What we are doing and why

The City of Toronto is rehabilitating the Bathurst Street Bridge over the rail corridor between Front Street West and Fort York Boulevard requiring a full road closure starting May 25 until the end of 2020. During this period, 511/307 Bathurst service to be diverted.

Part of the overall bridge rehabilitation project includes replacement of the streetcar tracks and overheard wire infrastructure by TTC crews. Rail installation by TTC track crews is scheduled to start on October 26 for approximately five weeks, weather permitting. Installation of new overhead infrastructure will be conducted near the end of the project by TTC overhead crews.

  • See here for the City’s construction notice.

TTC Trailers: TTC crew trailers re parked on Front Street in the eastbound curb lane near Portland Street. Some materials used for rail installation will also be stored at this location.

TTC service - 511/307 Bathurst Routes

Buses (currently operating) on the 511 Bathurst streetcar route and 307 Bathurst night buses will be diverted around the bridge/road closure to the Exhibition Loop for the duration of the project.

  • Southbound: from Bathurst Street, Front Street West, Spadina Road, Fort York Boulevard, Lake Shore Boulevard West, Strachan Avenue, Manitoba Drive to Exhibition Loop.
  • Northbound: from Exhibition Loop, Manitoba Drive, Fleet Street, Fort York Boulevard, Spadina Avenue, Bathurst Street to Route.

Traffic and pedestrian

Bathurst Street will be closed to all vehicular and cycling traffic between Front Street West and Fort York Boulevard. Pedestrian access will be maintained on one side of the work zone at any given time. Cyclists can dismount and use the available pedestrian access.

Work hours

City bridge rehabilitation work will typically take place 7 days a week, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

TTC’s rail installation phase of this project will include periods of late evening and overnight work and extended weekend hours by TTC crews - moving rail into position, rail installation and rail welding / grinding. After-hours work is required to preserve the integrity of the rail and concrete, and support daytime construction. The overnight rail work by TTC may consist of moving rail into position, rail installation/assembly and rail welding/grinding.

For further information:

TTC track and overhead related inquiries: Diego Sinagoga, Senior Community Liaison, 647-468-4183, diego.sinagoga@ttc.ca.

City Bridge work related inquiries: Public Consultation Unit, 416-392-3074, downtownconstructionprojects@toronto.ca.