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Dundas West Station terminal: Crews start phase 2 of the project; TTC further detouring buses, streetcars, May 8



Since Monday, April 11,, TTC contractors have been working on 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 Sunday, May 8);
  • Phase two: replacing the tracks on Dundas Street West, including “special track work” (curves and switches), between Edna Avenue and the terminal entrance (Monday, May 9 until Saturday, June 18); and
  • Phase three: replacing the tracks on Edna Avenue (starting Sunday, June 19).

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During phase two, the City of Toronto is closing traffic lanes

  • on Dundas Street West at Edna Avenue

to accommodate the project. The work zone restricts traffic to just one northbound lane.

The City is also closing all traffic lanes

  • on Edna Avenue west of Dundas West.

Also during the same time period as phase two, TTC crews are:

  • permanently repairing the streetcar tracks on Dundas West south of Bloor Street West; and
  • modifying the eastbound streetcar stop on Dundas east of Roncesvalles Avenue.

To accommodate these two projects, the City is also closing:

  • Dundas Street West south of Bloor Street West.

The work zone restricts traffic to just one northbound lane.


Starting Sunday, May 8, the TTC modifies the detour routings for buses and streetcars that would usually operate through Dundas West Station terminal:

  • 40 Junction - Dundas West: Buses operate to and from Dufferin and Lansdowne stations.
  • 168 Symington: Buses operate to and from Dufferin and Lansdowne stations.
  • 304C King overnight shuttles: buses operate to and from High Park Station terminal;
  • 306 Carlton overnight: buses replace streetcars and operate to and from High Park Station terminal.
  • 312 St Clair - Junction overnight: Buses operate to and from Keele Station terminal.
  • 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.

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^ 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.

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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.

Subway trains along Line 2 Bloor - Danforth continue to operate through and drop off or pick up passengers in Dundas West Station.


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.


While Dundas Street West is closed north of Bloor Street West:

  • Crews maintain access to The Crossways’ driveway.
  • The City is restricting parking on Dundas West and temporarily closing the taxi stand.
  • The work zone restricts access to the Zipcar parking lot beside Dundas West Station from Dundas West. Alternate access to and from the lot is along a laneway on Dorval Road, one block west of Dundas off Bloor West.

While Edna Avenue is closed west of Dundas:

  • Crews maintain sidewalk access.
  • Crews maintain access to the laneway off Edna just east of Dorval.

While Dundas is closed south of Bloor:

  • Crews maintain local access only to #2323 Dundas.

As part of track renewal projects, crews store equipment and materials close to the work sites. They’ll deliver rail panels on flatbed trailers. They’ll temporarily store some flatbeds on Dundas and on Edna for a short time before they install them.


306 Carlton overnight

From Monday, May 10 until Sunday, June 19, buses replace streetcars along the route.

Eastbound buses start their trips in High Park Station bus terminal, then proceed:

southward along Keele Street and Parkside Drive; and then
eastward along Howard Park Avenue to Dundas Street West,
resuming regular route 306 eastward along Dundas West.

Eastbound buses skip regular route 306 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 buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

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

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Westbound buses operate along regular route 306 to Dundas and Bloor Streets West, then detour:

westward along Bloor West; and then
northward into High Park Station terminal,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses skip regular route 306 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.
505 Dundas

From 4 a.m. Monday, April 11 until Sunday, June 19, 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.

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^ 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.

Westbound route 504 streetcar passengers can transfer at Howard Park and Roncesvalles Avenues to buses along the 504C King shuttle-bus route to travel to the area of Dundas West Station.

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^ 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.

40A / 40B Junction - Dundas West

From Sunday, May 8 until Sunday, June 19, May 7, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Dundas Street West and Annette Street / Dupont Street then detour:

eastward along Dupont; and then
southward along Dufferin Street to Bloor Street West (beside Dufferin Station),
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Dundas Street West at Annette Street, Humberside Avenue, Jerome Street and Glenlake and Chelsea Avenues and
  • in Dundas West Station terminal.

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

  • on Dupont Street beyond Edwin Avenue, at Perth, Symington, Lasdowne and Emerson Avenues, beside #1245 Dupont and at Dufferin Street,
  • on Dufferin Street beyond Dupont Street and Lappin Avenue and at Shanly Street and Bloor Street West.

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Westbound buses start their trips on Dufferin Street at Bloor Street West (beside Dufferin Station), then proceed:

westward along Bloor Street West;
northward along Lansdowne Avenue; and then
westward along Dupont Street to Dundas Street West,
resuming their regular route northwestward along Dundas West.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • in Dundas West Station terminal and
  • on Dundas Street West across from Chelsea, Glenlake and Humberside Avenues and at Dupont Street.

Instead, westbound buses pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Dufferin Street at Bloor Street West,
  • on Bloor Street West at Brock and Lansdowne Avenues,
  • on Lansdowne Avenue at Wade Avenue (beside Lansdowne Station), Paton Road and Wallace and Lappin Avenues and
  • on Dupont Street at Symington and Franklin Avenues and Osler Street.
504C King shuttle buses

From Sunday, May 9 until Sunday, June 19, eastbound buses start their trips in High Park Station bus terminal, then proceed:

southward along Keele Street and Parkside Drive; and then
eastward along Howard Park Avenue to Roncesvalles Avenue,
resuming the regular route southward along Roncesvalles.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

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

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

  • on High Park Station terminal,
  • on Bloor Street West at Parkside Drive,
  • on Parkside Drive across from Indian Valley Crescent and
  • on Howard Park Avenue beyond Parkside Drive and at Indian Road, Roncesvalles Avenue and Dundas Street West.

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

westward along Bloor West; and then
northward into High Park Station terminal,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses skip regular route 504C 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 and
  • in High Park Station terminal.
304C King overnight shuttle buses

From Monday, May 10 until Sunday, June 19, eastbound buses start their trips in High Park Station bus terminal, then proceed:

southward along Keele Street and Parkside Drive; and then
eastward along Howard Park Avenue to Roncesvalles Avenue,
resuming their regular route southward along Roncesvalles.

Eastbound buses skip regular route 304C stops

  • on Edna Avenue at Dundas Street West,
  • on Dundas Street West at Bloor Street West and
  • on Roncesvalles Avenue at Boustead Avenue.

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

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

Westbound buses operate along regular route to Dundas and Bloor Streets West, then detour:

westward along Bloor West; and then
northward into High Park Station terminal,
ending their trips.

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 and
  • in High Park Station 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:

along their regular route southward along Dundas West.

Southbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Dundas West Station terminal.

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

along their regular route eastward along Bloor West.

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 in Keele Station bus terminal, then proceed:

northward along Keele Street to Dundas Street West,
resuming their regular route westward along Dundas West.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Edna Avenue at Dundas Street West and
  • on Dundas Street West across from Chelsea, Glenlake and Humberside Avenues and at Dupont Street, Indian Grove and Keele Street.

Instead, westbound buses pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Keele Street beyond Bloor Street West (beside Keele Station) and at Glenlake and Humberside Avenues and Annette Street.

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Eastbound buses reverse the westbound detour routing.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Dundas Street West at Indian Road Crescent, Annette Street, Humberside Avenue, Jerome Street and Glenlake and Chelsea Avenues and
  • on Edna Avenue at Dundas Street West.

Instead, eastbound buses pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Keele Street [southbound] beyond Dundas Street West, at Annette Street, Humberside, Hillsdale and Glenlake Avenues and beside #66 Keele and
  • on Keele Street [northbound] beyond Bloor Street West (beside Keele Station).
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:

eastward along Bloor Street West; and then
northward along Dufferin Street to just beyond Bloor West (beside Dufferin Station),
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Dundas West Station terminal.

Instead, southbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stops

  • on Bloor Street West at Sterling Road and Lansdowne and Brock Avenues and
  • on Dufferin Street beyond Bloor Street West.

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Northbound buses start their trips on Dufferin Street, just beyond Bloor Street West, then proceed:

northward along Dufferin;
westward along Dupont Street;
southward along Lansdowne Avenue; and then
westward along Bloor Street West to Symington Avenue,
resuming their regular route northward along Symington.

Southbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Dundas West Station terminal.

Instead, northbound buses drop off passengers at temporary stops

  • on Dufferin Street beyond Bloor Street West and at Shanly and Hallam Streets,
  • on Dupont Street beside #1234 Dupont and at Emerson Avenue,
  • on Lansdowne Avenue at Lappin and Wallace Avenues, Paton Road and Wade Avenue (beside Lansdowne Station) and at Bloor Street West and
  • on Bloor Street West at Symington Avenue.