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Queen Street West hydro construction: TTC detour, starting September 13



Updated — Wednesday, September 13, 4:59 p.m.: According to local transit commentator, Steve Munro, Hydro construction is occurring at Gladstone Avenue.


The TTC has announced that, starting Wednesday, September 13, it’s detouring streetcars along this route between King Street West / Roncesvalles Avenue and Shaw Street due to “Toronto Hydro work”:

Shuttle buses replace the cars. The buses operate between Long Branch Loop and Broadview Avenue.

Buses continue to replace streetcars along the 301 Queen overnight route. The overnight buses operate along the regular route 301 path between Neville Park and Long Branch loops.

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Toronto Hydro construction on Queen Street West and the resulting TTC detour continue until September 23.


During the detour for this construction project, the TTC is combining two current shuttle-bus routes into one:


The TTC has not identified the location of the “Toronto Hydro” work on Queen West that affects streetcar service. Hydro’s construction map displays just one project in the closure area at the intersection of Queen with Dovercourt Road.


501 Queen

From Wednesday, September 13 until Saturday, September 23, eastbound streetcars operate along their regular path to The Queensway and Roncesvalles Avenue / King Street West, then detour:

southeast- and eastward along King West; and then
northward along Shaw Street to Queen Street West,
resuming their regular path eastward along Queen West.

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Queen Street West beyond Roncesvalles Avenue / King Street West, at Triller, Beaty, Jameson and Dunn avenues, across from Brock Avenue and at Dufferin, Sudbury and Abell streets, Dovercourt Road, Lower Ossington Avenue and Shaw Street.

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

  • 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 and Douro and Shaw streets and
  • on Shaw Street at Adelaide and Queen streets west.

Shuttle buses replace the cars **between Roncesvalles Avenue / King Street West and Shaw Street.

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Westbound cars reverse the eastbound detour routing.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Queen Street West at Ossington Avenue, Dovercourt Road, Beaconsfield and Gladstone avenues, beyond Dufferin Street and at Brock, O’Hara, Lansdowne, Sorauren, Triller and Roncesvalles avenues.

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

  • on Shaw Street across from Adelaide Street West and at King Street West and
  • on King Street West at Sudbury Street, across from Jefferson Avenue, at Joe Shuster Way and Dufferin Street, across from Spencer Avenue, at Dunn, Jameson and Dowling avenues, beyond Wilson Park Road and at Queen Street West.

Shuttle buses replace the cars between Shaw Street and King Street West / Roncesvalles Avenue. Westbound streetcar passengers may transfer to westbound buses on Queen Street West across from Strachan Avenue.

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501 Queen shuttle buses

From Wednesday, September 13 until Saturday, September 23, buses replace streetcars along the 501 Queen route between Roncesvalles Avenue / King Street West and Shaw Street. The TTC temporarily combines the 501L and 501B shuttle-bus routes during this construction project.

Eastbound buses operate along the regular 501L shuttle-bus path to Queen Street West and Dufferin Street, then proceed:

eastward along Queen Street West to Bathurst Street,
resuming the regular 501B shuttle-bus path eastward along Queen West.

Eastbound buses skip their regular 501L shuttle-bus stop

  • on Gladstone Avenue at Queen Street West.

Eastbound buses skip their regular 501B shuttle-bus stop

  • in Wolseley Loop (on the east side of Bathurst north of Queen).

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

  • on Queen Street West at Dufferin, Sudbury and Abell streets, Dovercourt Road, Lower Ossington Avenue and Shaw Street.

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Westbound buses operate along the regular 501B shuttle-bus path to Queen Street West and Bathurst Street, then proceed:

westward along Queen West to Gladstone Avenue,
resuming the regular 501L shuttle-bus path westward along Queen.

Westbound buses skip their regular 501B shuttle-bus stop

  • in Wolseley Loop.

Westbound buses skip their regular 501L shuttle-bus stop

  • on Gladstone Avenue at Queen Street West.

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

  • on Queen Street West at Ossington Avenue, Dovercourt Road, Beaconsfield and Gladstone avenues.

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