Taking the TTC during TIFF

From Thurs., Sept. 5 until Mon., Sept.9, the TTC's 504A/B King, 304 King and 508 Lake Shore routes will divert around a road closure on King St. as Toronto welcomes the world to the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

Routes will run as follows:

504A King: streetcars will operate as a split route: 504A King (west end): via Spadina Ave., Queen St. W., Church St., King St. E., York St., Queen St. W., Spadina Ave. to route. 504A King (east end): from Distillery Loop, Cherry/Sumach St., King St. E., York St., Queen St. W., Church St., King St. E., Sumach/Cherry St. to Distillery Loop.

504B King: streetcars will operate in the east, turning back via York St., Queen St. W. and Church St.

508 Lake Shore (service starting Sept. 3): streetcars will turn back via Queen St. E., Church St., Richmond St. E. and Victoria St.

304 King: eastbound via Spadina Ave., Queen St. W., Church St., King St. E. to route. Westbound via York St. Queen St. W., Spadina Ave. to route. 304 King shuttle bus (from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m.): buses will operate from Bathurst St. and Wolseley Ave. to Front St. E. and Parliament St. Eastbound via Bathurst St., King St. W., Adelaide St. W., University Ave. to King St. W. Westbound via King St. E., University Ave., Richmond St. W., Spadina Ave., Bathurst St. The shuttle bus will supplement service on the route between Church St. and University Ave.

The road closure on King St. between Peter St. and University Ave., will also necessitate changes to designated Wheel-Trans pick-up/drop-off locations in the area. Customers will be advised of the new locations when booking trips within the area.

Regular TTC service will resume at 5 a.m. on Mon., Sept. 9, but due to red carpet events on King St., brief service diversions will be necessary on Mon., Sept. 9 and Tues., Sept. 10 through the day and evening.

Throughout TIFF, the TTC will have identifiable staff positioned at key locations to assist customers and provide information about transit options.

To ensure customers are aware of changes to their routes, the TTC and City of Toronto are communicating through a number of channels including: web-based communications and social media, paid advertising, paper notices, station signage and announcements.

The TTC thanks customers for their patience during TIFF, an event that benefits Toronto's economy and international reputation as a world-class city.

The TTC and TIFF are partnering to deliver special exclusive promotions during the festival. Information is available at https://bit.ly/30NBPsH.

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