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King West / Spadina track repairs:
TTC detours, February 13 to 17



TTC track crews are repairing broken rail

  • on King Street West just west of Spadina Avenue

four nights this week.

The TTC is detouring streetcars operating along these routes:

  • 304 King overnight; and
  • 504 King;
  • 514 Cherry.

Shuttle buses replace the cars while they’re detouring. They operate between Atlantic Avenue and Peter Street / Blue Jays Way.

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To decrease disrupting traffic and nearby residents during projects to repair or replace streetcar tracks, the TTC recently bought a concrete milling machine. The machine speeds the work, reduces the amount of digging by backhoes and reduces noise levels. However, effectively installing the new rail still requires overnight work, including concrete chipping.

Crews will occupy the track area on King Street West, restricting traffic to the curb lanes through the work zone. The City of Toronto is temporarily restricting parking and turns to create a safe work zone for the crew and keep traffic moving.

During this project, crews are:

  • removing old concrete to expose the old rail;
  • repairing or replacing the rail; and
  • placing new concrete.

They’ll mostly break and remove concrete between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. each day, while streetcars are operating through the area.

Traffic can travel over the new concrete after it has cured.


The TTC originally scheduled this project for overnight from Tuesday, February 7 until Thursday, February 9, but postponed it, likely due to inclement weather.


514 Cherry
504 King
304 King overnight

From 11 p.m. Monday, February 13 until 5 a.m. Tuesday, February 14, from 9 p.m. Tuesday until 5 a.m. Wednesday, February 15, from 9 p.m. Wednesday until 5 a.m. Thursday, February 16 and from 11 p.m. Thursday until 5 a.m. Friday, February 17, eastbound cars operate along their regular routes to King Street West and Shaw Street, then detour:

northward along Shaw;
eastward along Queen Street West; and then
southward along Spadina Avenue to King West,
resuming their regular route eastward along King.

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West at Strachan Avenue, Niagara, Tecumseth, Bathurst and Portland Streets and Spadina Avenue.

Instead, eastbound cars drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Shaw Street at Adelaide and Queen Streets West,
  • on Queen Street West at Strachan Avenue, Niagara, Tecumseth and Bathurst Streets and Augusta and Spadina Avenues and
  • on Spadina Avenue south of Queen Street West and at King Street West.

Shuttle buses replace the cars between Shaw Street and Spadina Avenue. Eastbound streetcar passengers may transfer to eastbound buses at stops on King Street West between Atlantic Avenue and Shaw Street.

Westbound cars reverse the eastbound detour routing.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on King Street West at Portland, Bathurst, Tecumseth and Niagara Streets, Strachan Avenue and Shaw Street.

Instead, westbound cars drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Spadina Avenue north of King Street West and at Richmond Street West,
  • on Queen Street West at Augusta Avenue, Bathurst Street, Palmerston Avenue, Claremont Street, across from Strachan Avenue and at Shaw Street and
  • on Shaw Street across from Adelaide Street West and at King Street West.

Shuttle buses replace the cars between Spadina Avenue and Shaw Street. Westbound streetcar passengers may transfer to westbound buses at King Street West and Peter Street and at King Street West and Spadina Avenue.

304 / 504 / 514 King shuttle buses

(The TTC has not detailed how the buses loop at each end of their route.)

From 11 p.m. Monday, February 13 until 5 a.m. Tuesday, February 14, from 9 p.m. Tuesday until 5 a.m. Wednesday, February 15, from 9 p.m. Wednesday until 5 a.m. Thursday, February 16 and from 11 p.m. Thursday until 5 a.m. Friday, February 17, buses replace streetcars operating along part of the 304 King overnight, 504 King and 514 Cherry routes.

Eastbound buses start their trips on King Street West at Atlantic Avenue, then proceed:

eastward along King West to Blue Jays Way / Peter Street,
ending their trips.

Eastbound cars drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on King Street West at Atlantic Avenue, across from Sudbury Street, at Shaw Street, Strachan Avenue, Niagara, Tecumseth, Bathurst and Portland Streets, Spadina Avenue and Blue Jays Way.

Eastbound bus passengers may transfer to eastbound streetcars at King Street West and Spadina Avenue and at King Street West and Blue Jays Way.

Westbound buses reverse the eastbound routing.

Westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on King Street West at Peter Street, Spadina Avenue, Portland, Bathurst, Tecumseth and Niagara Streets, Strachan Avenue and Shaw and Sudbury Streets.

Westbound bus passengers may transfer to westbound streetcars at stops on King Street West between Shaw Street and Atlantic Avenue.