Aerial view of the Hillcrest Complex
TTC Facility Upgrades

Hillcrest Complex Upgrades

About Hillcrest Complex

Located at 1138 Bathurst St, Hillcrest Complex is the largest TTC maintenance facility (approximately 32 acres). It is a maintenance facility for TTC’s buses and streetcars.
  

Image identifying existing Hillcrest Complex buildings

Existing Hillcrest Complex buildings 

 Image of the Harvey Shop Building and a Streetcar at the Hillcrest Complex

Harvey Shop Building and a Streetcar at the Hillcrest Complex 

Investing in Transit 

  • Streetcar boardings are expected to increase from 107 million in 2019 to 120 million boardings in 2030.
  • 60 new streetcars (Low Floor Light Rail Vehicles or LFLRVs) are arriving to TTC facilities.
  • Approximately 25 of 60 streetcars need a facility that could store and maintain them.
  • It is cost-effective to upgrade existing infrastructure.
  • Hillcrest Complex is the closest facility to the streetcar lines that the new streetcars will service (512 St. Clair and potentially 511 Bathurst).
  • Travel time to routes to and from Hillcrest Complex may result in savings that could be re-invested into improved service. 

Project Overview

With financial support from the Government of Canada and the City of Toronto, the TTC is making a vital investment into comprehensive upgrades at the Hillcrest Complex, its largest maintenance facility, which is nearly 100 years old.

The Hillcrest Complex construction project includes upgrades to allow for the storage and maintenance of approximately 25 of the new streetcars and much-needed maintenance work. Part of the scope will include improvements to the landscaping for the surrounding public realm. This project is expected to be completed in two phases.

 Phase 1 - Summer 2024 - Winter 2026* Phase 2 - To be completed by Spring 2027*
  • Install streetcar tracks and overhead power for approximately 25 streetcars.
  • Install sanding system (essential for streetcar traction).
  •  Provide track lubrication to all storage tracks to minimize squealing from streetcars.
 
  • Provide permanent pre-servicing area.
  • Provide temporary pre-servicing area.
  • Complete landscaping (southwest corner of Bathurst St/Davenport Rd and along Bathurst St towards the entrance of the facility).
  • Relocate the bus brake testing area permanently away from the residential neighbours and from the original location.
  • Upgrade underground utilities.
  • Upgrade underground utilities.
 
  • Replace tracks inside the Harvey Shop and other maintenance work.
 

* Subject to weather and unforeseen events, content/timeline accurate at time of this communication.

 

Image of tracks inside the Harvey Shop Building at the Hillcrest Complex

Tracks inside the Harvey Shop Building at the Hillcrest Complex

 Image of a Low Floor Light Rail Vehicle

A Low Floor Light Rail Vehicle 

Construction Details

  • Construction vehicles will enter the site from Bathurst St. and from Davenport Rd. Additional construction access may be required. 
  • Relocate the bus brake testing area permanently away from the residential neighbours and from the original location.
  • The majority of work will take place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. As permitted, overnight and weekend work will be required during the project to complete the work as quickly as possible.

Map with Approximate Construction Zone

Approximate Construction Zone 

Project documents

Community Presentation October 2023

Contact us

If you are interested in receiving updates about this project, please email your contact information to the project's Community Liaison Officer.

Please be sure to include your name, address (including city and postal code), phone number and email address. Also, please let us know how you prefer to be contacted – by email, regular mail or both.

Reka Sivarajah
Senior Community Liaison Officer
Reka.Sivarajah@ttc.ca
(437) 994 - 6317

Construction notices

Construction has not begun. Please check back here for future construction updates.

 

Alternatively, email Reka.Sivarajah@ttc.ca to be added to the mailing list.
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