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Gerrard East / Parliament track repairs:
TTC detours start May 13



Update — Wednesday, May 30, 10:55 p.m.: Construction has ended — five days ahead of schedule — and buses have resumed their regular routes.


Starting 5 a.m. Sunday, May 13 the City of Toronto and the TTC are replacing the streetcar tracks at

  • the intersection of Gerrard Street East with Parliament Street.

To accommodate this project, the City is completely closing the intersection to traffic in all directions. At least one lane in each direction will be open to traffic June 4.

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

  • 65 Parliament;
  • 306 Carlton overnight;
  • 365 Parliament overnight; and
  • 506 Carlton.

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^ The map shows detours during construction at Gerrard East and Parliament. It also presents detour-routing information for buses operating along the 306 / 506 Carlton route during another construction project at Main Street Station.

Most construction at Gerrard East / Parliament and the TTC detours continue until 5 a.m. June 4.


The first few days of the full intersection closure are the most disruptive and involve breaking and removing concrete within the streetcar track areas. Concrete breaking will stop at 11 p.m.

During the closure:

  • eastbound traffic on Gerrard East diverts at Sherbourne Street.
  • westbound traffic on Gerrard East diverts at River Street.
  • southbound traffic on Parliament diverts at Carlton Street
  • northbound traffic on Parliament diverts at Dundas Street East.

For this project, crews are:

  • isolating the streetcar overhead power at the intersection overnight before work starts;
  • delivering new rail on flat deck trailers close to the work zone (delivery will occur in the late evening or overnight for safety);
  • removing the concrete and old streetcar track;
  • replacing the concrete and install new track;
  • restoring areas after construction.

The City’s contractor and TTC staff working on installing new rail split the work hours. Longer work hours help to shorten the timeline for disrupting traffic so that regular transit service through the area can resume as soon as possible.

Overnight rail work by TTC may consist of

  • moving rail into position;
  • installing new rail; and
  • grinding and welding the new rail welding / grinding.

After-hours work by the TTC supports the daytime construction. The TTC is storing rail in the track area until crews can install it.

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506 Carlton
306 Carlton overnight

From 5 a.m. Sunday, May 13 until 5 a.m. Monday, June 4, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Gerrard Street East and River Street, then detour:

southward along River;
westward along Dundas Street East; and then
northward along Sherbourne Street to Carlton Street,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Gerrard Street East at River, Sumach, Sackville and Parliament Streets,
  • on Parliament Street at Carlton Street and
  • on Carlton Street at Ontario and Sherbourne Streets.

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

  • on Dundas Street East at Sumach, Sackville, Parliament, Ontario and Sherbourne Streets and
  • on Sherbourne Street at Carlton Street.

(The TTC may also set up temporary stops on River Street.)

Eastbound buses reverse the westbound detour routing.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Carlton Street at Ontario and Parliament Streets,
  • on Parliament Street at Gerrard Street East and
  • on Gerrard Street East at Sackville, Sumach and River Streets.

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

  • on Dundas Street East east of Sherbourne Street and at Ontario, Parliament, Sackville and Sumach Streets.

(The TTC may also set up temporary stops on River Street.)

65 Parliament
365 Parliament overnight

From 5 a.m. Sunday, May 13 until 5 a.m. Monday, June 4, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Parliament and Carlton Streets, then detour:

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

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

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

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

  • on Carlton Street at Ontario and Sherbourne Streets,
  • on Sherbourne Street at Gerrard Street East and
  • on Dundas Street East east of Sherbourne Street and at Ontario and Parliament Streets.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

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

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

  • on Dundas Street East at Ontario and Sherbourne Streets,
  • on Sherbourne Street at Gerrard Street East and Carlton Streets and
  • on Carlton Street at Ontario and Parliament Streets.

Inbound buses operate toward downtown.

Outbound buses operate away from downtown.