City, TTC construction on College Street:
Open houses, February 24, March 2, 8



Update — Tuesday, July 12, 6:02 a.m.: The City and TTC reopened the intersection of College and Bathurst at 6 a.m. Monday, July 11. The TTC continues to revise or detour services due to the other construction projects on College Street.


Update — Friday, June 17, 6:25 p.m.: The TTC is also removing streetcar platforms at Bay and College Streets starting Monday, June 20. Work continues until June 26.


This summer, the City of Toronto and the TTC will be working on major construction projects near and on

  • College Street between Lansdowne Avenue and Bathurst Street.

The City and TTC are hosting three open houses over the next few weeks, where you can learn more about the work they’re planning, the construction schedule and how the work affects you. Drop into any of the three events to speak with City and TTC project staff.

This summer, the City and TTC are:

  • rebuilding the intersection with Lansdowne Avenue:
  • removing and installing new TTC streetcar tracks;
  • improving the intersection;
  • resurfacing the roadway; and
  • improving the sidewalk to meet the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
  • rebuilding the intersection with Bathurst Street:
  • removing the eastbound streetcar platform;
  • rebuilding the westbound streetcar platform;
  • removing and installing new streetcar tracks;
  • resurfacing the roadway; and
  • improving the sidewalk to meet the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

The City is also:

  • upgrading the water-main under Lansdowne Avenue:
  • replacing the main between Dundas Street West and Rideau Avenue to improve the water quality and infrastructure.
  • upgrading the streetscape in the College Promenade Business Improvement Area:
  • improving the quality of the sidewalk and street environment by building new parkettes, installing bike rings and light fixtures and planting trees between Havelock and Shaw Streets. .
  • installing new lighting in the Little Italy Business Improvement Area:
  • installing 16 new light poles and tree lights for 45 trees between Euclid Avenue and Bathurst Street.

All these projects will affect TTC service and delay services. Some may also require the TTC to detour buses and streetcars operating along these routes:

  • 47 Lansdowne;
  • 63 Ossington;
  • 306 Carlton overnight;
  • 310 Bathurst overnight;
  • 363 Ossington overnight;
  • 506 Carlton; and
  • 511 Bathurst.

The TTC will post details of how each project affects TTC service closer to the date of each event.


Open houses take place:


Wednesday, February 24

College / Shaw Library,
766 College Street.
Drop in anytime from 5 until 8 p.m.

Getting there by public transit:

  • Eastbound TTC streetcars operating along the 506 Carlton route to College and Crawford Streets. Cross at the signal to the north side of College and walk west one block to the library.
  • Westbound streetcars operating along the 506 Carlton route to College and Crawford Streets. Walk west one block to the library.
  • Southbound buses operating along the 63 Ossington route to Ossington Avenue and College Street. Cross Ossington at the signal and walk two blocks west to the library.
  • Northbound buses operating along the 63 Ossington route to Ossington Avenue and College Street. Cross College at the signal and walk two blocks west to the library.

Wednesday, March 2

Lillian H. Smith Library,
239 College Street.
Drop in anytime from 5 until 8 p.m.

Getting there by public transit:

  • Eastbound TTC streetcars operating along the 506 Carlton route to College Street and Spadina Avenue. Cross Spadina at the signal and walk east one block to the library.
  • Westbound streetcars operating along the 506 Carlton route to College Street and Spadina Avenue. Cross College at the signal and walk east one block to the library.
  • Southbound streetcars operating along the 510 Spadina route to Spadina Avenue south of College Street. Cross Spadina at the signal and walk east one block to the library.
  • Northbound streetcars operating along the 510 Spadina route to Spadina Avenue north of College Street. Cross at the signal to the southeast corner, then walk one block east along the south side of College to the library.

Tuesday, March 8

St. Helen Separate School,
1196 College Street.
Drop in anytime from 5 until 8 p.m.

Getting there by public transit:

  • Eastbound TTC streetcars operating along the 506 Carlton route to College Street and Brock Avenue. Cross at the signal to the northeast corner.
  • Westbound streetcars operating along the 506 Carlton route to College Street and Brock Avenue, beside the school.





























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