TTC closing Exhibition Loop, January 3



Update — Friday, July 29, 6:24 a.m.: Starting Sunday, July 31, the TTC resumes streetcars along the 511 Bathurst route between Bathurst Station and Fleet Loop. Shuttle buses again operate between Exhibition and Fleet Loops.

The TTC will temporarily restore regular bus and streetcar service to Exhibition Loop from Monday, August 15 until Labour Day, Monday, September 5 during the Canadian National Exhibition. Construction in Exhibition Loop resumes Tuesday, September 6 and continues until December 31.


Update — Saturday, June 18, 7:41 p.m.: Starting Monday, June 20, the TTC replaces streetcars operating along the 511 Bathurst route with buses during construction at Bathurst and College Streets.

The buses start and end their trips in Exhibition Place, instead of Fleet Loop, looping on-street, instead of in Exhibition Loop. 509 / 511 Harbourfront / Bathurst shuttle bus service is no longer necessary, so the TTC is canceling the temporary route. Streetcars operating along the 509 Harbourfront route continue to start and end their trips in Fleet Loop.

Buses operating along the 310 Bathurst overnight and 363 Ossington overnight routes also resume service through Exhibition Place.


The TTC and Metrolinx are working together to rehabilitate the TTC’s Exhibition Loop and the eastbound platform at GO Transit’s Exhibition GO Station. Work on the projects requires the TTC to close the streetcar loop, starting Sunday, January 3.

Contractors are:

  • rehabilitating concrete on both TTC and GO properties;
  • replacing the retaining wall with a new barrier wall that separates the two properties; and
  • replacing streetcar tracks.

(The retaining wall is about 100 years old.)

While the loop is closed, the TTC is detouring service along these streetcar and bus routes:

  • 310 Bathurst overnight;
  • 363 Ossington overnight;
  • 509 Harbourfront; and
  • 511 Bathurst.

Shuttle buses replace streetcar service along Fleet Street, operating between Exhibition Place and Bathurst Street.

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511 Bathurst

(Update — Friday, July 29, 6:24 a.m.: Streetcar service resumes between Bathurst Station and Fleet Loop Sunday, July 31. Streetcar service temporarily resumes along the entire route between Bathurst Station and Exhibition Loop from Monday, August 15 until Labour Day, Monday, September 5. Construction resumes in Exhibition Loop and streetcars only operate to and from Fleet Loop from Tuesday, September 6 until Saturday, December 31.)

(Update — Saturday, June 18, 7:41 p.m.: Starting Monday, June 20, the TTC replaces streetcars with buses. The buses start and end their trips on-street in Exhibition Place, instead of in Fleet Loop.)

From Sunday, January 3 until August Sunday, June 19, from Sunday, July 31 until Sunday, August 14 and from Tuesday, September 6 until Saturday, December 31, southbound cars operate along their regular route to Fleet Loop, ending their trips.

Southbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Fleet Street west of Fort York Boulevard,
  • on Manitoba Drive west of Strachan Avenue and
  • in Exhibition Loop.

Northbound cars start their trips in Fleet Loop, then operate along their regular route eastward along Fleet Street.

Shuttle buses replace the cars west of Fleet Loop. Westbound streetcar passengers may transfer to westbound buses on Fleet Street west of Bathurst Street.

Northbound cars skip their regular stops

  • in Exhibition Loop,
  • on Manitoba Drive at Strachan Avenue and
  • on Fleet Street east of Fort York Boulevard.
310 Bathurst overnight

(Update — Friday, July 29, 6:24 a.m.: Buses temporarily resume along the entire route to and from Exhibition Loop from Monday, August 15 until Labour Day, Monday, September 5. Construction resumes in Exhibition Loop and buses again only operate on-street through Exhibition Place from Tuesday, September 6 until Saturday, December 31.)

From Sunday, January 3 until August Sunday, August 14 and from Tuesday, September 6 until Saturday, December 31, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Manitoba Drive and the Exhibition Loop access road, then proceed:

southward along Canada Drive;
westward along Princes’ Boulevard;
north- and westward along Nunavut Road;
northward along Nova Scotia Avenue; and then
eastward along Manitoba to across from Exhibition Loop,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Exhibition Loop.

Instead, southbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Manitoba Drive across from Exhibition Loop.

Northbound buses start their trips on the south side of Manitoba Drive across from Exhibition Loop, then proceed:

westward along Manitoba to Canada Boulevard,
resuming their regular route westward along Manitoba.

Northbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Exhibition Loop.

Instead, northbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Manitoba Drive across from Exhibition Loop.
509 Harbourfront

(Update — Friday, July 29, 6:24 a.m.: Streetcars temporarily resume along the entire route to and from Exhibition Loop from Monday, August 15 until Labour Day, Monday, September 5. Construction resumes in Exhibition Loop and streetcars again only operate to and from Fleet Loop from Tuesday, September 6 until Saturday, December 31.)

From Sunday, January 3 August Sunday, August 14 and from Tuesday, September 6** until Saturday, December 31, eastbound cars start their trips in Fleet Loop, then operate along their regular route eastward along Fleet Street.

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • in Exhibition Loop,
  • on Manitoba Drive at Strachan Avenue and
  • on Fleet Street east of Fort York Boulevard.

Westbound cars operate along their regular route to Fleet Loop, ending their trips.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Fleet Street west of Fort York Boulevard,
  • on Manitoba Drive west of Strachan Avenue and
  • in Exhibition Loop.

Shuttle buses replace the cars west of Fleet Loop. Westbound streetcar passengers may transfer to westbound buses on Fleet Street west of Bathurst Street.

509 / 511 Harbourfront / Bathurst shuttle bus

(Update — Friday, July 29, 6:24 a.m.: Streetcars resume Sunday, July 31 between Bathurst Station and Fleet Loop. Streetcars temporarily resume service through Exhibition Loop from Monday, August 14 until Labour Day, Monday, September 5. Streetcars again operate only to and from Fleet Loop from Tuesday, September 6 until Saturday, December 31. The shuttle buses operate at all other times.)

(Update — Saturday, June 18, 7:41 p.m.: The TTC is canceling shuttle service, starting Monday, June 20. Buses replace streetcars along the route. The buses operate to and from Exhibition Loop.)

From Sunday, January 3 until August Sunday, June 19, from Sunday, July 31 until Sunday, August 14 and from Tuesday, September 6 until Saturday, December 31, buses replace streetcar service on Fleet Street west of Fleet Loop and into Exhibition Place along the 509 Harborfront and 511 Bathurst routes.

Eastbound buses start their trips on the south side of Manitoba Drive across from Exhibition Loop, then proceed:

eastward along Manitoba and Fleet Street;
north- and eastward along Fort York Boulevard to Bathurst Street,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Manitoba Drive across from Exhibition Loop and at Strachan Avenue.

Eastbound buses may transfer to northbound streetcars at Fort York Boulevard and Bathurst Street.

Westbound buses start their trips on Fort York Boulevard just west of Bathurst Street, then proceed:

southward along Bathurst;
westward along Fleet Street and Manitoba Drive;
southward along Canada Drive;
westward along Princes’ Boulevard;
north- and westward along Nunavut Road;
northward along Nova Scotia Avenue; and then
eastward along Manitoba Drive to across from Exhibition Loop,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Fleet Street west of Bathurst and Bastion Streets and Fort York Boulevard and
  • on Manitoba Drive (westbound) west of Strachan Avenue and (eastbound) across from Exhibition Loop.
363 Ossington overnight

(Update — Friday, July 29, 6:24 a.m.: Buses temporarily resume along the entire route to and from Exhibition Loop from Monday, August 15 until Labour Day, Monday, September 5. Construction resumes in Exhibition Loop and buses again only operate on-street through Exhibition Place from Tuesday, September 6 until Saturday, December 31.)

From Sunday, January 3 until August Sunday, August 14 and from Tuesday, September 6 until Saturday, December 31, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Manitoba Drive and the Exhibition Loop access road, then proceed:

southward along Canada Drive;
westward along Princes’ Boulevard;
north- and westward along Nunavut Road;
northward along Nova Scotia Avenue; and then
eastward along Manitoba to across from Exhibition Loop,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Exhibition Loop.

Instead, southbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Manitoba Drive across from Exhibition Loop.

Northbound buses start their trips on the south side of Manitoba Drive across from Exhibition Loop, then proceed:

westward along Manitoba to Canada Boulevard,
resuming their regular route westward along Manitoba.

Northbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Exhibition Loop.

Instead, northbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Manitoba Drive across from Exhibition Loop.
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