Streetcar service changes during an ice storm
In order to keep customers moving in the event of an ice storm, we will be concentrating streetcar service in the downtown core. This means that buses will operate on some streetcar routes and portions of routes.
By concentrating streetcar service downtown, we are able to reduce the wait time between streetcars, which will keep the overhead wires from freezing and interrupting service.
In an ice storm:
501 Queen will operate using buses and streetcars. Buses will operate from the Neville Park Loop west on Queen, north on Parliament, east on Gerrard, south on Broadview, east on Queen to Neville Loop. Streetcars will operate from Broadview, west on Queen to Sunnyside Loop and return. Buses will operate from Sunnyside Loop to Long Branch Loop and return.
504 King will operate using buses and streetcars. Buses depart Dundas West Station, south on Dundas, south on Roncesvalles, east on King, south on Dufferin to Dufferin Gate loop and back. Streetcars will operate from the Dufferin Gate Loop, north on Dufferin, east on King to Broadview Avenue, north on Broadview to Dundas, west on Dundas, south on Parliament and then west on King to route. Buses on the east side of the route will operate from Broadview Station, south on Broadview, west on Queen, north on Parliament, east on Gerrard, north on Broadview to Broadview Station.
506 Carlton will be operated using streetcars and buses. Buses depart Main Street Station south on Main, west on Gerrard, south on Coxwell, west on Gerrard, south on Broadview, west on Dundas. At Dundas the buses will go north on Parliament, east on Gerrard and back to route to Main Street Station. Streetcars will operate from Broadview and Dundas, west on Dundas, south on Parliament, west on Dundas to High Park Loop and return. Customers travelling to Dundas West would transfer to the 505 Dundas bus at Lansdowne.
509 Harbourfront will operate using buses. The route will operate east from Bathurst/Queens Quay, north on Rees, east on Harbour/Lakeshore, south on Lower Simcoe, west on Queens Quay to Bathurst, west on Fleet to Exhibition Loop, south on Strachan, east on Lakeshore to Fleet, east on Fleet, south on Bathurst to Queens Quay. Customers travelling to Union Station would transfer to the 510 Spadina at Spadina/Queens Quay.
510 Spadina will operate as usual from Spadina Station to Union Station.
511 Bathurst will be operate as usual using buses.
512 St Clair will be operated using buses. Customers should board at the curbside.
514 Cherry will operate using a Wheel-Trans bus from the Distillery Loop north on Cherry/Sumach, east on King to River, north on River, west on Queen, south on Power, east on King, south on Sumach/Cherry to Distillery Loop. The balance of the 514 Cherry will operated on the 504 King streetcar.