Adelaide / York construction:
TTC detours start August 26



Update — Saturday, *August 26, 6:32 p.m.*: Apparently, the TTC has postponed the project.


The City of Toronto is closing

  • the intersection of Adelaide Street West with York Street

starting 6 a.m. Saturday, August 24 as part of the ongoing City and TTC project to upgrade the streetcar tracks on York Street.

The TTC is detouring buses operating along the 141 Downtown / Mt Pleasant, 142 Downtown / Avenue Rd, 143 Downtown / Beach, 144 Downtown / Don Valley and 145 Downtown / Humber Bay express routes, while the intersection is closed.

Construction continues until August 31.


You can read more about the project to replace the streetcar tracks along York Street here and here.


142 Downtown / Avenue Rd express

Mondays to Fridays from Monday, August 26 until Friday, **August 30, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Richmond Street West and Simcoe Street, then detour:

southward along Simcoe;
westward along King Streets West and East; and then
northward along Church Street to Adelaide Street East,
resuming their regular route northward along Church.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Richmond Street West at Simcoe and John Streets and
  • on Adelaide Street West east of Peter and John Streets, at Simcoe Street, east of University Avenue and at York and Bay Streets and
  • on Adelaide Street East east of Yonge Street.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route.

143 Downtown / Beach express

Westbound buses operate along their regular route.

Mondays to Fridays from Monday, August 26 until Friday, **August 30, eastbound buses start their trips on Adelaide Street West at Simcoe Street, as usual, then proceed:

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

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Adelaide Street West east of University Avenue and at York and Bay Streets and
  • on Adelaide Street East east of Yonge Street and at Church Street.
144 Downtown / Don Valley express

Southbound buses operate along their regular route.

Mondays to Fridays from Monday, August 26 until Friday, **August 30, northbound buses start their trips on Adelaide Street West at Simcoe Street, as usual, then proceed:

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

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Adelaide Street West east of University Avenue and at York and Bay Streets and
  • on Adelaide Street East east of Yonge Street and at Church Street.
145 Downtown / Humber Bay express

Mondays to Fridays from Monday, August 26 until Friday, **August 30, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Adelaide Street West at Simcoe Street, then detour:

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

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Adelaide Street West east of University Avenue and at York and Bay Streets and
  • on Adelaide Street East east of Yonge Street and at Church Street.

Westbound buses operate along their regular route.

141 Downtown / Mt Pleasant express

Southbound buses operate along their regular route.

Mondays to Fridays from Monday, August 26 until Friday, **August 30, northbound buses start their trips on Adelaide Street West at Simcoe Street, as usual, then proceed:

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

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Adelaide Street West east of University Avenue and at York and Bay Streets and
  • on Adelaide Street East east of Yonge Street and at Church Street.