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Queen East / Kingston / Eastern closure:
TTC detours, starting September 9



Tuesday, September 3, the City of Toronto and the TTC started a project to replace the streetcar tracks and the streetcar overhead wiring

  • at the intersection of Queen Street East with Kingston Road / Eastern Avenue

and in the TTC’s Woodbine Loop.

During this project to return the streetcar infrastructure and City’s roadway to a state of good repair, crews are:

  • removing and replacing the entire TTC streetcar overhead wire infrastructure and track in the intersection;
  • rebuilding the eastbound streetcar platform on the west side of the intersection;
  • rebuilding the roadway median on the east side of the intersection;
  • resurfacing the roadway; and
  • improving the sidewalks.

The City is closing the intersection to all vehicles from Monday, September 9 “until early November” (or until about November 9), so that contractors can complete this work effectively. The TTC is also detouring buses around the construction zone, starting that day.

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Road closures starting Monday, September 9.

Starting Sunday, September 1, the TTC revised service along these routes, before crews started working on the project:

  • 301 Queen overnight;
  • 501 Queen;
  • 502 Downtowner; and
  • 503 Kingston Rd.

Shuttle buses are replacing routes 301 and 501 streetcars east of Russell Carhouse and adding extra service along the route between Connaught Avenue and River Street.

Starting Monday, September 9, the TTC detours buses around the construction zone along these routes:

  • 22A Coxwell via Kingston Rd;
  • 22B Coxwell;
  • 143 Downtown / Beach express;
  • 301R Queen overnight shuttle bus;
  • 322 Coxwell overnight;
  • 501R Queen shuttle bus; and
  • 503 Kingston Rd.

Construction at the intersection and the TTC service changes continue until about November 30, although crews may continue working overnight until about December 31, possibly further delaying transit services.


TTC crews started working on the project Tuesday, September 3.


  • From midnight until 6 a.m. Tuesday, September 3 and continuing overnight nightly until 6 a.m. Saturday, September 7, crews removed the old streetcar overhead infrastructure in the area.

    • From midnight until 6 a.m. Tuesday, September 3 and continuing overnight nightly until 6 a.m. Saturday, September 7, crews also delivered pre-assembled rail panels on flat-deck trailers to the site.
  • They’re storing the rails on the tracks near the work zone. Crews parked the trailers at each of the north, east and west work limits, blocking traffic lanes.
  • By pre-assembling the rail panels, crews sped up the process of installing the new tracks, reducing overnight work.

22A Coxwell via Kingston Rd

Mondays to Fridays after about 7 p.m. and all day Saturdays, Sundays and holidays starting Monday, September 9, south- and eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Coxwell Avenue at the Queen / Coxwell Loop, then detour:

east- and southward through the loop,
westward along Queen Street East;
northward along Coxwell Avenue;
eastward along Dundas Street East to Kingston Road,
resuming their regular route northeastward along Kingston.

South- and eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Coxwell Avenue at Queen Street East,
  • on Queen Street East at Eastern Avenue and
  • on Kingston Road at Dixon Avenue.

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

  • on Coxwell Avenue [northbound] north of Queen Street East and at Dundas Street East.

West- and northbound buses operate along their regular route to Kingston Road and Dixon Avenue / Dundas Street East, then detour:

westward along Dundas East;
southward along Coxwell Avenue;
east- and southward through Queen / Coxwell Loop; and then
westward along Queen Street East to Coxwell,
resuming their regular route northward along Coxwell.

West- and northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Kingston Road at Queen Street East,
  • on Eastern Avenue south of Queen Street East and
  • on Coxwell Avenue north of Eastern Avenue.

Instead, west- and northbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Coxwell Avenue [southbound] south of Dundas Street East and
  • on Coxwell Avenue [northbound] north of Queen Street East.
22B Coxwell

Mondays to Fridays before about 7 p.m. starting Monday, September 9, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Coxwell Avenue at the Queen / Coxwell Loop, then detour:

southward through the loop,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Coxwell Avenue at Queen Street East and
  • on Eastern Avenue south of Queen Street East.

Instead, southbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • in Queen / Coxwell Loop.

Northbound buses start their trips in Queen / Coxwell Loop, then proceed:

westward along Queen Street East to Coxwell,
resuming their regular route northward along Coxwell.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Eastern Avenue south of Queen Street East and
  • on Coxwell Avenue north of Eastern Avenue.

Instead, northbound buses pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Coxwell Avenue [northbound] north of Queen Street East.
322 Coxwell overnight

Starting Monday, September 9, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Coxwell Avenue at the Queen / Coxwell Loop, then detour:

east- and southward through the loop,
westward along Queen Street East;
northward along Coxwell Avenue;
eastward along Dundas Street East to Kingston Road,
resuming their regular route northeastward along Kingston.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Coxwell Avenue at Queen Street East,
  • on Queen Street East at Eastern Avenue and
  • on Kingston Road at Dixon Avenue.

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

  • on Coxwell Avenue [northbound] north of Queen Street East and at Dundas Street East.

Westbound buses operate along their regular route to Kingston Road and Dixon Avenue / Dundas Street East, then detour:

westward along Dundas East;
southward along Coxwell Avenue;
east- and southward through Queen / Coxwell Loop; and then
westward along Queen Street East to Coxwell,
resuming their regular route northward along Coxwell.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Kingston Road at Queen Street East,
  • on Eastern Avenue south of Queen Street East and
  • on Coxwell Avenue north of Eastern Avenue.

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

  • on Coxwell Avenue [southbound] south of Dundas Street East and
  • on Coxwell Avenue [northbound] north of Queen Street East.
143 Downtown / Beach express

Mondays to Fridays, starting Monday, September 9, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Queen Street East and Woodbine Avenue, then detour:

southward along Woodbine;
westward along Lake Shore Boulevard East; and then
northward along Parliament Street to Richmond Street East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Richmond East.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Queen Street East at Woodbine Avenue and Lockwood Road and
  • on Eastern Avenue south of Queen Street East.

Instead, westbound buses drop off passengers at atemporary stop

  • on Parliament Street at King Street East.

Eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Adelaide Street East and Parliament Street, then detour:

southward along Parliament;
eastward along Lake Shore Boulevard East; and then
northward along Woodbine Avenue to Queen Street East,
resuming their regular route eastward along Queen East.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Eastern Avenue at Queen Street East and
  • on Queen Street East at Sarah Ashbridge and Woodbine Avenues.

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

  • on Parliament Street at King Street East.
502 Downtowner

Starting Tuesday, September 3, the TTC temporarily cancels service along the route. It’s combining service with the 503 Kingston Rd route during construction.

503 Kingston Rd

From Tuesday, September 3 until about Friday, November 29, the TTC increases the frequency of service along the route Mondays to Fridays during rush hours to replace service along the 502 Downtowner route.

It continues to operate buses, instead of streetcars, along the route. The buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • every 6½ minutes during morning rush hours;
  • every 10 minutes from about 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.; and
  • every 7 minutes 15 seconds during afternoon rush hours.

Starting Monday, September 9, the TTC detours the buses around the construction zone.

Westbound buses operate along their regular route to Kingston Road and Dixon Avenue / Dundas Street East, then detour:

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

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Kingston Road at Queen Street East and
  • on Queen Street East at Coxwell Avenue.

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

  • on Coxwell Avenue south of Dundas Street East and at Queen Street East.

Eastbound buses reverse the westbound detour routing.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Queen Street East at Coxwell and Eastern Avenues and
  • on Kingston Road at Dixon Avenue.

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

  • on Coxwell Avenue north of Queen Street East and at Dundas Street East.
501 Queen
301 Queen overnight

From Sunday, September 1 until about Saturday, November 30, streetcars start and end their trips in Russell Carhouse at Queen Street East and Connaught Avenue.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

  • in Neville Park Loop and
  • on Queen Street East at Neville Park Boulevard, Silver Birch Avenue, Glen Manor Drive, Wineva, Bellefair, Elmer and Woodbine Avenues, Lockwood and Kingston Roads, Coxwell Avenue and Woodfield Road.

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Queen Street East at Woodfield Road, Coxwell Avenue, Sarah Ashbridge and Woodbine Avenues, across from Elmer and Bellefair Avenues, at Wineva Avenue, Glen Manor Drive, Beech and Silver Birch Avenues and Neville Park Boulevard and
  • in Neville Park Loop.

Shuttle buses replace the cars. Eastbound streetcar passengers can transfer to eastbound buses at stops on Queen Street East between Carroll Street and Greenwood Avenue.

301R / 501R Queen shuttle bus

From Sunday, September 1 until about Saturday, November 30, buses replace streetcars along the 501 Queen route east of Connaught Avenue. They also add extra service along the route between Connaught and River Street. Starting Monday, September 9, the buses detour around the construction zone.

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

westward along Queen Street East;
southward along Woodbine Avenue;
northward along Coxwell Avenue;
westward along Queen and King Streets East to River Street,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • in Neville Park Loop and
  • on Queen Street East at Neville Park Boulevard, Silver Birch Avenue, Glen Manor Drive, Wineva, Bellefair, Elmer and Woodbine Avenues,
  • on Lake Shore Boulevard East beside #1816 Lake Shore East,
  • on Coxwell Avenue north of Eastern Avenue,
  • on Queen Street East at Woodfield Road, Greenwood and Alton Avenues, Leslie Street, Jones, Brooklyn, Pape, Carlaw and Logan Avenues, west of Booth Avenue and at Boulton and Broadview Avenues and Carroll Street and
  • on King Street East at River Street.

During construction, these regular westbound route 501 stops have no transit service:

  • on Queen Street East at Woodbine Avenue, Lockwood and Kingston Roads and Coxwell Avenue.

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

Eastbound buses start their trips on King Street East at River Street, then proceed:

northward along River;
eastward along Queen Street East;
southward along Coxwell Avenue;
eastward along Lake Shore Boulevard East;
northward along Woodbine Avenue;
eastward along Queen Street East; and then
southward into Neville Park Loop,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses serve passengers at stops

  • on King Street East at River Street,
  • on Queen Street East across from Carroll Street, at Broadview Avenue, Saulter Street, Empire, Logan, Carlaw, Pape and Caroline Avenues, across from Jones Avenue, at Leslie Street, across from Alton and Greenwood Avenues, at Woodfield Road and Coxwell Avenue,
  • on Lake Shore Boulevard East across from #1816 Lake Shore East,
  • on Woodbine Avenue at Kewbeach Avenue,
  • on Queen Street East across from Elmer and Bellefair Avenues, at Wineva Avenue, Glen Manor Drive, Beech and Silver Birch Avenues and Neville Park Boulevard and
  • in Neville Park Loop.

During construction, these regular eastbound route 501 stops have no transit service:

  • on Queen Street East at Eastern, Sarah Ashbridge and Woodbine Avenues.