing TTC wiring the intersection of Queen Street West / King Street West / The Queensway / Roncesvalles Avenue and on King Street West;
  • improving the streetscape work at Beaty Boulevard Park (southwest corner of the intersection); and
  • rehabilitating the top side of the bridge carrying The Queensway over Parkside Drive.

Crews mainly work Mondays to Fridays from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. (and, occasionally, evenings and weekends, when necessary).


For pedestrians:

You can generally continue to use most sidewalks in the work zone.

You can cross the Queen West / King West / Queensway / Roncesvalles intersection at:

  • North-south crosswalk at Queen Street West on the east side of the intersection;
  • East-west crosswalk at Roncesvalles Avenue on the north side of the intersection.

You can’t cross at:

  • North-south crosswalk at The Queensway on the west side of the intersection;
  • East-west crosswalk at King Street West on the south side of the intersection - the City is installing a temporary crosswalk further southeast on King West.

You can also use:

  • North-south crosswalk on The Queensway at the west side of Glendale Avenue,

The City says it will provide safe, alternate pedestrian access whenever the work zone blocks a sidewalk.

It also warns pedestrians that it may close the footbridge between Beaty Boulevard Parkette and the Martin Goodman Trail for two to three days during work in that area.


For cyclists:

  • You can share the travel lanes in each direction on The Queensway between Parkside and Roncesvalles / King West.
  • Due to the King West road closure, you must dismount and use available sidewalks to travel in both directions along King.
  • You can also dismount and use available sidewalks and pedestrian crossings.

The City warns pedestrians that it may close the footbridge between Beaty Boulevard Parkette and the Martin Goodman Trail for two to three days during work in that area.


For motorists:

  • The City has closed King Street West between The Queensway / Queen Street West and Wilson Park Road during stage 2. All lanes are closed west of Triller Avenue. Just one lane is available for eastbound traffic between Triller and Wilson Park.
  • You can’t turn right from southbound Triller Avenue onto westbound King West.
  • You can turn left from southbound Triller onto eastbound King.
  • Just one lane is available for traffic in each direction on The Queensway between Parkside Drive and Roncesvalles Avenue / King.
  • Northbound traffic can’t access Sunnyside Avenue from Queensway.
  • Southbound traffic on Sunnyside can turn left or right onto Queensway.
  • You can access Glendale Avenue from Queensway. An advance green signal helps eastbound traffic on Queensway to turn left onto northbound Glendale.


504C King shuttle buses

Starting Sunday, November 14, the TTC resumes service along the temporary shuttle-bus route, replacing two temporary routes:

  • the 504G King shuttle-bus route - between Dundas West Station and Roncesvalles Carhouse; and
  • the 504Q King shuttle-bus route - between Queen Street West / Triller Avenue and Princes’ Gate Loop.

Eastbound route 504C buses start their trips in Dundas West Station terminal, then proceed:

eastward along Edna Avenue;
southward along Dundas Street West and Roncesvalles Avenue;
eastward along Queen Street West;
southward along Triller Avenue;
southeast- and eastward along King Street West;
southward along Strachan Avenue;
westward along Manitoba Drive;
southward along Canada Boulevard; and then
eastward into Princes’ Gate Loop,
ending their trips.

Eastbound route 504C buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • in Dundas West Station terminal,
  • on Edna Avenue at Dundas Street West,
  • on Dundas Street West at Bloor Street West,
  • on Roncesvalles Avenue beyond Boustead and Howard Park Avenues, at Grenadier Road, beyond High Park Boulevard, at Galley Avenue, beyond Marion Street and at The Queensway,
  • on King Street West across from Wilson Park Road, at Dowling, Jameson, Dunn and Spencer Avenues and Dufferin Street, across from Joe Shuster Way and at Atlantic Avenue, Douro and Shaw Streets and Strachan Avenue,
  • on Strachan Avenue at Canniff and East Liberty Streets and Manitoba Drive and
  • in Princes’ Gate Loop.

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Westbound route 504C buses start their trips in Princes’ Gate Loop, then proceed:

northward along Canada Boulevard;
eastward along Manitoba Drive;
northward along Strachan Avenue;
west- and northwestward along King Street West;
northward along Roncesvalles Avenue and Dundas Street West; and then
westward into Dundas West Station terminal,
ending their trips.

Westbound route 504C buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • in Princes’ Gate Loop,
  • on Strachan Avenue beyond Fleet Street and at Wellington Street West,
  • on King Street West at Sudbury and Shaw Streets, across from Jefferson Avenue, at Joe Shuster Way and Dufferin Street,
  • on Dufferin Street across from Melbourne Avenue,
  • on Queen Street West beyond Dufferin Street and at Brock, O’Hara, Lansdowne, Sourauren, Triller and Roncesvalles Avenues,
  • on Roncesvalles Avenue beyond Queen Street West and Marion Street, at Garden and Fermanagh Avenues and Grenadier Road, beyond Howard Park Avenue and across from Boustead Avenue,
  • on Dundas Street West at Bloor Street West and
  • in Dundas West Station terminal.

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304 King overnight shuttle buses

Starting Monday, November 15, the TTC extends the temporary shuttle-bus route, replacing the temporary

Eastbound route 304 buses start their trips in Dundas West Station terminal, then proceed:

eastward along Edna Avenue;
southward along Dundas Street West and Roncesvalles Avenue; and then
eastward along Queen Street West to Triller Avenue,
resuming their regular route southward along Triller.

Eastbound route 304 buses resume dropping off or picking up passengers at stops

  • on Edna Avenue at Dundas Street West,
  • on Dundas Street West at Bloor Street West and
  • on Roncesvalles Avenue beyond Boustead and Howard Park Avenues, at Grenadier Road, beyond High Park Boulevard, at Galley Avenue, beyond Marion Street and at The Queensway.

Westbound route 304 buses operate along their usual route to Queen Street West and Triller Avenue, then proceed:

westward along Queen Street West;
northward along Roncesvalles Avenue and Dundas Street West; and then
westward into Dundas West Station terminal,
ending their trips.

Westbound route 304 buses resume dropping off or picking up passengers at stops

  • on Queen Street West at Roncesvalles Avenue
  • on Roncesvalles Avenue beyond Queen Street West and Marion Street, at Garden and Fermanagh Avenues and Grenadier Road, beyond Howard Park Avenue and across from Boustead Avenue,
  • on Dundas Street West at Bloor Street West and
  • in Dundas West Station terminal.

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504G King shuttle buses
504Q King shuttle buses

Saturday, November 13 is the last day that the TTC operates buses along the routes. Instead, starting Sunday, November 14, buses resume operating along the temporary 504C King shuttle-bus route between Dundas West Station and Princes’ Gate Loop.

304G King overnight shuttle buses

Sunday, November 14 is the last day that the TTC operates buses along the route. Instead, starting Monday, November 15, it extends the path for buses operating along the 304 King overnight route. Route 304 buses operate between Dundas Street West / Bloor Street West and Broadview Avenue / Danforth Avenue.

501H Queen / Humber shuttle buses
501L Queen / Long Branch shuttle buses
301 Queen overnight shuttle buses

Starting Monday, April 5, the TTC revises the path for buses operating along the routes.

Eastbound buses operate along their usual route to Queen Street West and Triller Avenue, then proceed:

eastward along Queen West to Dufferin Street,
resuming their usual route eastward along Queen West.

Eastbound buses again drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Queen Street West at Triller, Beaty, Jameson and Dunn Avenues, across from Brock Avenue and at Dufferin Street.

Eastbound buses no longer serve passengers at stops

  • on King Street West across from Wilson Park Road and at Dowling, Jameson, Dunn and Spencer Avenues and Dufferin Street.

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Westbound buses operate along their usual route to Queen Street West and Triller Avenue, then proceed:

westward along Queen West to King Street West / Roncesvalles Avenue,
resuming their usual route westward along The Queensway.

Westbound buses again drop off or pick up passengers at their usual stops

  • on Queen Street West at Roncesvalles Avenue.

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