Work description and purpose

The City and the TTC will be replacing the streetcar tracks at the intersection of Dundas Street East and Parliament Street.

To accommodate this work, the intersection will be completely closed for three weeks – from 5 a.m. on May 15 to 6 a.m. on June 5. Vehicle traffic will be diverted around the intersection at Sherbourne Street to the west, Gerrard Street East to the north, River Street to the east and Shuter Street to the south. Local traffic will be maintained close to the intersection closure.

The first few days of the full intersection closure are the most disruptive and involve breaking and removing concrete within the streetcar track areas. The breaking will stop at 11 p.m.

TTC rail installation

TTC track reconstruction phase of this project will involve periods of late evening and overnight work and extended weekend hours. The overnight rail work by TTC may consist of moving rail into position, rail installation and rail welding / grinding. After-hours work by TTC is required to support the daytime construction and complete the project as quickly as possible.

Pre-assembled rail panels on flatbed trailers will be temporarily stored in the track allowance near the closure limits; on Dundas Street east of Regent Street and west of Poulett Street, and on Parliament Street north of Callaghan Lane and south of Coatsworth Street. Some parking restrictions will be required adjacent to rail panel storage locations. The rail panels help speed up installation, thereby reducing overnight work. TTC office trailers will be parked on Regent Street just south of Dundas Street leading up to the intersection closure. These trailers will be removed at the end of the project.

TTC service changes (5 a.m. on May 15 to 5 a.m. on June 5)

Streetcars and buses will be restricted from the Dundas and Parliament intersection.

TTC Service Changes

505 Dundas - Restrictions during watermain and track work

Route diverting between Bay Street and Broadview Avenue. May 15 to June 5, 2017.

Last updated May 10 2017, 11:40 AM

Thank you for your patience as we work to improve transit in Toronto.

For track related questions:

Diego Sinagoga, Senior Community Liaison, 416-393-2197;