TTC closing Exhibition Loop, January 3



Update — Saturday, June 18, 7:41 p.m.: Starting Monday, June 20, the TTC replaces streetcars operating along the 511 Bathurst route with buses. The buses start and end their trips in Exhibition Loop, instead of Fleet 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 to and from Exhibition Loop.


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.)

The TTC will reopen Exhibition Loop in August, before the start of the annual Canadian National Exhibition.

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. (Update — Saturday, June 18, 7:41 p.m.: The TTC is canceling shuttle service, starting Monday, June 20.)

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511 Bathurst

(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 in Exhibition Loop, instead of Fleet Loop.)

From Sunday, January 3 until AugustSunday, June 19, 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. (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.)

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 — Saturday, June 18, 7:41 p.m.: Starting Monday, June 20, buses resume service into and out of Exhibiton Loop.)

From Sunday, January 3 until August Sunday, June 19, 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

From Sunday, January 3 until August, 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. (Update — Saturday, June 18, 7:41 p.m.: The TTC is canceling shuttle service, starting Monday, June 20. It’s replacing streetcars with buses along the 511 Bathurst route and extending the buses to operate to and from Exhibition Loop. Transfer to westbound buses on Fleet Street west of Bathurst Street.)

509 / 511 Harbourfront / Bathurst shuttle bus

From Sunday, January 3 until August Sunday, June 19, 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 — Saturday, June 18, 7:41 p.m.: Starting Monday, June 20, buses resume service into and out of Exhibiton Loop.)

From Sunday, January 3 until August Sunday, June 19, 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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