What we are doing and why

City and TTC will be working at the intersection of King Street, Queen Street, The Queensway, and Roncesvalles Avenue (KQQR) this year. The project will include replacing streetcar track, overhead infrastructure/poles, lighting, watermain and sewers, and also extend the dedicated streetcar right-of-way from Claude Avenue east to KQQR, enhance streetcar stops and improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists. The overall joint project is expected to be completed by summer 2022.

As of January 3, in preparation for this project, buses have replaced 501 Queen streetcars between Long Branch Loop and Jarvis Street, and 504 King streetcars between Dundas West Station and Shaw Street. Additional service changes/diversions will be necessary in the KQQR area beginning in late March.

Additional information and service changes will be updated here as well as the City of Toronto's dedicated webpage.


March 2021 update

The intersection of KQQR will be partially closed as of April 5 until late November, 2021 as part of coordinated efforts by the City and TTC to upgrade various infrastructure in the area. From April 5 until July 21 road users will be able to travel east-west along The Queensway and King Street West. From July 22 until November 23 road users will be able to travel east-west along The Queensway and Queen Street West - details to be confirmed.

Work Hours

  • Crews will work Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. with additional hours as needed, until August 2022.
  • TTC overhead wire replacement work at the intersection will take place Monday to Friday, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. with additional hours as needed until April 2021.
  • There will be periods of 24 hr operations (overnight activities) by TTC crews during the new rail installation from April to June 2021.

TTC service

2 TTC Service Changes

504 King - Temporary route change effective April 5

Effective April 5, 2021

Last updated April 1 2021, 11:25 AM

501 Queen - Temporary route change effective April 5

Effective April 5, 2021

Last updated March 25 2021, 1:46 PM