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(Lower) Gerrard Street East / Coxwell Avenue streetcar-track construction: TTC revising detours, starting June 18



The City and TTC are replacing the aging streetcar tracks, curves and switches at

  • the intersection of (Lower) Gerrard Street East / Eastwood Road with Coxwell Avenue.

The tracks are more than 25 years old and need upgrading.

Starting Tuesday, June 20, the City is closing

  • (Lower) Gerrard Street East between Coxwell Avenue and 50 metres west of Coxwell and
  • Coxwell Avenue between 50 metres north and 50 metres south of Gerrard East / Eastwood Road.

to accommodate construction.

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Starting Sunday, June 18, the TTC is detouring bus and streetcar services along multiple routes while the streets are closed:

  • 22 Coxwell;
  • 31 Greenwood;
  • 306 Carlton overnight;
  • 322 Coxwell overnight.
  • 503 Kingston Rd;
  • 505 Dundas;
  • 506 Carlton.

Shuttle buses replace route 506 streetcars east of Broadview Avenue.

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Streetcar-track construction and the road closures continue until July 8. TTC detours may continue as late as until July 29.


This year, the City of Toronto and the TTC have started a series of major construction projects that significantly impact transit services in the east end of the former Toronto city — between Victoria Park Avenue and the Don River.

The various projects include:

See local transit commentator Steve Munro’s recent posts for details on how all these projects together disrupt transit in the east end:

  • “Construction on Broadview, Gerrard/Coxwell, Main Station and Queen East”, here;
  • “Construction on Broadview, Gerrard/Coxwell, Main Station and Queen East (June 2023 Update)”, here;
  • “Broadview Station Loop Expansion Deferred”, here;
  • “Broadview Construction Update”, here;
  • “Broadview Construction Part II”, here;
  • “Yet Another Change to East-End Streetcar Services”, here.

506 Carlton

The TTC is detouring streetcars east of Broadview Avenue. Shuttle buses replace the cars between Main Street Station and Broadview.

Starting Sunday, May 7, westbound cars start their trips in Woodbine Loop — on the northeast corner of Kingston Road and Queen Street East — then proceed:

westward along Queen East;
northward** along Broadview Avenue to Gerrard Street East,
resuming their regular path westward along Gerrard East.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

  • in Main Street Station terminal,
  • on Main Street at (upper) Gerrard Street East,
  • on (upper) Gerrard Street East at Norwood Road, across from Glenmount Park Road, at Golfview and Woodbine avenues and Kingsmount Park Road, across from Bowmore Road and Beaton Avenue and at Coxwell Avenue,
  • on Coxwell Avenue at (lower) Gerrard Street East and
  • on (lower) Gerrard Street East at Ashdale Avenue, Woodfield Road, Greenwood and Prust avenues, Leslie Street, Jones, Marjory, Pape, Carlaw and Logan avenues, across from DeGrassi Street and at Broadview Avenue.

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

  • in Woodbine Loop,
  • on Queen Street East at Kingston and Lockwood roads, Coxwell Avenue, Woodfield Road, Greenwood and Alton avenues, Leslie Street, Jones, Brooklin, Pape, Carlaw and Logan avenues, beyond Booth Avenue and at Boulton and Broadview avenues and
  • on Broadview Avenue at Dundas Street East, across from Mountstephen Street and at Gerrard Street East.

Shuttle buses replace the cars along the regular path 506 path east of Broadview Avenue.

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Eastbound cars operate along their regular path to Gerrard Street East and Broadview Avenue, then detour:

southward along Broadview;
eastward along Queen Street East;
northeastward along Kingston Road; and then
eastward into Woodbine Loop,
ending their trips.

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on (lower) Gerrard Street East at DeGrassi Street, Logan, Carlaw, Pape, Marjorie and Jones avenues, Alton and Greenwood avenues, Woodfield Road, Ashdale and Coxwell avenues,
  • on Coxwell Avenue at (upper) Gerrard Street East,
  • on (upper) Gerrard Street East at Beaton Avenue, Bowmore and Kingsmount Park roads, Woodbine and Golfview avenues, Glenmount Park and Norwood roads and Main Street,
  • on Main Street at Danforth Avenue and
  • in Main Street Station terminal.

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

  • on Broadview Avenue at Mountstephen Street and Dundas and Queen streets east,
  • on Queen Street East at Saulter Street, Empire, Logan, Carlaw, Pape and Caroline avenues, across from Jones Avenue, at Leslie Street, across from Alton and Greenwood avenues, at Woodfield Road and Coxwell and Eastern avenues and
  • in Woodbine Loop.

Shuttle buses replace the cars along the regular path 506 path east of Broadview Avenue. Eastbound streetcar passengers may transfer to eastbound buses on Broadview Avenue at Gerrard Street East.

“In mid-June”, during the next phase of construction at the intersection of [lower] Gerrard Street East / Eastwood Road with Coxwell Avenue, the TTC will extensively revise this routing.

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306 Carlton overnight

The TTC continues to replace streetcars with buses along the entire route. Starting Monday, June 19, it detours the buses around the construction at Gerrard East / Coxwell.

Westbound buses start their trips in Victoria Park Station bus terminal, then proceed:

southward along Victoria Park Avenue; and then
eastward along Gerrard Street East to Main Street,
resuming the regular path for route 306 vehicles westward along Gerrard East.

They continue along the regular path to Gerrard and Coxwell, then detour:

northward along Coxwell;
westward along Danforth Avenue; and then
southward along Greenwood Avenue to Gerrard,
resuming their regular path westward along Gerrard.

Westbound buses skip regular path 306 stops

  • on Main Street at Gerrard Street East,
  • on Coxwell Avenue at (lower) Gerrard Street East and
  • on Gerrard Street East at Ashdale Avenue, Woodfield Road and Greenwood Avenue.

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

  • on Victoria Park Avenue at Denton and Danforth avenues, across from Wakehood Street and at Gerrard Street East and
  • on Gerrard Street East at Dengate Road, across from Malvern Avenue and at Ted Reeve Drive and Main Street.
  • on Coxwell Avenue at Casci Avenue, Hanson Street, Earl Haig Avenue and south of Danforth Avenue,
  • on Danforth Avenue at Monarch Park Avenue and Linsmore Crescent and
  • on Greenwood Avenue beyond Danforth Avenue, at Oakvale Avenue, across from Felstead Avenue and Torbrick Road and at Ivy Avenue and Gerrard Street East.

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Eastbound buses reverse the westbound routing.

Eastbound buses skip regular path 306 stops

  • on (lower) Gerrard Street East at Woodfield Road and Ashdale and Coxwell avenues,
  • on Coxwell Avenue at (upper) Gerrard Street East and
  • on Main Street at Danforth Avenue.

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

  • on Gerrard Street East at Osborne and Malvern avenues and Scarborough Road and
  • on Victoria Park Avenue beyond Gerrard Street East and at Danforth and Denton avenues.

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506C Carlton shuttle buses

Starting Sunday, May 7, the TTC operates buses, instead of streetcars along the 506 Carlton route east of Broadview Avenue. Starting Sunday, June 18, it detours the buses around the Gerrard East / Coxwell construction.

Westbound buses start their trips in Victoria Park Station bus terminal, then proceed:

southward along Victoria Park Avenue,
westward along (upper) Gerrard Street East;
northward along Coxwell Avenue;
westward along Danforth Avenue;
southward along Greenwood Avenue;
westward along (lower) Gerrard Street East;
northward along Parliament Street;
eastward along Bloor Street East; and then
northward into Castle Frank Station bus terminal,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses skip regular path 506 stops

  • in Main Street Station terminal,
  • on Main Street at (upper) Gerrard Street East,
  • on Coxwell Avenue at (lower) Gerrard Street East,
  • on Gerrard Street East at Ashdale Avenue, Woodfield Road and Greenwood Avenue.

Westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • in Victoria Park Station bus terminal,
  • on Victoria Park Avenue at Denton and Danforth avenues, across from Wakehood Street and at Gerrard Street East,
  • on (upper) Gerrard Street East at Dengate Road, across from Malvern Avenue and at Ted Reeve Drive, Main Street and Norwood Road, across from Glenmount Park Road, at Golfview and Woodbine avenues and Kingsmount Park Road, across from Bowmore Road and Beaton Avenue and at Coxwell Avenue,
  • on Coxwell Avenue at Casci Avenue, Hanson Street, beyond Earl Haig Avenue and south of Danforth Avenue,
  • on Danforth Avenue at Monarch Park Avenue and Linsmore Crescent,
  • on Greenwood Avenue beyond Danforth and Oakvale avenues, across from Felstead Avenue and Torbrick Road and at Ivy Avenue and Gerrard Street East,
  • on (lower) Gerrard Street East at Prust Avenue, Leslie Street, Jones, Marjory, Pape, Carlaw and Logan avenues, across from DeGrassi Street and at Broadview Avenue, St. Matthews Road, River, Sumach, Sackville and Parliament streets,
  • on Parliament Street at Carlton and Winchester streets, beyond Wellesley Street East and across from St. James Avenue and at Bloor Street East and
  • in Castle Frank Station bus terminal.

Westbound bus passengers may transfer to westbound streetcars on Gerrard Street East at Broadview Avenue.

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Eastbound buses reverse the westbound routing.

Eastbound buses skip regular stops

  • on (lower) Gerrard Street East at Woodfield Road and Ashdale and Coxwell avenues,
  • on Coxwell Avenue at (upper) Gerrard Street East,
  • on Main Street at Danforth Avenue and
  • in Main Street Station bus terminal.

Eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • in Castle Frank Station bus terminal,
  • on Parliament Street beyond Howard Street, St. James Avenue and Wellesley Street East and at Winchester and Carlton Streets,
  • on (lower) Gerrard Street East beyond Parliament Street, at Sackville, Sumach, River and Blackburn streets, Broadview Avenue, DeGrassi Street, Logan, Carlaw, Pape, Marjory and Jones avenues, Leslie Street and Alton Avenue
  • on Greenwood Avenue beyond Gerrard Street East, across from Ivy Avenue, at Torbrick Road and Felstead, Mountnoel and Danforth avenues,
  • on Danforth Avenue across from Linsmore Crescent and at Monarch Park and Coxwell avenues,
  • on Coxwell Avenue across from Earl Haig Avenue, beyond Hanson Street and across from Casci Avenue and
  • on (upper) Gerrard Street East beyond Coxwell Avenue.

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22 Coxwell

Saturday, June 17 is the last day (for now) that the TTC operates buses along the route.

Due to the construction, southbound route 22 buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • in Coxwell Station bus terminal,
  • on Coxwell Avenue at Danforth Avenue, across from Earl Haig Avenue, beyond Hanson Street, across from Casci Avenue, at Fairford Street, Gerrard Street East, across from Robbins Avenue, at Dundas and Queen streets east and
  • on Eastern Avenue beyond Queen Street East.

TTC buses along other routes continue to serve passengers at some of these stops.

  • Coxwell Station: 31 Greenwood; 70 O’Connor, 404 East York community bus.
  • Coxwell at Danforth: 31 Greenwood.
  • Coxwell at Earl Haig, Hanson and Casci: 506C Carlton shuttle bus.
  • Eastern: 501X Queen extras; 504X King extras.

The TTC is temporarily cancelling all service to the stops on Coxwell at Fairford, Gerrard East, Robbins, Dundas East and Queen East.

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Due to the construction, northbound route 22 buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Eastern Avenue beyond Queen Street East,
  • on Coxwell Avenue beyond Eastern Avenue, at Dundas Street East, Robbins Avenue, Eastwood Road, (upper) Gerrard Street East, Casci Avenue, Hanson Street, beyond Earl Haig Avenue and at Danforth Avenue and
  • in Coxwell Station bus terminal.

TTC buses along other routes continue to serve passengers at some of these stops.

  • Eastern: 501X Queen extras; 504X King extras.
  • Coxwell at Eastern: 31 Greenwood; 501X Queen extras; 504X King extras.
  • Coxwell at Casci, Hanson, Earl Haig, and Danforth: 506C Carlton shuttle bus.
  • Coxwell Station: 31 Greenwood; 70 O’Connor, 404 East York community bus.

The TTC is temporarily cancelling all service to the stops on Coxwell at Dundas East Robbins, Eastwood and Gerrard East.

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Since Monday, May 7, the TTC has temporarily cancelled the 22A (Victoria Park - Coxwell Stn via Kingston Rd) branch of the route. This service change resulted, indirectly, from construction on Broadview Avenue.

South- and eastbound buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Kingston Road at Dixon Avenue, Rainsford Road, Woodbine Avenue, Waverly Road, Lee Avenue, Southwood and Glen Manor drives, Beech Avenue, Scarborough Road and Victoria Park Avenue and
  • in Bingham Loop.

TTC streetcars along another route continue to serve these stops:

  • Kingston, Bingham: 505 Dundas.

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West- and northbound buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • in Bingham Loop,
  • on Bingham Avenue at Kingston Road,
  • on Kingston Road at Scarborough Road, across from Beech Avenue and Glen Manor Drive, at Main Street, across from Lee Avenue, at Brookside Drive, across from Elmer Avenue, at Woodbine Avenue, across from Columbine Avenue and at Dundas and Queen streets east and
  • on Queen Street East at Lockwood Road and Coxwell Avenue.

Instead, TTC streetcars along other routes serve passengers at these stops.

  • Bingham, Kingston: 505 Dundas.
  • Queen East: 501 Queen; 505 Dundas; 506 Carlton.

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322 Coxwell overnight

Starting Monday, June 19, southbound buses operate along their regular path to Coxwell and Danforth Avenues, then detour:

westward along Danforth;
southward along Greenwood Avenue; and then
eastward along Queen Street East to Coxwell Avenue,
resuming their regular path eastward along Queen East.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Coxwell Avenue at Danforth Avenue, across from Earl Haig Avenue, beyond Hanson Street, across from Casci Avenue, at Fairford Street, Gerrard Street East, across from Robbins Avenue, at Dundas and Queen streets east.

TTC buses along another route continue to serve passengers at some of these stops.

  • Coxwell at Earl Haig, Hanson and Casci: 306 Carlton overnight.

The TTC is temporarily cancelling all overnight service to the stops on Coxwell at Fairford, Gerrard East, Robbins, Dundas East and Queen East.

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

  • on Danforth Avenue at Monarch Park Avenue and Linsmore Crescent,
  • on Greenwood Avenue beyond Danforth and Oakvale avenues, across from Felstead Avenue and Torbrick Road, at Ivy Avenue and Gerrard Street East, across from Athletic Avenue and at Dundas Street East and Dorothy Street and
  • on Queen Street East at Woodfield Road and Coxwell Avenue.

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Northbound buses operate along their regular path to Coxwell Avenue at Queen Street East, then detour:

westward along Queen East;
northward along Greenwood Avenue; and then
eastward along Danforth Avenue to Coxwell,
resuming their regular path northward along Coxwell.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Coxwell Avenue at Dundas Street East, Robbins Avenue, Eastwood Road, (upper) Gerrard Street East,Casci Avenue, Hanson Street, beyond Earl Haig Avenue and at Danforth Avenue.

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

  • on Queen Street East at Woodfield Road
  • on Greenwood Avenue beyond Queen Street East, at Kerr Road, Dundas Street East, Athletic Avenue, Gerrard Street East, across from Ivy Avenue and at Torbrick Road and Felstead, Mountnoel and Danforth avenues and
  • on Danforth Avenue across from Linsmore Crescent and at Monarch Park Avenue.

Due to the longer path during construction, the TTC no longer interlines buses at Bingham Loop with buses along the 324 Victoria Park overnight route. The TTC is also detouring the buses due to streetcar-track construction on Broadview Avenue.

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505 Dundas

Starting Monday, May 7, streetcars operate to and from Bingham Loop — near the northwest corner of Kingston Road and Victoria Park Avenue — instead of Broadview Station terminal.

Westbound cars start their trips in Bingham Loop, then proceed:

southward along Bingham Avenue;
west- and southwestward along Kingston Road;
westward along Queen Street East; and then
northward along Broadview Avenue to Dundas Street East,
resuming their regular path westward along Dundas East.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

  • in Broadview Station terminal,
  • on Erindale Avenue at Broadview Avenue,
  • on Broadview Avenue at Danforth Avenue, across from Wolfrey Avenue, Millbrook Crescent, Withrow and Langley avenues, Jack Layton Way, Gerrard Street East, Mountstephen Street and Dundas Street East.

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

  • in Bingham Loop,
  • on Bingham Avenue at Kingston Road,
  • on Kingston Road at Scarborough Road, across from Beech Avenue and Glen Manor Drive, at Main Street, across from Lee Avenue, at Brookside Drive, across from Elmer Avenue, at Woodbine Avenue, across from Columbine Avenue and at Dundas and Queen streets east,
  • on Queen Street East at Lockwood Road, Coxwell Avenue, Woodfield Road, Greenwood and Alton avenues, Leslie Street, Jones, Brooklin, Pape, Carlaw and Logan avenues, beyond Booth Avenue and at Boulton and Broadview avenues and
  • on Broadview Avenue at Dundas Street East.

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Eastbound cars operate along their regular path to Dundas Street East at Broadview Avenue, then detour:

southward along Broadview;
eastward along Queen Street East;
northeast- and eastward along Kingston Road;
northward along Victoria Park Avenue; and then
westward into Bingham Loop,
ending their trips.

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Broadview Avenue across from Mountstephen Street and at Gerrard Street East, Langley and Withrow avenues, Millbrook Crescent and Wolfrey Avenue and
  • in Broadview Station terminal.

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

  • on Broadview Avenue at Queen Street East,
  • on Queen Street East at Saulter Street, Empire, Logan, Carlaw, Pape and Caroline avenues, across from Jones Avenue, at Leslie Street, across from Alton and Greenwood avenues, at Woodfield Road and Coxwell and Eastern avenues,
  • on Kingston Road at Dixon Avenue, Rainsford Road, Woodbine Avenue, Waverly Road, Lee Avenue, Southwood and Glen Manor drives, Beech Avenue, Scarborough Road and Victoria Park Avenue and
  • in Bingham Loop.

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31 Greenwood

The TTC is extending the path for buses along the 31B branch of the route so that they operate to and from Eastern Avenue beyond Queen Street East during all times. By extending the path, the TTC intends to partially replace service that buses along the 22 Coxwell route usually provide.

Starting Sunday, June 19, southbound buses operate along the regular 31B path to Eastern and Woodward avenues, then proceed:

eastward along Eastern;
northward along Coxwell Avenue; and then
eastward along Queen Street East to Kingston Road / Eastern Avenue,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Eastern Avenue at Woodfield Road,
  • on Coxwell Avenue beyond Eastern Avenue and
  • on Queen Street East at Kingston Road / Eastern Avenue.

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Northbound buses start their trips on Queen Street East at Kingston Road / Eastern Avenue, then proceed:

southwest- and westward along Eastern;
northward along Leslie Street; and then
eastward along Queen East to Greenwood Avenue,
resuming their usual route northward along Greenwood.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Woodward Avenue at Queen Street East and
  • on Dorothy Street at Greenwood Avenue.

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

  • on Queen Street East at Kingston Road / Eastern Avenue,
  • on Eastern Avenue at Woodfield Road, Knox Avenue and Leslie Street,
  • on Leslie Street at Queen Street East and
  • on Queen Street East across from Alton Avenue.

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503 Kingston Rd

Friday, May 4 is the last day (for now) that the TTC operates buses along the route. Eastbound route 503 buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • in Bingham Loop,
  • on Bingham Avenue at Kingston Road,
  • on Kingston Road at Scarborough Road, across from Beech Avenue and Glen Manor Drive, at Main Street, across from Lee Avenue, at Brookside Drive, across from Elmer Avenue, at Woodbine Avenue, across from Columbine Avenue and at Dundas and Queen streets east,
  • on Queen Street East at Lockwood Road, Coxwell Avenue, Woodfield Road, Greenwood and Alton avenues, Leslie Street, Jones, Brooklin, Pape, Carlaw and Logan avenues, beyond Booth Avenue, at Boulton and Broadview avenues and Carroll Street,
  • on King Street East at River, Sumach, Sackville, Parliament, Ontario and Sherbourne Streets and beyond Jarvis and Church streets,
  • on King Street West beyond Yonge and Bay streets and
  • on York Street at Adelaide Street West.

TTC buses and streetcars continue to serve passengers at most of these stops.

  • Bingham, Kingston: 505 Dundas.
  • Queen East at Lockwood: 501 Queen.
  • Queen East at Kingston: 501 Queen; 506 Carlton.
  • Queen East - Coxwell to Carlaw: 501 Queen; 504X King extras; 505 Dundas; 506 Carlton.
  • Queen East - Logan to Broadview: 72A Pape; 501 Queen; 504X King extras; 505 Dundas; 506 Carlton.
  • Queen East at Carroll: 72A Pape; 501 Queen; 504X King extras.
  • King East at River, Sumach: 72A Pape; 504X King extras.
  • King East at Sackville, Parliament: 72A Pape; 504 King; 504X King extras.
  • King East - Ontario to Church; King West: 504 King; 504X King extras.
  • Church, Wellington and York: 504X King extras.

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Westbound route 503 buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on York Street at Adelaide Street West,
  • on King Street West beyond University Avenue and Bay Street;
  • on King Street West beyond Yonge, Church and Jarvis streets, at Sherbourne Street, across from Ontario Street and at Sackville, Sumach and Lower River streets,
  • on Queen Street East across from Carroll Street and at Broadview Avenue, at Saulter Street, Empire, Logan, Carlaw, Pape and Caroline avenues, across from Jones Avenue, at Leslie Street, across from Alton and Greenwood avenues, at Woodfield Road and Coxwell and Eastern avenues,
  • on Kingston Road at Dixon Avenue, Rainsford Road, Woodbine Avenue, Waverly Road, Lee Avenue, Southwood and Glen Manor drives, Beech Avenue, Scarborough Road and Victoria Park Avenue and
  • in Bingham Loop.

TTC buses and streetcars continue to serve passengers at most of these stops.

  • King West; King East - Yonge to Ontario: 501X Queen extras; 504 King.
  • King East - Parliament to Sumach: 72A Pape; 501X Queen extras; 504 King.
  • King East at Lower River: 72A Pape; 501X Queen extras.
  • Queen East at Carroll, Broadview: 72A Pape; 501B Queen shuttle buses; 501X Queen extras.
  • Queen East - Broadview to Eastern: 72A Pape; 501B Queen shuttle buses; 501X Queen extras; 505 Dundas; 506 Carlton.
  • Kingston, Bingham: 505 Dundas.

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