TTC upgrading overhead streetcar wiring
at Bathurst / King West, February 13 to 16



From 9 p.m. Monday, February 13 until 5 a.m. Tuesday, February 14 and continuing overnight nightly until 5 a.m. Thursday, February 16, TTC crews are installing new overhead streetcar wiring at:

  • the intersection of Bathurst Street with King Street West.

The TTC originally planned this work for late November, but due to poor weather conditions it rescheduled the project.

By upgrading the overhead wiring, the TTC is getting ready to operate its new accessible Toronto Flexity streetcars along Bathurst. Over the past few years, electrical crews have been upgrading the overhead wire system along most streetcar routes in the city.

To complete this overhead work safely and with less impact on traffic, crews work overnight. On average, they’ll use two to three overhead trucks with hydraulic equipment. You can expect to hear beeping when the trucks are backing up or notice bright equipment lights each night.

The work restricts traffic to just the curb lanes in each direction through the work zone.

Since the TTC has temporarily replaced the streetcars that usually operate along the 511 Bathurst route, the work won’t affect regular transit service.