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Queen East / Coxwell construction:
TTC revising services, starting September 30



Update — Thursday, October 5, 3:49 p.m.: Buses operating along the 22 / 22A Coxwell route resumed service through the intersection at 5 a.m. today. Buses operating along the 322 Coxwell overnight route resume regular service early tomorrow.


City of Toronto contractors are replacing the 100-year-old water-main at the intersection of

  • Queen Street East with Coxwell Avenue.

Working with the TTC, the contractor is also replacing the streetcar tracks and concrete in the intersection.

Phase 3 of the project starts 5 a.m. Saturday, September 30. The TTC is further revising services.


Phase 1 - Replacing the water-main

Monday, July 31 until Labour Day, Monday, September 4, the City restricted traffic to just one lane in each direction on Queen East. It closed all but one southbound lane on Coxwell from just north of Queen East to Eastern Avenue.

Phase 2 - Replacing the TTC tracks

Tuesday, September 5 until Friday, September 29, the City closed the entire intersection to traffic.

Phase 3 - Restoring and repaving the roadways

Saturday, September 30 until Friday, October 13, the City is restricting traffic to just one lane in each direction on Queen East and Coxwell.


During phase 3, the City continues streetcar service along these routes west of the construction zone:

  • 301 Queen overnight; and
  • 501 Queen.

Shuttle buses continue to replace the cars east of the construction zone. (The buses operate between River Street and Neville Park Loop.)

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Buses continue to replace streetcars along these routes:

  • 502 Downtowner; and
  • 503 Kingston Rd.

The TTC continues to detour buses operating along these routes:

  • 22 Coxwell;
  • 22A Coxwell via Kingston Rd; and
  • 322 Coxwell overnight.

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Crews are:

  • removing asphalt from the roadway and digging a trench to install the new water-main;
  • replacing City-owned water service pipes that do not meet City standards between the water-main and private property lines;
  • removing and replacing the TTC tracks and the concrete in the track area in the intersection; and
  • rebuilding sidewalks, resurfacing the roadway and restoring all areas that construction had disturbed.

During phases 1 and 3, crews work Mondays to Fridays from about 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. They may also work weekends to keep the project on schedule and to reduce the amount of time that the project disrupts the neighbourhood.

During phase 2, crews worked seven days a week, usually from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m., but they also worked overnight to install the new rail. They stopped breaking and removing concrete and other noisy activities by 11 p.m.


22 Coxwell

(Updated — Thursday, October 5, 3:49 p.m.) Mondays to Fridays before about 7 p.m., Monday, July 31 until Friday, October 13 5 a.m. Thursday, October 5, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Coxwell Avenue and Dundas Street East, then detour:

eastward along Dundas East; and then
southwestward along Kingston Road and Eastern Avenue to just south of Queen Street East,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Coxwell Avenue at Dundas and Queen Streets East.

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

  • on Dundas Street East east of Coxwell Avenue and at Kingston Road.

Northbound buses start their trips on Eastern Avenue south of Queen Street East, then proceed:

south- and westward along Eastern;
northward along the “Eastern Avenue Cutoff” (meaning: the former roadway of Eastern Avenue, before the City of Toronto connected it with Kingston Road);
eastward along Queen Street East;
northeastward along Kingston Road; and then
westward along Dundas Street East to Coxwell Avenue,
resuming their regular route northward along Coxwell.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Coxwell Avenue north of Eastern Avenue and at Dundas Street East.

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

  • on Dundas Street East east of Kingston Road and at Coxwell Avenue.
22A Coxwell via Kingston Rd
322 Coxwell overnight

(Updated — Thursday, October 5, 3:49 p.m.) Mondays to Fridays before about 5:30 a.m. and after about 7 p.m. and all day Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, Monday, July 31 until Sunday, October 15 5 a.m. Thursday, October 5, south- and eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Coxwell Avenue and Dundas Street East, then detour:

eastward along Dundas East; and then
southwestward along Kingston Road and Eastern Avenue; and then
northward along the “Eastern Avenue Cutoff” toQueen Street East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Queen.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Coxwell Avenue at Dundas and Queen Streets East.

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

  • on Dundas Street East east of Coxwell Avenue and at Kingston Road.

West- and northbound buses operate along their regular route to Eastern Avenue and the “Eastern Avenue Cutoff”, then proceed:

eastward along Queen Street East;
northeastward along Kingston Road; and then
westward along Dundas Street East to Coxwell Avenue,
resuming their regular route northward along Coxwell.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Coxwell Avenue north of Eastern Avenue and at Dundas Street East.

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

  • on Dundas Street East east of Kingston Road and at Coxwell Avenue.
502 Downtowner
503 Kingston Rd tripper

Buses continue to replace streetcars along the route during construction. The buses follow the same route as the streetcars and no longer detour.

301 Queen overnight
501 Queen

Streetcar service resumed along part of the route Labour Day, Monday, September 4.

Westbound cars start their trips in Russell Carhouse (at Connaught Avenue), then proceed:

along their regular route to Sunnyside Loop,
ending their trips.

Westbound cars drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Queen Street East at Greenwood and Alton Avenues, Leslie Street, Jones, Brooklyn, Pape, Carlaw and Logan Avenues, west of Booth Avenue, at Boulton Street, Broadview Avenue, Carroll, River, Sumach, Sackville, Parliament, Ontario, Sherbourne, Jarvis, Church, Victoria and Yonge Streets,
  • on Queen Street West at Bay Street, across from York Street, at University Avenue, west of Simcoe Street, at John and Soho Streets, Spadina and Augusta Avenues, Bathurst Street, Palmerston, Claremont Street, across from Strachan Avenue, at Shaw Street, Ossington Avenue, Dovercourt Road, Beaconsfield and Gladstone Avenues, west of Dufferin Street and at Brock, O’Hara, Lansdowne, Sorauren, Triller and Roncesvalles Avenues and
  • in Sunnyside Loop.

Shuttle buses replace the cars east of Greenwood Avenue.

Eastbound cars reverse the westbound routing.

Eastbound cars drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • in Sunnyside Loop,
  • on The Queensway at King Street West,
  • on Queen Street West at Wilson Park Road, Dowling, Jameson and Dunn Avenues, across from Brock Avenue, at Dufferin Street, east of Gladstone Avenue, at Abell Street, Dovercourt Road, Ossington Avenue, Shaw Street, Strachan Avenue, Niagara, Tecumseth and Bathurst Streets, Augusta and Spadina Avenues, Peter and John Streets, University Avenue and York, Bay and Yonge Streets,
  • on Queen Street East at Victoria, Church, Jarvis, Sherbourne, Ontario, Parliament, Sackville, Sumach and River Streets, across from Carroll Street, at Broadview Avenue, Saulter Street, Empire, Logan, Carlaw, Pape and Caroline Avenues, across from Jones Avenue, at Leslie and Laing Streets and across from Greenwood Avenue.

Shuttle buses replace the cars east of Greenwood Avenue. Eastbound passengers may transfer to eastbound buses at stops on Queen Street East between River Street and Greenwood Avenue.

301 / 501 Queen / River shuttle bus

Shuttle buses have replace streetcars operating along east end the 301 Queen overnight and 501 Queen routes during the construction project, since Labour Day, Monday, September 4. Saturday, September 30 until Sunday, October 15, the buses resume operating through the Queen East / Coxwell intersection and no longer detour around the construction zone.

Westbound buses start their trips in Neville Park Loop, then proceed:

westward along Queen and King Streets East to River Street,
ending their trips.

(Note that the TTC has not confirmed how buses loop at the west end of their route. We’ve based this part of the post on information it supplied on previous occasions that the TTC replaced streetcars with buses and the buses started and ended their trips at Queen Street East and River Street.)

Westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • in Neville Park Loop,
  • on Queen Street East at Neville Park Boulevard, Silver Birch Avenue, Sprucehill Road, Glen Manor Drive, Wineva and Lee Avenues, Waverley Road and Elmer Avenue, west of Woodbine Avenue, at Lockwood and Kingston Roads, Coxwell Avenue and Kent Road, across from Connaught Avenue, at Greenwood and Alton Avenues, Leslie Street, Jones, Brooklyn, Pape, Carlaw and Logan Avenues, west of Booth Avenue, at Boulton Street, Broadview Avenue and Carroll Street and
  • on King Street East at River Street.

Eastbound buses start their trips on King Street East at River Street, then proceed:

northward along River;
eastward along Queen Street East; and then
southward into Neville Park Loop,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on King Street East at River Street,
  • on Queen Street East across from Carrroll Street, at Broadview Avenue, Saulter Street, Empire, Logan, Carlaw, Pape and Caroline Avenues, across from Jones Avenue, at Leslie and Laing Streets, across from Greenwood Avenue and at Connaught, Woodward, Coxwell, Eastern, Sarah Ashbridge, Woodbine and Kippendavie Avenues, Waverley Road, Lee and Wineva Avenues, Scarborough Beach Boulevard, Maclean, Beech and Silver Birch Avenues and Neville Park Boulevard and
  • in Neville Park Loop.