The Toronto Transit Commission and the City of Toronto will be reconstructing the streetcar tracks on Kingston Road between Queen Street East and Victoria Park Avenue. This scheduled work is to ensure that the tracks are in good repair and that the stops are compatible with the next generation low-floor accessible streetcars.
Preliminary work will begin on Monday, June 3. The entire track replacement project will be completed in December, 2013.
The work involves new streetcar tracks, reconstructed sections of the roadway, streetscape improvements and updates to traffic signals.
As a result of the work, buses will replace streetcars on Kingston Road. Streetcars on the 502 Downtowner and 503 Kingston Rd routes will operate as far east as Queen Street and Kingston Road only. Customers travelling on Kingston Road can transfer between the buses and the streetcars at Queen Street East and Kingston Road. Extra buses will be added to handle increased ridership.
There will be sidewalk access to businesses during the construction phase.