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A Chronology of the St. Clair Right-of-Way Reconstruction Project

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A PDF of a series of maps showing the rolling disruptions that occurred during construction of the St. Clair right-of-way project in 2008.

Compiled by Robert Mackenzie

2008 (Continued from 2007)

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Details:

  • Closed intersection with Via Italia from 9 a.m. until 11:59 p.m.
  • Continued removing the tracks and roadbed and building a new right-of-way between McRoberts and Westmount Avenues.
  • Continued repairing east-end ramps into and out of St. Clair West Station.

Friday, January 11 until Monday, January 14, 2008

Details:

  • Closed intersection with Dufferin Street to through north-south traffic from 9 a.m. on Friday, until 7 p.m. on Monday.
  • Maintained one east- and one westbound lane along St. Clair.
  • Allowed only right hand turns from Dufferin onto St. Clair; no left turns, no through traffic.
  • Continued removing the tracks and roadbed and building a new right-of-way between McRoberts and Westmount Avenues.
  • Continued repairing east-end ramps into and out of St. Clair West Station.

Transit service:

  • 7A BATHURST: Regular service to St. Clair West Station.
  • 29 DUFFERIN: Southbound via Rogers, Caledonia, St. Clair; northbound via Davenport, Oakwood, St. Clair
  • 33 FOREST HILL: Southbound buses regular route to St. Clair West Station. Northbound buses via St. Clair, Bathurst, Tichester, Heath.
  • 90 VAUGHAN: Regular service to St. Clair West Station.
  • 126 CHRISTIE: Regular service to St. Clair West Station.
  • 312 ST. CLAIR NIGHT: Regular route.
  • 329 DUFFERIN NIGHT: Southbound via Rogers, Caledonia, St. Clair; northbound via Davenport, Oakwood, St. Clair
  • 512 ST. CLAIR: Buses - Gunn’s Loop to St. Clair West Station. Buses drop off and pick up passengers inside the station. The buses served curbside stops - instead of centre-lane “island” stops. Streetcars - Oakwood Loop to St. Clair Station. Service every three-to-four minutes Mondays to Fridays during rush hours; every five-to-ten minutes at all other times of the week. Streetcars entered St. Clair West Station, but didn’t operate through the loop inside the station. Westbound cars dropped off and pick up passengers inside the station, eastbound passengers must use on-street stops at Tweedsmuir Avenue and Bathurst Street. Passengers traveling eastbound on 512 ST. CLAIR buses, who wanted to travel beyond St. Clair West Station transferred to a 512 ST. CLAIR streetcar at Christie Street, Vaughan Road or Bathurst Street. They couldn’t transfer to eastbound cars at St. Clair West Station. Passengers traveling westbound on 512 ST. CLAIR streetcars, who want to travel beyond Oakwood Avenue, transferred to westbound 512 ST. CLAIR buses at St. Clair West Station.

Friday, February 15 to Tuesday, February 19, 2008 and Friday, February 22 to Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The City and TTC proposed to close the intersection with Lansdowne Avenue during these two weekends, but severe weather cancelled their plans.

Friday, February 29 until Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Details:

  • Closed part of the intersection with Lansdowne Avenue from 9 a.m. on Friday until the late afternoon on Tuesday.
  • Continued removing the tracks and roadbed and building a new right-of-way between McRoberts and Westmount Avenues.
  • Continued repairing east-end ramps into and out of St. Clair West Station.

Transit service:

  • 7A BATHURST: Regular service to St. Clair West Station.
  • 33 FOREST HILL: Southbound buses regular route to St. Clair West Station. Northbound buses via St. Clair, Bathurst, Tichester, Heath.
  • 47 LANSDOWNE: Regular service to and from Earlscourt Loop.
  • 47 B / C LANSDOWNE: Southbound buses regular route. Northbound buses detour through Earlscourt Loop, then regular route to Yorkdale station.
  • 90 VAUGHAN: Regular service to St. Clair West Station.
  • 126 CHRISTIE: Regular service to St. Clair West Station.
  • 312 ST. CLAIR NIGHT: Regular route.
  • 512 ST. CLAIR: Buses - Gunn’s Loop to St. Clair West Station. Buses drop off and pick up passengers inside the station. The buses served curbside stops - instead of centre-lane “island” stops. Streetcars - Oakwood Loop to St. Clair Station. Service every three-to-four minutes Mondays to Fridays during rush hours; every five-to-ten minutes at all other times of the week. Streetcars entered St. Clair West Station, but didn’t operate through the loop inside the station. Westbound cars dropped off and pick up passengers inside the station, eastbound passengers must use on-street stops at Tweedsmuir Avenue and Bathurst Street. Passengers traveling eastbound on 512 ST. CLAIR buses, who wanted to travel beyond St. Clair West Station transferred to a 512 ST. CLAIR streetcar at Christie Street, Vaughan Road or Bathurst Street. They couldn’t transfer to eastbound cars at St. Clair West Station. Passengers traveling westbound on 512 ST. CLAIR streetcars, who want to travel beyond Oakwood Avenue, transferred to westbound 512 ST. CLAIR buses at St. Clair West Station.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Details:

  • Ended project to rebuild the St. Clair West Station streetcar / bus platform and tracks.
  • Continued removing the tracks and roadbed and building a new right-of-way between McRoberts and Westmount Avenues.
  • Prepared for phase 2 of the project between Vaughan Road and Westmount.
  • Prepared for separate Bathurst Street projects to rebuild the streetcar tracks between Bloor and St. Clair and to rebuild the roadway north of St. Clair.

(The two Bathurst projects also affected how the TTC detoured services along St. Clair.

(For example, rebuilding the streetcar tracks along Bathurst Street temporarily isolated the 512 ST. CLAIR streetcar operating from their home base at the Roncesvalles Carhouse. TTC operates just seven streetcars at a three-minute frequency between St. Clair West and St. Clair Stations until late evenings, when buses replaced the streetcars. The TTC then had to store the streetcars overnight inside the streetcar loops at St. Clair and St. Clair West Station.)

Transit service:

  • 7A BATHURST: Friday, March 28, 2008 was the last day that the TTC operated buses along this short-turn branch of the route between Wilson and St. Clair West Stations. Although the official documents announced that the TTC was “temporarily” canceling the service until fall because of the Bathurst and St. Clair construction projects - in fact, service never resumed.
  • 7 BATHURST route split into two services, seven days a week. Buses operating on the 7B branch will operate between St. Clair West and Bathurst Station. Buses operating on the 7C branch will operate between Steeles Avenue West and St. Clair West Station.
  • 33 FOREST HILL: Buses started and ended their trips at a temporary stop inside St. Clair West Station.
  • 90 VAUGHAN: Buses started and ended their trips at a temporary stop inside St. Clair West Station.
  • 126 CHRISTIE: Buses started and ended their trips at a temporary stop inside St. Clair West Station. Southbound buses operated westward along the streetcar right of way to just beyond Vaughan Road, where they operated along the curb lane before turning southward along Christie Street to Christie station. Northbound buses reversed the routing.
  • 312 ST. CLAIR NIGHT: Regular route.
  • 512 ST. CLAIR: Buses - Gunn’s Loop to St. Clair West Station. Streetcars - Oakwood Loop to St. Clair Station. Service every three-to-four minutes Mondays to Fridays during rush hours; every five-to-ten minutes at all other times of the week. Streetcars and buses both drop off and pick up passengers inside St. Clair West Station.

Thursday, April 9, 2008

City hosted open house on the next phase of the project - between Vaughan Road and Westmount Avenue.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Details:

  • partially closed intersection with Lansdowne Avenue and the nearby Earlscourt Loop at 7 a.m.
  • Continued removing the tracks and roadbed and building a new right-of-way between McRoberts and Westmount Avenues.

Transit service:

  • 7 BATHURST route split into two services, seven days a week. Buses operating on the 7B branch will operate between St. Clair West and Bathurst Station. Buses operating on the 7C branch will operate between Steeles Avenue West and St. Clair West Station.
  • 33 FOREST HILL: Buses started and ended their trips at a temporary stop inside St. Clair West Station.
  • 47 LANSDOWNE: To Davenport and Lansdowne only via Dupont, Symington and Davenport.
  • 47 B / C LANSDOWNE: Detour via Caledonia Park, Lansdowne.
  • 90 VAUGHAN: Buses started and ended their trips at a temporary stop inside St. Clair West Station.
  • 126 CHRISTIE: Buses started and ended their trips at a temporary stop inside St. Clair West Station. Southbound buses operated westward along the streetcar right of way to just beyond Vaughan Road, where they operated along the curb lane before turning southward along Christie Street to Christie station. Northbound buses reversed the routing.
  • 312 ST. CLAIR NIGHT: Regular route.
  • 512 ST. CLAIR: Buses - Gunn’s Loop to St. Clair West Station. Streetcars - Oakwood Loop to St. Clair Station. Service every three-to-four minutes Mondays to Fridays during rush hours; every five-to-ten minutes at all other times of the week. Streetcars and buses both drop off and pick up passengers inside St. Clair West Station.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Details:

  • Started project to rebuild streetcar tracks on Bathurst Street and Vaughan Road south of St. Clair. The Bathurst project cuts off streetcars from Roncesvalles Carhouse and from the Hillcrest Shops.
  • Stored three spare streetcars continually on the eastbound tracks between Wychwood Avenue and Vaughan Road
  • Stored operating cars on the streetcar loops in St. Clair and St. Clair West Stations after midnight every night.
  • Continued removing the tracks and roadbed and building a new right-of-way between McRoberts and Westmount Avenues.
  • Replaced streetcar tracks on Bathurst Street and Vaughan Road south of St. Clair.

Transit service:

  • 7B Bathurst: via St. Clair, Christie, Dupont.
  • 7C Bathurst: regular route.
  • 33 FOREST HILL: Buses started and ended their trips at a temporary stop inside St. Clair West Station.
  • 90 VAUGHAN: Buses started and ended their trips at a temporary stop inside St. Clair West Station.
  • 126 CHRISTIE: Buses started and ended their trips at a temporary stop inside St. Clair West Station. Southbound buses operated westward along the streetcar right of way to just beyond Vaughan Road, where they operated along the curb lane before turning southward along Christie Street to Christie station. Northbound buses reversed the routing.
  • 310 BATHURST NIGHT: via St. Clair, Christie, Bloor.
  • 312 ST. CLAIR NIGHT: Since the TTC stores streetcars in the upper (streetcar) platform of St. Clair Station, the buses operate to the lower platform via St. Clair, Avoca and Pleasant.
  • 512 ST. CLAIR Before midnight: Buses - Gunn’s Loop to St. Clair West Station. Streetcars - Oakwood Loop to St. Clair Station. TTC operated seven streetcars on the route between St. Clair and St. Clair West Stations seven days a week before midnight. From Mondays to Fridays: seven cars every three minutes. Saturdays: six cars every three and a half minutes. Sundays, holidays: five cars every four minutes. Streetcars and buses both drop off and pick up passengers inside St. Clair West Station.
  • 512 ST. CLAIR After midnight: Buses - Gunn’s Loop to St. Clair Station from midnight to about 2 a.m. Since the TTC stores streetcars in the upper (streetcar) platform of St. Clair Station, the buses operate to the lower platform via St. Clair, Avoca and Pleasant. Since it stored more streetcars inside St. Clair West Station, the buses don’t enter St. Clair West Station and, instead, drop off and pick up passengers at on-street stops at Bathurst and Tweedsmuir.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Last day for artists to submit public art proposals for the line.

Friday, June 20 until Monday, June 23, 2008

Details:

  • Closed the southern half of intersection with Dufferin Street from 9:30 a.m. on Friday until 6 a.m. on Monday.
  • Maintained one east- and one westbound lane for traffic along St. Clair.
  • No through north-south traffic; no left turns; right turns only
  • Continued removing the tracks and roadbed and building a new right-of-way between McRoberts and Westmount Avenues.
  • Continued replacing streetcar tracks on Bathurst Street and Vaughan Road south of St. Clair.

Transit service:

  • 7B BATHURST: via St. Clair, Christie, Dupont.
  • 7C BATHURST: regular route.
  • 29 DUFFERIN: southbound via St. Clair, Lansdowne, Davenport. Northbound via Rogers, Oakwood, St. Clair.
  • 33 FOREST HILL: Buses started and ended their trips at a temporary stop inside St. Clair West Station.
  • 90 VAUGHAN: Buses started and ended their trips at a temporary stop inside St. Clair West Station.
  • 126 CHRISTIE: Buses started and ended their trips at a temporary stop inside St. Clair West Station. Southbound buses operated westward along the streetcar right of way to just beyond Vaughan Road, where they operated along the curb lane before turning southward along Christie Street to Christie station. Northbound buses reversed the routing.
  • 310 BATHURST NIGHT: via St. Clair, Christie, Bloor.
  • 312 ST. CLAIR NIGHT: Since the TTC stores streetcars in the upper (streetcar) platform of St. Clair Station, the buses operate to the lower platform via St. Clair, Avoca and Pleasant.
  • 329 DUFFERIN NIGHT: southbound via St. Clair, Lansdowne, Davenport. Northbound via Rogers, Oakwood, St. Clair.
  • 512 ST. CLAIR Before midnight: Buses - Gunn’s Loop to St. Clair West Station. Streetcars - Oakwood Loop to St. Clair Station. TTC operated seven streetcars on the route between St. Clair and St. Clair West Stations seven days a week before midnight. From Mondays to Fridays: seven cars every three minutes. Saturdays: six cars every three and a half minutes. Sundays, holidays: five cars every four minutes. Streetcars and buses both drop off and pick up passengers inside St. Clair West Station.
  • 512 ST. CLAIR After midnight: Buses - Gunn’s Loop to St. Clair Station from midnight until about 2 a.m. Since the TTC stores streetcars in the upper (streetcar) platform of St. Clair Station, the buses operate to the lower platform via St. Clair, Avoca and Pleasant. Since it stored more streetcars inside St. Clair West Station, the buses don’t enter St. Clair West Station and, instead, drop off and pick up passengers at on-street stops at Bathurst and Tweedsmuir.

Friday, June 27 until Monday, June 30, 2008

Details:

  • Closed the northern half of intersection with Dufferin Street from 9:30 a.m. on Friday until 6 a.m. on Monday.
  • Maintained one east- and one westbound lane for traffic along St. Clair.
  • No through north-south traffic; no left turns; right turns only
  • Continued removing the tracks and roadbed and building a new right-of-way between McRoberts and Westmount Avenues.
  • Continued replacing streetcar tracks on Bathurst Street and Vaughan Road south of St. Clair.

Transit service:

  • 7B Bathurst: via St. Clair, Christie, Dupont.
  • 7C Bathurst: regular route.
  • 29 DUFFERIN: southbound via Rogers, Caledonia, St. Clair. Northbound via St. Clair, Oakwood, Rogers.
  • 33 FOREST HILL: Buses started and ended their trips at a temporary stop inside St. Clair West Station.
  • 90 VAUGHAN: Buses started and ended their trips at a temporary stop inside St. Clair West Station.
  • 126 CHRISTIE: Buses started and ended their trips at a temporary stop inside St. Clair West Station. Southbound buses operated westward along the streetcar right of way to just beyond Vaughan Road, where they operated along the curb lane before turning southward along Christie Street to Christie station. Northbound buses reversed the routing.
  • 310 BATHURST NIGHT: via St. Clair, Christie, Bloor.
  • 312 ST. CLAIR NIGHT: Since the TTC stores streetcars in the upper (streetcar) platform of St. Clair Station, the buses operate to the lower platform via St. Clair, Avoca and Pleasant.
  • 329 DUFFERIN NIGHT: southbound via Rogers, Caledonia, St. Clair. Northbound via St. Clair, Oakwood, Rogers.
  • 512 ST. CLAIR Before midnight: Buses - Gunn’s Loop to St. Clair West Station. Streetcars - Oakwood Loop to St. Clair Station. TTC operated seven streetcars on the route between St. Clair and St. Clair West Stations seven days a week before midnight. From Mondays to Fridays: seven cars every three minutes. Saturdays: six cars every three and a half minutes. Sundays, holidays: five cars every four minutes. Streetcars and buses both drop off and pick up passengers inside St. Clair West Station.
  • 512 ST. CLAIR After midnight: Buses - Gunn’s Loop to St. Clair Station from midnight until about 2 a.m. Since the TTC stores streetcars in the upper (streetcar) platform of St. Clair Station, the buses operate to the lower platform via St. Clair, Avoca and Pleasant. Since it stored more streetcars inside St. Clair West Station, the buses don’t enter St. Clair West Station and, instead, drop off and pick up passengers at on-street stops at Bathurst and Tweedsmuir.

July, 2008

Details:

  • Reopened Bathurst Street and Vaughan Road tracks north of the Hillcrest Complex.
  • resumed storing streetcars overnight in the yard at Hillcrest Shops, instead of on the street and in St. Clair and St. Clair West Station loops.
  • Continued removing the tracks and roadbed and building a new right-of-way between McRoberts and Westmount Avenues.
  • Continued replacing streetcar tracks on Bathurst Street south of Hillcrest Complex

Transit service:

  • 7B BATHURST: via St. Clair, Christie, Dupont.
  • 7C BATHURST: regular route.
  • 33 FOREST HILL: Buses started and ended their trips at a temporary stop inside St. Clair West Station.
  • 90 VAUGHAN: Buses started and ended their trips at a temporary stop inside St. Clair West Station.
  • 126 CHRISTIE: Buses started and ended their trips at a temporary stop inside St. Clair West Station. Southbound buses operated westward along the streetcar right of way to just beyond Vaughan Road, where they operated along the curb lane before turning southward along Christie Street to Christie station. Northbound buses reversed the routing.
  • 310 Bathurst overnight: via St. Clair, Christie, Bloor.
  • 312 ST. CLAIR NIGHT: Regular route.
  • 512 ST. CLAIR: Buses - Gunn’s Loop to St. Clair West Station. Streetcars - Oakwood Loop to St. Clair Station. TTC operated seven streetcars on the route between St. Clair and St. Clair West Stations seven days a week before midnight. From Mondays to Fridays: seven cars every three minutes. Saturdays: six cars every three and a half minutes. Sundays, holidays: five cars every four minutes. Streetcars and buses both drop off and pick up passengers inside St. Clair West Station.

September 2008 until February 2009

Details:

  • Started on Phase 3 of the project - between Westmount Avenue and Vaughan Road to remove and replace streetcar tracks, rebuild the track bed and roadway.
  • Excavated and replaced watermains between Winona Drive and Kenwood Avenue, starting eastward from Winona and westward from Kenwood.

Monday, October 20 until Monday, November 3, 2008 * Closed intersections with Oakwood Avenue and Robina Avenue to replace tracks, switches and curves at the intersection and along Oakwood between St. Clair and the Oakwood Loop. * Continued removing the tracks and roadbed and building a new right-of-way between Westmount Avenue and Vaughan Road. * Continued replacing streetcar tracks on Bathurst Street south of Hillcrest Complex. * Continued excavating and replacing watermains between Winona Drive and Kenwood Avenue.

Transit service:

  • 7B BATHURST: via St. Clair, Christie, Dupont.
  • 7C BATHURST: regular route.
  • 33 FOREST HILL: Buses started and ended their trips at a temporary stop inside St. Clair West Station.
  • 63 OSSINGTON: Southbound from Eglinton West Station via Glenhurst, Winona, St. Clair. Northbound via St. Clair, Glenholme, Conway.
  • 63A OSSINGTON (St. Clair): Southbound started on St. Clair at Oakwood, instead of at Oakwood Loop. Northbound via Rosemont, Glenholme, St. Clair.
  • 90 VAUGHAN: Buses started and ended their trips at a temporary stop inside St. Clair West Station.
  • 126 CHRISTIE: Buses started and ended their trips at a temporary stop inside St. Clair West Station. Southbound buses operated westward along the streetcar right of way to just beyond Vaughan Road, where they operated along the curb lane before turning southward along Christie Street to Christie station. Northbound buses reversed the routing.
  • 161 ROGERS ROAD: Southbound via Glenhurst, Winona, St. Clair. Northbound via St. Clair, Glenholme, Conway.
  • 310 BATHURST NIGHT: via St. Clair, Christie, Bloor.
  • 312 ST. CLAIR NIGHT: Regular route.
  • 316 OSSINGTON NIGHT: Southbound via Glenhurst, Winona, St. Clair. Northbound via St. Clair, Glenholme, Conway.
  • 512 ST. CLAIR: Buses - Gunn’s Loop to St. Clair West Station. Streetcars - Oakwood Loop to St. Clair Station. TTC operated seven streetcars on the route between St. Clair and St. Clair West Stations seven days a week before midnight. From Mondays to Fridays: seven cars every three minutes. Saturdays: six cars every three and a half minutes. Sundays, holidays: five cars every four minutes.

December 1, 2008 until April, 2009

Details:

  • Started project to replace watermains between Old Weston Road and McRoberts Avenue.

Saturday, December 13 and Sunday, December 14, 2008

Details:

  • Repaired concrete at the west ramp into St. Clair West Station and the tracks just east of Bathurst Street from 7 a.m. Saturday until 2 p.m. Sunday.
  • The work blocked streetcars from traveling to or from the yard at Hillcrest. At the end of service, TTC stored streetcars overnight on the street west of Yonge Street and in the St. Clair West Station terminal.
  • Continued removing the tracks and roadbed and building a new right-of-way between Westmount Avenue and Vaughan Road.
  • Continued replacing streetcar tracks on Bathurst Street south of Hillcrest Complex.
  • Continued excavating and replacing watermains between Winona Drive and Kenwood Avenue.
  • Continued excavating and replacing watermains between Old Weston Road and McRoberts Avenue.

Transit service:

  • 7B BATHURST: Southbound via St. Clair, Christie, Dupont. Northbound via Dupont, Christie, St. Clair, Bathurst, Tichester, Heath, Spadina, St. Clair.
  • 7C BATHURST: Southbound via Tichester, Heath, Spadina, St. Clair. Northbound: regular route.
  • 33 FOREST HILL: Buses started and ended their trips at a temporary stop inside St. Clair West Station. (Construction doesn’t affect service - buses don’t operate weekends.)
  • 90 VAUGHAN: Buses started and ended their trips at a temporary stop inside St. Clair West Station. Southbound via Bathurst, Tichester, Heath, Spadina, St. Clair. Northbound: regular route.
  • 126 CHRISTIE: Buses started and ended their trips at a temporary stop inside St. Clair West Station. Southbound buses operated westward along the streetcar right of way to just beyond Vaughan Road, where they operated along the curb lane before turning southward along Christie Street to Christie station. Northbound buses reversed the routing but also detour via Bathurst, Tichester, Heath, Spadina, St. Clair.
  • 310 BATHURST NIGHT: via St. Clair, Christie, Bloor.
  • 312 ST. CLAIR NIGHT: Regular route.
  • 512 ST. CLAIR: Buses - Gunn’s Loop to St. Clair West Station. Streetcars - Oakwood Loop to St. Clair Station. TTC operated seven streetcars on the route between St. Clair and St. Clair West Stations seven days a week before midnight. From Mondays to Fridays: seven cars every three minutes. Saturdays: six cars every three and a half minutes. Sundays, holidays: five cars every four minutes.

CONTINUED IN 2009