Dundas East / Parliament track construction:
TTC detours, starting May 15



Starting Monday, May 15, the City of Toronto and the TTC are replacing the streetcar tracks at:

  • the intersection of Dundas Street East with Parliament Street.

To accommodate the work, the City is completely closing the intersection to all traffic for three weeks.

The TTC is detouring buses and streetcars operating along these routes, while the intersection is closed:

  • 65 Parliament;
  • 365 Parliament overnight; and
  • 505 Dundas.

The TTC is currently detouring streetcars operating along the 505 Dundas route during another construction project on Dundas Street East between Church and Yonge Streets. To accommodate both projects, the streetcars follow a longer detour routing.

Shuttle buses replace the cars between Broadview Avenue and Bay Street.

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TTC track construction at Dundas East / Parliament and the detours continue until 5 a.m. June 5.


The first few days of a major track replacement project like this one are usually the most disruptive, while crews break and remove concrete in the streetcar right-of-way. However, crews stop working by 11 p.m.

When crews finish removing the concrete, they’ll start working on the rail. This phase of the project usually requires crew to work late evenings, overnight and weekends. Overnight, crews move rail into position, install new rail installation and then weld or grind the new rail. After-hours work support the daytime construction and allow the TTC to complete the project as quickly as possible.

The crews also temporarily store pre-assembled rail panels on flatbed trailers in the track allowance near the intersection:

  • on Dundas Street East, east of Regent Street and west of Poulette Street; and
  • on Parliament Street north of Callaghan Lane and south of Coatsworth Street.

Assembling the rail panels before the project helps speed up the process of installing the rails and, in turn, reduces overnight work.

The City is prohibiting on-street parking near the storage sites.

The TTC is also parking office trailers on Regent Street just south of Dundas Street East before the City shuts the intersection. It will remove the trailers at the end of the project.


505 Dundas

From 5 a.m. Monday, May 15 until 5 a.m. Monday, June 5, westbound cars operate along their regular route to Broadview Avenue and Gerrard Street East, then detour:

westward along Gerrard East;
northward along Parliament Street;
westward along Carlton and College Streets; and then
southward along Bay Street to Dundas West,
resuming their regular route westward along Bay.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Broadview Avenue at Mount Stephen Street and Dundas Street East and
  • on Dundas Street East at Munro, River, Sumach, Sackville, Parliament, Ontario, Sherbourne, Jarvis, Church and Yonge Streets and
  • on Dundas Street West at Bay Street.

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

  • on Gerrard Street East at St. Matthews Road, River, Sumach, Sackville and Parliament Streets,
  • on Parliament Street at Carlton Street,
  • on Carlton Street at Ontario, Sherbourne, Jarvis, Church and Yonge Streets,
  • on College Street at Bay Street and
  • on Bay Street at Gerrard Street West, Elm Street and Dundas Street West.

Shuttle buses replace the cars, operating between Broadview Station and Bay Street.

Eastbound cars reverse the westbound detour routing.

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Dundas Street West at Yonge Street,
  • on Dundas Street East at Church, Jarvis, Sherbourne, Ontario, Parliament, Sackville, Sumach, River and Munro Streets and Broadview Avenue and
  • on Broadview Avenue across from Mount Stephen Street and at Gerrard Street East.

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

  • on Bay Street at Elm Street, north of Gerrard Street West and at College Street,
  • on College Street at Yonge Street,
  • on Carlton Street at Church, Jarvis, Sherbourne, Ontario and Parliament Street,
  • on Parliament Street at Gerrard Street East,
  • on Gerrard Street East at Sackville, Sumach, River and Blackburn Streets and at Broadview Avenue.

Shuttle buses replace the cars, operating between Bay Street and Broadview Station. Eastbound streetcar passengers may transfer to eastbound buses on Dundas Street West at Bay Street.

505 Dundas shuttle bus

From 5 a.m. Monday, May 15 until 5 a.m. Monday, June 5, buses replace streetcars operating along the 505 Dundas route between Bay Street and Broadview Avenue.

Westbound buses start their trips in Broadview Station terminal, then proceed:

westward along Erindale Avenue;
southward along Broadview Avenue;
westward along Dundas Street East;
southward along River Street;
westward along Shuter Street;
northward along Sherbourne Street; and then
westward along Dundas Streets East and West to Bay Street,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • in Broadview Station terminal,
  • on Erindale Avenue at Broadview Avenue,
  • on Broadview Avenue at Danforth Avenue, across from Wolfrey Avenue, Millbrook Crescent and Withrow and Langley Avenues, at Jack Layton Way, Gerrard Street East, Mount Stephen Street and Dundas Street East,
  • on Dundas Street East at Munro Street,
  • on Dundas Street East at Jarvis, Church and Yonge Streets and
  • on Dundas Street West at Bay Street.

(Buses may also serve temporary stops on River and Shuter Streets.)

Westbound bus passengers may transfer to westbound streetcars on Dundas Street West at Bay Street.

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

Eastbound buses start their trips on Dundas Street West at Bay Street, then proceed:

eastward along Dundas Streets West and East;
southward along Sherbourne Street;
eastward along Shuter Street;
northward along River Street;
eastward along Dundas East;
northward along Broadview Avenue; and then
eastward into Broadview Station terminal,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Dundas Street West at Bay and Yonge Streets,
  • on Dundas Street East at Church, Jarvis and Sherbourne Streets,
  • on Dundas Street East at Munro Street and Broadview Avenue,
  • on Broadview Avenue across from Mount Stephen Street, at Gerrard Street East, Langley and Withrow Avenues, Millbrook Crescent and Wolfrey and Danforth Avenues and
  • in Broadview Station terminal.

(Buses may also serve temporary stops on Shuter and River Streets.)

65 Parliament
365 Parliament overnight

From 5 a.m. Monday, May 15 until 5 a.m. Monday, June 5, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Parliament Street and Gerrard Street East, then detour:

westward along Gerrard East;
southward along Sherbourne Street; and then
eastward along Shuter Street to Parliament,
resuming their regular route southward along Parliament.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Parliament Street across from Oak Street and at Dundas Street East and Shuter Street.

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

  • on Sherbourne Street at Dundas Street East and Shuter Street.

(Buses may also serve temporary stops on Gerrard Street East and Shuter Street.)

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Parliament Street at Dundas Street East, Oak Street and Gerrard Street East.

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

  • on Sherbourne Street north of Dundas Street East and at Gerrard Street East.

(Buses may also serve temporary stops on Shuter Street and Gerrard Street East.)