Taking the TTC during TIFF

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) returns to the city starting tomorrow, Sept. 8, with some TTC services being impacted. Festival Street celebrations will result in the closure of King St. W. between Peter St. and University Ave, from Thurs., Sept. 8 to Mon., Sept. 12.


During this closure, the TTC's 503 Kingston Rd, 504 King and 304 King routes will be diverting to accommodate the festivities. As well, due to ongoing streetcar track upgrades in the Distillery District area, stops on Sumach St./Cherry St. between King St. E. and the Distillery Loop will not be serviced.


503 Kingston Rd will operate between Bingham Loop and Woodbine Loop (Queen St. E. and Kingston Rd.)


504A King streetcars will not operate during this period


504B King will operate between Broadview Station and Church St. via Church St., Richmond St. E., Victoria St., Adelaide St. E. and Church St.


504C King: Eastbound from King St. W., Spadina Ave., Adelaide St. W., University Ave., King St. W., King St. E., George St., Front St. E. Westbound: from Front St. E., Jarvis St., King St. E., King St. W., University Ave., Richmond St. W., Spadina Ave., King St. W. to route.


304 King will operate between Broadview Station and Dundas West Station.


Customers should transfer between streetcars and replacement buses on King St. E. between Church St. and Jarvis St.


Regular TTC service will resume at 5 a.m. on Mon., Sept. 12, but due to red carpet events on King St., service diversions will be necessary on Mon., Sept. 12 and Tues., Sept. 13 from 3:30 to 6:15 p.m. and 7 to 9:30 p.m.


Red carpet events will also be held at Roy Thompson Hall, Princess of Wales Theatre and Royal Alexandra Theatre from Sept. 14 to 17. The TTC has worked with TIFF to ensure diversions are not required, but customers may experience minor delays during this period.


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 give Torontonians more access to Festival films. On Sat., Sept. 17, members of the public are invited to Roy Thomson Hall for the TTC Free Screening of a Festival title. More details will be announced closer to the date.


The TTC is committed to keeping customers informed about work and events that impact service and about alternate routes. For the most up-to-date information, visit https://www.ttc.ca/riding-the-ttc/Updates/TIFF, follow @TTCNotices on Twitter or sign up for e-Alerts.

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