TTC detours streetcars during Queen track repairs,
overnight, February 3 and 4



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CLRV (Canadian Light Rail Vehicle) #4041 passes Bay Street and heads towards Yonge Street along Queen Street West. Photo by Rob Hutch.

The TTC is repairing streetcar tracks on Queen Streets West and East between Spadina Avenue and Church Street overnight from 8 p.m. Sunday, February 3 until 5 a.m. Monday, February 4.

It’s detouring cars operating along the 301 Queen overnight and 501 Queen routes, while its crews repair the tracks.

Shuttle buses replace the cars, operating in both directions between Bathurst and Church Streets.


501 Queen
301 Queen overnight

From 8 p.m. Sunday, February 3 until 5 a.m. Monday, February 4, eastbound cars operate along their regular route to Queen Street West and Spadina Avenue, then detour:

southward along Spadina;
eastward along King Streets West and East; and then
northward along Church Street to Queen East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Queen.

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Queen Street West at Peter, John and Duncan Streets, University Avenue and York, Bay and Yonge Streets and
  • on Queen Street East at Victoria and Church Streets.

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

  • on Spadina Avenue south of Queen Street West and at King Street West,
  • on King Street West at Blue Jays Way, John Street, Simcoe Street, University Avenue and York, Bay and Yonge Streets,
  • on King Street East at Church Street and
  • on Church Street across from Lombard Street and at Queen Street East.

Westbound cars reverse the eastbound detour.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Queen Street East at Victoria and Yonge Streets,
  • on Queen Street West at Bay Street, across from York Street, at University Avenue, west of Simcoe Street, at McCaul, John and Soho Streets and Spadina Avenue.

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

  • on Church Street at Richmond, Adelaide and King Streets East,
  • on King Street East at Victoria and Yonge Streets,
  • on King Street West at Bay and York Streets, University Avenue and Simcoe, John and Peter Streets and
  • on Spadina Avenue at King and Richmond Streets West.
301 / 501 Queen shuttle buses

(Note the TTC has only confirmed that the buses operate between Bathurst and Church Street. This post describes a more exact routing, which reflects how it has operated shuttle buses between these two streets during previous streetcar detours.)

From 8 p.m. Sunday, February 3 until 5 a.m. Monday, February 4, eastbound buses start their trips in Wolseley Loop, on the east side of Bathurst Street, just north of Queen Street West, then proceed:

southward along Bathurst;
eastward along Queen Streets West and East;
northward along Church Street; and then
eastward along Shuter Street to Jarvis Street, ending their trips.

Eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Queen Street East across from Denison Avenue, at Augusta and Spadina Avenues, Peter, John and Duncan Streets, University Avenue and York, Bay and Yonge Streets and
  • on Queen Street East at Victoria and Church Streets.

Westbound buses start their trips on Shuter Street at Jarvis Street, then proceed:

southward along Jarvis;
westward along Queen Streets East and West;
northward along Bathurst Street; and then
eastward into Wolseley Loop,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Queen Street East at Church, Victoria and Yonge Streets and
  • on Queen Street West at Bay Street, across from York Street, at University Avenue, west of Simcoe Street, at McCaul, John and Soho Streets, Spadina, Augusta and Denison Avenues and at Bathurst Street.

Eastbound passengers may transfer between streetcars and buses at any stop between Bathurst Street and Spadina Avenue.

Westbound passengers may transfer between streetcars and buses at Queen Street East and Church Street.


From the Transit Toronto archives, read:

  • the history of the 501 Queen route by James Bow, here.