Work description and purpose

Starting September 18 for approximately one week, TTC will be conducting routine preventative rail maintenance to the streetcar tracks at the intersection of King and Sumach. This work will involve welding rail components and rail joints over a period of a week, weather permitting. Rail welding prolongs the life of rail and provides a smoother streetcar operation through the area. This work does not require the breaking or removal of concrete.

Work hours

Work at the intersection will be performed overnight between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. when traffic volumes are at their lowest and a safe work zone can be established. The work zone will be cleared of traffic management signs and pylons by 6 a.m. each day. While efforts will be made to keep noise levels to a minimum, some noise will be unavoidable when certain equipment is in operation.

Traffic and pedestrian restrictions

Traffic will be maintained through the King/Sumach intersection with some lane and turning restrictions through the work zone.

Traffic management equipment/signs

The related work supplies will be stored neatly as possible nearby when work is not being conducted.

TTC service

Streetcar service on King Street through the intersection and into the Distillery Loop will be maintained.

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

For further information:

Paul Tran, Community Liaison, 416-981-1601;