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TTC rebuilding terminal at Dundas West Station, detouring buses, streetcars, starting April 11



Update — Saturday, May 7, 8:24 a.m.: The TTC starts phase two of the project, further detouring streetcars and buses, starting Sunday, May 8.


Monday, April 11, the TTC starts a project to upgrade the terminal at Dundas West Station. During the project, crews are:

  • rebuilding the streetcar tracks in the terminal;
  • modifying the platform for streetcar passengers; and
  • re-aligning the overhead streetcar wiring in some areas to improve how the TTC’s low-floor Flexity Outlook streetcars operate through the terminal.

Construction on the project takes place in three phases:

  • Phase one: replacing the tracks in Dundas West Station terminal and expanding the platform for streetcars along the 505 Dundas route (Monday, April 11 until Saturday, May 7);
  • Phase two: replacing the tracks on Dundas Street West, including “special track work” (curves and switches), between Edna Avenue and the terminal entrance (Sunday, May 8 until Saturday, June 18); and
  • Phase three: replacing the tracks on Edna Avenue (starting Sunday, June 19).

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During the Dundas West Station project, crews also work on two other nearby streetcar-infrastructure projects:

  • modifying the eastbound streetcar stop on Dundas Street West beyond Roncesvalles Avenue; and
  • permanently repairing a section of track on Dundas Street West south of Bloor Street West.

The TTC explains that the work on Dundas West south of Bloor West “is of an emergency nature. This work will be scheduled early in the project. Details will be provided in a future notice prior to the start of the emergency work.”

Construction in the terminal does not affect subway service along Line 2 Bloor - Danforth and passengers can continue to enter or exit the station through the usual access points.

The TTC originally planned to start this project Monday, April 4.


During phase 1, crews remove track and concrete in the terminal at the west end and progress eastward toward Dundas Street West.

The TTC is detouring buses and streetcars along these routes:

  • 40 Junction - Dundas West: Buses continue operate to and from the area of Dundas West Station, picking up passengers at a stop on Edna Avenue at Dundas Street West
  • 168 Symington: Buses continue operate to and from the area of Dundas West Station, picking up passengers at a stop on Edna Avenue at Dundas Street West.
  • 304C King overnight shuttles: buses operate to and from High Park Station terminal;
  • 306 Carlton overnight: streetcars operate to and from High Park Loop;
  • 312 St Clair - Junction overnight: Buses continue operate to and from the area of Dundas West Station, picking up passengers at a stop on Edna Avenue at Dundas Street West.
  • 402 Parkdale community bus: The TTC has not yet announced detour information.
  • 504C King shuttles: buses operate to and from High Park Station terminal; and
  • 505 Dundas: streetcars operate to and from High Park Loop.

The TTC continues to replace streetcars along the 304 King overnight and 504A King routes with buses along the 304C / 504C routes. The buses operate due the ongoing City of Toronto / TTC 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.

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^ Note that the map contains an error. Route 306 and 505 cars operate directly between Howard Park Avenue and Dundas Street West. They don’t operate along Roncesvalles Avenue between Dundas West and Howard Park.


Crews typically work on major construction activities, including breaking concrete, excavating and removing rail from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. daily. If necessary, crews may work as late as 11 p.m.

While crews move rail into position, install the new rail and grind and weld the new rail, they may work late evenings, overnight and weekends. The TTC says, “After-hours work is required to preserve the integrity of the rail and support daytime construction.”

Crews work on the overhead wiring before and after they remove the old track and install the new track.


Sources:

  • TTC: “Dundas West Station - streetcar track renewal and platform expansion”, here.
  • TTC: “Service advisories - streetcar service”, here.
  • TTC: “Service advisories - bus service”, here.
  • Steve Munro: “Dundas West Station reconstruction (Revised)”, here.
  • Steve Munro: “Dundas West Station reconstruction”, here.

306 Carlton overnight

From 4 a.m. Monday, April 11 until Saturday, May 7, eastbound streetcars start their trips in High Park Loop, then proceed:

eastward along Howard Park Avenue to Dundas Street West,
resuming their regular route eastward along Dundas West.

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Edna Avenue at Dundas Street West and
  • on Dundas Street West at Bloor Street West, beyond Roncesvalles Avenue and at Howard Park Avenue.

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

  • in High Park Loop and
  • on Howard Park Avenue beyond Parkside Drive and at Indian Road, Roncesvalles Avenue and Dundas Street West.

306_DWS_Apr4.jpg

^ Note that the map contains an error. Route 306 cars operate directly between Howard Park Avenue and Dundas Street West. They don’t operate along Roncesvalles Avenue between Dundas West and Howard Park.

Westbound cars reverse the eastbound detour routing.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Dundas Street West across from Roncesvalles Avenue and at Bloor Street West and
  • on Edna Avenue at Dundas Street West.

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

  • on Howard Park Avenue at Roncesvalles Avenue, Indian Road and Parkside Drive and
  • in High Park Loop.
505 Dundas

From 4 a.m. Monday, April 11 until Saturday, May 7, eastbound streetcars start their trips in High Park Loop, then proceed:

eastward along Howard Park Avenue to Dundas Street West,
resuming their regular route eastward along Dundas West.

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • in Dundas West Station terminal,
  • on Edna Avenue at Dundas Street West and
  • on Dundas Street West beyond Roncesvalles Avenue and at Howard Park Avenue.

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

  • in High Park Loop and
  • on Howard Park Avenue beyond Parkside Drive and at Indian Road, Roncesvalles Avenue and Dundas Street West.

505_DWS_Apr4.jpg

^ Note that the map contains an error. Route 505 cars operate directly between Howard Park Avenue and Dundas Street West. They don’t operate along Roncesvalles Avenue between Dundas West and Howard Park.

Westbound cars reverse the eastbound detour routing.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Dundas Street West across from Roncesvalles Avenue and at Bloor Street West and
  • in Dundas West Station terminal.

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

  • on Howard Park Avenue at Roncesvalles Avenue, Indian Road and Parkside Drive and
  • in High Park Loop.
40A / 40B Junction - Dundas West

From 4 a.m. Monday, April 11 until Saturday, May 7, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Dundas Street West beside Dundas West Station, then detour:

southward along Dundas West;
westward along Bloor Street West;
northward along Dorval Road; and then
eastward along Edna Avenue to Dundas,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Dundas West Station terminal.

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

  • on Dundas Street West beside Dundas West Station and
  • on Edna Avenue at Dundas Street West.

40_DWS_Apr4.jpg

Westbound buses start their trips on Edna Avenue at Dundas Street West, then proceed:

along their regular route northward along Dundas West.

Westbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Dundas West Station terminal.

Instead, westbound buses pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Edna Avenue at Dundas Street West.
504C King shuttle buses

From 4 a.m. Monday, April 11 until Saturday, May 7, eastbound buses start their trips in High Park Station bus terminal, then proceed:

southward along High Park Avenue; and then
eastward along Bloor Street West to Dundas Street West,
resuming their regular route southward along Dundas West.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • in Dundas West Station terminal,
  • on Edna Avenue at Dundas Street West and
  • on Dundas Street West at Bloor Street West.

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

  • in High Park Station bus terminal and
  • on Bloor Street West at Parkside Drive, Indian Road and Dundas Street West.

504_DWS_Apr4.jpg

Westbound buses reverse the eastbound detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Dundas Street West at Bloor Street West and
  • in Dundas West Station terminal.

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

  • on Bloor Street West beyond Dundas Street West and at Indian Road, Keele Street and High Park Avenue.
  • in High Park Station bus terminal.
304C King overnight shuttle buses

From 4 a.m. Monday, April 11 until Saturday, May 7, eastbound buses start their trips in High Park Station bus terminal, then proceed:

southward along High Park Avenue; and then
eastward along Bloor Street West to Dundas Street West,
resuming their regular route southward along Dundas West.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Edna Avenue at Dundas Street West and
  • on Dundas Street West at Bloor Street West.

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

  • in High Park Station bus terminal and
  • on Bloor Street West at Parkside Drive, Indian Road and Dundas Street West.

Westbound buses reverse the eastbound detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Dundas Street West at Bloor Street West and
  • on Edna Avenue at Dundas Street West.

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

  • on Bloor Street West beyond Dundas Street West and at Indian Road, Keele Street and High Park Avenue.
  • in High Park Station bus terminal.
402 Parkdale community bus

(Unofficial. The TTC has not yet announced detour information. This part of the post is speculative — our “educated guess” about the likely detour for route 402.)

From Monday, April 11 until Saturday, May 7, southbound buses likely operate along their regular route to Bloor and Dundas Streets West, then proceed:

westward along Bloor West;
northward along Dorval Road;
eastward along Edna Avenue; and then
southward along Dundas West to the bus / streetcar entrance to Dundas West Station terminal,
resuming their regular route southward along Dundas.

Southbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Dundas West Station terminal.

Instead, southbound buses pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Bloor Street West beyond Dundas Street West,
  • on Edna Avenue at Dundas Street West and
  • on Dundas Street West beside Dundas West Station.

Northbound buses likely operate along their regular route to Dundas and Bloor Streets West, then detour:

westward along Bloor West;
northward along Dorval Road;
eastward along Edna Avenue; and then
southward along Dundas West to the bus / streetcar entrance to Dundas West Station terminal,
resuming their regular route southward along Dundas.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Dundas Street West at Bloor Street West and
  • in Dundas West Station terminal.

Instead, northbound buses pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Bloor Street West beyond Dundas Street West,
  • on Edna Avenue at Dundas Street West and
  • on Dundas Street West beside Dundas West Station.
312 St Clair - Junction overnight

From 4 a.m. Monday, April 11 until Saturday, May 7, eastbound buses start their trips on Edna Avenue at Dundas Street West, then proceed:

along their regular route northward along Dundas West.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Dundas West Station terminal.

Instead, eastbound buses pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Edna Avenue at Dundas Street West.

312_DWS_Apr4.jpg

Westbound buses operate along their regular route to Dundas Street West beside Dundas West Station, then detour:

southward along Dundas West;
westward along Bloor Street West;
northward along Dorval Road; and then
eastward along Edna Avenue to Dundas,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Dundas West Station terminal.

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

  • on Dundas Street West beside Dundas West Station and
  • on Edna Avenue at Dundas Street West.
168 Symington

From 4 a.m. Monday, April 11 until Saturday, May 7, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Symington and Bloor Street West, then detour:

westward along Bloor Street West;
northward along Dorval Road; and then
eastward along Edna Avenue to Dundas,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Dundas West Station terminal.

Instead, southbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Edna Avenue at Dundas Street West.

168_DWS_Apr4.jpg

Northbound buses start their trips on Edna Avenue at Dundas Street West, then proceed:

southward along Dundas West to the bus / streetcar entrance to Dundas West Station terminal,
resuming their regular route southward along Dundas West.

Southbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Dundas West Station terminal.

Instead, southbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Edna Avenue at Dundas Street West and
  • on Dundas Street West beside Dundas West Station.