Starting on April 5, the intersection of King Street, Queen Street, The Queensway, and Roncesvalles Avenue (KQQR) will be partially closed with replacement TTC service being required on the 501 Queen and 504 A King routes. The reason for this partial closure is to accommodate important infrastructure upgrades being made by the TTC and the City of Toronto in the area.
The project includes streetcar track replacement, extension of the dedicated streetcar right-of-way from Claude Avenue east to KQQR, enhancements to streetcar stops and improved safety for pedestrians and cyclists. The City of Toronto is carrying out other work on lighting, water mains and sewers. Work in this area is expected to continue until summer of 2022.
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. The following TTC changes will be in effect as of April 5:
- 501P/301P Queen buses will operate on Queen Street West between Park Lawn Loop in the west and the Queen/Jarvis area in the east, diverting both ways at the KQQR intersection via Queen Street West, Dufferin Street, King Street West and The Queensway.
- 501L/301L Queen buses will operate on Queen Street West between Long Branch Loop in the west and the Queen/Jarvis area in the east, diverting both ways at the KQQR intersection similar to 501P buses.
- 504G/304G King buses (north of Queen Street West) will operate on Roncesvalles Avenue between Dundas West Station and TTC's Roncesvalles Yard. No customer pick-up or drop off will be available inside the yard.
- 504Q/304Q King buses (south of Queen Street West) will operate via: west on King Street West, north on Dufferin Street, west on Queen Street West, south on Triller Avenue and return east on King Street West to Douro Street/King Street area. These King buses will serve Queen Street West between Dufferin Street and Triller Avenue, in the westbound direction only
Signs and additional route/stop markers will be posted to assist customers with the transition between bus services. In addition, customer service agents will be on site for a period of time to assist.
Work on this project will take place Monday to Friday, between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. with additional hours as needed. There will be periods of 24-hour operations between April and June for TTC crews to complete the installation of new tracks.
For more information and updates on this project, visit the construction page.
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