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Broadview / Dundas East track reconstruction:
TTC detours start June 24



Update — Monday, July 9, 7:09 p.m.: Construction at Broadview Avenue and Dundas Street East ended at 6 p.m. Broadview Avenue remains closed to traffic between Gerrard and Dundas Streets East, so buses continue to detour.


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.

The project requires the City to fully close the intersections to all traffic. The TTC will also repair the tracks and concrete on Broadview between Hogarth Avenue and Gerrard Street East and replace the rails at the curve from Broadview Station onto Erindale Avenue as part of this project.

The first phase of the project starts Monday, June 25. During this phase, crews work:

  • at the intersection of Broadview Avenue with Dundas Street East;
  • on Dundas Street East from Broadview Avenue to Hamilton Street;
  • on Broadview Avenue from just south of Gerrard Street East to just south of Dundas East;
  • on Broadview Avenue from Hogarth Avenue to just north of Gerrard East; and
  • at Broadview Station where streetcars exit onto Erindale Avenue.

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During phase 1, the intersection of Broadview with Gerrard East remains open to transit vehicles and all other traffic.


The TTC is already operating buses, instead of streetcars, along the 505 Dundas route. During this project, it will also replace streetcars with buses along the east end of the 504 King route between Broadview Station and Parliament Street.

During this phase, the TTC detours the buses along these routes:

Phase 1 of the project and this series of TTC detours continue until July 23.

Phase 2 starts Monday, July 16, and crews repair the tracks and concrete between Hogarth Avenue and north of Gerrard East.

During phase 3 of the project, from Tuesday, July 24 until Saturday, September 8, crews work at the intersection of Broadview and Gerrard East. The TTC will modify the detour routings and also detour buses operating along the 306 Carlton overnight and 506 Carlton routes.

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According to transit advocate and blogger Steve Munro, the TTC is not only detouring service along the 504 King route during the Broadview project, but reorganizing the route into several branches. It’s temporarily cancelling the 503 Kingston Rd and 514 Cherry routes and adopting their paths as part of the 504 King route.

Starting Sunday, June 24, it operates four branches:

  • 504A branch: streetcars between Dundas West Station and Distillery Loop.
  • 504B branch: streetcars between Dufferin Gate Loop and Bingham Loop (Victoria Park Avenue / Kingston Road) Mondays to Fridays before about 7 p.m.;
  • 504C branch: streetcars between Dufferin Gate Loop and Woodbine Loop (Queen Street East / Kingston Road) Mondays to Fridays after about 7 p.m. and all day Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
  • 504D branch: buses between Broadview Station and King Street East / Parliament Street, detouring around the track construction.

Similarly, it’s splitting 304 King overnight service to operate with buses and streetcars:

  • 304 branch: streetcars between Dundas West Station and Woodbine Loop; and
  • 304B branch: buses between Broadview Station and King Street West / University Avenue, deturing around the track construction.

During phase 1, crews will:

  • deliver new streetcar track / rail on flat-deck trailers overnight.
  • remove the concrete and old streetcar track;
  • replace the concrete and install new track.

The TTC will use the track area on Broadview Avenue south of Kintyre Avenue for about one week to weld new rail together. It will store newly welded rail on the track area north of Kintyre until crews can install them Gerrard East and Dundas East. It will also temporarily store rail panels that it previously assembled on flatbed trailers on the track allowance near the intersection. The City will restrict parking in these areas.

Crews typically work 24 hours a day, every day to replace TTC tracks. Excavation usually continues as late as 11 p.m. Breaking the concrete is the most disruptive part of the project and typically continues the first four to five days during intersection projects.

Crews also work on other activities over night, including:

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

Crews repairing small sections of track and concrete between Hogarth and Gerrard block only the centre lanes.


504D King
304B King overnight

From Sunday, June 24 until Monday, July 23, westbound buses operate along the regular 304 / 504 route to Broadview Avenue and Gerrard Street East, then detour:

westward along Gerrard East; and then
southward along River Street to King Street East,
resuming the regular 304 / 504 route eastward along King East.

(Note that buses operate only as far west as Parliament Street. Westbound bus passengers may transfer to westbound streetcars at stops on King Street East between River and Parliament Streets.)

Westbound buses skip regular route 304 / 504 stops

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

(Some streetcars serving the 304 King overnight and 504 King route continue to stop at Carroll Street.)

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

  • on Gerrard Street East at St. Matthews Road and 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 regular route 304 / 504 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 Mount 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 and at Blackburn Street and Broadview Avenue.

(Some streetcars serving the 304 King overnight and 504 King route continue to stop at Carroll Street.)

505 Dundas

From Sunday, June 24 until Monday, July 23, westbound buses operate along the regular route to Broadview Avenue and Gerrard Street East, then detour:

westward along Gerrard East; and then
southward along River Street to Dundas Street East,
resuming the regular route eastward along Dundas East.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Broadview Avenue at Mount Stephen Street and Dundas Street East,
  • 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 at St. Matthews Road and 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 Munro Street and Broadview Avenue and
  • on Broadview Avenue across from Mount 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 and at Blackburn Street and Broadview Avenue.