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Queen East streetcar infrastructure upgrades:
TTC detours, October 12 to 15



From Friday, October 12 until Monday, October 15, TTC crews are repairing streetcar tracks

  • on Queen Street East at Jarvis Street

and upgrading the streetcar trolley wire

  • on Queen Street East at Church Street.

The TTC is detouring streetcars along these routes to accommodate crews working on the projects:

  • 301 Queen overnight; and
  • 501 Queen.

Shuttle buses replace the cars, operating between Broadview and University Avenues.

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At Jarvis Street, crews work only in the track area to:

  • break and remove the old concrete to expose the old rail;
  • remove and replace the old rail with new rail, requiring cutting, welding and grinding; and
  • place new concrete.

Friday, October 12, 10 a.m., crews are setting up work zones in the centre lanes of the street, restricting traffic to just one lane in each direction. The City of Toronto is prohibiting on-street parking and restricting turns near the work zone. They’ll also start excavating to expose the old rail. Regular streetcar service continues until 9 p.m..

The TTC says, “Rail work of this nature is required around-the-clock to ensure quality installation of new rail and concrete. While the majority of the excavation will be done between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m., overnight activity will occur.”

Crews will remove the work zone by 5 a.m. Monday, after the newly placed concrete has cured adequately for road traffic to flow over the centre lanes of the street.

At Church Street, crews only work overnight — early October 13, 14 and 15 — to upgrade the wiring.


501 Queen
301 Queen overnight

From 9 p.m. Friday, October 12 until 4 a.m. Monday, October 15, westbound cars operate along their regular route to Queen Street East and Parliament Street, then detour:

southward along Parliament;
westward along King Street East;
northward along Church Street;
westward along Richmond Street East; and then
northward along Victoria Street to Queen East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Queen.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Queen Street East at Ontario, Sherbourne, Jarvis and Church Streets.

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

  • on Parliament Street at Richmond and King Streets East,
  • on King Street East at Ontario and Sherbourne Streets and west of Jarvis Street,
  • on Church Street north of Lombard Street and
  • on Victoria Street at Queen Street East.

Shuttle buses replace the cars between Parliament and Victoria Streets. Eastbound streetcar passengers may transfer to eastbound buses at stops on Queen Street East between Broadview Avenue and Parliament Street.

Eastbound cars operate along their regular route to Queen Street East and Victoria Street, then detour:

southward along Victoria;
eastward along Adelaide Street East;
southward along Church Street;
eastward along King Street East; and then
northward along Parliament Street to Queen East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Queen.

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Queen Street East at Church, Jarvis, Sherbourne, Ontario and Parliament Streets.

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

  • on Church Street at King Street East,
  • on King Street East east of Church and Jarvis Streets and at Sherbourne, Ontario and Parliament Streets and
  • on Parliament Street at Richmond and Queen Streets East.

Shuttle buses replace the cars between Church and Parliament Streets. Eastbound streetcar passengers can transfer to westbound buses at stops between York and Church Streets.

301 / 501 Queen shuttle bus

From 9 p.m. Friday, October 12 until 4 a.m. Monday, October 15, buses replace streetcars along the 301 Queen overnight and 501 Queen routes between Parliament and Church Streets.

Westbound buses start their trips on Dundas Street East at Broadview Avenue, then proceed:

southward along Broadview;
westward along Queen Streets East and West; and then
southward along Duncan Street to Adelaide Street West,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Dundas Street East at Broadview Avenue,
  • on Broadview Avenue at Queen Street East,
  • on Queen Street East at Carroll, River, Sumach, Sackville, Parliament, Ontario, Sherbourne, Jarvis, Church, Victoria and Yonge Streets and
  • on Queen Street West at Bay Street, across from York Street and at University Avenue.

Westbound bus passengers may transfer to westbound streetcars at stops on Queen Streets East and West between Victoria Street and University Avenue.

Eastbound buses start their trips on Duncan Street at Adelaide Street West, then proceed:

eastward along Adelaide West;
northward along University Avenue;
eastward along Queen Streets West and East;
northward along River Street; and then
eastward along Dundas Street East to Broadview Avenue,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Queen Street West at York, Bay and Yonge Streets,
  • on Queen Street East at Victoria, Church, Jarvis, Sherbourne, Ontario, Parliament, Sackville and Sumach Streets and
  • on Dundas Street East at Munro Street and Broadview Avenue.

Eastbound bus passengers may transfer to eastbound streetcars at stops on Queen Street East between Parliament and River Streets.