This weekend on the TTC

The festive season in Toronto is officially underway and taking the TTC is the most convenient and eco-friendly way to experience holiday magic throughout the city.


Extra service for Distillery Winter Fest


The Distillery Winter Village begins today, running until the New Year. The TTC is increasing weekend service on the 65 Parliament and 121 Esplanade-River, with additional buses running on Friday nights and on Saturdays and Sundays until Dec. 31.


Customers can also take a 504 King streetcar to Distillery Loop. 504 King streetcars connect with the subway, Line 1 Yonge-University, at King Station, or via transfer between 503 Kingston Road, 72A Pape, or 504/505 King/Dundas services.


Beaches Santa Claus Parade


The Beaches Santa Clause Parade returns to Kingston Rd. after a three-year absence, taking place on Sun., Nov. 19 at 1 p.m.


The TTC will be adjusting service on the following routes to accommodate road closures:


  • 12:45 p.m. – 2 p.m., 12 Kingston Road eastbound buses will divert via Gerrard St. E, Clonmore Dr. and Warden Ave. Delays can be expected for westbound service due to anticipated traffic congestion.


  • 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., 503 Kingston Road streetcars will turn back at Woodbine Loop.


Subway closures


Weekend closure – Line 1 – St George to St Andrew


This Sat., Nov. 18 and Sun., Nov. 19, there will be no subway service on the University side of Line 1 Yonge-University, between St George and St Andrew stations, due to track work.


Shuttle buses will not operate, as construction and expected traffic congestion along University Ave. would cause significant delays for customers. Instead, the TTC is increasing service on downtown surface routes.


For downtown travel this weekend, customers have many convenient options:


Customers on the University side of Line 1 can take a 510 Spadina streetcar from Spadina Station, and transfer to connecting eastbound services at College St. (506 Carlton streetcar), Dundas St. (505 Dundas streetcar), Queen St. (501 Queen replacement bus), or King St. (504 King).


Customers on the Yonge side of Line 1 can connect to westbound services at Wellesley Station (94 Wellesley), College Station (506 Carlton streetcar), Dundas Station (505 Dundas streetcar), Queen Station (501B Queen on Church St.), or King Station (504 King).


Museum, Queens Park and St Patrick stations will be closed. All other subway stations will remain open for customers to load PRESTO cards, purchase PRESTO tickets and connect to surface routes.


Customers who require Wheel-Trans service can speak with any TTC customer service staff member for assistance.


While the TTC does most subway maintenance at the conclusion of service each night, it continues to require weekend and early weeknight closures to complete critical infrastructure and state-of-good-repair work.


Other service diversions


  • 1 a.m. – 5 a.m. Fri., Nov. 17, Lower Sherbourne St. between The Esplanade and Lake Shore Blvd. E. will be closed due to construction. 75 Sherbourne southbound buses will divert via Front St. E., Parliament St. and Queens Quay E.


  • 7 p.m. Fri., Nov. 17 until 7 p.m. Sun., Nov. 19, 36/336 Finch West and 337 Islington Night buses will be diverting between Kipling and Islington avenues, accommodating Metrolinx construction of the Finch West LRT.


  • 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sat., Nov. 18, Wellesley St. W. between Yonge and Bay streets will be closed due to construction. 94 Wellesley buses will divert both ways via Yonge, College and Bay streets.


For further details of diversionary routings, visit


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, follow @TTCNotices on X (formerly Twitter) or sign up for eAlerts.

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