2021 Toronto streetcar infrastructure upgrades

Starting in early 2021, streetcar service will be adjusted to prepare for a busy construction season across the city. These projects will continue the modernization of the TTC's streetcar network by replacing track and overhead systems while coordinating with other City initiatives such as rehabilitating water infrastructure, improving pedestrian safety, and enhancing streetscapes. We encourage customers to check our website and notices at stops regularly for details.


Construction begins in early 2021 to replace streetcar track, overhead, watermain and sewers at the complex intersection of King Street, Queen Street, The Queensway, and Roncesvalles Avenue. The project will extend the dedicated streetcar right-of-way, enhance streetcar stops and improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists. Starting in January 2021, buses will replace 501 Queen streetcars between Long Branch Loop and Jarvis Street and will replace 504 King streetcars between Dundas West Station and Shaw Street.

Queen Street West track and overhead upgrades

Coordinating with the project at King-Queen-Queensway-Roncesvalles, TTC will also be replacing track from downtown and through Queen Street West in stages to minimize disruption. Replacement buses will detour around sections of Queen Street where track work is taking place. TTC customers are encouraged to use 504 King streetcar service east of Dufferin Street. Overhead upgrades will also take place on the rest of the Queen Street corridor, and on Queen Street East toward the Beaches, requiring bus replacement service in fall 2021.

506 Carlton overhead upgrades/Main Street Station pavement rehabilitation

In January 2021, streetcar service will return between High Park Loop and Broadview Avenue. Buses will continue to operate between Parliament Street and Main Street Station as overhead upgrades are completed in the east end. Customers will need to transfer between buses and streetcars at Parliament Street and Gerrard Street East. In early spring 2021, the bus and streetcar terminal at Main Street Station will be closed for pavement rehabilitation for approximately one month. 506 Carlton replacement buses will be extend to Victoria Park Station via Danforth Avenue.

Broadview Avenue watermain replacement

In May 2021, the City will begin watermain replacement work on Broadview Avenue north of Gerrard Street East. During this time, 504 King and 505 Dundas streetcar service will not operate on Broadview Avenue. Shuttle buses will operate between Broadview Station and King Street and Parliament Street. All 504 King streetcars will turn back at Distillery Loop and 505 Dundas streetcars will turn back at Broadview Avenue.

Dundas West Station streetcar platform expansion

In fall 2021, the TTC will replace track and expand the streetcar platforms at Dundas West Station to reduce delays entering the station. During construction, streetcars and buses will not serve the bus and streetcar loop. Details on service changes and alternate stop locations will be made available later in 2021.

Lake Shore and Kipling track upgrades

In fall 2021, TTC will also replace track at the intersection of Lake Shore Boulevard West and Kipling Avenue and Kipling Loop. There may be detours during the intersection work.

Source : TTC

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