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Streetcars return to Kingston Road,
December 23

The TTC is winding up its project to rebuild the streetcar tracks along Kingston Road between Victoria Park Avenue and Queen Street East.

Starting Monday, December 23, it’s resuming regular streetcars service along the 502 Downtowner and 503 Kingston Rd tripper routes, linking Bingham Loop (at Victoria Park and Kingston) with downtown Toronto.

The TTC will also resume regular service along the 22 Coxwell route, with buses operating only between Coxwell Station and Queen Street Mondays to Fridays before 7 p.m. After 7 p.m. and all day Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, the TTC extends the route along the 22A branch of the route, serving stops along Kingston Road between Bingham Loop and Queen Street East.

The TTC increased the frequency of service along the 12 Kingston Rd, 22A Coxwell via Kingston Rd, 64 Main and 92 Woodbine South routes during the construction to provide extra service to passengers traveling to and from Kingston Road, while streetcar service was unavailable.

Starting Monday, December 23, the buses resume their regular schedules, dropping off and picking up passengers less frequently Mondays to Fridays before 7 p.m. than they do now.

The TTC has been working on improving the streetcar right of way at the same time as the City of Toronto has been upgrading the street amenities. Construction on both projects started Monday, June 3, and the TTC has been reorganizing transit services in the neighbourhood since then.

From the Transit Toronto archives, read:

  • A history of the Kingston Road streetcars by James Bow, here.
  • A history of “Venerable Bingham Loop” by James Bow, here.