Aerial view of the Hillcrest Complex
TTC Facility Upgrades

Hillcrest Complex Upgrades

About Hillcrest Complex

Located at 1138 Bathurst Street, Hillcrest Complex is the largest TTC maintenance facility (approximately 32 acres). It is a maintenance facility for the 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 Low Floor Rail Vehicle at the Hillcrest Complex. 

Investing in Transit 

  • Streetcar boardings are expected to increase to 126 million boardings in 2030.
  • 60 new accessible streetcars (Low Floor Light Rail Vehicles or LFLRVs) are arriving to TTC facilities.
  • Approximately 25 of 60 streetcars need a facility for storage and maintenance.
  • It is more cost-effective to upgrade existing infrastructure than building a new facility.
  • 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 celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2024.

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: Storage for 25 streetcars and temporary pre-servicing.
  • Phase 2: Permanent pre-servicing, including a sanding system.

Construction Timeline

Expected to start as early as Q4 2024 and last approximately five years* 

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


  • Modernize facilities to support service demand and operational requirements.
  • Support future ridership growth.
  • Reduce travel time to and from existing maintenance facilities.
  • Save costs by modifying existing infrastructure.
  • Align with TTC’s long-term fleet plan through streetcar procurement and infrastructure upgrades.

 Overview of upgrades being planned as part of the project at Hillcrest Complex

Overview of upgrades being planned at Hillcrest Complex.

Construction Details

  • Construction vehicles will use the existing main entrance/exit at Bathurst Street with the Davenport Road entrance/exit as an alternative when needed.
  • 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.

Construction zone, trailer and storage area, and construction vehicles' entrance/exit points

Approximate Construction Zone

Project Documents

Community Presentation - June 2024

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

Construction notices

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


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