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Broadview / Gerrard East track reconstruction:
TTC detours, starting July 24



Update — Friday, July 27, 10:22 p.m.


This summer, the City of Toronto and the TTC are rehabilitating aging streetcar track on Broadview Avenue

  • at the intersections and between Gerrard and Dundas Streets East; and
  • between Hogarth Avenue and north of Gerrard Street East.

The project requires the City to fully close the intersections to all traffic.

During the next phase of the project, starting Tuesday, July 24, the City is closing:

  • the intersection of Broadview Avenue with Gerrard Street East.

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

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Note that the map omits the detour routing for buses operating along the 304B King overnight route. The buses follow a similar detour path as the buses along the 504D King “daytime” route, but continue further westward than Parliament Street.

Track reconstruction at Broadview and Gerrard East and the TTC detours continue until 6 a.m. September 8.


The first phase of the project started Monday, June 25, while crews worked at the intersection of Broadview Avenue with Dundas Street East. The intersection reopened to east-west traffic Monday, July 9, although Broadview Avenue remained closed, as crews continued to work on the tracks between Gerrard and Dundas.

During phase 2, starting Monday, July 16, the TTC is repairing the tracks and concrete on Broadview between Hogarth Avenue and Gerrard Street East, as part of this project.


During this phase of the project, the City is restricting traffic to “local access only” on Broadview Avenue between Danforth Avenue and Dundas Street East and on Gerrard Street East between Logan Avenue and Blackburn Street / St. Matthews Road.

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Sidewalks on Broadview and Gerrard East remain accessible. Signs may direct pedestrians to safely detour around the work area while accessing local businesses.

The City says, “Due to the nature of the closure, a formal detour for cyclists has not been planned for this project. For pedestrians’ and cyclists’ safety, cyclists are expected to dismount and walk around the intersection closures or choose an alternate route.”

This phase of the construction also changes access to Bridgepoint Active Healthcare.

Only TTC buses, emergency and service vehicles and the vehicles of hospital staff and visitors will have access to these streets during this phase of construction:

  • Jack Layton Way;
  • Blue Rodeo Drive; and
  • St. Matthews Road.

Local road users from the east side of Broadview will not have access to Jack Layton Way from Simpson Avenue.

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(Updated — Friday, July 27, 10:22 p.m.) Crews start delivering and installing rail Sunday, July 29.

They deliver rail to the area “over four consecutive nights” or until August 1. They transport pre-assembled rail panels on flatbed trailers and temporarily store the trailers in the track allowance near the work zone. Soon afterwards, crews off-load the rails to install them. By pre-assembling rail panels, the TTC helps speed up the process of installing the tracks, reducing the amount of overnight work.

While the TTC is delivering the rail panels overnight, you may hear the safety reverse beeping sound from the trucks.

Installing rail requires the TTC crews to work late evenings, overnight and weekends. Overnight rail work usually consists of:

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

The TTC says, “Around-the-clock rail installation work is required to preserve the integrity and quality of new rail and concrete and support the daytime construction.”


506 Carlton
306 Carlton overnight

From 5 a.m. Tuesday, July 24 until 6 a.m. Saturday, September 8, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Gerrard Street East and Logan Avenue, then detour:

southward along Logan;
westward along Dundas Street East; and then
northward along River Street to Gerrard East,
resuming their regular route westward along Gerrard.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Gerrard Street East at Logan Avenue, across from DeGrassi Street and at Broadview Avenue, St. Matthews Road and River Street.

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

  • on Gerrard Street East east of Logan Avenue,
  • on Logan Avenue at Dundas Street East,
  • on Dundas Street East at Broadview Avenue and Munro and River Streets,
  • on River Street north of Dundas Street East and
  • on Gerrard Street East west of River Street.

Eastbound buses reverse the westbound detour routing.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Gerrard Street East at Blackburn and Broadview Avenues, DeGrassi Street and Logan Avenue.

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

  • on Dundas Street East east of River Street, at Munro Street and Broadview Avenue,
  • on Logan Avenue north of Dundas Street East and
  • on Gerrard Street East east of Logan Avenue.
505 Dundas

From 5 a.m. Tuesday, July 24 until 6 a.m. Saturday, September 8, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Broadview Avenue and Jack Layton Way, then detour:

westward along Jack Layton;
southward along St. Matthews Road;
westward along Gerrard Street East; and then
southward along River Street to Dundas Street East,
resuming their regular route westward along Dundas East.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Broadview Avenue at Gerrard Street East, St. Stephen Street and Dundas Street East and
  • on Dundas Street East at Munro and River Streets.

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

  • on Gerrard Street East east of River Street and
  • on River Street at Dundas Street East.

Eastbound buses reverse the westbound detour routing.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Dundas Street East at River and Munro Streets and Broadview Avenue and
  • on Broadview Avenue across from St. Stephen Street and at Gerrard Street East.

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

  • on River Street north of Dundas Street East and
  • on Gerrard Street East east of River Street.
504 King
304 King overnight

From 5 a.m. Tuesday, July 24 until 6 a.m. Saturday, September 8, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Broadview Avenue and Jack Layton Way, then detour:

westward along Jack Layton;
southward along St. Matthews Road;
westward along Gerrard Street East; and then
southward along River Street to King Street East,
resuming their regular route westward along King East.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Broadview Avenue at Gerrard Street East, St. Stephen Street and Dundas and Queen Streets East,
  • on Queen Street East at Carroll Street and
  • on King Street East at River Street.

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

  • on Gerrard Street East east of River Street and
  • on River Street at Dundas, Queen and King Streets East.

Eastbound buses reverse the westbound detour routing.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on King Street East at Lower River Street,
  • on Queen Street East across from Carroll Street and at Broadview Avenue and
  • on Broadview Avenue at Dundas Street East, across from St. Stephen Street and at Gerrard Street East.

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

  • on River Street north of Queen and Dundas Streets East and
  • on Gerrard Street East east of River Street.