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TTC replacing rails on Queen East,
starting September 21



from Monday, September 21 until Sunday, October 4, TTC track crews are replacing worn rails at the west- and eastbound streetcar stops on Queen Street East at Alton Avenue / Laing Street, west of Greenwood Avenue. The TTC is also detouring streetcars operating along the 301 Queen overnight and 501 Queen route the next two weekends.

The City of Toronto is reducing traffic lanes and restricting parking and turns to create a safe work zone for the crews.

Starting at 9 a.m. Mondays, September 21 and September 28, a crew occupies the curb lane to get ready to replace the track sections by welding rail into longer strings. Another crew saw-cuts concrete in the track area and starts digging out about 60 metres (180 feet) of track to expose the worn rail. Work continues until 9 p.m. Streetcars continue to operate through the work zone.

Tuesdays, September 22 and September 29 until Fridays, September 25 and October 2, the crews continue digging out sections of the track.

Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27 and Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4, the TTC will detour streetcars along Coxwell Avenue, Gerrard Street East and Broadview Avenue. It will also operate shuttle buses between Neville Park Loop and River Street. While streetcars are diverting, the track crew will replace the rail in the excavated area with new rail. This portion of the project requires overnight activities, including welding and grinding rails.

Sundays September 27 and October 4, crews will place concrete and allow time for it to properly cure. They’ll remove the work zone before regular streetcar service resumes Mondays September 28 and October 5.

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501 Queen
301 Queen overnight

From 6 a.m. Saturday, September 26 until 5 a.m. Monday, September 28, westbound cars operate along their regular route to Queen Street East and Coxwell Avenue, then detour:

northward along Coxwell;
westward along Gerrard Street East; and then
southward along Broadview Avenue to Queen East,
resuming their regular route westward along Queen East.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Queen Street East at Kent Road, across from Connaught Avenue, at Greenwood and Alton Avenues, Jones, Brooklyn, Pape, Carlaw and Logan Avenues, west of Booth Avenue and at Boulton and Broadview Avenues.

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

  • on Coxwell Avenue at Dundas Street East, Robbins Avenue and Eastwood Road,
  • on Gerrard Street East at Ashdale Avenue, Highfield Road, Greenwood and Prust Avenues, Leslie Street, Jones, Marjory, Pape, Carlaw and Logan Avenues, across from DeGrassi Street and at Broadview Avenue and
  • on Broadview Avenue at Mount Stephen Street and Dundas and Queen Streets East.

Westbound streetcar passengers can transfer to westbound shuttle buses at stops on Queen Street East between Broadview Avenue and Sherbourne Street.

**Eastbound cars reverse the westbound detour routing.

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Queen Street East at Saulter Street, Empire, Logan, Carlaw, Pape and Caroline Avenues, across from Jones Avenue, at Leslie and Laing Streets, across from Greenwood Avenue, at Connaught, Woodward and Coxwell Avenues.

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

  • on Broadview Avenue north of Queen Street East, at Dundas Street East, across from Mount Stephen Street and at Gerrard Street East,
  • on Gerrard Street East at DeGrassi Street, Logan, Carlaw, Pape, Marjory and Jones Avenues, Leslie Street, Alton and Greenwood Avenues, Woodfield Road and Ashdale and Coxwell Avenues and
  • on Coxwell Avenue across from Robbins Avenue and at Dundas and Queen Streets East.

Eastbound streetcar passengers can transfer to eastbound shuttle buses at stops on Queen Street East between Parliament Street and Broadview Avenue.

Shuttle buses replace the cars, operating between Neville Park Loop and Sherbourne Street.

301 / 501 Queen shuttle bus

From 6 a.m. Saturday, September 26 until 5 a.m. Monday, September 28, buses replace streetcars operating along the 301 Queen overnight and 501 Queen routes between Neville Park Loop and Sherbourne Street.

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

westward along Queen Street East to Sherbourne Street,
ending their trips.

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, Spruce Hill Road, Glen Manor Drive, Wineva and Lee Avenues, Waverley Road, Elmer and Woodbine Avenues, Lockwood and Kingston Roads, Coxwell Avenue, Kent Road, across from Connaught Avenue, at Greenwood and Alton Avenues, Jones, Brooklyn, Pape, Carlaw and Logan Avenues, west of Booth Avenue and at Boulton and Broadview Avenues, Carroll, River, Sumach, Sackville, Parliament, Ontario and Sherbourne Streets.

Westbound bus passengers can transfer to westbound streetcars at stops on Queen Street East between Broadview Avenue and Sherbourne Street.

Eastbound buses start their trips on Queen Street East at Sherbourne Street, then proceed:

northward along Sherbourne;
eastward along Dundas Street East;
southward along Parliament Street;
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 Queen Street East [westbound] at Sherbourne Street,
  • on Sherbourne Street at Shuter Street and Dundas Street East,
  • on Dundas Street East at Ontario and Parliament Streets,
  • on Parliament Street at Shuter Street and Queen Street East,
  • on Queen Street East [eastbound] at 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, across from Greenwood Avenue, at Connaught, Coxwell, Eastern, Sarah Ashbridge, Woodbine and Kippendavie Avenues, Waverly Road, Lee and Wineva Avenues, Scarborough Beach Boulevard, Maclean, Beech and Silver Birch Avenues and Neville Park Boulevard and
  • in Neville Park Loop.