TTC announces return of streetcar service on St Clair Avenue

The TTC is returning streetcar service along St Clair Ave. following major infrastructure upgrades, including the modernization of overhead power along the streetcar right-of-way. From Sun., Jun. 23, 512 St Clair streetcars will resume service between St Clair Station and Gunns’ Loop, weeks ahead of schedule.


“I am incredibly grateful that the TTC has completed its work on this busy stretch of St. Clair Avenue ahead of schedule, and that riders of the St. Clair streetcar can look forward to safe and reliable service for years to come,” said Mayor Olivia Chow. “It is always a challenge when construction disrupts our daily commutes, but thanks to the dedication and hard work of the TTC crews and engineers, streetcar service will resume in time for summer.”


“I am thrilled that the streetcar infrastructure upgrades on St. Clair Avenue have been completed ahead of schedule thanks to the hard work of our dedicated TTC crews,” said TTC Chair Jamaal Myers. “TTC customers deserve a safe and reliable service they can depend on, and these upgrades play a vital role in achieving that goal. The resumption of streetcars on St. Clair Avenue will be welcome news to the thousands of riders who rely on this route every day.”


“We are grateful for the patience and understanding shown by our customers, residents, and businesses as we carried out this critical work to upgrade our streetcar infrastructure on St. Clair Avenue, which will deliver reliable service for years to come,” said TTC CEO Rick Leary. “Our focus is now on completing streetcar track replacement and structural work inside St Clair West Station. We are optimistic about reopening that loop by the end of this year, further enhancing the efficiency and accessibility of the TTC network in the area.”


Commencing last September, overhead work was coordinated with construction inside St Clair West Station, track and concrete repairs at various locations along the corridor, and major infrastructure works by Metrolinx, City of Toronto, and Toronto Water in the area.


TTC work included:


  • Repairs and improvements to power infrastructure, including modernization of the overhead power network along the streetcar right-of-way, and at streetcar loops along the route.


  • Rebuilding overhead power systems at intersections with St Clair Ave. at Lansdowne Ave., Oakwood Ave., Vaughan Rd., and Bathurst St.


  • Track renewal at streetcar stops at Bathurst St. and Earlscourt Ave. to replace aging rails.


  • Track lubricator improvements at Earlscourt and Oakwood loops to minimise streetcar noise.


Until work at St Clair West Station is completed later this year, 512 St Clair streetcars will serve the station on-street. Customers transferring from the subway, Line 1 Yonge-University, will be able to board streetcars at stops near St Clair West Station located at Bathurst St. and Tweedsmuir Ave.


The TTC is committed to keeping customers informed about work and events that impact service, as well as alternate route options. For the most up-to-date information, follow @TTCNotices on X or sign up for eAlerts.

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