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Dufferin Street emergency sewer repair: TTC detours, starting January 20



Update — Friday, February 3, 5:06 p.m. — Water-main repairs on King Street West at University Avenue have ended. The TTC is revising the detours for streetcars and buses along the 504A / 504B / 504C King routes. Buses along the 503 Kingston Rd route resume their previous detour routing.


Update — Wednesday, January 25, 11:59 p.m.: According to Steve Munro, TTC streetcars along the 501 Queen route are now turning around at Sunnyside Loop, instead of through Roncesvalles Carhouse.


Update — Tuesday, January 24, 11:59 p.m.: According to local transit commentator, Steve Munro, the TTC has extended the path for the 29 Dufferin and 329 Dufferin overnight routes so that buses operate into Exhibition Place.


Update — Monday, January 23, 5:30 p.m.: Starting Sunday, January 22, the TTC revised detours for buses and streetcars along the 304 King overnight, 504A King and 504C King shuttle-bus routes due to emergency water-main repairs on King Street West at University Avenue.


A sewer on Dufferin Street just north of Springhurst Avenue (near Exhibition Place and the TTC’s Dufferin Gate Loop) has partially collapsed, blocking the roadway to all traffic.

The City of Toronto has closed:

  • Dufferin Street between Liberty Street and Saskatchewan Road / British Columbia Road,

while crews repair the infrastructure.

The TTC is detouring buses and streetcars along these routes, while the street is closed:

  • 29 Dufferin;
  • 329 Dufferin overnight;
  • 501 Queen;
  • 504 King; and
  • 929 Dufferin express.

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Shuttle buses continue to replace streetcars along King and Queen streets west beyond (west of) Dufferin Street. Emergency sewer repairs on Dufferin Street and the resulting TTC detours continue until further notice.


29 Dufferin

(Updated — Tuesday, January 24, 11:59 p.m.): StartingFrom Friday, January 20 until Tuesday, January 24, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Dufferin Street and King Street West, then detour:

eastward along King West;
southward along Strachan Avenue;
westward along East Liberty and Liberty streets to Dufferin,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Dufferin Street across from Liberty Street and at Springhurst Avenue,
  • in Dufferin Gate Loop,
  • on Saskatchewan Road beyond Dufferin Street,
  • on Princes’ Boulevard at Ontario Drive,
  • on Nunavut Road beside the Horse Palace,
  • on Nova Scotia Avenue at Manitoba Drive and
  • on Canada Boulevard at Princes’ Boulevard.

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

  • on King Street West across from Joe Shuster Way, at Atlantic Avenue, Douro and Shaw streets and Strachan Avenue,
  • on Strachan Avenue at Canniff and East Liberty streets and
  • on East Liberty Street beyond Pirandello Street and at Lynn Williams Street and Atlantic Avenue.

Northbound buses start their trips on Liberty Street at Dufferin Street, then proceed:

along their regular route northward along Dufferin.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Canada Boulevard at Princes’ Boulevard,
  • on Princes’ Boulevard across from Newfoundland Road and at Ontario Drive,
  • on Saskatchewan Road at Dufferin Street,
  • in Dufferin Gate Loop and
  • on Dufferin Street across from Springhurst Avenue and at Liberty Street.

(Updated — Tuesday, January 24, 11:59 p.m.): Starting Tuesday, January 24, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Dufferin Street and King Street West, then detour:

eastward along King West;
southward along Strachan Avenue; and then
westward along Manitoba Drive to Canada Boulevard,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Dufferin Street across from Liberty Street and at Springhurst Avenue,
  • in Dufferin Gate Loop,
  • on Saskatchewan Road beyond Dufferin Street,
  • on Princes’ Boulevard at Ontario Drive,
  • on Nunavut Road beside the Horse Palace and
  • on Nova Scotia Avenue at Manitoba Drive.

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

  • on King Street West across from Joe Shuster Way, at Atlantic Avenue, Douro and Shaw streets and Strachan Avenue and
  • on Strachan Avenue at Canniff and East Liberty streets and Manitoba Drive.

Northbound buses start their trips on Canada Boulevard north of Princes’ Boulevard, then proceed:

westward along Princes’;
north- and westward along Nunavut Road;
northward along Nova Scotia Avenue;
eastward along Manitoba Drive;
northward along Strachan Avenue; and then
westward along East Liberty and Liberty streets to Dufferin Street,
resuming their regular route northward along Dufferin.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Saskatchewan Road at Dufferin Street,
  • in Dufferin Gate Loop and
  • on Dufferin Street across from Springhurst Avenue and at Liberty Street.

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

  • on Princes’ Boulevard across from Newfoundland Road,
  • on Nunavut Road beside the Horse Palace,
  • on Nova Scotia Avenue at Manitoba Drive,
  • on Manitoba Drive at Strachan Avenue,
  • on Strachan Avenue beyond Fleet Street and
  • on East Liberty Street beyond Pirandello Street and at Lynn Williams Street and Atlantic Avenue.
929 Dufferin express

Starting Friday, January 20, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Dufferin Street and King Street West, then detour:

eastward along King West;
southward along Strachan Avenue;
westward along East Liberty and Liberty streets to Dufferin,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Dufferin Street across from Liberty Street and at Springhurst Avenue and
  • in Dufferin Gate Loop.

Northbound buses start their trips on Liberty Street at Dufferin Street, then proceed:

along their regular route northward along Dufferin.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • in Dufferin Gate Loop and
  • on Dufferin Street across from Springhurst Avenue and at Liberty Street.
329 Dufferin overnight

(Updated — Tuesday, January 24, 11:59 p.m.): StartingFrom Saturday, January 21 until Tuesday, January 24, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Dufferin Street and King Street West, then detour:

eastward along King West;
southward along Strachan Avenue;
westward along East Liberty and Liberty streets to Dufferin,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Dufferin Street across from Liberty Street and at Springhurst Avenue,
  • in Dufferin Gate Loop,
  • on Saskatchewan Road beyond Dufferin Street,
  • on Princes’ Boulevard at Ontario Drive,
  • on Nunavut Road beside the Horse Palace,
  • on Nova Scotia Avenue at Manitoba Drive and
  • on Canada Boulevard at Princes’ Boulevard.

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

  • on King Street West across from Joe Shuster Way, at Atlantic Avenue, Douro and Shaw streets and Strachan Avenue,
  • on Strachan Avenue at Canniff and East Liberty streets and
  • on East Liberty Street beyond Pirandello Street and at Lynn Williams Street and Atlantic Avenue.

Northbound buses start their trips on Liberty Street at Dufferin Street, then proceed:

along their regular route northward along Dufferin.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Canada Boulevard at Princes’ Boulevard,
  • on Princes’ Boulevard across from Newfoundland Road and at Ontario Drive,
  • on Saskatchewan Road at Dufferin Street,
  • in Dufferin Gate Loop and
  • on Dufferin Street across from Springhurst Avenue and at Liberty Street.

(Updated — Tuesday, January 24, 11:59 p.m.): Starting Wednesday, January 25, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Dufferin Street and King Street West, then detour:

eastward along King West;
southward along Strachan Avenue; and then
westward along Manitoba Drive to Canada Boulevard,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Dufferin Street across from Liberty Street and at Springhurst Avenue,
  • in Dufferin Gate Loop,
  • on Saskatchewan Road beyond Dufferin Street,
  • on Princes’ Boulevard at Ontario Drive,
  • on Nunavut Road beside the Horse Palace and
  • on Nova Scotia Avenue at Manitoba Drive.

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

  • on King Street West across from Joe Shuster Way, at Atlantic Avenue, Douro and Shaw streets and Strachan Avenue and
  • on Strachan Avenue at Canniff and East Liberty streets and Manitoba Drive.

Northbound buses start their trips on Canada Boulevard north of Princes’ Boulevard, then proceed:

westward along Princes’;
north- and westward along Nunavut Road;
northward along Nova Scotia Avenue;
eastward along Manitoba Drive;
northward along Strachan Avenue; and then
westward along East Liberty and Liberty streets to Dufferin Street,
resuming their regular route northward along Dufferin.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Saskatchewan Road at Dufferin Street,
  • in Dufferin Gate Loop and
  • on Dufferin Street across from Springhurst Avenue and at Liberty Street.

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

  • on Princes’ Boulevard across from Newfoundland Road,
  • on Nunavut Road beside the Horse Palace,
  • on Nova Scotia Avenue at Manitoba Drive,
  • on Manitoba Drive at Strachan Avenue,
  • on Strachan Avenue beyond Fleet Street and
  • on East Liberty Street beyond Pirandello Street and at Lynn Williams Street and Atlantic Avenue.
504A King

(Updated — Monday, January 23, 5:30 p.m.) Starting From Friday, January 21 until Sunday, January 22, eastbound buses start their trips in Fleet Loop, then proceed:

eastward along Fleet Street; and then
northward along Bathurst Street to King Street West,
resuming 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 and 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 across from Bastion Street and at Bathurst Street and
  • on Bathurst Street at Fort York Boulevard, Niagara Street and King Street West.

Shuttle buses replace the cars west of Dufferin Street.

Westbound streetcars reverse the westbound detour routing.

Westbound cars skip their regular and long-term detour stops

  • on King Street West at Tecumseth and Niagara Streets, Strachan Avenue, Shaw and Sudbury streets, across from Jefferson Avenue and at Joe Shuster Way and Dufferin Street,
  • on Dufferin Street across from Liberty Street and at Springhurst Avenue and
  • in 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 and Bastion streets.

Shuttle buses replace the cars **west of Dufferin Street. Westbound streetcar passengers may transfer to westbound buses at stops on King Street West between Bathurst and Dufferin streets.

(Updated — Monday, January 23, 5:30 p.m.) Starting Sunday, January 22, westbound cars start their trips in Broadview Station terminal, then proceed:

westward along Erindale Avenue;
southward along Broadview Avenue;
westward along Queen and King streets east;
southward along Sumach and Cherry streets; and then
eastward into Distillery Loop,
ending their trips.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Cherry Street [northbound] beyond Front Street East,
  • on King Street East at Sackville, Parliament, Ontario and Sherbourne streets and beyond Jarvis and Church streets,
  • on King Street West beyond Yonge and Bay streets, University Avenue, John and Peter streets and Spadina Avenue and at Portland, Bathurst, Tecumseth and Niagara streets, Strachan Avenue, Shaw and Sudbury streets, across from Jefferson Avenue and at Joe Shuster Way and Dufferin Street,
  • on Dufferin Street across from Liberty Street and at Springhurst Avenue and
  • in Dufferin Gate Loop.

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

  • in Broadview Station terminal,
  • on Erindale Avenue at Broadview Avenue,
  • on Broadview Avenue at Danforth Avenue, across from Wolfrey Avenue, Millbrook Crescent and Withrow and Langley avenues and at Jack Layton Way, Gerrard Street East, Mountstephen Street and Dundas and Queen streets east,
  • on Queen Street East at Carroll Street,
  • on King Street East at River and Sumach Streets and
  • on Cherry Street [southbound] at Front Street East.

Shuttle buses replace the cars on King streets east and west beyond (west of) Sumach Street. Westbound passengers can board westbound buses on King Street East at River and Sumach streets.

504C King shuttle buses

The TTC continues to operate shuttle buses to replace streetcars along the 504 King route due to ongoing construction at the intersection of Queen Street West / King Street West / The Queensway / Roncesvalles Avenue.

(Updated — Monday, January 23, 5:30 p.m.) Starting From Friday, December 9, 2022 until Sunday, January 22, buses replace streetcars along the 504A King route west of Dufferin Street and the 504B King route west of Bathurst Street.

Eastbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street West and Douro Street / Sudbury Street, then proceed:

eastward along King West to Strachan Avenue,
resuming their regular route eastward along King.

The buses continue along their regular route to King Street West and Bathurst Street, then proceed:

northward along Bathurst;
eastward along Adelaide Street West; and then
southward along Portland Street to King Street West,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses skip their long-term detour stop

  • on Strachan Avenue beyond Wellington Street West.

Instead, eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at new stops (for this route)

  • on King Street West at Shaw Street and Strachan Avenue.

Eastbound bus passengers may transfer to eastbound streetcars at stops on King Street West between Dufferin and Bathurst streets.

Westbound buses start their trips on Portland Street at King Street West, then proceed:

along their regular route to King West and Strachan Avenue, then continue:

westward along King Street West to Atlantic Avenue,
resuming their regular route westward along King West.

Westbound buses skip their long-term detour stops

  • on Strachan Avenue at Canniff and East Liberty streets,
  • on East Liberty Street beyond Pirandello Street and at Lynn Williams Street and
  • on Liberty Street at Atlantic Avenue.

Instead, westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at new stops (for this route).

(Updated — Monday, January 23, 5:30 p.m.) Starting Sunday, January 22, westbound buses start their trips on Dundas Street East west of Broadview Avenue, then proceed:

westward along Dundas East;
southward along River Street;
westward along King streets east and west;
southward along Bay Street;
westward along Wellington Street West;
northward along Blue Jays Way; and then
westward along King West to Portland Street,
resuming their regular route westward along King.

Westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at new stops (for this route)

  • on Dundas Street East beyond Broadview Avenue and at Munro Street,
  • on River Street at Queen Street East,
  • on King Street East at Sumach, Sackville, Parliament, Ontario and Sherbourne streets and beyond Jarvis and Church streets and
  • on King Street West beyond Yonge Street and Spadina Avenue and at Portland Street.

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Eastbound buses operate along their regular route to King Street West and Bathurst Street, then detour:

eastward along King streets West;
northward along Spadina Avenue;
eastward along Adelaide Street West;
southward along Bay Street;
eastward along King west and east and Queen Street East;
northward along Broadview Avenue; and then
westward along Dundas Street East to just beyond Broadview,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at new stops (for this route)

  • on King Street West beyond Bathurst and Portland streets and beyond University Avenue and Bay Street,
  • on King Street East beyond Yonge, Church and Jarvis streets, at Sherbourne Street, across from Ontario Street, at Parliament, Sackville, Sumach and Lower River streets,
  • on Queen Street East across from Carroll Street and at Broadview Avenue and
  • on Dundas Street East [westbound] beyond Broadview Avenue.

Eastbound bus passengers may transfer to eastbound streetcars at stops between King Street East / Church Street and Broadview Avenue / Dundas Street East.

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501 Queen

(Updated — Wednesday, January 25, 11:59 p.m.) From Friday, January 21 until Wednesday, January 25, eastbound cars start their trips in Roncesvalles Carhouse, then proceed:

westward along The Queensway and Queen Street West to Dufferin Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along Queen.

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • in Dufferin Gate Loop,
  • on Dufferin Street at Liberty Street and King Street West, across from Melbourne Avenue and at Queen Street West.

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

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

Shuttle buses replace the cars west of Roncesvalles Avenue.

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Westbound cars operate along their regular route to The Queensway at Roncesvalles Carhouse, then proceed:

northward into the carhouse,
ending their trips.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Dufferin Street at Melbourne Avenue and King Street West, across from Liberty Street and at Springhurst Avenue and
  • in Dufferin Gate Loop.

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

  • on Queen Street West beyond Dufferin Street and at Brock, O’Hara, Lansdowne, Sourauren, Triller and Roncesvalles avenues.

Shuttle buses replace the cars west of Roncesvalles Avenue. Westbound streetcar passengers may transfer to westbound buses on Queen Street West between Gladstone and Roncesvalles avenues.

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(Updated — Wednesday, January 25, 11:59 p.m.) Starting Wednesday, January 25, eastbound cars start their trips in Sunnyside Loop, then proceed:

southward along Sunnyside Avenue; and then
westward along The Queensway and Queen Street West to Dufferin Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along Queen.

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • in Dufferin Gate Loop,
  • on Dufferin Street at Liberty Street and King Street West, across from Melbourne Avenue and at Queen Street West.

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

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

Shuttle buses replace the cars west of Roncesvalles Avenue.

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Westbound cars operate along their regular route to The Queensway at Sunnyside Loop, then proceed:

northward into the loop,
ending their trips.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Dufferin Street at Melbourne Avenue and King Street West, across from Liberty Street and at Springhurst Avenue and
  • in Dufferin Gate Loop.

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

  • on Queen Street West beyond Dufferin Street and at Brock, O’Hara, Lansdowne, Sourauren, Triller and Roncesvalles avenues.

Shuttle buses replace the cars west of Roncesvalles Avenue. Westbound streetcar passengers may transfer to westbound buses on Queen Street West between Gladstone and Roncesvalles avenues.

501L Queen shuttle buses

Starting Sunday, September 4, eastbound buses operate along their usual route to Queen Street West and Dufferin Street, then proceed:

northward along Dufferin;
eastward along Peel Avenue; and then
southward along Gladstone Avenue to Queen West,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Queen Street West at Sudbury and Abell Streets, Dovercourt Road, Lower Ossington Avenue, Shaw Street, Strachan Avenue and Niagara, Tecumseth and Bathurst streets, Augusta and Spadina avenues, Peter and John streets and University Avenue and
  • on Adelaide Street West at York Street.

Instead, eastbound buses serve passengers at a new stop

  • on Gladstone Avenue at Queen Street West.

Eastbound bus passengers may transfer to eastbound streetcars at stops on Queen Street West between Roncesvalles and Gladstone avenues.

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Westbound buses start their trips on Gladstone Avenue north of Queen Street West, then proceed:

along their regular route westward along Queen West.

Westbound buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Adelaide Street West at York Street and
  • on Queen Street West at St. Patrick, John and Soho streets, Spadina and Augusta avenues, Bathurst Street, Palmerston and Claremont avenues, across from Strachan Avenue and at Shaw Street, Ossington Avenue, Dovercourt Road and Beaconsfield and Gladstone avenues.

Instead, westbound buses serve passengers at a new stop

  • on Gladstone Avenue at Queen Street West.

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  • on King Street West at Shaw and Sudbury streets and across from Atlantic Avenue.