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TTC detours buses during Spadina / Lake Shore construction,
February 8 to 11



Update — Friday, February 8, 12:03 p.m.: Due to the arrival of a major snowstorm, the City and TTC canceled work on the project this weekend and buses operated along their regular route.


The City of Toronto is closing

  • Lower Spadina Avenue between Bremner Boulevard and Lake Shore Boulevard West

this weekend for the ongoing City and TTC projects to improve the streetcar, roadway and water-service infrastructure along Lower Spadina Avenue.

From Friday, February 8 at 10:30 a.m. until Monday, February 11 at 5 a.m., the City is maintaining two lanes of southbound traffic on Lower Spadina Avenue, but is closing the street to all northbound traffic at Lake Shore West.

To accommodate the work, the TTC is revising the route of the 510 Spadina buses that currently replace streetcar service south of King Street West.

Southbound buses operate along their regular route.

Northbound buses start their trips in Spadina / Queens Quay Loop, as usual, then proceed:

northward along Lower Spadina Avenue;
eastward along Lake Shore Boulevard West;
northward along Rees Street; and then
westward along Bremner Boulevard to Lower Spadina,
resuming their regular route northward along Spadina.


While the street is closed, contractors are:

  • rebuilding the TTC streetcar tracks and modifying the passenger platforms;
  • replacing watermains;
  • resurfacing the roadway; and
  • improving the underground utilities.

Contractors started to replace the streetcar tracks and upgrade the passenger platforms along Spadina and Lower Spadina Avenues south of Bloor Street West, Sunday, June 17. Streetcars returned north of King Street West starting Sunday, November 18.

You can learn more about the project here.


The City previously closed parts of the intersection and the TTC detoured the buses from Saturday, January 12 until Tuesday, January 15 and from Saturday, January 19 until Monday, January 21.